Desperate Living

Weekend Warrior - July 26 - 28

Recorded by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording, Heatmap’s new EP Thank has found its way to us via Dimension Arts, and tomorrow night, the band will be holding its record release show at Ortlieb’s. The trio finds a balance between even-keeled, composed precision with volatile undertones. An authoritative sense of control drives the songs steadily forward, instilling security. However, jagged edges along those smooth, thumping rhythms suggest that within those calculated movements, danger and unpredictability still lies. They’ll be supported by the infectious haze of Goldenaire and the brutal barrage of frustration-releasing aggression that is Desperate Living. – Michael Colavita

More things to do to help you escape this dystopia…

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI IATT, Blasphemous, Polemicist, SAT Heatmap (Record Release), Goldenaire, Desperate Living 

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz, SUN DJs Tim Motzer and Jeff White

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SUN Scantron

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Levee Drivers, Todd Fausnacht/DJ-Sun, Rebel Foster, SAT The 1910 Chainsaw Company/Fame Lust

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI No Thank You, Amanda X, SUN Jenna and The Pups

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI DJ Evan Edge, DJ Skeleton Lipstick, SAT Chemical Fix, SUN No Option, Simulakra, 3weekoldroses

TLA (334 South St.) SUN , Black Thought Presents: Delirious

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Function

Franklin Music Hall (421 N. 7th St.) FRI-SUN This Is Hardcore

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Marielle Kraft (Record Release), Chris Paterno, Brianna Nelson/(Downstairs) PhillyBloco Carnival, Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Human Shield, SAT Mars Parker, ALEANA, Moses Mosima, Annon XL, Jizza Raw, Hashland

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Primatives (Record Release)/The Jumping Juvies

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Live Band Karaoke, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Jac with No K (EP Release), Lovecartel, SUN Keely Sibilia, The Last Generation On Film

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Gracie Martin & The So Beautifuls, Sabrina Pantal, Julia Rainer, SAT The Lot, The Barren Mary's

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Bill Collector/DJ Mighty Mike Saga, Elijah Vrms

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SUN Cirque Noir

The Tusk (430 South St. above woolly mammoth) FRI At Best, Zymotic Flow, Cvges, SAT The Prisoners

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI The Robinsons, Yeet, SAT Scars Like These, The HeelsDecontrol, Beer Me!

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Knightlife, Bohemian Mule, The Missing Frets, SAT Apple Juice Jones, Cookie Rabinowitz

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Breakwater, Urban Guerilla Orchestra, SAT Dice Raw, Voss, Frankie Vado

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Ricky Lee, SUN Menace Cartel

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Sixteen Jackies, Courier Club 

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Flamingo Chicks,Vague Advice, Miracle Swill, SAT Canine 10, Debonair, Nothing Wrong

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Birthday Boy, Here/Now, Secret Drawer

The Mothership (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT Stinking Lizaveta

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) FRI Dosk

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT No Sir E 

Haus of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI In Trouble, Pit Hair, SAT Viscera (Album Release), Zombieshark, Chava

Couchtown (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Daydrunks, Beach Bod

The Bass Mint (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN AmericanTrappist, Lizdelise, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element, Lily McKown

Pleasure Mountain Ballroom (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Beach Bod, A Million Dollars

The Tide Pool (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Blubird, Slowsie, Americanadian, SAT Ivory

XPoNential Fest (BB&T Pavillon/Wiggins Park) FRI Japanese Breakfast, Killiam Shakespeare/Foxtrot & the Get Down, SAT Low Cut Connie, Ali Awan, SUN Dave Hause & The Mermaid, RFA, Zeek Burse

Debut Desperate Living EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Brian Medlin (The Minor Times), Timothy Leo (The Minor Times, Ladder Devils), Scott Signorino (SOLD), and Jonathan Van Dine (CRUISR) combine forces as Desperate Living. Their debut EP New Concrete was engineered and mixed by Uniform Recording's Jeff Zeigler, and is out now via Brutal Panda Records. It's a release of controlled aggression over frustrations both past and present. The band unites as a battering ram of musicality ready to tear it all down.

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