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Weekend Warrior, February 19 - 21

 
We’re thinking that you might want to swing by Pilam this Saturday for 2 Piece Fest III. You’ll find our Best of Philly Emerging Artist(s) Poll winner Reading Rainbow alongside other local dynamic duos like Hulk Smash, Bubonic Bear, Erode and Disappear, Best Friends and so many others! Pilam, 3914 Spruce St., 2pm - 11pm, $8, All Ages myspace.com/twopiecefest
 
The weather is looking better so here’s the rundown…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI West Philadelphia Orchestra, SAT Buried Beds, Hunter Gatherer

Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore St.) FRI Pony Pants and Amateur Party, SAT Buffalo Analog and The Owl Station

MarBar (200 S. 40th St.) FRI The MLMs and Dragonzord, SAT Swift Technique
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Codename, SAT Psychedelphia

The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Pissed Jeans, SUN Folklore and Woodlands

M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) SUN The Invisible Friends

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Brothers Past Haiti Benefit

Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Philadelphia Slick and Mechanical Minds
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Sutter Cane, SAT BUDDHAFEST 37 w/ Taosd, Subtle Hints, Cthulhu Martini, and more, SUN Matt Davis Aerial Photograph
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Dear Althea, SAT I Yan I Arkestra
 
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A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s “So Bloody So Tight” Video



Just wanted to share with you a neat little video for A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s “So Bloody So Tight”, which was filmed in New Orleans during their travels on tour last fall. It was directed by Bob Weisz. ASDIG’s Annie Fredrickson and Ben Daniels documented some of the trials and tribulations experienced during the two day shoot here. (From my experiences working on and acting in indie movies and videos, shoots can often turn out to be a test of wills. I could never do it for a living.) The video is quite beautiful and artsy, but you had to know that coming from Daniels and the crew that it probably would be. - H.M. Kauffman
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Pony Pants Startin’ a Party in My Pants at Danger Danger Gallery Feb. 19

 
Delaware explants turned Philly three-piece, Pony Pants’ anthems are both parts genius and nonchalance. Frontwoman Emily J.K.’s vocals are a dead ringer throwback to Pretty Girls Make Graves’ The New Romance, serving up sentimental party tracks about best friends, lovers, booze and life. Coupled with backbeats and sick riffs by the Brothers Ellis, Pony Pants display near reckless abandon in their honesty and understated nostalgia. Their latest full-length, Til Death Do Us Party pays perfect homage to 20-something feelings and discernibly punk rock roots. Anyone who’s had the privilege of catching their antics live can attest to their enigmatic knack for rocking out, turning any crowd from apathetic to frenetic within minutes of their first song. So join the party in my pants (oops, I meant “with Pony Pants” or did I?)! Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, $5-10 donation, All Ages myspace.com/ponypants - Dianca Potts
 
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Pissed Jeans Get Pissed at The Khyber Feb. 19

 
Sup Pop superstars Pissed Jeans have certainly received many accolades for their newest album King of Jeans. And if you caught them at shows like their album release party at Pi Lam, then you know that their sound, which has already stayed truest to the grunge filled days of Sub Pop old, has evolved to a whole other level of brash and heavy punk. The band is set to venture on a spring tour starting in April. But before their journeys, they’re ready to crank up the instruments for another round of in your face aggression at The Khyber tonight. The Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., 9pm, $8, 21+ myspace.com/pissedjeansband - Bill McThrill
 
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WPO's Balkan Dance Party Takes Over JB's Feb. 19

 
West Philadelphia Orchestra is a very strange and intriguing mix between an actual orchestra and a gypsy folk band. There is definitely a middle-eastern vibe around the music as well. The mix of strings, horns, and percussion is well composed, and highly thought out. It is very dynamic, rising and falling, never going in quite one direction or the other. For such a large group, all of the instruments are surprisingly in perfect synchronicity and harmony with each other, working together to provide full, precise songs. It also seems that every instrument, and there are many, has its time to shine, so this also demonstrates a tremendous group effort. There is something to be said about their live show in particular, though. This group of wonderfully talented musicians plays off of each other with ease, and has a huge amount of energy in every show. It appears to be a dancing, shouting, and clapping extravaganza for the audience, as full crowd participation is encouraged. Don’t miss a chance to be part of the show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s as West Philadelphia Orchestra joins Slavic Soul Party for a “clash of the avant brass bands”. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9 pm, $10, 21+ myspace.com/westphiladelphiaorchestra - James Sanderson
 
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