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Weekend Warrior, January 19 - 21

MessyThe Deli Philly’s December 2017 Record of the Month and the latest album from Curtis Cooper, is being celebrated with a release show this evening at Johnny Brenda’s. Cooper harnesses an ability to expose an emotional intensity that’s endearingly accessible, developing a well-conceived, melodic framework, while still tapping into a raw, rip-it-out-of-your-chest, guttural tone. In contrast, they can create a sense of stillness, instrumentally illuminating pensions with a dim, folk backdrop, allowing the weight of the words to wrap around you in a comforting manner that still sends chills up the spine. The Andy Molholt-led Laser Background will also be joining them tonight, instilling ease as waves of playful, candy-coated dreams wash over. And infusing joy and humor into their infectious bummer-pop, the duo of Coping Skills will be leading the way. – Michael Colavita

More places to be this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Curtis Cooper (Record Release Show), Laser Background, Coping Skills, SAT OOLALA, David Fantasy & Adult Content

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI 722 (Reunion Show), Church Girls, Dylan Jane

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Eliza Edens/Slagmatter, Thunderbird Divine, The Gravies/Lil' Dave, Dr. Plotkin, Gummibear/DJ Deejay, SAT The Charley Few, Fucksake/Pet Lizard, The Space Cats, Mesén Around/DJ Sylo, DJ PHSH, SUN Scantron, Trash Beach

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Kohoutek, Northern Liberties

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Al-Tarik

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SAT Patrick Richards

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN Glenn Bryan & Friends

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Mt Vengeance, Bryant Eugene Vazquez, SAT Fixation/Traitor, Blasphemous

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Damn Right (Album Release), American Dinosaur, Greg D., SAT Mach22, Everlit, Siravo, Night Mission

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Air Is Human, SAT Goodnight Lights, Witch Bomb

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Creem Circus, RunHideFight

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Reed Streets, SAT Queue, Lizdelise, SUN Plastic Shrines, Styrofoam Dinosaur

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Hambone Relay, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease, Hannah Taylor & The Rekardo Lee Trio, DJ Dan Reed, SAT Adventure Lost, Tyler Kingsley

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT The Exclusive Tri-State Showcase

Century Bar (1350 S. 29th Street) SAT Blackhand, Buzzherd, Off Meds

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Port Arthur, Tiger Castle, This Kills Me, Justin Kerecz, SAT Kenny Price, XPresidents, Hank Henny

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Music For The Arts (11th Annual Benefit): Old Soul Revival, Chris Grunwald & The Slow Response, The TC Cole Riot, Droppin Deuce, The Bad Larrys, SUN The Whiskeyhickon Boys, Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI PT Benefit: Narra

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Seeing Snakes, Billy Bollinger, The Absolute Sky/Heaven Man, Swwik, Sitting in Cars, The Ugly Barnacles, SAT Badnew, Snakeboy, Flamingo Chicks, SUN Shelf Life, Mavis the Dog/Fred Beans

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)FRI Maryn Jones, Mowgli’s Mirror, SAT Crooked Spine, Tim Woulfe

The Spreehive (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT Supine, Get Well, Jennifer

Skulls (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Leadrs, Median





Abri shares retro pop jam "Need to Know," plays DROM on 01/24

SHIMASHIMA Collective's Abri makes hard-hitting retro soul-pop music (listen to her new song "Need to Know," and you'll understand what I mean by "hard-hitting"). Abri's unafraid and powerful vocals, combined with a dark, juicy Motown-inspired production make for a confident, pulsing track, and the songwriting displays an artist that takes ownership of whichever situation she's put in. Abri is playing DROM on 1/24 with SHIMASHIMA, and the collective has more new music coming out this month. -Geena Kloeppel

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New Profligate LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Wharf Cat Records recently issued Somewhere Else, the first full-length album from Profligate, a.k.a. Noah Anthony, since 2014. A calm intensity is evident almost immediately, as beats bend into unconventional sonic shapes, hovering over the threshold with precise cleanliness, while simultaneously scattering industrial scraps all over the dance floor. Passages of serene stillness are countered by jolts of jarring noise, establishing an ear-alerting balance. 





The Sea and Cake

The Sea and Cake have announced that they will be releasing a new LP, Any Day, on May 11th via Thrill Jockey. Below is the title track and first single from the album. This is the band’s 11th studio album and first since 2012’s Runner.

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Thanks. free their minds on "Your World"

Thanks. blend chic electronic pop with a vintage disco treatment on "Your World." The dance trio take on a sunny disposition as they promote a message of self-empowerment, funneled through a funky blend of Madchester-informed swagger and light rock elements with a sharp pop sense.  

"Your World" is out now via Highland Park Records. Juan Rodríguez

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