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The Solar Motel Band

Weekend Warrior, January 31 - February 2

Space has no sound; it’s a vacuum of nothingness. Much of today’s experiments with psych rock can be imagined as noise from the vast void - how space might sound if it did. But The Solar Motel Band doesn’t make music for floating away into the universe; they make jams for the trip back as you’re hurling through Earth’s atmosphere. Warped, Americana-inspired folk intermingles with crashing and mathematical noise, it’s a calculated journey that is straight from the mind of Chris Forsyth, whose forays into the vast reaches of the musical genre has helped produce this screaming rocket of sound. In addition to Forsyth’s latest project, fledgling all-female outfit Myrrias will be on the bill tonight at Johnny Brenda's. Although the band is newly formed, the ladies that make up the group have all been around the block with members consisting of Mikele Edwards (Arc In Round), April Harkanson (The Downtown Club), Emily Robb (Lantern) and Casey Bell (Break It Up). The band promises a minimalist sound with backbone, or as they describe it, “light as a feather, stiff as a board.” Also on the docket is Horse Lords. Hailing from Baltimore, this band rocks an avant-garde, experimental style all their own. The night promises to be a veritable feast of sound - come out and broaden your musical horizons, or revel in a genre with which you’re well versed! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Shaylin O’Connell
With temperatures rising a bit, here are some other places to hang this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Drone Ranger, Endor Endor, Mohican
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Craig Hendrix (of Auctioneer), SAT Divers, SUN Nothing, Sad Actor
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Joey Sweeney & The Arctic Splash, SAT (Downstairs) Merring, (Upstairs) Congenital Death, GUNK, Ted Nguyent, SUN The Great Explainer, Podacter, Seeing Snakes
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Night Panther, El Malito & &he 33rd Century
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Vinnie Paz Feat. Army of the Pharaohs
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Sparklefight, Reckless Dodgers
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Vikesh Kapoor, SAT KIDROCKERS w/Grandchildren
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Dr. Dog, The Districts, SAT Dr. Dog
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI RW and The Mean Jeans, Trackjackets, Circadian Frequency, Glitter, SAT Big Tusk, Themuffinmanisaband, The Phosphenes
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Cold Roses, St. James and The Apostles, SAT The Nocturnal Jocks
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Black Stars, Dr. Beardfacé and The Spacemen
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Chipocrite, Dauragon, Disassembler
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Let It Out Matt!, Witch Fist, SAT Bastards of Earle, Chris Zurich, Angel Ocana, SAT Lamplighters, Welter, Truant Minds, Ex-Friends
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Camille Peruto, Bobby Mahoney and Sarah Larson, SAT Vance Gilbert
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Fastride, SpiTune, Leo Minor, Squirrel Mansion, Marc Lancaster, SAT Transonic, Manifested, Vibratek
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Local Smokes, Arizona Lights, Fang Fang, SAT Kenny Price, Brielle Kimmins
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Mason Porter Release Show w/Sean Hoots
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Albondigas, Marge, Cool Points
Motel Hell (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Low Charge, War Emblem, Anxiety Hammer, Mindless Attack
Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Hound, Amanda X, Cassavetes

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