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Indie Rock

Weekend Warrior, May 11 - 13

The tandem of Lauren DeLucca and Rachel Dispenza, a.k.a. Coping Skills, will be celebrating the release of its sophomore album Worst New Music (Citywide Records), with a show tomorrow night at Everybody Hits. The duo delves into the daily ups and downs via episodic songs, providing peeks into the songwriters’ psyches. Unobstructed, personal insights create a genuine connection of shared experience. Whether exploring points of doubt or frustration or finding moments of contagious euphoria, there’s a gritty, unpolished closeness that simultaneously bubbles over into jubilation. On this showcase (which will benefit No More Dysphoria), they’ll be joined by the dreary-romantic, shoegazing daydream of So Totally (whom have a new record in the works), the acoustic-driven, emo-crashing waves of Vivian K., and the raw, riff-rockin’ Big Quig. Also, hailing from Venezuela,  the experimental-punk of Zeta completes this billing. – Michael Colavita

Other places to hit this weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Past Life, Whine Moms, Punk Hands, SAT Coping Skills (Record Release), So Totally, Vivian K, Big Quig

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Straw Hats, SAT Grandchildren

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Goodnight/Goodluck (Record Release), Secret American, Wax Wav 

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Sparrow Steeple, Yuzo Iwata/Brother JT, Jo Kusy/Night Drive/OneSixty, SAT Timothy Tebordo, The Bells/Fame Lust, SUN Loafass, Fucksake/Saint Wilde

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI FV, Rich People, Moses Mosima, SAT Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Dean & Company, Whiskeyhickon Boys

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Black Panther Burlesque, SAT Cosmo Baker

TLA (334 South St.) FRI Varial 

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Mo Lowda & The Humble, Kirby & The Vibe Tribe

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Monnette Sudler, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Diane Monroe, Lee Smith, Sonny Troy, V. Shayne Frederick, Byron Landham, SUN Minas Mother’s Day Brunch

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Dysphoria, Vicious Embrace/Jacopo & The Late Saints.  Zap Goes Pop!, This Way to the Egress

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnust St.) FRI Mike Pinto, Jay D Clark, SAT Stella Ruze, NorthEast Corners  

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Hetz, Berdmajik, Night Bloom, DCTC/Tiger Castle, Dear Forbidden, I Am Not The Universe, SAT Hallowed Bells, The Russian White, Argyle Rings

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 800, SAT DJ Deejay

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

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2ndSt.) FRI Mike Matteson & The Sketchy Freaks, Line Leader, Slomo Sapiens, SAT Tucker Hill Band (Album Release), Miss Cantaloupe, Sitting In Cars, SUN The Ones Group Mixer

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT BrainFest: Stinking Lizaveta, Alright Junior, Camera Thief, The Good Mess, Resilient, Dirty Dollhouse, School of Rock Philadelphia, The Sea Tease, The Cozy

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Pierson

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SAT Ian Saint Laurent

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) SAT Alexis Cunningham

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Catullus


The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI In Different Sounds, Kate Dressed Up, Wallace / Grimace Federation, Nakama, Gorgeous Porch, SAT Of The Archive, Echo Lad, Countdown From Ten, SUN Echo Lad

LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Leadrs, Buster, Spring Onion, SUN Knifeplay, Spellbinder

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Good How Are You Fest: Ntive Flora, Yeenar, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, Honeytiger, Busy Bee Project, Secret Nudist Friends, Mavis the Dog, Overwinter,StateSchoolGirl

Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Good How Are You Fest:Puppy Angst, Kat Hamilton, Elaine Rasnake, Erik Kramer, Kelsey Cork & the Swigs, Trash Boy

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) FRI Eliza Edens, Brian Hamilton, Sudden Forever

JJ’s Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Blueroom, James Barrett

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Arthur, Buddie, SAT Dialer, The Invasive Species, Aphid Daughters

Hole Foods (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Earth Telephone, Party Muscles

William Covert “Nova Express” (Live Session)

Yesterday, Puddle Splashers released an amazing new video of William Covert of Space Blood performing a track, “Nova Express”, from his forthcoming solo album.

William will be performing his first solo show at Burlington Bar tonight, May 11th, with Imelda Marcos and Parlour.


Judson Clairborne's New Single

Chris Salveter (aka Judson Claiborne) surprisingly released a new single, “I Want My Undeveloped Pre Frontal Cortex Back”, last month. This is the first new music from the band since 2013’s We Have Not Doors You Need Not Keys.

Salveter did form a new band back in 2016, The Electric Breastpumps, and released a single, but has been silent since.

It’s unclear if this will lead to more music or not. Judson Claiborne was one of my personal favorites of last decade and it is just great to hear Chris’ voice again.


New Track: "The Problem Is Us" - Gladie

Pairing partners Augusta Koch (Cayetana) and Matt Schimelfenig (Three Man Cannon), a new project, Gladie, has emerged. Sean Hallock (Rozwell Kid) and Candice Martello (Hemming) currently round the band into form. With a debut EP Everyone is Talking About You due out on May 17, the band’s first single “The Problem Is Us” has just arrived. Akin to the reverberating buzz of traffic, the song sets an ambient beginning. Then, Koch delivers personal observations, which gather momentum as the instrumentation (keys, percussion, etc.) is further fleshed out, joined vocally by Schimelfenig to create an emotive yet calming discourse. The band is slated to perform at Everybody Hits on Wednesday, May 23, alongside Doll Baby, Bat Boy, and Big Nothing.

Circuit des Yeux "Brainshift" (Live)

Circuit des Yeux released a stunning acoustic video of her performing “Brainshift” for Line of Best Fit. This is the title track from her 2017 LP, Reaching For Indigo.

Circuit des Yeux will be performing at Pitchfork Music Festival on July 21st.


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