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Weekend Warrior, November 24 - 26

This Sunday, a congregation heads to the First Unitarian Church, celebrating the bounty of beautiful music that local imprint Lame-O Records has curated in its first 5 years. Jake Ewald’s Slaughter Beach, Dog creates a sense of melodic ease, whilst working through the humbling hurdles of day-to-day living, via thoughtful perspectives. Cutting directly to the core of emotions with songwriting spun out of sincerity, Shannen Moser establishes an inviting folk proximity, drawing one in with blankets of relatable harmonies that ache and simultaneously provide room to breathe and process. Fuzzily rekindling mementos of the past with a clean-slated set of eyes, Cherry is freshly familiar, while No Thank You brings the tangle of guttural pensions to the surface, demonstrating a cathartic grit. They'll also be pre-partying in the Side Chapel with a pop-up acoustic show that will feature "Lame-O and friends". Congrats to Eric Osman and the Lame-O family! – Michael Colavita

More places to hang this Thanksgiving weekend…

First Unitarian Church (2125 chestnut St.) SUN Lame-O & Friends Acoustic Party at the side chapel (2pm)/Lame-O Records 5th Birthday: Slaughter Beach, Dog. Shannen Moser, Cherry, No Thank You

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Deadfellow, Sixteen Jackies, SAT Secret American (ex-Cheers Elephant), Satellite Hearts, The Mysteries

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Brother JT

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJSC/Sean Hearn, Jesse Tyler, M//R, SAT Matthew Rineer, Nick Cove & The Wandering, Cory Paternoster, Tim Osborne/Poppy, Mt Vengeance/Diamond Girl, Sean Thomas, Elvin T/Fame Lust, SUN E-Dubz

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Mhysa

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Hardwork Movement MCs, Kuf Knotz, Attic Tapes

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN Surreal Nation, The Boardwalk Kings, The POF, Centrifuzed

TLA (334 South St.) SUN mewithoutYou

Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, SAT Circa Survive, Balance and Composure

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Flightschool, Matt Kelly, SAT (Upstairs) Mardi, Hub & the Sprockets/(Downstairs) Beru Revue, SUN (Upstairs) Manatawny Creek Ramblers

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Apex Predator. Nasuta, Infant Mortality, Syberia

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Nik Greeley & The Operators, SAT Soraia, Cold Roses

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Sublaymen, Thee Idea Men, SAT Suburban Living (DJ Set), SUN Kirby & The VibeTribe, Ali Wadsworth

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Dominy, Tigers + Thieves

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Peace & The City Grease, Chet Williams, The Captain The Pilot The Driver, Static Flow, Apple Juice Jones, SUN Daja

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Ed Christof, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Jay Ortiz

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Vilebred, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Breaklite, Forever Vista, SAT Mr. Unloved, Gibbous Moon, Blessed Muthas, Slagmatter.

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Kaonashi

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Uncle Dan, SAT Trap Rabbit, Zoidzilla, Max Seidman, Jonny Drucker, Wolf Accent

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Cabinet, Mason Porter, SAT Stanley Clarke Band, Dave Bakey

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Moonstriker, Hand Me Downs





New Track: "Mockingbird" - Operation Soundtrack

“Mockingbird” closes out The Friday Matinee, a new concept EP from Operation Soundtrack. Released on the anniversary of JFK's assassination, the song weaves in a plethora of sound clips, creating a multifaceted, genre-bending plot. It’s an intriguing, playful approach to musical storytelling. At the same time, catching all the cues may take a few spins, so be it.





Jean Daddy - "Let's Ride Boys!"

Toronto’s rock n’ roll enigma Jean Daddy have released a brand new record. They are one of the more unique bands in the area right now with their most recent release prior to this record being a comic book. They are known for their charisma on stage and these fellas can really bring it. As Jean Daddy says they “put the rock in raucous.” Very accurate statement with their dirty garage guitars, driving rhythms and frantic vocals. Their release party goes down Friday November 24 at the Baby G along with Vypers and BBQ Pope. Let’s Ride Boys! – Kris Gies

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Idgy Dean takes her energetic solo show to Baby's All Right on 11.22

Idgy Dean is a performer. More than just a talented musician, her shows are a rapture of energy, untamed and unrestrained. She performs with a sense of freedom; an independence and willingness to abandon constraints. Skipping between instruments as she loops sounds and constructs her own sonic world, Idgy Dean is in control. It may feel chaotic, untamed and unrestrained, but she is in control. As she pounds on the drums, slides across the neck of the guitar, slurs into the mic, Idgy Dean is in control. There are plenty of videos showing her restless, solo live performances (the best one is streaming below), but they are something worth experiencing in person. You'll have an opportunity to do so tomorrow (November 22) at Baby’s All Right. – Cameron Carr





Debut Stoops EP Available for Streaming & Download

Kidhood, the debut EP from Stoops, was co-produced with Keith Abrams (Pine Barons, Tremellow), who also recently worked on The Districts' latest LP Popular Manipulations. Warping keys and a rhythmic bass, "Flashlight" shines through the darkness with its existential love song sound, while “Loser Denial” wants to break loose from its opening, but you get a sense that its protagonist feels trapped. There’s a tight, melodic, storytelling quality with a hint of instrumental force that makes one wonder where the next recordings will go.

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