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APE! are unwilling participants of a NASA experimental dimensional travel program, after being captured escaping from a detention center in 1991. “Stripped of their clothes and morals, armed only with a Stooges record of questionable quality,” the stoner metal trio was “sent from the past to save the future.” Well, at least, that’s how they tell the story of the band’s origins. You can find out more about their mythological tale tonight at Pageant Soloveev when they share a bill with grindcore thrashers +HIRS+, dual-drums-and-bass, noise rockers Heavy Medical, and San Francisco’s Prizehog (Gravity Records). Just beware: “If you aren’t with them, you’re against them.” Pageant Soloveev, 607 Bainbridge St., 8:30pm, $6, All Ages - Alexis V.
Renaissance man Eric Howl recently shared a new music video for the bhangra-inspired single "You Already Know The Way To The Brahma's House," which is off his upcoming debut album I'm Goin' Down. He also directed, edited and starred in the strange video that includes Howl sporting wolf fangs, emerging out of a caterpillar, rapping while a group of ladies do a choreographed dance Bollywood styley, and a body-snatching pile of leaves. Welcome to his weird, wonderful mind!
Ruby the Hatchet released a heavy psych-rock track over the weekend to celebrate 4/20 called "Paralyzed." You can catch them live this Thursday on a killer bill at Kung Fu Necktie that includes Far-Out Fangtooth, The Vandelles and The Warlocks.
Siegmund Lubin was an immigrant optician, and in 1897, he began experimenting with a new photographic technology called Life Motion Pictures. With a crude camera that he built, Lubin outraged his neighbors by filming circus, vaudeville and burlesque acts in his backyard on North 15th Street. He went on to create one of the world’s largest and most successful film production, distribution and exhibition enterprises, making Philly a major hub for film production in the first decade of the twentieth century. Tonight’s Cinedelphia Film Festival special event celebrates Siegmund Lubin’s birthday with his biographer Joseph P. Eckhardt, who will be giving a presentation on the local film pioneer’s career with 16mm films projected by Secret Cinema, and live original scores from local musicians Norwegian Arms’ Keith Birthday (a.k.a. Brendan Mulvihill), Birdie Busch/Carl Cheeseman, Jesse Kudler (Philadelphia Sound Arms), and Monique Canniere (Divine Hand Ensemble). It will surely be a rare journey into Philadelphia’s past alongside artists helping to build the future of our local music community. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $10, All Ages (Keith Birthday Photo by Brandee Nichols; Birdie Busch/Carl Cheeseman Photo by George Miller III) - H.M. Kauffman
Not only are the students of Girls Rock Philly learning to rock out, they are also learning to put together shows. The ladies of Shark Tank, who are members of the organization’s afterschool drop-in program, Barracuda Club, are putting on a DIY show benefitting Ladyfest Philly, and they’ve booked Cayetana, the all-grrrl power trio who recently signed to Tiny Engines, and Bad Braids, an act that we are absolutely smittened with. There will also be first time performances by Wrong Castle (members of Shark Tank) and Barracuda Club House Band (members of Girls Rock Philly's Barracuda Club program - ages 9 - 11). This evening’s event at Little Berlin is a good way to show your support for the future of our local music community! Little Berlin, 2430 Coral St., 6pm, $5 - $10, All Ages - Alexis V.
This Saturday is the second of three installments for the “Maggot House Spring Review.” If weather permits (which it looks like it will), they’ll be hosting a BBQ with performances by unpredictable punk outfit Cousin Brian and Avery Rosewater, who will be providing some hauntingly beautiful psych-pop sounds. There will also be a kegger after the performances so you really don’t need to go anywhere else for the evening. Just don’t forget to bring some herbal enjoyment. Maggot House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), BBQ at 6pm/Music at 8pm/Keg at 10pm, $3 (before 8pm)/$5 (after), All Ages - Alexis V.
