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Weekend Warrior, March 10 - 12

As one descends into subterranean cement-lined confines of Underground Arts this evening, a cavalcade of the city’s heavy-psych noisemakers will meet you on the inside. Cultivating a cozy temperamental air gently permeating the auditory system with hazy melodies before escalating into the ethereal, Creepoid delivers the calm and then the searing storm.  Speaking of sear, Purling Hiss pummels and rips through a fog-filtered, psych lens, delivering raunchy riffs among unrestrained rhythms. Meanwhile, with their new album, Pleasure Suck, due out in two weeks via Tiny Engines, the disorienting but enchanting surge of The Spirit of the Beehive will be on display. Likewise, the “raw rock fury” of Ecstatic Vision, whose aptly titled forthcoming album of the same name, will be available next month via Relapse, torching a menacing mesmerizing hole in the mind in the process.
 
For those seeking other accommodations, the bombarding, brutal, soul-crushing stomp of Pissed Jeans will celebrate their new album, Why Love Now (Sub Pop), with a pair of sold-out release shows Friday and Saturday at Boot & Saddle and PhilaMOCA respectively.
  
Other places to fuckin’ rock this weekend…
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Creepoid, Ecstatic Vision, Purling Hiss, Spirit of the Beehive, SAT Scott Sorry, The T.C. Cole Riot
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Pissed Jeans (Record Release), M Ax Noi Mach, Body Spray, SAT Thrills, Sad Heaven
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) John Dominy, Sun Hat/The Snails/DJ Deejay/One Sixty, Malevil , SAT Sabbra Cadabra/Dominic, Norwegian Arms/Fame lust, SUN Argyle Rings, Timelapzzz, Elaine Rasnake/The Up! Up! Ups!, Line Leader, Cabbage, The Lot
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Evil Sword (Tape Release), Ursula, SAT Pissed Jeans (Record Release), Mannequin Pussy, Prowler
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Strand of Oaks
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Flightschool, SUN Questlove
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT LoveKilledKurt, LeCompt
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) John Byrne Band, No Irish Need Apply, SAT (Upstairs) The Quixote Project, Smoke & Bourbon, Pawnshop Roses
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Zario DeCola-Heller, Novyy Stil', SUN Popular Creeps, Deuteronomy
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SUN Andorra
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Shy Boyz
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs? & DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Case Bloom, Francisco Collazo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Dean Sharon, Super Bonanza, Fitzwater, Railroad Fever, SAT Delmont (CD Release), The Good Mess, Hartline, Kevin McCove, SUN Trained Attack Dogs, Brown Sugar, Decontrol
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Posers
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Dj Double Leo, Solar Circuit, Jam Traffic, SAT Red X, & Madame Jones
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Richie Navigator, Starter Jacket, Sunday Muse, SAT Blood Sound, The Silence Kit
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, Cabin Dogs
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Hoser, SpaceWater, Mirrorsigns, Bungler, SUN Queen Jesus, Crooked Spine, Spot Collins
 




Tempers release new EP 'Fundamental Fantasy' + travel to Austin

We've been following NYC's Jasmine Golestaneh for a while now, and always found her music compelling - maybe because we grew up listening to tense and dark post punk music. Her current project, Tempers, offers a dark brand of electronic pop that suits her deep and intense soprano. The duo just released a new five track EP entitled 'Fundamental Fantasy,' which develops their sound in a more melodic direction, without necessarily embracing the sunny side of life. The band will be playing several shows next week in Austin, including one at Hotel Vegas on March 16. Check out single 'Tail in My Mouth' (streaming below), and last year's video for 'Undoing' - from their debut album 'Services', which we missed to highlight.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!





The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica Artist: Moor Mother!

We just completed our final poll for the categories of Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica. After compiling the jurors', readers'/fans' and writers' votes, congrats go out to Moor Mother, a.k.a. Camae Ayewa! We first encountered the experimental musician/poet/curator/activist as Camae Defstar, co-fronting politically charged punk/hip-hop outfit The Mighty Paradocs. She later began producing and releasing her own solo material as Moor Mother Goddess, before dropping last year's critically acclaimed Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni) under her revised, current moniker. The hometown renaissance woman has been grinding away for years in the Philadelphia music scene, refining her artistic vision, while being a supportive force in the local music community, so we are very happy to see her gaining recognition and continuing to do so on her own terms - bravo!

We'd also like to send out some love to our most recent Readers'/Fans' Poll Winners, Wax Future, who also finished second overall in the Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica category. And coming in third, Hardwork Movement have proven in 2016 that their band name is more than just a name; it's their ethos. We'll be sharing our final results for this year's Best Emerging Philly Artists Poll with our list of Top Performers, so remember to check back tomorrow! 





Anna Wise brings her (electro-soul) feminist message to SXSW

The unique artistry in the music of Anna Wise stems from the role her lyricism and vocal talent plays in modern political discourse about the role of the female. With production and soulful melodies that evoke associations with electronic artists like Little Dragon, she offers both bold observations and protest about the social limitations placed on women: "No one tells the woman we go through the fiery flames to come out stronger / A girl has got to try twice as hard and still it's you who says you made her," she pipes on "Stacking That Paper". It would feel like blasphemy to pass over Wise's work without giving it the attention it deserves, because this isn't just art for art's sake. The urgency of the political moment, especially for women, calls for vital art that shakes the jaded mind awake, and this is precisely what her work does. Anna Wise released sophomore LP "The Feminine: Act II" in February and will be performing at SXSW at the Empire Control Room on march 14th, check out her video from single 'Coconots' below - Andrew Strader 





New Music Video: "Twenty First Road Trip" - The Spirit of the Beehive

The Spirit of the Beehive’s long-awaited new album, Pleasure Suck, is set for release on March 24 via Tiny Engines. As we lie in wait, Federico Casanova’s video for “Twenty First Road Trip" has emerged. A blitz of ever-morphing, creepy/nostalgic imagery is displayed as the song’s soothing, grunge-psych marriage charges ahead. You can catch the gang in the flesh tomorrow night at Underground Arts, before they head out next week on an extensive tour across the U.S. in support of Pleasure Suck. (Photo by Emily Burtner)

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