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The Homophones Say Farewell at KFN May 30

If you’re privy to the Philly extension of Yelp, then chances are that you’ve been to some pretty kick ass parties lately. It was all made possible by Yelp’s Philly Community Manager, Monica Silvestre. Well, she’s getting ready to pack her bags for a new position as the East Bay’s Community Manager. But she’s going to do it in style with a FREE party at Kung Fu Necktie featuring some kick ass music. If Jarvis Cocker traveled back in time to jam with Django Reinhardt, then the end result would be music similar to the style of The Homophones. As moody as it is melodic, their tunes are your ticket to feeling an extended sense of happy melancholy. Jason Ferraro’s somber but powerful vocals spew plenty of wit and wisdom. Yes, he might be stealing some of David Byrne’s dance moves. But why wouldn’t you? He’s the MAN. And The Homophones are absolutely entertaining! DJ Qi Command will also be spinning his mash-up style that echoes the Girl Talk mindset. When his talents merge Beastie Boys and Muse into one and fuse the hip hop stylings of The Roots with the robot dance beats of Daft Punk, you’re body is bound to wild out uncontrollably as you toast to Monica S.’s new life out West. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 Front St., 9pm, FREE, 21+ (Photo by Oliver Lopena) - Bill McThrill



The Extraordinaires Just Plain Rock at DDG May 29

Influenced by The Muppet Show and “sexy” Asian dudes, South Philly’s The Extraordinaires have a knack for writing warm songs thematically tied to their neighborhood and daily lives. With three albums already under their belt, The Extraordinaires’ theatrical antics are easily praiseworthy, even to NPR. Armed with new members former Quantine Rabbit’s guitarist Scooter and drummer Smoker, their live performance is pure unabashed over-the-top rock ‘n roll goodness. Philly’s version of Love Language, Jay Purdy and his gang might be less polished, but they’re definitely more fun. One of Punk Rock Payroll’s best will be at Danger Danger Gallery tonight with Quiet Hooves. Danger Danger Gallery. 5013 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, $5 - $10 donation, All Ages (Photo by Brian McHale) - Dianca Potts



Happy Happy, Joy Joy, Post Post at Mar Bar May 29

There are never too many catchy, cutesie indie pop tunes to jam out to on lazy summer evenings, especially good ones, the likes of which Post Post have crafted for your listening pleasure on their debut EP Meta Meta. But the ladies and gent are working on their follow-up so look out for more infectious material to slip into the setlist. With a sound somewhere between Mates of State and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Post Post is a guaranteed joyous journey between love and loss (and hopefully love again). Mar Bar, 200 S. 40th St., 9pm, $5, 21+ (Photo by Neal Santos) - Katie Bennett



Dragonzord and Cranes Are Flying Live at Green Line Café May 29

Starting out in North Jersey in 2006, Cranes Are Flying have gone through several incarnations and lineup changes until finally landing in West Philly. Now the band is a booming pulse of fast paced energy that features members of Da Comrade!. Don’t think that they’ll be completely mellowed out in the slightly more intimate Greenline tonight, because calculated songs like “Burn Me” and “Prima Ballerina” will move you to a head pounding frenzy. Joining them on the small stage tonight will be the anime influenced distorted vocals of Dragonzord. Ever since awakening from a long hibernation, Dominic Angelella and Joe Baldacci have reemerged with a new formation that features a 5-piece live band. They have also been working on an extensive list of upcoming releases, so you might just hear some new tunes to go along with the arousing brilliance of “Teen Plague” and “I Take It Back/Old Clothes”. Greenline Café, 4426 Locust St., 7pm, $5 donation, All Ages - Bill McThrill



Memorial Weekend Warrior, May 28 - 31

It’s Memorial Day Weekend so bring on the summer and good times! There are some seriously fun things to do this weekend. But we think that the Free Energy and Jukebox the Ghost show tonight at the First Unitarian Church is the perfect way to kick-off this weekend and bring you to that happy place. Here’s a performance of Free Energy from a rooftop in NYC (5/13/10) to get you pumped up for this evening/weekend/summer! First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $12, All Ages

Come on let the good times roll…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Blood Feathers, SUN Grandchildren

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SUN The Homophones

North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, The Groovement

Tritone (1508 South St.) SUN The Wallace Brothers Band, MON Sugar Town and Ladies Rock Philly Memorial Day Extravaganza

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Absolute Zeros Album Release w/Dani Mari

Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Fuck Attack! SAT The Extraordinaires, Univox, Skeletonbreath, SUN Chang Chang

Greenline Café (4239 Locust St.) SAT Dragonzord

Mar Bar (200 S. 40th St.) SAT Post Post

Pterodactyl (3237 Amber St.) SAT Inhabitants Closing Show w/ The National Rifle, Cheap Seats, Vitamin Cheese

Old Swede’s Church (Front and Christian St.) MON Ladyfingers EP Release Party


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