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New Music Video: "Hollow" - Alex G

Below is a new music video from Alex G, a.k.a. Alexander Giannascoli, for the track "Hollow," a genteel ditty with a touch of lo-fi grit from his latest full-length release DSU. It mixes performance footage with creepy cuts of a masked man that fits right into the upcoming holiday season. The video was directed by John Vizzone.

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Nothing Goes Acoustic for Last Philly Show of the Year at Ortlieb's Oct. 5

This evening a small crowd will gather at Ortlieb’s to witness Nothing’s last Philly show of the calendar year. This performance offers an opportunity to capture the group’s songs from a rare point of view as an acoustic set (a glimpse of the bonus material that will be featured on A389 Records reissue of Downward Years to Come V2.0). The band will be taking its solemn yet joyous songs and reimagining them through a different instrumental lens. Joining in on this Sunday special will be the emotive-fueled rock of Sad Actor and the acoustic singer/songwriter stylings of Mark Lanky. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St. 8pm, $15, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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Mash Bash Philly w/Banned Books, Needle Points, Drone Ranger & Delicate Steve at Underground Arts Oct. 4

Tonight, Bonfire and Brooklyn Brewery present a FREE evening of music featuring a foursome of bands that push sonic boundaries in a fun exciting manner. Noise rock with delightful illuminating pop bursts, providing various evolving textures conjoining odd ends together in a manner that has one’s ears on a high–alert and maintains an accessible path, this is the mode of Banned Books. With a fresh 7” Cripple Street due out via PaperCup Music next week and a full-length album on the way, Needle Points is a band that you want to keep on your radar. The group has a knack for nestling a down-home, bass-thumping groove smack dab in the middle of their unfiltered psych-rock journey, swaying you into submission with thick raunchy guitar riffs that naturally extend the threshold and vocals that etch out a pathway to the space boogie. While your on the intergalactic trail, Drone Ranger weaves in and out of the cosmic with moments of acceleration amid relaxing lower end lulls of relaxing cruise-control jams. Headlining the show with a premium blend of experimental tasty guitar notes and ironed pop sensibility will be Deli NYC favorite Delicate Steve. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, FREE, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Weekend Warrior, October 3 - 5

While most of South Street seems be overrun with boardwalk-esque joints and empty storefronts these days, some much-needed rock will be injected into the once vibrant but now long gone former epicenter of Philly’s art community. Though Creepoid might have temporarily set up camp in Savannah, Georgia, their roots run way to deep in the city to not think of tomorrow evening’s performance at the TLA as a homecoming show. The transient crew has had more time to gel as a unit since the inception of Far-Out Fangtooth guitarist, Nick Kulp, to the band so expect the jams to get out there. They’ll be opening for Doylestown alt rockers Balance and Composure, who will be playing their last show in the U.S. before closing out the rest of the month on tour in Europe. South Street, you need this night. TLA, 334 South St., 8pm, $19, All Ages - Alexis V.
 
Other places to enjoy the fall weather this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Alex G
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI El Malito, SAT Amanda X, Myrrias
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St) FRI The Pink Angels, Ghost Dads
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Northern Liberties, The Cats/You You Dark Forest, Widow Maker Social Club, SAT Stellarscope, SUN Bobby Barnett, PETAL, The City And I
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Peter Matthew Bauer, SUN Amanda X
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Banned Books, Needle Points, Drone Ranger
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Voss, Bok Nero
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) A Fistful of Sugar, This Way to The Egress, SAT (Upstairs) Not My Dogg
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Thorazine, McRad, Posers, Cheerbleeders, SAT (Early) Jeanette Lynn, Katie Barbato, Alec Stewart/(Late) The Phosphenes, SUN Torch, Cattullus, Philosofox
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Peter Stone Brown
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Sideshow Prophets, SAT Young Scratch, DJ Jeff White, SUN Nothing (Acoustic), Sad Actor, Mark Lanky
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Underwater Sounds (EP Release), Appalachian​ Gypsy Tribe, ILL DOOTS, MAMBISA SAT Flightschool SUN Katie Frank & The Pheromones
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) SAT Christine Havrilla, Christine Moll, Gretchen Schultz
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)FRI Hired Guns Blues Band, SAT Satellite Hearts/Steve Cal, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI The One2s, Memories of March, Carving Out Fiction, Goodbye Four, Momma Hankton/The Funky T, The Rivals, Tess Emma, Echo Victory, Brady and the Bear, SAT E-Hos/Klockenhouzer, Spectral Lines, Samarkand, SUN DeathMaschine, Sys2matic OvrlOad
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Problem Solving, Overcoming Gravity Those People SAT Clashing Plaid, Decontrol, Missile Toads SUN Rev. TJ's Blues Church
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Crazy Moon (CD Release), Tony DeSimone, Paul Hocynec, Justin DePaola, SAT Dave Joyce Band/(2nd Floor) Andrew Jude
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Auctioneer, The Dirty Cut, The Burgeoning, SAT City Rain
 
Ardmore Music Hall SAT West Philadelphia Orchestra
 
StoopNation HQ (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sacagawea and The Hunters, Yellow Spring
 
Lava Space (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) FRI A Tree Named Turtle, Callus
 
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI We Are Fauna, SAT Leaky Soups, Twin Pines, SUN The Boilermakers, Sleep in a Ditch Doom Whore
 
The Nest (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Minor Setbacks, Uncle/Father Oscar
 
Little Berlin (2430 Coral St.) SUN Little Strike
 
Half Moon Lounge (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Traitor
 
Golden Tea House (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) FRI Bone Bats
 
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A Pynk Affair 2 at Yards Brewing Company Oct. 3

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yards Brewing Company has been releasing its seasonal Pynk Ale for a number of years as a way to benefit breast cancer research. Tonight, they’ll be taking in the fall weather with an outdoor event, where there will be plenty of Yards, a special Little Baby's Ice Cream flavor that they made with the brew, and all proceeds and Pynk Ale purchases throughout the evening will go towards breast cancer awareness and research. As evidenced by the benefits that they've organized at Johnny Brenda's, the Little Baby's crew are no strangers to doing special music events for these occasions. And this time they'll be doing two Weezer cover bands that will be playing both Pinkerton and The Blue Album in their entirety. The two acts will be comprised of Little Baby's staff and friends that include members of Bleeding Rainbow, Cassavetes, Paint It Black, Cold Roses, Hurry, and more. Yards Brewing Company, 901 N. Delaware Ave., 7:30PM, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill
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