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Weekend Warrior, May 19 - 21

This year’s Deli Philly Best Emerging Artist in Indie Rock, The Retinas, will headline a three-layered billing of Philly up-and-comers this Saturday at Ortlieb’s. Fuzzy, humid garage-punk permeates, as the loose, hazed-over relatability ricochets between the band and its audience. While employing a casual air, revealing lyricism invites you in. Then, those simmering, suburban storyboards reach a tipping point and scorch. Melding rubber-burning, fuzz-filtered fury with relaxed, melodic grooves, Tangiers zigzags the threshold of intensity, while relative newcomers, Lally, exhibit an inherently gritty, infectious batch of rock.

Also, this Sunday at the NoLibs watering hole, the adventurous psych/jazz guitar exploits of Nick Millevoi tear into the  underexplored, aided on the billing by the perception-altering, sonic-wanderings of Chicago trio Mako Sico and the ever-evolving, investigative musicality of Jeff Zeigler. – Michael Colavita

More places to discover new music this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Hardwork Movement, West Philadelphia Orchestra, SAT Wild at Heart
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Creem Circus, SAT Spill, Past Life
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Resilient, Shark Tape, The Year End/Backslider/Shawn Ryan, Chris B, Dr. Plotkin, SAT Line Leader, Pilkington/DJ PHSH, Cosmo Baker
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Big League, SUN The Orange Drop
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)FRI DJ FR8TRAIN, SAT Purling Hiss, Dark Web, SUN Blizzy Trill, Chyna Blakk, Lui Blonco, Brucey Da Rapper, Ace Spitz, Dub The Best Kept Secret
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Civil Youth, Sonnder, The GoAround, Leo Moon
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI New Sound Brass Band
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Downstairs) Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, SUN (Downstairs) Ben Kessler
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Ridiculous Fantastic, Professor Maybe, Dave Cope, SAT Ghost Ghang, MC Blackwolf, 3xile, SUN Camp Candle, Andre Altrez
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Andross, Resting, Amora/A Day Without Love, Joshua Adair, Christopher Burkholder, SAT The Primaries/Only on Weekends, SUN Endless Taile, I Am Not The Universe
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Radiohead Ok Computer 20 Year Anniversary Show: Lovers League, Vilebred, Owl And Wolf, Dwight Remington, Dani Mari, SAT The Retinas, Tangiers, Lally, SUN Nick Millevoi/Brian Osborne, Jeff Zeigler
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Rootsetters, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Hail, Hail Rock 'N' Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry: Rev. TJ McGlinchey , Mike Tyler, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Dreadful, Awful Bradley Keough and The Muck Savages, Delmonaco, Jamie Olson, Chris (Griz) Grunwald, Dirty Soap Blues Band, The TC Cole Riot, SAT Italian Market Festival: T.C. Benjamin, Ivy Rand, The Whiskey Effect, Dan Collins, Katie Barbato, Lovers League, Railrod Fever, T.C. Cole Riot Southwork /Audio Impulse, Cast Shadows, The Wallace Bros. Band, Kenty Love, Alright Junior , Bern & The Bastards, Biz Mighty, Dwight Remington, Vital Stats, S.R. Frost & the Sanctuary Band, Fenris, Bunny Savage, Adventure Lost,SUN Kelvin Cochrane, George Engel, No Good Sister, Endless Taile, You Do You, Jacopo & The Late Saints, Vilebred, Dr. Beardface & The Spaceman, Cold Roses/RW Griswold, Chad Jenkins Band, Sweet Euerka, The Jawn, Behind the Grandstand, Secret Nudist Friends, The Dead Flowers, Blushed, The Good Mess, The Droogettes, The Founders, Parasitix, FTS
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Heavy Temple, Holy Smoke
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Menace Cartel
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SUN Guardians of the Galaxy: A Bare and The Bold Burlesque Tribute
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Edenspore, Momonita, Rasan In The Heyday, The Easily Fooled
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Flightschool, SUN Philadelphia Songwriters Project: Final Showcase: Jay Carlis, Emily Drinker, Jason McGovern, Laura Promiscuo, Adam Web, Rose Vizza, Sarah Shoumer
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Carved Up, Steve Layman, Loadcard, SAT J. Galleo, Red Squirrel, Whoopsydaisy, Hugo Hefe, Sour Spirit/Narcos, Green Meteor, Electric Horsemen, Supine, SUN Brandish, Merit