Other things to help you enjoy your 4/20 weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Toy Soldiers, SAT Alec Ounsworth
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Downstairs) Profligate, Viod Vision, (Upstairs) Community Service, Sinking Ocean Gods, (Downstairs) Language Problems, Proexhibitors, SAT (Downstairs) Upholstry, S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D.
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) SUN Keith Birthday, Birdie Busch/Carl Cheeseman, Jesse Kudler, Monique Canniere
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Red Richards, Galvanize, Jason Evan, SAT (All Ages) Rivers of Nihil, (Late) The Hellstroms, Honah Lee, The Slot Cars
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Catullus, SAT On The Water, The Wallace Brothers Band, SUN One Ton Shovel
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Disco Machine Gun, Hatchets & Hammers, Out Came The Baby, SAT (All Ages) Omar, Catnaps, (Late) Jesus' Older Brother, SUN (All Ages) The Attic Stairs, Yellow Lights, THNBRRY
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Johnny Showcase and The Lefty Lucy Cabaret
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Barakka, SAT Sunshine Superman, SUN Royal Shoals, The National Rifle
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Meta, Knuckle Puck Time, The Upsweep, Dirty Robots
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Xander Demos, SickTrust, Ifernal Opera, Malicious Intent, Travia, SAT Baby Diaz, The Jackson Rider, Bong Hots for Jesus, Zymotic Flow, Black Stars, Five Times Famous, Victoria Watts, Damien Anthony
Triumph Brewery (117 Chestnut St.) FRI Twister Baby, SUN The Philly 3 Jazz Trio
While we believe that you should treat everyday like it’s Record Store Day, it has become a good opportunity to get some nice deals to add to your collection and catch some free live performances. Where can you find these things tomorrow? Below is a list of what’s happening at record stores around town on top of the usual RSD limited releases.
The Marvelous: Opening doors early at 10am. The discounts are as follows, and excludes all RSD exclusives and consignments –new vinyl 25% off, used vinyl - orange tags 75% off & green tags 25% off, new & used CDs 25% off,dollar LPs are 5 for $1,cassettes & VHS 4 for $1, and strings - buy 2 packs, get 1 free.
Repo Records: Special 10am opening with merchandise giveaways, vouchers for $1.50 off all drafts at Fountain Porter (for this Sat. & Sun.), limited silkscreen posters commemorating RSD 2013 (first 100 customers).
Hideaway Music: 12pm – screening of “Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of the Independent Record Store,” then a set of rarities spun by Thomas Browne, plus RSD freebies from tote bags to posters to CD samplers, and HUGE RSD 2013 Hendrix Poster FREE with purchase (quantities are limited...first come, first serve).
Local roots-rock faves Toy Soldiers are headlining Johnny Brenda’s tonight. You definitely want to get there early for the premiere screening of the band’s tour documentary The Maybe Trails, which was filmed and edited by Seth Klinger. It features footage from their month-long tour last March to Austin, TX for SXSW and back (kind of - some of you may remember that their van broke down along the way in Louisiana). Toy Soldiers also have a forthcoming full-length album The Maybe Boys, which was produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man, etc.). They’ll be joined this evening by Greensboro, NC’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman
Work Drugs open an electrifying evening tonight at Union Transfer. The group produces sneakily seductive groove-generating pop music, and with the release of their new single “West Coast Slide” yesterday, the duo of Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana continues their trend of crafting silky songs that embrace a cool coasting in the evening vibe that saunters the threshold of the relaxed chill undercurrent of steady percussion, smooth horns and sleek guitar, while still churning out dance-inspiring grooves with sensual semi-whispered vocals. They’ll be sharing a bill this evening that includes Luke the Knife, the funky DJ moniker of Lotus member Luke Miller who will be joined by bandmate Mike Greenfield, and is headlined by Chicago-based electro-rock trio Future Rock. If you’re looking for a groove, UT should be your destination. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St., 8:30pm, $16, All Ages - Michael Colavita