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New Music Video: "Cocoanut" - Needle Points

The power of “Tiger” just delivered this tripped-out video-take of Needle Points' “Cocoanut,” which can be found on the group's debut album Bom Tugangu. The song is an anticipatory mood-setter, etching the thick groove that quickly develops via the welding, percussive notes and a primal guitar lick. This weekend, the band will be part of The Barbary's Breakout 2 in Milton, PA, alongside the likes of Far-Out Fangtooth, Fantasy Panther and Bonzai. Needle Points will also be making an appearance next weekend on Friday, June 20 at Dover, DE's Firefly Festival.

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DRGN King Warm Up at KFN June 12

DRGN King are getting ready to perform at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE next weekend. If you aren't planning to make the fest, then you are in luck because they'll be playing a warm-up show tonight when they headline Kung Fu Necktie. The band also recorded a BSide Session at Mobtown Studios during their last tour. You can check out the video below, which features performances of previously unreleased songs, "Saint Tom's" and "Don't Trust The Sad Boys," that will appear on the group's upcoming album. DRGN King will be supported this evening by local pals Mumblr as well as Brooklyn's Walking Shapes and Ancient River. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

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New Track: "Are You?" - Napping

We're not really sure if this new tune will help to ease your into this morning or lull you back into a snoozy sleep. It's called "Are You?", and is the first offering from Napping, the latest collaboration from Laser Background's Andy Molholt and Dr. Dog's Eric Slick. It was recorded at Slick's new home in Ashville, NC when Molholt recently swung by to pick him up for an ill-fated road trip to perform with Norwegian Arms. (Photo by George Miller)

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New Music Video: "Shut In" - Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks, a.k.a. Timothy Showalter, taps into his inner confesssional 60-Mintutes world in his latest music video for "Shut In." The single is off Showalter's forthcoming LP HEAL, due out June 24 via Dead Oceans. The video parody was directed by Zia Anger. Strand of Oaks will be performing next in Philly on Friday, September 19 at The Boot & Saddle.

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Lushlife Opening for Homeboy Sandman at JB's June 11

Lushlife, a.k.a. Raj Haldar, has been way too quiet for me. I'm just hoping that it's the calm before the storm. I've been waiting patiently for the release of his collaborative album with CSLSX, but I recent learned the other night that the fate of the electronic group is suspect. I'm really hoping that isn't true for many reasons. However, Lush did share that he just wrapped up work on a new album, and will be taking the stage with some "new jams" this evening at Johnny Brenda's when he opens for Stones Throw's talented wordsmith Homeboy Sandman. It's going to be a welcomed night of cerebral hip hop in Philly. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $15, 21+ - Q.D. Tran

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New Video: "It's a Shame I Know" (Honey Watts Cover) - Psalmships

Yesterday's downpour and today's overcast has us in a bit of somber mood. Psalmships recent performance of Honey Watts' "It's a Shame I Know" for Root Down In The Shadow's #CoverClub seems to be going well with our morning coffee. Cheers! (Photo by M. Batchelor)

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Free Download: "Rusted Diamonds" - Young Savage

Young Savage has a new single out that finds him bringing the heat on "Rusted Diamonds." The rad, ominous instrumentals were produced by Mizzy Beatz. You can can stream and download the track for free below.

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Tuesday Tune-Out - Billy Bragg Tribute at PhilaMOCA June 10

This evening's Tuesday Tune-Out, curated by WKDU's Yoni Kroll, will be a tribute to troubadour and left-wing activist Billy Bragg. There will performances of his music by Josh Alvarez (Cinepunx), Colin Smith (Serpent Throne), and Carly M (No Other). As always, there will be a mystery screening of a film, which isn't much of a mystery tonight. You'll be treated to a rare concert film, Billy Goes to Moscow, that documents Bragg's 1988 tour. Come join in and singa-long! PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $5 Donation, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman 


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