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Max and the Moon Release 'Crazy' EP, Play The Troubadour March 4

Ripe for pop radio, Max and the Moon's 'Crazy' EP features catchy, upbeat songs you'll be singing all day long. The title song and single, "Crazy," is a definite stand-out. The thumping beat and bluesy guitar riffs get your toe-tapping, while the R&B style vocals, remisicent of Justin Timberlake (in a good way, I promise), will have you singing along. It's the perfect, feel-good tune for a rainy day commute. The lone ballad on the EP, "Losing the Agreement," leans in and brushes that hair off your cheek with the perfect balance of sensuality and sensitivity. While this song dims the lights, it doesn't lose any steam. These OC boys know how to write a pop song and this EP ups the ante on production, poising them for a breakout. With a busy live show schedule already this year, don't miss them at The Troubadour on March 4 with The Colourist. - Jacqueline Caruso

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Mystery Brooklyn band Mother gets 86k Soundcloud plays for debut single "Easy"

When bands come out of nowhere and drop a doozy for their first single, all eyes instantly turn in their direction (the 86k+ plays on Soundloud in ten days speak for themselves). We're no exception. Mother has released one of the catchiest songs of this short year yet for their debut synth jam, 'Easy.' It's a fog-fueled, intricately percussive, and harmonically-spiraling package of goodness. Industrial at times, beachy at others... it's impossible not to want to hear more from these guys, but unfortunately there are no other tracks available, nor info about the band. Check it out below and we'll keep you posted on there whereabouts of their live shows (if any). - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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Yoko and the Oh No's

Yoko and The Oh No's released their self-titled debut album last month. The album is filled with gritty blues, rock, and refreshing alt-soul. The band is fronted by the charismatic Max Goldstein.

The band has released a video for their track "She Ain't Mine". Photo by Alexus Mclane.

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Weekend Warrior, February 28 - March 2

If you haven’t listened to Nothing’s new LP Guilty of Everything yet over at NPR’s First Listen, then you need to do it right now! It’s a beautifully balanced record that effortlessly flows between being heavy and tranquil. The album is easily one of my favorite releases so far this year. The band and producer Jeff Zeigler really outdid themselves on this one, and you should help them celebrate its release this Sunday at Kung Fu Necktie. And don’t forget to bring a set of earplugs! Nothing will also be sharing the bill with San Fran shoegaze trio Weekend and local garage-punks Cassavetes. Kung Fu Necktie, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10 adv/$12 door, 21+ - Alexis V.
 
More things to do this weekend before we get more snow…
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Upstairs) Wizard Eyes, Heavy Temple, Top Hats and Effigies, Tungsten, (Downstairs) Pulling Punches, Satyagraha, SAT (Upstairs) The GTV's, (Downstairs) Heathen Reign, The Cloth, SUN (Upstairs) Boss Logic, Glim Dropper, Hopscotch Injury, Dan Bruskewicz (of TJ Kong)
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Drgn King, Mumblr, SAT Shaking Through Season 5 Launch & Weathervane Music Benefit w/Lushlife
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Bugs and Rats, Dinner Break, Pushin' It 2 The Limit, SAT Alex G
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT mewithoutYou
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Johnny Neutrino and The Secret Weapon, Westboro Baptist Choir, The Dirty Cat, SUN Alustrium
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Theband Route611, Underwater Country Club, Amari Rebel and The Movement, Wooden HEZ, SAT UpTown Tone, Rone, SUN Weekender
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Quixote Project, (SAT) The Extraordinaires
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Rivals, The Levee Drivers
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Revolution, I Love You EP Release Show w/Dockument, The One2s, SAT Literature
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT The Homophones, Dante Bucci
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Nixon’s Head, SAT Sylvia Platypus, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT Rebels Been Rebels
 
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) SUN TOMBS, Plague Dogs, Sadgiqacea
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Alberta’s Court, Too Hot For Sleeves, Jonathan Monument, The Donuts, SAT Matt Gauss Band, The Barren Wells, Kyle Campbell
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Joey Sweeney and The Long Hair Arkestra, Heyward Howkins, Slo-Mo & Hoagy
 
Eris Temple (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT Callowhill, Break It Up, Bore War
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Dopestroke, The Holidays, SAT Bleeding Rainbow Record Release Show w/Hunters
 
Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Amanda X, Marge
 
Wolf Cycles (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Benefit for Blue w/Vegan Legions, The Kankers, Wet Food
 
Colde Club (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Qing Kane
 
The Dog Morgue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Mike Bell & The Movies, NONA, The Ambulars, Lara and Joe Show
 
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B. Dolan brings indie rap to SXSW

B. Dolan has big things lined up for 2014. In addition to taking on SXSW this March, an as-yet-untitled film that he penned will see production later this year. On his last release, 2012’s House of Bees Vol. 2, the Rhode Island rapper is a stylistic chameleon. “Still Here” plays around with a samples straight from the Middle East, while “King Bee” finds Dolan playing frontman to an anonymous rock band – and those are just the first two tracks. “2Bad (Epic Beard Men)” reclaims the carefree vibe of the Beastie Boys’ greatest tracks and “Tin Soldiers” uses marching drums and a sample of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Ohio” to lament the injustices of the U.S. military. Catch B. Dolan with fellow Rhode Island rapper Sage Francis at Club 512 in Austin on March 14. – Jake Reed

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