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Welcome to My Face and 722 at JB’s June 12

It wouldn’t be Philly Beer Week without Philadelphia’s Most Rocking Bartenders taking the stage. Whether it was during many drunken nights at Fergie’s, his tenure at The Khyber during their legendary happy hour, or at his home of Jose Pistola’s, you might have heard Casey Parker crooning the bar with some serious rock ballads. And if you have, then you wouldn’t be surprised to hear about his double life as the Voxez n' Foxez scoring frontman of Philly’s 80’s Glam Rock tribute band from hell, Welcome to My Face (that’s what she said). With their balls to the wall attitude and thrashing guitar fervor, the band will have you rocking out like it was a head banging 1984. Theatrics and music collide when tonight they’re joined by 722 who formed at the natural setting of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Its cabaret sensibility meets skilled musical craftsmanship whenever Davy Raphaely takes the stage with Mike Pietrusko and the Catalano Brothers. So when these bands join forces. There will sure be plenty of the musical theatrics to keep you more than mildly amused. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill



Weekend Warrior, June 11 - 13

Summer is here! And ‘tis the season to get out and have some fun. Our Weekend Warrior pick is goin’ to be a fuckin’ great time! So if you can find The Ox (reason one million and one why the El and Broad St. lines should run later), then you should be planted there when Reading Rainbow, Creepoid and Party Photographers hit the stage. You already know The Deli Philly’s recent End of the Year Overall Poll Winner, Reading Rainbow, who combine gorgeous harmonies, raging yet melodic guitar riffs and punchy precise drumbeats to put some serious shakin’ in your bones. Can we still count the number of Creepoid live performances on one hand? Buzz, buzz, buzz…we’re creating some of our own. Check out the review of their debut EP Yellow Life Giver in our CD of the Month section (to the right)! We are definitely digging their live set too. And Party Photographers will give you all the fuzzy walls of sound and feelings of disillusionment that you can handle. As if that wasn’t enough, Miami’s The Jacuzzi Boys will be rockin’ with their beach party enthusiasm to close out the evening. Grab whatever gets you off and head on over to The Ox this Saturday for some fun,fun,fun! ‘Tis the season - remember!?! The Ox, 2nd and Oxford, 8pm, $5, All Ages
Many more things to get you out of your place…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Prowler, SAT 722
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Sermon
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Cheap Dinosaurs, SAT Electric City and Kuf Knotz
M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Anvil Bitch, SAT Gondola and Serpent Throne
The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Bacio, SAT Suttercane SUN The Sobriquets
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Sideshow Prophets
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI The Spinning Leaves and Downtown Harvest

Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) SAT Government Cheaze Album Release Party
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI The National Rifle
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Swift Technique and The Groovement
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Zombie Beach Party w/The Slotcars
The Ox (2nd and Oxford St.) SAT Party Photographers, Creepoid, Reading Rainbow
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT Jukebox Zeros and The Handsome Petes
Pterodactyl (3237 Amber St.) SAT Big Art Show w/ Grandchildren, Oh! Pears, Cheers Elephant
Murph’s Bar (202 E. Girard Ave.) SAT Experience Kef
Crane Arts Building (1400 N. American St.) SAT and SUN Art For The Cash Poor 11 w/ McRad, The Josh and Pete Band, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, Knife Show, and more 
Eris Temple (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT “Yellow” / “bunnies” Video Release Party w/ Radio Eris
The Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum (3819 Hamilton St.) FRI Carnivolution w/ Hydrogen Jukebox, The Radarmen, Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Mischief Brew
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Birdie Busch
The Moonlight Forest (515 Memorial Highway) SAT Iris and Shibley Fest I w/ The Spinning Leaves, Chris Kaspar, Mason Porter, Psalmships, Papertrees, Tin Bird Choir, and more
Dock Street Brew Pub (701 S. 50th St.) SUN Dock Street 2nd Annual Music Festival w/ Grandchildren, The Homophones, Chasing Arethusa, Among Criminals, Stinking Lizaveta



Zombie Beach Party w/The Slotcars at The Troc June 11

Ever since Robert Drake, Melissa Torres, and Dave Ghoul organized Philly’s first Zombie Crawl in 2006, it has elevated itself into becoming one of South Street’s most decorated traditions. It became so popular that it led to a second annual happening in the Zombie Prom, that first kicked off on September of 2007 at The Trocadero. Last year the call for a summer event was answered in the form of The Zombie Beach Party, and tonight the legions of the undead are once again ready to raid The Troc in a flesh eating frenzy. While the Terror Behind The Walls make-up crew provides the rotting flesh touches for those who arrive out of costume, Robert Drake and Dave Ghoul will be providing brain eating boogies for zombies to Thriller dance to. And since it wouldn’t be a good beach party without a little surf guitar, and Philly surf punks, The Slotcars,are ready to answer the call of the damned. For a few years, Dave Roller and the ladies X have been breaking out tunes that will make fans of The Ramones and The Queers happy. And songs like “The Slotcars Theme” and “Surfing New Jersey” are perfect for slam dancing in the pale moonlight. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill



Artist(s) Who Deserve Your Friendship: Cheap Dinosaurs

There was a time when bands would whip out a video game theme song, and it would instantly bring smiles to the audience’s face while it brought them back to all those joyous hours wasted without a care in the world. Then, it became lame because everyone was doing it, and you were forever labeled as one of those “Nintendo bands”. Well, the 8-bit subculture is alive and kickin’, but this is a generation that’s ready to dance and robots are certainly welcomed. Cheap Dinosaurs, solo project by The Fire’s fuzzy-haired sound guy Dino Lionetti, creates hot beats that will get you dancin’ out of any danger that you might encounter through the evening. Just watch out for the magic mushrooms. - Q.D. Tran



The Fleeting Ends Don’t Have Split Ends at M Room June 10

The lamenting, textured indie rockers The Fleeting Ends are performing tonight at the M Room. Apparently battle of the bands are still relevant/hip/in existence(?), and these guys recently won one which has been getting them some more airtime on local stations. They are also hitting the local festival circuit this summer making stops at Philly Folk Fest and Bethlehem Musikfest (hehe - headliners include Lynyrd Skynyrd and Styx). Their songs wallow in jagged guitars and yearning vocals that reach wavering tenor notes and brooding baritones the likes of The Smiths. They float comfortably in the sea of retro that is consuming the Philly scene. We’ll see how that goes. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $8, 21+ - Adam G.




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