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Weekend Warrior, January 28 - 30

With Sara Marcus’ Girls to Front bringing renewed interest in the Riot Grrrl Movement, the growing success of Girls Rock Philly, and the new crop of fierce, talented female musicians tearing up the indie music scene, it's easy to say that there's a resurgence in lady rock - one that signals a new future for women in rock, which will put them at a hot forefront. But, the truth is, we're just beginning to touch on something that Sugar Town has known for the last ten years - that women in rock are far, wide and in our own backyard, are true and plentiful, and are deserving of our undivided attention. Sugar Town was started in 2001 by local music journalist/promoter/DJ Sara Sherr (read our interview with the founder here) as a monthly night to celebrate local and national lady rockers and DJs (despite a few hiatuses), and on Saturday at home base Tritone, it'll celebrate its 10th-year anniversary with a 13-band bill of local acts paying homage to influential and legendary female bands and artists (with No Wavelength's Grace Ambrose and Erin Mae Szrankowski of Y-Rock on XPN's Pop Theory program spinning between sets). Among the tribute bands are Cris Valkryria & The Opponents playing Blondie, Girls Rock Philly and Make a Rising members taking on Electrelane, Girls Dressed As Girls (featuring Mighty Paradocs' mate and Tritone's monthly "Rockers" host, Camae Defstar) playing Hole and much, much more (for a full list, check out here). Happy birthday, Sugar Town! Tritone, 1508 South St., 6pm, $7, 21+
Other shows that you can ski or snowboard to…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI The Asteroid #4, Snakes Say Hisss, SAT Reef The Lost Cauze, SUN Hey Angel and The Midnight Beat
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Banned Books
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Fathead Reunion Show w/Alien Architect, Electric City, SAT The New Connection, Andrew Lipke, Oldermost
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Keystone Mountain Boys, SAT Theotis Joe, The Jill Rabbits, Sensory Whore, SUN Bridge Underwater
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Bill Wilson Jr., SUN Mrs. Pain, Palyboy Bunny Savage, Site Recites
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Gun Fight
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Vilebred, SAT The Claw
Highwire Gallery (2040 Frankford Ave.) FRI The Rat Bastard Experience
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) SAT 28 North, The Tressels, Penrose
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI New Pony
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Babble Tongue Sarcastic and Pink Elephants, SAT Buddhafest 43 w/ Kaligata,Kickin Bear, Fatal Verdict, and more
Greenline Café (4239 Locust St.) FRI Brown Bird Blonde Bird, Out Like Lambs
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Normal Love, Mincemeat on Tenspeed, Bad News Bats, SUN Da Comrade!, SkeletonBreath, Cloud Becomes Your Hand
Triumph Brewery (117 Chestnut St.) SAT The Fractals and Cookie Rabinowitz
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Case Closed, SAT Surgeon

Download New FREE EP from Brown Recluse!

We recently shared with you a new track and cover art from Brown Recluse’s upcoming album Evening Tapestry scheduled for release on March 15 via Slumberland Records. But if that’s still too long for you to wait for more new material from our local pop masters, then the band was nice enough to release a new EP this week available for FREE download here titled Panoptic Mirror Maze. You can also check out a new video for the track “Mirror Mansion” below from the EP. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff

Brown Recluse "Mirror Mansion" from Slumberland Records



Alameda's Seasons/Spectres carries tunes that swell like rainswept boughs beneath the trickling of guitar, heartfelt lyricism and carefully perched harmonies. Simple folk layers are woven to complements of sleight piano keys and softly bellowing cello, channeling something like Nick Drake or the Album Leaf. Seasons/Spectres is out now and ready for the picking!

New Leaf


Helicopters' Not Diamonds But Diamonds

Helicopters have released a wonderful collection of 18 "bits, bites, demos and b-sides (2005-2010)" called Not Diamonds But Diamonds. The collection is available for free through bandcamp.


Local Acts Gettin' Some “Best of” Love from Daytrotter!

The good thing about being snowed in is that it feels a little bit like a vacation because there is not much to do. It gives you a chance to catch up on things that passed you by while life was happening. It was nice to see Philly musicians gettin' some “best of” love from Daytrotter. Congrats to Strand of Oaks for making the list of Daytrotter’s Best of 2010 (favorite recorded songs) with “Lawns Breed Songs” as well as Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang for getting a nod with “Lonely Lonely Night” in Daytrotter’s Best of 2010’s Readers Choice! You can check out both the mentioned tracks from their Daytrotter sessions below. Cheers! - The Deli Staff


Lawns Breed Songs (Daytrotter Session) by Strand of Oaks

Lonely Lonely Night (Daytrotter Session) by Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang


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