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Red Bull Sound Select w/Spank Rock, Prowler & Mumblr at Underground Arts July 19

Spank Rock headlines a trio of local acts for the Red Bull Sound Select showcase curated by Jump Philly. The temperature will be on the rise tonight as the sensual, steamy, pulse-grinding groove is all but assured to make things hot and heavy with a lyrical flow that isn’t afraid to offer direct observations and raunchy intentions that are guaranteed to make those within the confines of Underground Arts blush, giggle and possibly get a bit horny. The moodily melodic pop-punk of Mumblr will also grace the stage with its varying levels of intensity, appropriately fuzzing out while applicably providing an air of disorder. The unfiltered psych-boogie experiment of Prowler appropriately performing underground will expand one’s expectations and wet the appetite for an evening that dares to boldly tear down boundaries. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $3 (w/RSVP, $10 w/o), 21+ - Michael Colavita


Ticket Giveaway: Spank Rock w/Prowler & Mumblr at Underground Arts This Saturday

We have another ticket giveaway for a rad locals-only show this Saturday with Spank Rock, Prowler and Mumblr at Underground Arts. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send us an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line “Spank Me!" Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!


Weekend Warrior, May 9 - 11

When Marcus Denke and Kevin Keenan combine forces forming The Joint Chiefs of Math, the results are truly dynamic. To be more specific, The Joint Chiefs of Math seem to lock-in and sync up, communicating complex musical ideas which are played at a frenetic yet calculated pace. The pairing weaves through a labyrinth of sonic styles, taking unexpected turns and steering clear of convention - in essence, purposely driving off the grid to find their own warp-speed way. The emotionally volatile, noisy alt-rockers Mumblr occupy the other opening position this evening at Johnny Brenda’s, gearing up for the fret-shredding work of Marnie Stern. Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm., $13, 21+ - Michael Colavita
Other places to hideout this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Joint Chiefs of Math, Mumblr
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Lefty’s Deceiver, No Other
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Rosie Bondz
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Bacio, SAT Glitter, The Danger O’s, SUN (Downstairs) Lawrence Arnell, Fel Sweetenberg, Nex Millen, King Size, (Upstairs) Loose Tooth, Brown Rainbow, Cowardice
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Phillybloco
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN Catching Wasps
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Walter Martin
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Folly Fields (Record Release), Bells, Tyler Burkhart, SUN Moonstriker, The Stonewall Vessels
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Big Tusk, Younger Me, SAT The Royal Noise (Release Show), Flux Capacitor, SUN Terrible Things, Modern Suits
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI A.M. Mills, Mark Lanky, Dressed Like Stolen Cars, SAT Queen Jesus, Tippy and the Shy Guys
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Ruby the Hatchet Sunday The Retinas
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Dead:Stop, Making-Out With Medusa, Varroa
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI The Babin Brothers
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) SAT (Main Floor) Black Sun Rising, Release (Upstairs) The Mahlors, The Substance, Overfield, The Phonies
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The GTVs
JR’ s Bar (2337 S. Croskey St.)FRI No RiSK, Community Service, assemble! SUN Wayward Ones
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Warhead
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Heyyo, Trouble in Tokyo, Swim., Andalusia, Tasty Face, SAT Mike Weyrauch, Matt Gauss Band, Pete Groch, Rob Tait Kyle Campbell
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Cattulus, SAT Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers,
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Radiator Hospital, Todd Killings, Dark Thoughts, SAT Dridge, War Emblem
Toby’s Purgatory (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ted Nguyent, Olive Drab Slow Animal, Blue Smiley
Mt. Thrashmore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Disinterest, Christopher Walking

Come Pay Respect to Mumblr, Pill Friends & Cousin Brian at The Dog Morgue May 2

Tonight, The Dog Morgue presents a punk-oriented bill that’s stacked from top to bottom or vice versa. Mumblr recently released a fresh mix of “Sober” a cut off their forthcoming LP Full of Snakes. The song thrusts forward touching an intimately emotional snapshot before surging forward as those emotions are quickly translated into instrumental aggression. With that promising glimpse into the new LP, hopefully Mumblr will share some more via their performance this evening. Speaking of new material as we await the follow-up to Cousin Brian’s First, the group, which has trimmed down to a trio, brings an inherently pace which super charges their jangly pop sensibilities. Pill Friends, whose latest EP Fade into Nothing, brings the band into Headroom with Kyle Pulley to rerecord and rework previous favorites from its catalog of deeply personal material. Dog Morgue, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $3, All Ages - Michael Colavita

Human BBQ XXXV at Pilam on April 5th

Pilam erupts with its thunderous Human BBQ for its unprecedented 36th year today, and the music frathouse features a stacked lineup of 18 bands playing its basement and 1st floor. The event will be headlined by Brooklyn buzz band Total Slacker, and will feature other noteworthy out of towners like NYC’s Total Slant and Betlehem’s indie duo Slingshot Dakota. But Philly will be very well represented by the like of Cold Fronts, who should be seeing big things coming their way after recently signing to Sire Records. The ongoing psych rock project of booking wizard Andy Molholt, Laser Background will bring their synths stylings to the party. Mumblr will bring the fast paced fuzz punk, and Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe will bring their hard-hitting, emotive anthems. Add in 11 more bands of varying style, plenty of meat and veggie BBQ options, and the Human BBQ’s tendency for delivering surprise performers; and you have a stacked day of music. PiLam, 3914 Spruce St, 12PM, $15 21+ – Bill McThrill 


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