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Soul Glo

Soul Glo Opening for Dangers at The Church Dec. 27

With the deep-gouging, volatile release of unrestrained, pensive-streaming emotion stampeding downhill, encircled by menacing, tension-building, experimental post-punk surroundings, Soul Glo entrenches their heavy sound in the First Unitarian Church this evening. The band strips away any coating of pretension in favor of the a raw, abrasive experience, which immediately affects the listener in a heart-and-head-pounding transfer of ideas. With their latest album, The Bend in the Break, available via Topshelf Records, the pummeling, pissed off, poetic arsenal of Dangers, as well as the noise-shrouded hardcore/hip-hop hybrid of Kids, will help knock off any residual holiday remains. You definitely won't find any Trump-voting family members there. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8:30pm, $10, All Ages (Photo by Luke Mouradian) - Michael Colavita


A Benefit for Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims at FUC Nov. 5

“We seek to lead meaningful lives, to love one another without prejudice, and to build a just and sustainable world.” These words are written in the mission statement for Philly’s historic First Unitarian Church in Center City, who will be hosting A Benefit for Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims today. A plethora of hometown do-gooders such as +HIRS+, Soul Glo, S-21, Body Party, and Solarized are bands whose music embody a fierce tenacity and political clarity that lays the invaluable groundwork for effecting positive change. The headlining act for the evening is queercore outfit Limp Wrist, who will also be supported by New Yorkers Krimewatch and D.C.-based Homosuperior, as well as DJ sets during the day and into the night from DAME LUZ, precolumbian, and Alex DB. Everyone will be donating their time and talents for what is sure to be a raucous, unabashedly fun throwdown, intended to aid the victims of the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in U.S. history. Hardcore acts and DJs alike will take the stage to get people moving en masse, to take a stand against the antipathy directed at the community, who fell victim to the horrendous attack, and to unite various peoples under the common cause of communal care and respect. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 3pm, $15, All Ages - Josh Kelly

Soul Glo Opening for Pile at Everybody Hits July 21

The powerful dynamic of raw emotively drenched vocals, coupled precise heart-pounding instrumentation, will manifest in the hardcore intensity of Soul Glo this evening at Everybody Hits. Bringing those all-in fiery wails and letting them stew in a thick broth of deep digging and equally ripping grooves, it becomes clear that these combative musical expressions carry a significant worth that can be felt immediately. With their new album Bruise Easy due out on September 4, the measured melody and unflinching instrumental punch of Marge has been injected into the lineup, and the gear–shifting pop-punk of Loose Tooth will provide this bill at the batting cages plenty of local talent at the lead off position. Marrying a temporary comforting calm, butted up against surges of impending destruction, New Englanders Pile hit cleanup on this night. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $8, All Ages - Michael Colavita


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