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The National Rifle CD Release Party at KFN Aug. 28

The National Rifle have always been one for breaking big in a DIY Fashion. Some of their biggest shows have been within the confines of loft parties, billiard halls, and venues like Danger Danger Gallery. But their music and artistic style has always been delivered in ways that go beyond the typical DIY aesthetic, and there newest album Vanity Press does so in ways that their ambitious albums of the past haven’t. “Jazz History of the World” hammers out pounding drums, impressive piano work, and sounds like Morrissey with more of a punk rock edge. Meanwhile “She’s a Waste” has the ska influence of The Clash dished out on amped up synthesizers. An album this enjoyable deserves a memorable celebration, and that’s exactly what the band plans to do at Kung Fu Necktie tonight before they set out on a huge September tour. Thanks to Makeshift Media everyone in attendance will also have a shot at beings a part of The National Rifle’s next music video. If that’s not reason enough to attend, then the Goodnight Lights will give you more with their hook laden catchy indie anthems that have become even more ambitious since their last album Electric Spark was released. Also on tap to play is The New Connection who will be bringing their melodic craftsmanship. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 7:30pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

Big Art Show at Pterodactyl Aug. 28

First and foremost the Big Art Show is a celebration of original works of art. It gives you the chance to view unique pieces and screen prints from local artists, and even purchase some items. But as an added attraction, it manages to host some pretty exciting concerts, and since partnering up with Pterodactyl, they have been able to put together some pretty sweet lineups. The Great Vibration will be bringing their mad soulful crooning skills and piano laden pop rock sensibilities to the show, while pop folk newcomers Flat Mary Road will be entertaining the crowd with songs like “Saving the Stray Bird”. The melodic sibling songbirds of Philly, Sisters 3, will be playing the pretty indie folk from their album Star Spangled. Maybe they can collaborate with the brothers Murphy of Penrose, who will be rockin’ the crowd with their classic rock guitar hooks and drum beats. And finally exciting band on the rise, CowPals, will be previewing songs from their upcoming full length. So get ready for the “Hot as Hell Party”! Pterodactyl, 3237 Amber St., FL 5N, 8pm, $5, 21+ - Bill McThrill

Weekend Warrior, August 27 - 29

The weather is going to be fanfuckintastic this weekend (finally)! And as we come towards the end of summer, I’m sure a lot of people are heading out of town for your last chance to hit the beach. Good! Because while you’re heading back in traffic from the Jersey Shore on Sunday after your weekend of watching “The Situation” and “Snookie” wannabes fighting and doing body shot off of each other, we’ll be eating and drinking as much as humanly possible at the Black Landlord 2nd Annual BBQ while watching Maxx and the crew battle it out with the Philly Roller Girls in volleyball as well as listening to kick ass acts like our hosts, Bardo Pond, Gildon Works, Ben Dickey and Drew Mills of Blood Feathers, BC Camplight, Naked Hearts and many more. Hehe…we wonder if Black Landlord will have their suits on for the game. If you’ve ever been to one of their live performance, then you know Maxx isn’t afraid to go skins, but obviously, we’d prefer the honors going to the Philly Roller Girls. We went to the inaugural event last year and thought that it was pretty damn awesome, and this year actually looks even better so we already have our wet naps ready for some juicy ribs. It’s also for a good cause (The SalvationArmy Foster Care Program) so if you’re not at the Festival Pier for MMJ, then we better see you drunk, full and getting’ down at the Uke Club! Uke Club, 847 N. Franklin St., 12pm, $25, All Ages
If you have to go indoors, here are some places to chill…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Arc in Round and Busses, SAT The Dude Hates Cancer Benefit Afterparty w/ Swift Technique, Oso, The Spinning Leaves, SUN The Mural & The Mint
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Live Not On Evil, SAT The National Rifle Album Release w/ The New Connection and Goodnight Lights
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Common Enemy, SAT The Groovement, Flux Capacitor, High Kick
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Spirit and Dust
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Goodnight Lights
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Organ Blues, SAT Pet Primitive and Kitten Disaster
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Pissed Jeans and Hot Guts
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Gillian Grassie
Highwire Gallery (2040 Frankford Ave.) SAT Birds of Maya
Pterodactyl (3237 Amber St.) SAT Big Art Show w/ Grandchildren, Oh! Pears, Cheers Elephant
Greenline Café (4239 Locust St.) SAT Variety Show featuring Oh! Pears
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN Animus
The Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Philadelphia Slick
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI New Pony
Pubb Webb (1527 Cecil B. Moore) FRI The Lawsuits
Liacouras Center (1776 N. Broad St.) SAT Swift Technique

Deli Show with Naked Hearts, Jacob Vanags and Teletextile

Hey Nu Yorkers,

Together with Ascap, The Deli is sponsoring a rather mind blowing show at The Studio on 08.26, with Deli May 2010 CD of the Month Naked Hearts, Deli-Band-of-the-Year-Featuring-a-Harpist, Teletextile (in the picture, yes we made that up just now, but hey, how often do you see a harpist in a rock band?) and pop expert Jacob Vanags. It's going to be a lot of fun, we hope to see you there!

Here's the line-up:
8.30 Jacob Vanags
9.30 Teletextile
10.30 Naked Hearts

The Deli's Staff

P.S. Living Days (originally scheduled as headliners of this show) had to cancel at the last minute because of a bike accident involving the singer. Nothing serious fortunately.


Attia Taylor Releases Sophomore Album for Free Download!

Attia Taylor releases her sophomore effort Short Stories & Small Glories today. You can download the seven-song album for FREE here. The local lo-fi experimental pop princess is the first breakout from the supportive Girls Rock Philly program. (Well, the first that The Deli has been digging on, but we look forward to hearing more from future graduates of GRP.) You can also download Taylor’s debut album Dear Universe for FREE here. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff

Did I Look Like Myself? by Attia Taylor


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