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Free Download: "Mountain" - Night Panther

Grrrr... sex-pop outfit Night Panther returns from their isolation at Miner Street Recordings with a new uplifting track called "Mountain," which you can stream and download for free below. The band recently celebrated lead singer Farzad Houshiarnejad's birthday with a performance at MOMs in Doylestown, PA. They'll also be joining the annual Caravan Music Fest in August. Expect more new music to come!

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Krust Toons: "Going on Tour" by Teddy Hazard

Here is our new edition of Krust Toons by Teddy Hazard entitled "Going on Tour." Please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations HERE.

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New Video: "Last to Swim" (Strand of Oaks Cover) - Our Griffins

We already knew that Strand of Oaks' "Last to Swim" is a powerful tune, making it one of our favorites. Well, Our Griffins recently stopped by Nomad Recording Studio to lay down his take on the heart-wrenching track, with such a hushed intesity, for Root Down in the Shadow's #CoverClub. You can catch Our Griffins live this Friday, June 27 at Bourbon & Branch. Also, don't forget to grab your copy of Strand of Oaks' new LP HEAL tomorrow, and he'll be making an appearance at World Cafe Live this Friday as well for WXPN's Free at Noon.

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Son Little Opening for Small Black & Snowmine at JB's June 23

Aaron Livingston, a.k.a. ANTI- recording artist Son Little, the opening act for tonight’s show at Johnny Brenda’s, has the type of natural soul-gripping vocals that make you stop what you're doing, hone-in, and ask, "Who’s that?" Already having worked with such accomplished artists as The Roots and rjd2, Son Little’s neo-soul pulls from the toolbox of his predecessors, using his vocals as a means to skillfully express a full palette of emotion from pleasure to perseverance, giving listeners a zoomed-in view of his inner workings - a personal proximity that exudes strength. The sleek synth & string-layered indie pop of Snowmine will bridge the gap to the electro-dance pop of fellow Brooklynites Small Black. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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New A Sunny Day in Glasgow Album Available for Streaming

A Sunny Day in Glasgow recently shared their new LP Sea When Absent over at Pitchfork Advance. It's the group's first release with outside help from producer Jeff Zeigler, and the album officially comes out tomorrow June 24 via Lefse Records. They will be back in Philly on Sunday, July 27 at Johnny Bredna's with Pattern is Movement and Myrrias.

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Gorgeous Porch Anchors the Bill at Golden Tea House June 22

Anchored in the groove, resulting from the interplay of keys and a kit, Chris Wood’s (Orbit to Leslie, Grimace Federation) Gorgeous Porch is difficult to pin down, but maybe that isn’t the point. With it’s target primarily in sustaining valuable beats/grooves that gravitationally pull you in, Wood's soft drifting voice becomes a secondary supplement, elevating the cosmic debris vibe by providing a shape and gauge of the environment, contrasting the proximity of that core groove with just out of reach vocals. On a similarly linked/related note, the garage-psych of Relatives is significantly propelled by their constantly churning combination of bass and percussion, pushing their polished sound ever forward. The delightfully dark and twisted carnival music experience of Oh Bree add yet another branch to this Golden Tea House Sunday bill that also includes Ohio math-punk rock outfit, Ultrasphinx. Golden Tea House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7:30pm, $5 Donation, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Clark Park Music & Art Festival at the Dog Bowl June 21

A 40+ year festival tradition returns when Clark Park holds its annual Music and Art Festival in the Dog Bowl today, and this is also the year it returns to being a two-part Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox event. The fest will feature its usual plethora of craft vendors, food trucks, and family activities that start with a special performance by the Rock to the Future band, but at the center of the festival is a diverse lineup of 10 musical acts. Co-headliners City Rain will be bringing their vibrant soundscapes that radiate from the duo’s latest album, Songs for a High School Dance, and "golden age" indie rockers Commonwealth Choir will deliver a pumped-up set, fueled by songs from their noteworthy debut EP Shirtless. Saturday will be a good opportunity for charismatic Toy Soldiers frontman Ron Gallo to preview songs from his forthcoming album project Ronny, and you’ll find the whimsical folk collaboration of Dani Mari and Reverend TJ McGlinchey that’s known as Lovers League. The fest will also feature performances by Former Belle, Portland Senator, Family Vacation, and more. Clark Park, 43rd & Chester Ave., 12pm, FREE, All Ages - Bill McThrill


