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Treat Y'rself Fest at PhilaMOCA August 15

Saturday sounds like an optimal time to indulge in some excellent music, food, and crafts. The daylong Treat Y’rself Fest, taking place at PhilaMOCA, offers a comprehensive experience with an additional bonus proceeds will go toward October’s March to End Rape Culture.  A dozen artists are slated to perform, including Kississippi whose intricate lyrical painting set on an acoustic canvas. Myrrias will perform as a duo, inducing a soothing psychedelic daydream. While the jangly art pop of Mercury Girls, the surf-garage-punk combo of The Pretty Greens (featuring Mike Writes), the fuzzy shoegazing haze of Ghost Gum and garage-punk quartet Littler are among those on this packed program. Get there early and treat yourself. PhilaMOCA 531 N. 12th St., 1pm, $10-$12, All Ages –Michael Colavita

Beach Slang Celebrates "One Year of Being a Band That Plays Shows" at PhilaMOCA July 27

Beach Slang caught us by surprise last year with Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? and Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street, two impressive EPs that found the Philly music scene vets reminding us of old favorites like The Replacements and Social Distortion. The group was eventually snatched up by Polyvinyl Records, and is currently wrapping up a run of Northeast gigs tonight at PhilaMOCA to celebrate its "One Year of Being a Band That Plays Shows." Along for the recent string of shows has been lovable fuzz-pop trio Hurry. And you'll also find powerpop enthusiasts Mike Bell & The Movies and post-punkers Ghost Gum rounding out this stacked evening of local talent. So extend your weekend just one more night! PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $14, All Ages - Q.D. Tran

Ghost Gum Opening for Wildhoney at Boot & Saddle July 1

Philly quartet Ghost Gum released a single on a four-way split earlier this year with locals Mumblr, Loose Tooth, and Clique, and only has a handful of promising demos available online. That is why the need to catch the shoegaze/post-punk outfit performing out live carries a heavier weight. The calming lead vocals of Carolyn Hayes combined with pressing yet spacious instrumentation finds you languidly strolling along, consumed by their sonic haze. Tonight at Boot & Saddle, you’ll have a chance to experience all that when they open for Baltimore noise-pop quintet Wildhoney and Mercury Girls, which also features Haynes, former Catnaps bandmate Adrianne Gold and Literature’s Kevin Attics and Chris Shackerman. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Alexis V.


Cool Points Staying True at Everybody Hits March 21

Cools Points have been staying true to their namesake, and gaining some for the past couple of years by playing badass basement shows and touring with the likes of Mumblr, Amanda X, and Bleeding Fractals. And the DIY outfit has also been gaining ears by playing fast-paced noise-punk anthems like Crucial Turds and Not Your Bro. Tonight's show at Everybody Hits will be business as usual for the hard-hitting four-piece. It will be headlined by shoegaze-y four-piece Ghost Gum, and will also feature the newest punk-pop project from Dangerous Ponies expats Chrissy Tashjian, Kyle Pulley, and Mike Tashjian, Thins Lips. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 7PM, $5, All Ages - Bill McThrill 

Clique, Loose Tooth, Ghost Gum & Mumblr Split Cassette Release Show at FUC Feb. 20

It doesn't get that much more DIY than self-releasing a quadruple split cassette. The late Ted Nguyent has spawned two new projects, emo outfit Clique and pop-punk crew Loose Tooth. They’ll be sharing space on the tape with promising post-punk four-piece Ghost Gum and genre-jumping alt rockers Mumblr. All four bands will be on hand this evening to celebrate its release at the First Unitarian Church. First folks through the door will receive a free copy of the cassette and poster, while supplies last. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $8, All Ages - Bill McThrill


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