Weekend Warrior, November 25 - 27

Thanksgiving is a time for homecoming and festivities. And that's exactly what The Districts have in mind when they return to Philly for a little break from their fall tour. The hometown love is strong for the Lititz, PA transplants, so just one show might not be enough for their friends and fans this holiday weekend. Instead, they've setup a Trifecta of kick-ass, sold-out shows, with the help of some talented friends, that will be beginning this evening at Johnny Brenda’s. Tonight, the introspective beauty of Kississippi will be tugging at the heartstrings, after a dramatic, oddly spooky performance from Baltimore’s Albert Bagman. On Saturday, you’ll find The Districts joined by buzzworthy Philly newcomers Tangiers and The Dove & The Wolf. And finally, the Fat Possum artists will be hosting a very rare, all-ages show at JB’s on Sunday that also features alt-rockers Mumblr, who will be happily returning home from their own big tour. Johnny Brenda's, 1201. N Frankford Ave., 9pm (7pm - Sunday), SOLD OUT, 21+ (All Ages - Sunday) (Photo by Sarah Rudderow) - Bill McThrill
Other places to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend…
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Pleezer, Psychic Caramel, Profits Off Rage
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Creepoid, Body Spray, Dark Web, Birth Worms, SAT Crazy Bull, The Company Corvette, SUN Bituminous Pit, L.M.I., Faking
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Dark MTNS
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SUN Lifeless, Varials
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Midnight Flyer
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Eloise Sharkey, Catching Wasps, Peyote Cathedral, We Are One, Agents of Aggression, CJ Dunleavy/(Balcony) PnB Rock  
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Octane, Mach22
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) The Chris Paterno Band/(Downstairs) Beru Revue, SAT (Upstairs) Superfive (CD Release), Super Bonanza/(Downstairs) 10th Annual Box Social Benefitting Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia: Flightschool, Lightning Jones, SUN (Upstairs) 3pm Katherine Rondeau (CD Release)/(Downstairs) Bilal, Johnny Popcorn
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Grimace Federation, Air is Human, Jason Fraticelli Band, Crouse, SAT Attic Tapes, Joey Stix Experiment, LYVE Harmon, SUN Beach Bod, Blueroom, Ringtail Howitzer, Burned Out Still Glowing/Dirty Soap Blues Band, A Ship Named Beagle, Brianna Judge
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Mother Moses, Ellen Siberian-Tiger, SAT Kingsnake, Brain Candle, The Sideshow Prophets, Workhorse III
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Chords For A Cure 3: Alright Junior Resilient, The Loud Company, SAT Suburban Living (DJ Set)/Sugarquief
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Francis Dunnery
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Loafass, 3 Chord Money, Decontrol, The Prisoners, SAT The Wonder Bars, E-Dubble, DJ Sean Smove
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Violent Society, Thunder & Glory, Dive In The Box, SAT The Virus, Duffy’s Cut, Legion 76, The Up! Up! Ups!
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Stealing From Thieves, Tiny Vices, Crossed Keys, Tom Mackell, SAT Winchester Treaty, Steve Oakley Band, Cookie Rabinowitz
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT The Core (Eric Clapton Tribute), Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones Tribute), SUN Whiskeyhickon Boys, No Good Sister
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT The Great Swamps (Record Release), Addie Pray

New Tangiers/Straw Hats Split EP Available for Streaming & Download

Over the weekend, local outfits Tangiers and Straw Hats issued a split EP, Is This Split. Tangiers occupy the first half of the album the chilled-out groover "Home Invasion," the blistering "Hey Mama," and the casually intense "Marijuana USA," while Straw Hats grab the reins, weaving grunge grit with a fun twist on  "Salmon," "Neighborhood Watch," and "Drones." It’s a mesh of light and heavy that meets somewhere in the middle.

Embrace the Fuzz w/Tangiers at Petting Zoo March 3

Fuzzed-out, lo-fi melodic rockers Tangiers perform tonight at the Petting Zoo. The quartet brings a decidedly up-tempo, percussion-driven sound with vocals delivered through a cosmic membrane and instrumentation that retains unapologetic dirt-under-the-fingernails authenticity, taking the time to methodically develop a punchy groove before zooming off into space. While you’re out there, you might as well catch the eclectic psych-garage escapades of Time Hitler and the Assholes From Space, because that crew is prepared to push whatever buttons will get the job done along its twisted trek. The lineup is rounded out by a pair of trios - local psych-punk combo Seismic Thrust and the foot-to-the-floor, face-smacking garage rock of Georgia’s Concord America. The Petting Zoo (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita

Debut Tangiers EP Available for Streaming & Download

Take a listen to the fuzzed-out, melodically enticing five-song debut EP End of the World from Tangiers! Comprised of Gabriel Simone (vocals, guitar), Lulu Cadillac (vocals, bass), Cameron Alexander (lead guitar), and Ethan Weiss (drums), you'll find some serious too-cool-for-school swagger from each charming lo-fi pop ditty. Dig into it!


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