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Dirty Diamond's Third Annual Vagina Jam at The Khyber Dec. 18

When an artist gives out free vibrators to every woman who attends his show, you already know that he isn't your typical musician. But that's just the way Dirty Diamond has rolled for going on three years now. He is the only Neil Diamond cover artist to utilize dirty lyrics, so after he spins classics like "Sweet Caroline" into "Sweet Cocaine Line," you may never look at it in the same way ever again. But it's all in the spirit of comedy that bridges the gap, and it more than succeeds. He’ll be joined by Bong Hits For Jesus, who just recently released their first full length and have collaborated with the likes of Chuck Treece. Their blend of ska and stoner jam rock will leave you feeling a little bit high. Rounding out the lineup is Action Park, who was named after the ill-fated theme park, and who’s jammed out progressive metal has just as many roller coaster loops. Combine it all with comedian Benny Michaels as the master of ceremonies, and you have a night that you probably shouldn't forget your headies. The Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - myspace.com/dirtydiamondmusic - Bill McThrill

Tu Phace Signed to Sony Music/Epic Records!

So in the world of social networks and TMI, we actually found something interesting in a tweet. Congrats to Tu Phace for signing to Sony Music/Epic Records! Tu Phace was the winner of last year’s Deli Best of Philly Audience Poll and finished third overall. Good luck dealing with the Majors! myspace.com/tuphace - The Deli Staff

Public Record Located at JB's Dec 16

Public Record will be playing their first show in over a year tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, and what you’ll be treated to is a diverse blend of early disco, shoegaze, afro beat, northern soul, indie pop and then some. With a mix like that, it’s no wonder why their album Echolocation, which was released on Philly’s own High Two, has been met with positive reviews, and inspired an Echolocation remix album utilizing the talents of artists like Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan, Mazarin’s Quentin Stoltzfus, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Arc in Round and many more. Speaking of Arc in Round, Public Record will be joined by Jeff Zeigler’s newest project Sounder. So expect your favorite ambient indie pop to get a little more of a freestyle twist. Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ myspace.com/publicrecord (Photo by Mike Persico) - Bill McThrill

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