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New Track: "Falling Into Skies" - Queue

Quintet Queue breathes an open-air melody on “Falling Into Skies”. A climbing guitar line falls into step with the percussion as Olivia Price’s vocals emerge through the highly-elevated clouds. Hovering in that semi-conscious groove, the single places you in an elegant, awakening limbo.





Beyond The Bars Fundraiser w/The Districts, Hop Along's Frances Quinlan & More at WCL April 17

World Cafe Live is hosting a fundraiser for Beyond The Bars, featuring rising local artists such as The Districts and Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan. All ticket sales will benefit the Beyond The Bars program, which provides musical education and instruments for incarcerated youth in Greater Philadelphia. The program seeks to empower these disadvantaged young men and women by equipping them with an outlet for creative expression and a sense of agency while they grapple with the frequently disorienting and dissociative bureaucracy of the criminal justice system. In support of this righteous cause, The Districts will take to the stage on Sunday evening with their universally adored, weary-plodding folk-pop/rock. Frances Quinlan will jolt you awake with her electric and hugely dynamic voice. Also pitching in for the cause will be Lushlife (DJ Set), Queen of Jeans, Ben Arnold, Milton, and The Bul Bey. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St, 4pm, $20, All Ages. - Bryce Woodcock





Weekend Warrior, April 15 - 17

On Saturday, Free Cake For Every Creature celebrates the arrival of their LP Talking Quietly of Anything With You, via Double Double Whammy, with a release show at Girard Avenue DIY space/batting cages, Everybody Hits. The Katie Bennett-led crew explores the daily adjustments that often characterize finding one’s place as an emerging adult, while adapting to a new place. With an invigorating sense of spoken/sung sincerity, united by a jovial, similarly straightforward sense of instrumentation, the songs’ endearing relatable stories come across loud and clear, while their hushed vocal quality entrusts the listener. Cut from a like-minded cloth Carmen Perry, a.k.a. Addie Pray, hits you with a dose of intimate adventure, while the uninhibited, melodic poetry of Hello Shark aches and empowers, flipping the script on self-awareness. The experimental folk of Microsoft Saint completes the local bill. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $7, All Ages - Michael Colavita

 
More places to enjoy this weekend…
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hound
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Sonnder (Record Release), Wild Rompit, The Loud Company
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Humble, Something Like A Monument, SUN Frim Sleepers, Howlish, Lady Parts, King Azaz, Blacksalt
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Dopestroke/Half-Ton of Humanity, SAT Hellrad/DJ PHSH, Mr. Sonny James, SUN Caliph-NOW (Listening Party)/Clamfight, Black Urn
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Chic-A-Go-Go Live Taping: Dead Milkmen, Bunny Sigler
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Hambone Relay, Visoon, The Once Was
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Crypt Sermon, SAT Horrendous
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Sacred Cube (CD Release), Sullivan’s Box, Gape, SAT Making-Out With Medusa, Sonorous, Dreams Of Demise, The Coochie Melters
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) A Tribute to The Beatles in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Revolver: Mason Porter, Reverend TJ McGlinchey Band, Lovers League, Man About a Horse, Hurricane Hoss
The Late Saints, Railroad Fever, The Newspaper Taxis, Polkadelphia, No Good Sister, Michael Fitch, SAT (Downstairs) Rockin' Docs for Diabetes Cure/(Upstairs) Minas, SUN (Downstairs) Beyond the Bars Fundraiser: The Districts, Frances Quinlan, Ben Arnold, Milton, Queen of Jeans, The Bul Bey
 
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI The Stammer, Vulcans, The Upticks, Lapses, SAT (6pm) L.A.W., Condition Oakland/(9pm) No Good Sister, SUN Jet Set Sail, Pocket
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Nik Greeley & The Operators, Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Darla, Muscle Tough
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Grandchild, SAT EX. By V., SUN Louie Louie
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Looseleaf, Max Morning-Height, SAT Paths 2 Glory, Popular Creeps, Foreword to the End
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Suburban Murder, Generation, Empty, Ashes of Our Sins
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Paul T, Sean Hearn, SAT Ed Christof
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI August Burns Red, Left to Vanish. SAT Dr. Dog
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Cold Roses, Thee Idea Men, SUN Foxtrot & the Get Down
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Argonautic, Flotel, SAT Lion Powda, Danny Newport, Run to Sandy, Backroom Dreamers
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, SUN Jontourage
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Roger Harvey
 
