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Help Stop Philly “Promoter” Bill (Bill 100267)!

The Flyers are AWESOME! What’s not so awesome, in fact, completely the opposite of awesome is the Philly “Promoter” Bill, Bill 100267, proposed by out-of-touch councilman Bill Greenlee and Darrell Clarke. This bill will require venues and promoters to submit applications 30 days in advance to the Chief of Police proving entertainment licenses, contracts between promoter and venue, liquor licenses and security plans before EVERY show scheduled, which is ABSOLUTELY FUCKIN’ RIDICULOUS. This law will put hundreds of DIY promoters/your friends out of business and will be a devastating blow to our art culture that we’ve been so lucky to be part of. PLEASE check out this PDF file with the entire bill here. If you want to make a difference, PLEASE help spread the word about this unjust bill, and sign the petition here to stop this strangulation of our music community! Your support will be greatly appreciated by all who gather in this community and future generations. - Q.D. Tran



True Oddity Eric Carbonara at Highwire Gallery May 20

With the world of Philly music as wide open and eclectic as it is, you might feel that a true oddity is impossible. But just when you think there are no surprises, you happen to notice someone like Eric Carbonara, who's been on the scene for over a decade now, playing, producing, engineering, everything. The man is a dynamo, essentially. He's on a constant search for the purest form of "raw aural expression" and it shows. Listen to a song like "Splitting Two Into One" with its skronky drone, almost verging on doom metal, and then flip over to his newest stuff, which sounds more like a mix of flamenco and North African folk with an Eastern tint. Confused? Don't be! All of these seemingly divergent styles are united by Carbonara's dark, contemplative mysticism. All that you have to do is lay back and get lost in his world. Highwire Gallery, 2040 Frankford Ave., 8pm, $5, All Ages (Photo by Noah Levey) - Joe Poteracki



The Mural and The Mint at JB's May 20

Give of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes a couple tranquilizers and you’ve got the sound of Michael Kiley’s musical experiment, The Mural and The Mint. Kiley coats his ditties in a thick, sweet electric buzz that makes you feel like you’re seventeen again, trippin’ on acid at some folk festival. They'll be joined by Missing Palmer West who sounds like Jeff Tweedy in the days of Tupelo Honey. Craig Gonci’s band rocks a similar alt-country act as the still-kicking Wilco with a little less twang and a little more Howie Day (with less hair-gel and love-puppy lyrics!). And then there’s Strand of Oaks. With Timothy Showalter’s creation, all the power-pop ballads, grunge undertones, introspective-lost-20-something-lyrics, and acoustic guitar of the 90’s are back, dressed in your favorite pair of mom jeans, ripped plaid, and scuffed Doc Martens. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Katie Bennett



Conservative Man Baring All at M Room May 20

The moody and lush Conservative Man is making an appearance at the M Room tonight. Conservative Man began as the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ian McCarthy before being flushed out into a full band in 2008. Their sound is eloquent and energetic with stargazing synths and Brit-pop melodrama that brings to mind a bit less dreamy M83. Their latest EP, 2009’s Imaginary Forces, is steeped in longing melodies and ethereal lightness that allow for escape and respite. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $8, 21+ - Adam G.



Diplo Makes His Directorial Debut

Diplo will be making his directorial debut with a documentary called Favela on Blast, which he co-directed with Leandro HBL. It’s not surprising to hear that the film will explore the music and the subculture surrounding the berserk Brazilian dance music subgenre known as funk carioca (or baile funk or favela funk), which he’s been championing for years. It features appearances made by scene figures Deize, Tigrona, Mr. Catra, and Duda Do Borell. On July 20, his Mad Decent label will be releasing the documentary on DVD and digital download, and starting July 9, you'll be able to watch the movie on Pitchfork.tv for one week only. You can check out the trailer above. - H.M. Kauffman


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