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Tigersapien Bring the Filthy Shit at KFN July 9

Tigersapien’s music revives the inner club kid in me making me want to pop multiple pills of ecstasy, blow fat lines off someone’s chest and have sex in the restroom stall (KFN has nice sized ones). It’s dirty and sometimes feels as manufactured as the drugs that you just took and the dialogue of “The Hills” episode that it should be on, but these kids are working hard to recreate for you the sounds of their misspent youth. Oh, and probably to get laid too. Hopefully you do tonight at KFN! (Hehe…dibs on the men’s room stall.) Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 Front St., 7:30pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Tiffany Yoon) - H.M. Kauffman
 

 

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Dragonzord, Hermit Thrushes & The Circadian Rhythms at The Ox July 9

Besides having a killer name, Philly outfit Dragonzord’s knack for crafting gritty soundscapes like the intro of “I Take It Back/Old Clothes” lends itself to the band’s lyrical honesty. Far from polished, their sound is unnervingly raw, enhanced by the twang of haphazard guitar and fuzzy basement sounds. Messy, loud and heartfelt, Dragonzord’s sound falls somewhere between Oberst’s early orchestration and the jangle of Jeff Magnum’s Invent Yourself a Shortcake. Substantially spacey “Deep Dark Start” and the gentle thumps of “Teen Plague” are transformative and chill, a perfect and washed out sublime. Nicely coupled with the unpredictable beats of Hermit Thrushes, Dragonzord’s performance is a fitting companion to this buzz-worthy band. The charming dings of “Snowflake Heart” and heartwarming riffs of “Benaki” are equal parts melody and meticulous genius. Polished quasi-pop with The Books style backbeats, Hermit Thrushes songs are strangely intoxicating, much like the bizarrely awesome tracks of The Circadian Rhythms (think of the bluesy “La Di Da” or the jazzy “Symptoms”). Destined to be famous, at least in the blogosphere, witness these three at their best before Pitchfork finds out. They’ll be hosting D.C.’s Deleted Scenes and Hume as well as NY’s Sons of an Illustrious Father. The Ox, 2nd St and Oxford St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Dianca Potts
 

 

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New Madrid Faults Found at M Room July 9

New Madrid Faults are coming to the M room tonight. This Bethlehem, PA collective are music enthusiasts, critics and producers who create delicate bedroom chamber pop ala Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s and Cloud Cult. Most times the voice is barely above a whisper and there are glockenspiels aplenty in these dramatic tunes with their swoops and swells. These guys sound like one of those bands that would definitely benefit from the utilization of more professional studio equipment to give their songs the life and energy that are obviously within them. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $8, 21+ - Adam G.
 
 

 

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From The Deli’s Open Blog: New Edible Onion Compilation Out Now

Edible Onion is a Philadelphia based collective that releases small run, hand-packaged records. We have just released a compilation entitled A Cure For The Broken-Hearted featuring a number of Philadelphia based artists (plus two out-of-towners) including Power Animal, Br'er, The New Heaven And The New Earth, Snow Caps, Motorcycle Maus, & Brian Reichert (Space Sluts). The compilation is being released in a run of 1000 accordion books, all assembled by hand. Each one is also hand numbered. Go to http://www.edibleonion.com/music/eo10/ for the tracklisting and more information. (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and MP3s here)
 

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Black Landlord Headline Prostate Cancer Benefit at WCL July 8

OK, this event is called Prostate Palooza. I am all for it. I am completely Pro-State and anyone against state should be ashamed. Black Landlord are also Pro-State. They are bringing their eccentric soul and funk infused hip-hop stylings to World Café Live. The band itself is full of seasoned veterans while headed by the man in white Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams. Their musicianship is impressive and their energy is infectious. The calming and catchy sounds of The Great Unknown will also be gracing the stage for this show. They have qualities of Vetiver and many of the hyped folk bands of 2k9. Come enjoy the very diverse tunes and wet all parts of your musical pallet. World Cafe Live (Upstairs), 3025 Walnut St., 8pm, $22, All Ages - Adam G.
 

 

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