DIY/Lo-Fi

Addie Pray Not Leaving the Door Open at All Night Diner March 12

Addie Pray, a.k.a. Carmen Perry, of Ohio’s Sports catches listeners on her narrative line, with songs that provide an intimate fly on the wall perspective - not leaving the door open, rather transplanting you into her line of sight. Capturing intimacy in a realistic, relatable scale, she adapts it to life’s expected adventures and setbacks. What initially appears to be a simple picture gathers deeper meaning through binding details, à la Waxahatchee and Free Cake For Every Creature. Brandon Can’t Dance develop a twisting experimental pop paradigm. It's one with a constantly shifting position, engaging with it’s uprooted tones that range from fireside acoustics to eerie wave-rockers. The captivating lo-fi of Emily Yacina (who has collaborated with Alex G) is a sound you’ll feel instantly close to. The lineup is rounded into form by the hushed poetic folk of Yours Are The Only Ears. All Night Diner, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Julia Leiby) - Michael Colavita

Weekend Warrior, March 11 - March 13

Thin Lips are heading off on tour in support of their 7-inch EP release, Divorce Year (Seagreen Records), and will be hosting a hometown send-off show this Saturday night at Everybody Hits. The album showcases the band’s spry, hooky tunes that seem to indulge in equal parts Aughts pop-punk anthems and heavy Jawbreaker-style 90’s riff punk, which doesn’t make the naming of their forthcoming LP, Riff Hard (due out May 20 via Lame-O Records), that surprising. (You can check out the new music video for their latest single "Never Again" below.) Fellow slaves to the riff The Max Levine Ensemble will also be performing on the bill tomorrow, flaunting their lively, inexhaustible, sometimes political pop punk that tips the cap to turn of the millennium bands like Rise Against. Worriers will be on hand with a more subdued, pensive approach to the genre. And don’t miss Bellows, who will start the night on an intimate tone with delicately composed bedroom jams. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8:30pm, $8-$10, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock

 
Other places to enjoy this spring weather this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Up The Chain (Record Release)
Purples, Hezekiah Jones, SAT Ape School
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Palm
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Howlish, The Mountain Chiefs/The Chelsea Kills, Guts/AZN Jake, SUN Rik Lennon (Record Release), H Ty James, Lenny Nostra, Spike Geez/Throbbing Chakra, Blacksalt, Combine
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Splintered Sunlight
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  SAT James Cannon, Danielle & Jennifer, Spolken Life, Roslyn Creek, Ivy Rand, The Rescue, Owen Crowley, Bob Flood, The Nimble Cats, Chickabiddy
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI The Royal Noise, SUN Sad Actor
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) John Byrne Band, No Irish Need Apply/ (Upstairs) Old Soul Revival, SAT (Upstairs) The Late Saints, Beth Goldwater, Tim Hein, SUN (Upstairs) Ben Kessler, Dana Alexandra
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Eddie Madrid, SAT Michael Wavves, Artimes Prime, Plan:B, SUN Katana Girl
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Chip Breakers, SUN Todd Fausnacht & the Well Whiskey Wind Whistlers
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Myrrias
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Sonnder, Awaking Mercury, SAT Philadelphia Ukelele Orchestra
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Railroad Fever, Continuum, SAT Bosom Band, Every Heard, SUN The Formless Form, Distressor, Last Minute Hero.
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Gavin Becker, SUN Whisky Kittens present: Will Ferrell Burlesque
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Grayscale, An Honest Year
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Michael The Lion
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Once Was, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, Los Festingos, Vessna Scheff, P-Rents
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Josh Miller, Second Child, Darla, SUN Manny Mozart, Noir’Enenra, Brandon Lee, Sound Junkie, D.H. the Composer, Young King, Standin Cannon, Dee Haze
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Nik Greeley & The Operators, SAT Control For Smilers, SUN AM Radio
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Japanese Breakfast
 
Goldy’s (723 Chestnut St., #3FL) SUN Brandon Can’t Dance, Legs Like Tree Trunks
  
Barbie Dream House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Original Crooks and Nannies (CD Release), Microsoft Saint, Little Strike, Venus In Scorpio
 
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Brandon Can’t Dance, Addie Pray
 
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Berning Man: Bone Bats, Mercury Milk, Hoser, Kingfisher Band, Cold Foamers, Starwood
 
The Farm (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Cape of Baits, Traitor
 
The Storefront (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT R.R. Perkins, Pat Brier
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Busy Bee
 
LAVA (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ronnie Vega & Khalil Ali, Sad Hana, Amalia Wilson
 
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Berning Man: OhBree (EP Release), Birthday Ponies, Dead, Fidel SUN, Howlish, Mumblr
 
 

Hang with the Homies

Everyone needs Homies. For the sake of friendship of course and, for the sake of this post, good music. It's likely you've heard of both Ghost Mom and the Shivas. If not, shed some light onto that rock you've been living under, because there's somewhat of a new iteration to fall for. Homies has been in the making for a minute - basically since the somewhat indistinct hiatus of Ghost Mom - but after a couple band bumps in the road have found themselves fully formed and ready to let their music befriend us all. 

Consisting of Ralf and Omar from Ghost Mom and Jared from the Shivas, the trio generates an equal parts fuzzy, bluesy and rocking sound cushioned with a chill vocal delivery...in Spanish! Homies is working on a grip of new stuff, from an EP to tours in Europe and Mexico, but have some Portland dates slated to happen soon. For now, enjoy the language of love, served to you on a platter of keen tunes.

-Cervante Pope

Palmas take their beachy vibes to Berlin on 3.24

Images of California and West Coast chill factors readily come to mind when listening of surf rock infused music. Philly/NYC based band Palmas brings that West Coast warmth and sunshine to the East Coast with their retro croon-pop. With hazy guitars and distant, reverb-drenched vocals Palmas’ sound readily evokes sepia-tinted memories of swaying waves at the beach. Since Brighton Beach’s waters are still too cold to enjoy, come and welcome spring's much awaited warm weather with Palmas at Berlin on 3.24 as they accompany dream pop Brooklyn band Surf Rock is Dead. - Adriana S Ballester

So Totally (In Love) at KFN March 10

So Totally, the newest hazy nu-gaze band to emerge in the Philly scene, will be headlining a Guild show at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Their single, "Zoetrope," incorporates the surreal lassitude that typifies bedroom dream pop with the dark tenor of moody 90's shoegaze and the sonic dynamics of grunge. The guitar lines are somber and delicate with occasional gentle pitch dives at the end of a line as the melody falls away. Supporting So Totally will be Soft Fangs, whose sound oscillates from driving, full-bodied shoegaze to gently strummed, minimalist bedroom folk ditties. What remains consistent is songwriter John Lutkevich’s light, whispery voice and distinctly unhurried, lolling attitude of the songs. Brandon Can’t Dance, the side project turned main for Brandon Ayres, will be appearing with his arsenal of guitar-and-drum-machine-loop-inspired dark electro pop tunes. Also joining the lineup is Aphra, whose sweet, instrumentally minimalist but melodically intricate compositions will hit your ears like lullabies for yearning, jaded adults. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $6, 21+ - Bryce Woodcock

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