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Weekend Warrior, June 9 - 11

Grimace Federation celebrates the launch of their latest intergalactic musical vessel, Auroville, with a live performance this evening at Underground Arts. Honing in high-speed precision, the band cruises while pushing the envelope. Bombarding beats, resulting from the steady thrust of keys and percussion, develop in masterful, woven threads of sonic discovery. Those dynamic points of intersection, when the luminous possibilities of the unknown are weighed against the dangers that potentially lie in one’s path, create suspenseful peaks of intrigue. Meanwhile, the warp-speed, electro-jazz, experimenting engine maintains its varied, but never off course, trajectory. Tonight, they lay the groundwork for the funky, electro-dance assemblage of !!! (Chk Chk Chk), who are in town supporting their new album Shake the Shudder. - Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy this summer weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Maitland, Former Belle, Dirty Dollhouse
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Dark Blue, Mcguire’s Mob, SAT Joy Again
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Alustrium, Botis/DJ Deejay, SAT Gordon Bombay, Shizz Lo, Mindset, SUN Gracie Martin, John Gilbride, Chickabiddy
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Junipur, No Thank You, SAT The Guests
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Grimace Federation, SAT Remote Control, SUN Telepathic, Rosu Lup
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Olympic Formal, Lloyd Maz, Blaq N' Nappy, Ryze, Masta K, SUN 2Key, Standin Cannon, Ms. Fystee, Young Ros
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Meghan Cary, Prima Donna, Roxy Rollz, Resilient/(Downstairs) THE GTVS, SAT (Upstairs) Telyscopes/(Downstairs) Candy Volcano, SUN (Upstairs) Jeremiah Tall/Greg Sover (Release Show)/(Downstairs) Animus
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI The Shines, The Separators, SAT Carolyn Thorn
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SUN Darlingtyn
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Deadfellow (Release Show), The Classic Hunt, SUN Bryce Trent
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Dull Blue Lights, Matt Kelly, The Retinas, The Bad Larrys, SAT My Home is the Sea, Church Girls, Jesse Gimbel, Danafox
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Tay Banga, SAT Camp Candle, Argyle Rings, SUN Buzzherd/Tektonic, Solar Circuit, Montoj
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Stepping Razor, SAT Chet Williams, Endless Taile, Keely Sibilia, The Phosphenes, TJ McGlinchy, TC Cole, Barry Dwier, Colleen Wallen, Someone's Daughters
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beat Street, SUN Ear Me Now
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Mr. Lisp, Chino, SAT The Tisburys, Jac Carson (CD Release), Sonny Knockout
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SAT Splintered Sunlight, Tom Hamilton, SUN Broken Arrow
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Le Yikes Surf Club, Lightninging, SAT Family Animals, Soudwavves, Panophonic
  
Space 1026 (1026 Arch St.) SAT Louie Louie, Jason Spacin’ Killinger

 




New Music Video: "No Such Thing" - Grubby Little Hands

Get ready for the warm, summer, beach weather rolling in this weekend! And with joyous, Beach Boys-esque harmonies, Grubby Little Hands puts us in the right mindset with their new music video for "No Such Thing," as we count down the minutes until the end of this exhausting workweek. Well, screw it - we give you permission to take off early! Just make sure to take a moment and check out this surreal video that was filmed by Bob Sweeney at Rigby Mansion in Germantown. (Photo by Robert Bennett)





Famous Laughs bring spacey psych-rock to Hideout 06.10

This Saturday, Chicago’s Famous Laughs will be hitting the stage in their hometown at the Hideout. The ambient-rock group has put out a few tracks throughout the years on SoundCloud, more recently with a chilling six-and-a-half minute song titled, “The Handwriting Sings”. The track features an ambient layering of electric guitars that mesh smoothly with repeated and chilling lyrics, a melancholic sound reminiscent of “Sleep Apnea” by Beach Fossils in a more disordered, disjointed fashion (psych rock aficionados will also hear a hint of Syd Barrett). Be sure to check them out as they open up for Fire-Tools and Horse Lords on June 10th. - Pearse Devlin





New Joy Riding LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Joy Riding recently shared their full-length debut You’re So Smart, which is now available via Black Rd Records. With an inside view on storylines, the band delivers thoughtful, steadily-paced power-pop with a calming, melodic precision. The quintet unifies those even-keeled, personal tones with an energetic uplifting appeal. Joy Riding will be celebrating its arrival with a record release show on Friday, June 16 at Johnny Brenda's, where they'll be supported by Sad Actor and Aspiga. (Photo by John Helmuth)





New Alexandra Gordon EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Guest House, the new EP from Alexandra Gordon, is available now via L-Cat Records. Soothing harmonies wash over you as delicate, bedroom-folk instrumentation gently guides. These momentary, snapshot-style recordings sweep through one's mind as unobstructed recollections of authenticity. The album is endearing in its beautiful, lo-fi simplicity.

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