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Chamber Wave quartet Inner Ecstasy performs tomorrow with Young Lovers and more

Musicans have always strived to capture the primacy of human experience — some using tried and true approaches while others play with the strange and eccentric. But for the chamber group Inner Ecstasy, communicating felt truths often involves balancing the classical with the experimental, harnessing the provocative spirits of music's golden age and its avant-garde. Isaac Takeuchi, Vicki Scotto, and brothers Steve and Gabriel Armenta pull from influences spanning centuries apart — from Johann Sebastian Bach and Philip Glass to The Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth — wielding the harmonious and the dissonant to chronicle the voyage of raw emotion.

After a first show at the inaugural LAB•FEST in 2013, Inner Ecstasy signed to DIY label Noise Met Sound, where they released their first EP and went on to play with acts like Liphemra and Bür Gür. The group has been strong advocates of the DIY music/arts community, supporting venues like the LA Fort and LAST Projects in the past years.

Inner Ecstasy plays an all-ages show tomorrow at the Ave. 50 Studio in Highland Park with Sean Pineda, Voice on Tape, Austin's dream pop noir duo Technicolor Hearts, and Los Angeles post-rock Young Lovers. Listen to the haunting "Ascension" below and come to the show tomorrow; doors open at 6 PM. - Ryan Mo

Power Animal Opening for Jeffrey Lewis + Los Bolts at Safety Meeting Oct. 3

Listening to Power Animal, a.k.a. Keith Hampson, is an exploratory sojourn of sound. There’s so much going on as multiple layers intermingle, and yet that densely stacked byproduct isn’t confusing or heavy because the pieces pull in a united direction. It’s an airy, meditative space that you are willing to escape into, dynamically lifting one’s headspace. Tonight at Safety Meeting, this Spazz Presents show also includes the blissful blasts of zany carnival troupe OhBree joining in on the fun, while the youthful folk-punk of Asbury Park’s Teenage Halloween also help to set to the table for the legendary Joe Jack Talcum and the delightfully quirky adventure of Jeffrey Lewis + Los Bolts. Safety Meeting, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.), 7pm, $5-$10, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Loud, hot, and chill with Crescendo, Hillary Chillton, and Hot Flash Heat Wave

The beginning of October is sign for shorter days, chillier nights, and pumpkin spiced everythings, but down here it's still hot as hell. And tonight it's only gonna get hotter, louder, and chiller: turn up and get sweaty in the walls of vintage equipment store and supporting venue Timewarp Records as two recent Deli features, Hillary Chillton and Crescendo, welcome San Francisco's summer-eyed Hot Flash Heat Wave. The Bay Area baes wrap up their West Coast tour this weekend, celebrating the release of the sunbathing Neapolitan LP with two back-to-back shows in Santa Monica and Fullerton (@ The Continental Room with BURGER RECORDS' well-done lineup).

The event moved venues from The Heart of Art Gallery, after an incident of vandalism in late August prompted the space to shut down. SFV's trillest emo-soul trio The Unending Thread unfortunately had to pull out as well — big ups to their guitarist/vocalist Cesar Alas, who co-organized the event! Listen to "Malibu" straight off HFHW's Neapolitan below. Doors open 8:30 PM, $8 admission to help the music fam. - Ryan Mo

Yoko and The Oh No's

Back in February 2014 we shared the self-titled self-released debut album and video from Yoko & The Oh No's. Now the band has signed to Autumn Tone and are release the album officially on October 30th. You can preorder the album here and take another listen to the fantastic single "She Ain't Mine". Yoko & The Oh No's are Max Goldstein on vocals, Max Loebman on guitar, and Stef Roti on drums.


Weekend Warrior, October 2 - 4

As the weather may start to settle down outside this Sunday, there will be a storm a brewing inside at Ortlieb’s. The mighty Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel are kicking off their October residency with special guests Bardo Pond. The local drone-psych legends always captivate and entrance while building their wall of sound on stage. It can be endearing while at the same time tumultuous, as vocals and instrumentation dance and clash, finding their way into our subconscious. They’ll also be joined by experimental guitarist/composer Loren Connors. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St., $10, 8pm, 21+ - Alexis V.
Other places to stay dry (or not so dry) this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Shakai Mondai 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Bird Watcher (Record Release), Madalean Gauze, Tyler Burkhart
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Roof Doctor, Friendship/Rosu Lup, Dirty Dollhouse, Shakai Mondai/Gash, Shy Boyz, SAT The Pink Angels, Frontyards/Allarms, Rexedog/The GTVs, Scantron, SUN Janelle, Coin Purse, Wetbrain
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT The Divine Hand Ensemble, Northern Arms
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SUN Superheaven
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI I Vampyre, Ashes of Our Sins, Seraph in Travail, Suicide Conspiracy, Ketosis, Ashes to Vanity, Corners of Sanctuary
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Mia Johnson, Hurricane Hoss and the Perfect Storm (Record Release), SAT Jackie Thousand, Darla, Josh Miller Band (EP Release), SUN Manny Slay A Verse, Nobody Yet
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Mimos, Man Illuminated, Soul Eater, SAT Andra Taylor & Nate Dodge, Chickabiddy, Keely Sibilia, SUN Girl Dog, Humanshapes
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Soraia (Release Show), The Good Excuses, The Droogettes, SAT Sad Actor, Easy Creatures, Hold Down the Ocean, Seagrave
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI JJL, Heavy Temple, SAT Passion Crimes (EP Release), Uncle/Father Oscar, Wax Future, SUN Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Bardo Pond
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.)  FRI Gene Wildest, Eliza and the Organix, Kat C.H.R, SAT Chalk & The Beige Americans, Blue Hippopotamus
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Mutomb0
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Franky’s Foxes, with DJ Chris Urban SAT The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
The Fillmore Philly (1100 Canal St.) SUN Dotcom
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI Josh Dronyi, Ryn Pascale/Three Fourteen, TheWay, SAT (12pm) Diff'rent Folks, The Dispersions, Hyper Inc./(7:30pm) Next To None A.D.D.
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Amy Faden, Ashton John, SAT Decontrol, Missile Toads, Infant Mortality
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI McRad, American Dinosaur, The Parameters, Tom Mackell, SAT Stellar Belly, The Good Mess, Grand Strangers
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SUN Jam for Sam Benefit
W/N W/N (931 Spring Garden St,) SUN Moor Mother Goddess, Marcelline Mandeng
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Vanillalord, Total Discharge 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) SUN Collect Yourself, Anna Ladd
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Grower, Disinterest/Unguent, What Nerve, Philiac
Hong Kong Garden (1712 N Philip St) SUN Goodbye Party (Solo), Telepathic
Full House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Kississippi, Tombo Crush, Hipps, Coping Skills, Little Tyrant
Pilam (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bad Canoes, The Pretty Greens, Blowdryer, Girl Dog, David Phosphor Walrus
Safety Meeting (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Joe Jack Talcum, Power Animal, OhBree
Milhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Kississippi, Edelweiss, Little Tyrant
Mantua Yacht Club (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Sixties, Water Polo, Buster, You're Making A Scene, Housecat
Cha-Cha’razzi (1918 S. Bancroft St.) FRI Black Urn
The DAD Chapter (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sad Boys, Grandapas On Acid, Kyle Bosler, Wyndwood, A Day Without Love



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