Weekend Warrior, June 20 - 22

Ever so often, a bill jumps out at you, demanding your presence because you know in your inner conscience that something special will occur and that if you’re not there, you’ll inevitably hear about it and regrettably groan. Such is the case this evening at West Philly’s Brown House, where Creepoid will be performing their last Philly show (for now) as Philadelphians. The band is moving to Savannah, GA this July, taking its exploding instrumentals that craft layers of moody, melodic force, enveloping you in its ability to somehow capture pieces of darkness while embracing and transforming them into a convalescent radiance with balanced surges of searing guitar and percussion. Tonight, another emerging power, Amanda X, shares the stage with its own decidedly forward-pushing take on garage-pop. The trio’s highly connective-core balances an energetic performing style, while exhibiting high levels of instinctive musicianship. The show will also feature West Philly hardcore outfit Push Ups, who released a new LP Grow Up or Try Dying earlier this month, the jangly, sensitive indie pop of Manors, and our most recent NYC Best Emerging Artist of the Year Poll Winners, punks Big Ups to help make it a night that we’ll all remember. Brown House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) 8pm, Donation, All Ages - Michael Colavita
 
Other places to throwdown this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI West Philly Orchestra, SAT Rockers Galore (Album release), Phil Moore Brown, Weird Hot
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Julia Rainer/Spirit of the Beehive, Dogs on Acid, G.A.S.S., SAT ( Early) Easy Creatures, (Late) Humanshapes, School Girl SUN GASH
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Districts
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Star Trek Tribute Troupe: The Roddenberries, Galvanize
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  FRI Dracula’s Ball: Carfax Abbey, SUN Aquill, I Know Brasco
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Mach22 SUN Bon Again, No Return
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) La Giara (The Water Jug) Concert Premiere of the Operetta by Patricia King SAT (Upstairs) Talain Rayne, Jake Ohlbaum
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Adam Travis & The Soul, Dave Joyce, Heyyo, SAT TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb, Jeremiah Tall, Joel Roberts, SUN Albondigas
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Official Wizard World After-Party: Chronicles of Sound, SAT Make Music Philly 2014 (Noon) New Sound Brass Band, Red Panda, Travel Lanes, A Victim of Good Times, Delco Pacers
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI You Do You, Seoul Delhi, SAT Make Music Philly 2014 (4pm start) Traffic Nightmare, (Late) Busses, Tinmouth, SUN Ron Gallo & Friends
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT The GTV’s
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) Eunoia
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Chris Gennett
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Tropical Nasty, SAT (Clark Park Fest After Party): The Deadeyes, Flat Mary Road, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Plantation, Dr. Beardface & The Spacemen (Record Release), SAT Enstride, Love a Lunatic, SUN Suicide Prevention Benefit Show: Brosef Gordon-Levitt, Eunoia, Respectable Average
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Audio Kings of the third world, E. Joseph & The Random Heart
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Corners of Sanctuary
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Local Smokes, The Revere, Jeff Thomas, SAT Undergun, Angela Everwood, The Late Greats, Red Means Run
 
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Birds Over Arkansas, SAT Splintered Sunlight
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Silence Kit, Tin Horses SAT Regan Brothers, Mysteries, Heat Thunder
 
Clark Park (4398 Chester Ave.) SAT Music & Arts Festival City Rain, Former Belle, Ron Gallo, Commonwealth Choir, Portland Senator, Brian Fitzy, Lovers League, Family Vacation, On the Cooling Board
 
Pageant Soloveev (607 Bainbridge St.) FRI Kate Ferencz, Hermit Thrushes
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Hang-Up to Flat (7” Release Show), Old Hands, Sicky, Joshua Alvarez
 
Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop (713 N. 4th St.) SAT Marblemouth
Julian Abel Park SAT The Naked Sun
 
Riverside Hall (916 S. Swanson St.) SAT The Naked Sun
 
Dr. Martens Store (1710 Walnut St.) FRI Dark Blue
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI To Tremble, Callowhill
 
The Pharmacy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Window Liquor, Pale Shelter
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Casavetes, Pinkwash, Sheer Mag, SUN Gorgeous Porch, Relatives, Oh Bree
 
Pariah (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Combat Crisis, Capital K, Glory Dole, Future Primitive
 
Duff Gardens (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN War Emblem
 
Safety Meeting (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Babel Map, The Pretty Greens
 
Powers Park (Almond & Ann Sts.) SAT The Naked Sun
 

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