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Pine Barons

Weekend Warrior, April 18-20

There’s a battle-tested, charred aspect in Dan Bruskewicz ‘s singing ; as if his vocal chords have been marinated in whiskey, and touched with smoke giving the words he sings an experienced time-tested appeal.  His voice is coupled with heavy, heart-thumping bass, guitar that picks opportune moments to demonstrate force, but knows when to lay back and play with flow, and harmonica that lets out a charging run when called upon.  TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb blend traditional folk with an untamed country-blues revealing their internal core in the process. Tonight, they celebrate the release of their new Bill Moriarty produced EP Kong. Joining in on the festivities is Pine Barons whose exploratory folk wrap its roots around you and the ever-interesting combination of soulful siren Alison Wadsworth and the heavy blues-rocking Satellite Hearts- Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm., $10, 21+ -Michael Colavita
Other things about town this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Philly Loves Def Jam w. Chilly Moody
The Boot & Saddle(1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Kewsi K (Album Release), Maitland SUN DRGN
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Satellite Hearts, Cold Roses – Mumblr SAT No Other, Hurry
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Kate Faust, Elegant Animals SUN Harsh Vibes, Village
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Black Horse Motel, Sydney Joseph and The Organic Reverb
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI New Sound Brass, The Wayside Shakeup SAT Desoto Jones
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The Late Saints, Full Carbon Get Up SUN The Glitch Tape ft. Jack Deezl, Architekt
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Todd Fausnacht & The Well Whiskey SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Smoke, Sacred Cube SAT Those People, Angela Everwood
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E Lancaster Ave.) FRI David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket SAT The Great Socio, Kid Felix, Bong Hits for Jesus
Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Breathing Light, Trophy Wife, Mighty Paradocs, Alex Smith, Atruth Anarchopunk
Hong Kong Garden (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT Abi Reimold, Cold Foamers, Grim Sleeper, Slippertails 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Weed, Gunk, Amanda X, Marge
Dog Morgue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Ted Nguyent, Denzell, Speed Trials, Hoser

Rock Bottom (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Pill Friends, Soda Bomb, Besting Tensions, Boss Logic 

New Music Video: "Don't Believe What They Told You" - Pine Barons

And now here's another case this week of being puked on for "art." Check out Pine Barons' new music video for the track "Don't Believe What They Told You" below! It's off the group's debut self-titled album. There are really a lot of great images captured and edited by Caitlin McCann. The band will be part of a solid lineup this evening at MilkBoy Philly that also includes Commonwealth Choir and Big Tusk, who are putting out a limited-edition cassette Philly Tapes Philly Vol. 1: Big Choir, where both bands perform on each other's songs, and Broklyn indie rockers Vintage Villain.


Congrats to Alex G - The Deli Philly's Readers'/Fans' Best Emerging Artist of 2013!

Philly Deli Readers,

The Deli Philly's Best Emerging Artists of 2013 Readers'/Fans' Poll is over, thanks to all who cast their vote in support of the emerging local acts in our list of nominees.

Congrats to prolific lo-fi indie popster Alex G (pictured and streaming) for being The Deli Philly's Readers'/Fans' Best Emerging Philly Artist of 2013!

Kudos also to multi-instrumentalist and looping one-man show Brian Fitzy and indie-folk quartet Rosu Lup who placed second and third.

We'd also like to give an honorable mention shoutout to Pine Barons, Red Martina, and Banned Books

Reader Votes
Alex G
Brian Fitzy
Rosu Lup
Pine Barons
Red Martina
Banned Books

MOST IMPORTANTLY THOUGH! Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released next week, that will include the point nominees accumulated from the jurors', Deli writers' and readers'/fans' votes, which will crown The Deli Philly's Best Emerging Artist of 2013.

The Deli's Staff

Stepping Further Out There w/Pine Barons & Pill Friends at KFN Jan. 26

Pine Barons are a group unafraid to traverse in a wide-area of musical choices. This open approach creates the possibility for surprise. Rooting themselves in a base of rock with a distinct nod to Americana/folk, the group gives off a strong internally burning energy. This core synced-in force is the kind of feeling that an audience really sinks into and gravitates toward. Furthermore, it spills over into the songs fueling at opportune moments of exploratory psychedelic tones in which the Pine Barons take a few leisurely steps just a little further out. Sharing the bill are Pill Friends, who invite you into a boundary-shedding intimate atmosphere. Ryan Wilson delivers emotionally soaked lyrics captivating in their revealing nature and his spoken diary tone. With tightly fitting instrumentation capable of accentuating the lyrical tone from a simplistic strumming and percussion to unfiltered aggression, Pill Friends place honesty in front of you, and dare you to look away. They’ll also be joined this evening at Kung Fu Necktie by locals Underwater Country Club and Baltimore The Sun Club. Kung Fu Necktie 1250 N. Front St., 8pm., $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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