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Weekend Warrior, October 25 - 27

Local favorite son Kurt Vile is taking the stage this Saturday at Union Transfer. Equal parts psychedelic, offbeat and profound, Vile has quickly established himself as a music industry darling. Fresh off another critically acclaimed album, his own local holiday, and being paraded through the streets of our city, he’ll be backed by his aptly named Violators. Expect smoky, hypnotic music occasionally interspersed with some of Kurt’s trademark (pleasantly) awkward banter. They’ll be joined by tour mates melodic Brooklyn up-and-comers Beach Fossils and NYC three-piece VBA, with current Violator member Bentley Anderson. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 9pm, $22, All Ages - Daniel Ludwig
Other places to escape the chill this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Joey Sweeney, Northern Arms, The Fantastic Imagination
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT (Early) Heathen Reign, The Company Corvette, (Late) Ruder Then You, The Mighy Paradocs, MMGZ
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) SAT Laser Background, Ghost Light
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SUN Air is Human, Harbor
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Literature, Panic Years, SAT Clamfight, Wizard Eye, Screaming Rattler, SUN Bel Heir
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Family Vacation, Keepers, The Harry Walther Band, Venice Sunlight
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Vice Royal, Anjuli Josephine, SUN Pill Friends, Left and Right, Snoozer
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI PARTY. w/Les Professionnels & Friends, SAT Halfro
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Districts, Dominic Angelella (of DRGN KNG), SAT The GTV's, Midwestern Exposure
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Dead in The Face, Corpse Hoarder, Dark Water's End, Burial Mound
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SUN Theresa Noye
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Knife and Fork Band, SAT Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Pravda, The Jawn, Wave Radio, Tungsten, SAT Andrew Winter and The Reckless Dodgers, SUN Supreem and The New Experience, Supreem Da Rezarekta
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SUN A Day Without Love
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Denison Witmer
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT More Than Alive
The Random Tea Room (713 N. 4th St.) FRI Kristen Sylvester
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Matt Gauss Band
Mt. Thrashmore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Marietta, Cemetery Friends, Jet Set Sail
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Luther, Nona, Omar, Crybaby, SAT Timeshares, Annabel, Manors, SUN The Holy Mess, The Greek Favourites, Address
House of the Rise Up Singing (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Silverton Album Release Costume Party
Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Banned Books, Wet Food, American Spiritual
A House Named Virtue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Banned Books, Jonagold, Luck Mountain
Don’t Tread on Me House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI When Ships Collide, The Chairman Dances, Television Blood
Duff Gardens (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Low Charge

Weekly Feature: Butter the Children - live at Kent 285 on 10.30

There is a playful element running through the speedy punk music of New York City's Butter The Children. Revealing themselves to be keenly aware of the irony all around us (as well as outright fans of classic comedy) vocalist Inna, guitarist Ray, Drummer Jordyn and bassist Jon bring an intelligent approach to an often maligned genre. The more amusing elements of our television culture serve as a catalyst for the lyrical content running through much of the band's self-titled seven song EP. Angular guitar lines snake behind straightforward progressions, proving ample sonic hooks for your ears to latch on to. Having recently signed to the prestigious Downtown Records, expect to see the bands profile continue to expand in the coming months, and see them live at Kent 285 on October 30.
LNKS: Dave Cromwell's interview with Butter the Children


Weekly Feature: Great Caesar - live at The Edison Ballroom on 10.31

The six members of Great Caesar, a big band with brass to spare, are tristate area connoisseurs. They hail from Connecticut, they've recently re-located to Brooklyn, and their recent release 'Scattered Air' was recorded with Eric Bennett (credentials include Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson & the Cans) in New Jersey. Great Caesar talks to us about crowds in New York versus Connecticut and the "vast universe" that is the Brooklyn music scene. See them live at The Edison Ballroom in Manhattan on 10.31.
LINK: Corinne Bagish's interview with Great Caesar.


From The Deli NYC's submissions: Of the Opera

Here's something to consider: How can one be kickass and loud, and still keep a cool, new wave posture at the same time? Those are just two of the sides that make up the chilling electronic rock in Of The Opera. A band with a mysterious way of merging these opposing postures into something entirely original. Latest track 'Widow' puts these contradictions on display, where the mysteries of love collide with an electronic pyrotechnics display. Check it out below. Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This band submitted their music for coverage here.


So Many Ways "Seer"

So Many Ways are releasing a new EP called "Seer" on November 19th via Staple Records. Last week they released the audio for the thrashing first single "Roraima" from the new EP through Youtube.

So Many Ways will be performing a live set on Audiotree on November 5th.



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