Goldy’s (723 Chestnut St., #3) SAT Joy Again, Kississippi, Dominic Angelella
 
Repo Records (536 South St.) SAT Grayscale, Sad Actor, The Whips, Point Breeze Country Club, Worst Ones
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) SAT Pocket, Left& Right, Thin Lips, Goddamnit
 
The Farm (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Dopestroke, The Charley Few, Trash Knife, The Dolts




Guest post: Photographer Aaron Sharpsteen recalls the April 9th show at the Palace

*photo of San Lorenzo by Aaron Sharpsteen. Other photos from the night can be found on the Deli Portland Facebook page.

The string of beautiful days and nights stirred something, a desire to attend the basic foundation of local underground music: the word-of-mouth house show. There was a time when I was attending these on a regular basis in Portland, years ago...but as it always happens, people move, houses are sold to different people, and I didn’t keep up with the who/what/when/where of it all.

How lucky then was I to find out about one of these shows while attending another, and not only that, but right down the street (literally 6 blocks away) from my deep SouthEast apartment. Armed with a bottle of root-beer schnapps and some cheap beer, I made my way over to a stranger’s house to catch some tunes.

 

The first band of the evening was so called “Russian surf act” Kozyol. The project seems to be the brainchild of Davey Zilban, who plays guitar and sings in Russian, slinging a mash-up of vaguely folksy-sounding surf that was the perfect start to a party. Nothing too aggressive or abrasive, but certainly nothing too relaxed or laid-back, Kozyol hit the perfect tempo and got bodies moving immediately. I knew it was going to be a good night.

 

Next up was Dim Wit, in this iteration a two-piece with Zilban moving back to drums and Jeff Tuyay moving up to sing and play guitar. Dim Wit is obviously a play on words, as I found the lyrics quite witty and compelling, and Tuyay very charming and natural as a lead man. There’s something pleasing about a minimalist set-up that can crank out well-written but unconventional songs and keep it interesting, and Dim Wit did just that. They also somehow stirred the young folks (yes, I am old enough to say that) into some light moshing by the end.

 

Absolutely no offense to any of the other bands who played, but the night belonged to The Super Secret Hot Girls Club, who threw down what might have been one of the best house-show performances I’ve seen in quite a while. After two more traditional rock acts they turned up the noise and upped the tempo, with an energetic front-man who had the entire room in the palm of his hand.

 

Unfortunately there was a casualty, as it appeared one of the more energetic participants slammed into a wall and left a gigantic, body shaped hole. By this point the root beer schnapps and cheap beer was completely gone and so was I, and it was great.

 

Closers San Lorenzo were obviously the most polished, “professional” bands of the evening (check them out, they have shows coming up all over town in the next month or so) but the crowd was a little thinned out, possibly because of the relative age of the audience and perhaps because the people who slammed into the wall dipped the fuck out instead of doing the decent thing and sticking around to take responsibility for their mistakes. Seriously. My ears were still ringing from The Super Secret Hot Girls Club but San Lorenzo ended the night well with a solid performance.

 

After the quality that I witnessed on Saturday, it’s safe to say that I plan on attending many more of these soirees over the next few months. Hope to see you there, in the garden from which our underground music scene grows: the shady-looking house down the block with the music coming out of it.

 

Aaron Sharpsteen is a photographer and swell dude based in Portland, Or. 

 

 

 





Mitski releases new single/video 'Your Best American Girl' from upcoming LP

Brooklyn songwriter Mitski - our Record of the Month in November 2014 - just unveiled this new video for single 'Your Best American Girl,' featured in her fourth studio album 'Puberty 2,' released on June 17th on Dead Oceans. The Japanese-American artist will headline a US tour as a three piece in the summer, and play a few shows in Europe next week. The band's June 20th show at Bowery Ballroom is sold out, so you better get your tickets for the following NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Juyly 27.

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