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Hello Shark

New Track: "Jackson Browne" - Hello Shark

Subdued, fragile beauty permeates as a sprinkling of keys and percussion gently pace Linc Halloran, a.k.a. Hello Shark, on his latest single “Jackson Browne”. The song is featured on the forthcoming LP Delicate, which will be available via Orindal Records on September 30. “Jackson Browne” casts a melancholy, reflective confession, recognizing setbacks and flaws while still demonstrating a glimmer of hope. (Photo by Abi Reimold)


New Track: "Drake Night" (Feat. Emily Sprague) - Hello Shark

Hello Shark, a.k.a. Lincoln Halloran, has a new full-length album, Delicate, coming out on September 30 via Chicago-based label Orindal Records, which was produced by Attic Basement's Michael Rheinheimer with Katie Bennett (Free Cake For Every Creature) on bass and vocals throughout the record. Below is the first single from the LP called "Drake Night" (available for streaming at Stereogum), and it finds Halloran reflecting on lost love after a run-in with an ex at the artist-themed club night. The lo-fi ditty also features Florist's Emily Sprague on backing vocals. Hello Shark will be heading out on the road next week with Advance Base, and they will be ending the tour in Philly on Wednesday, August 31 at PhilaMOCA.

Weekend Warrior, June 17 - 19

Slacker rockers Frontyards are throwing a celebration tonight at Underground Animal for their new single “Lemons,” which you can now stream below. Meandering at a leisurely stroll, the band offers little words of wisdom, before raunchy, soaring guitars takeover, breaking up the monotony of always being taught something. (The struggle is real, y’all.) It’s the group’s first offering from their upcoming album Sachi. Frontyards will be joined this evening by a couple of Deli Philly faves, the polaric musings of Linc Halloran’s Hello Shark and the emotive electro/acoustic-pop of Scotty Leicht’s Shelf Life. They’ll also be hosting out-of-towners, Virginia’s Two Inch Astronaut and NYC’s Dolly Spartans. Yes, you want to go underground tonight. Underground Animal, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), $7-$10, All Ages - Alexis V.

More places to embrace the summer this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Philly Loves Wu-Tang: DJ Mike Nyce, SUN The Binary Sea
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Chip Breakers, SAT Birdie Busch (Record Release Show), The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra, SUN Purling Hiss (solo), Shadow Band
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells/Ladder Devils, Humanshapes, Dirt Queen, SAT The Preps, The Phix, Cardigan Terrace/Matthew Law, SUN Night Raids, Coffins Across Hiroshima, Mob Terror
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Geb the Great Cackler (Record Release)
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Rexedog, SAT The Fearless Fly, Doug Wartman, Andy McLeod, SUN The Groove Merchants, Josh Miller
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Dracula’s Ball: This Way to the Egress, SAT (Balcony) Fell Into Yesterday, Heretrix/(Tribute/Covers Show) Ganto Barn, Makhaira, Renaissance Blvd., Justin DePaola, SUN The Royal Ghosts
TLA (334 South St.)  SAT Freeway
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Fiona Fest: Chelsea Sue Allen, Dani Mari, Desiree Sky,  Angela Sheik, Chelsea Mitchell, Andrea Nardello, Gretchen Lohse, Meg and the Right Sound, The Sun Flights, Sophie Coran, SAT (Upstairs) Josh Hines
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI McGarnagle, The American Myth
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI City Rain (Record Release), Minka, SAT Tinmouth
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT DJ Si Young
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI John Byrne Band, Vince Tampio
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT Cure Brain Gliomas Benefit: Steppin' Razor, Legion 76, The Droogettes, The Missile Toads, The Mojo Machine, Guy Campo & The Contusions
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT Ed Christof, SUN A Burlesque Tribute to Joss Whedon
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Nothing Vital, Sangre Luna, JD Perry, SAT The Heavy Weather, David Darmon
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Ill Doots, Kings & Comrades
Goldy’s (732 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor) FRI Planned Parenthood SP (Local) Benefit: Callowhill, Pretty Greens
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Albondigas, Moto Surf , Steveo Thm & The Crippling Addictions, SAT Brown Rainbow, The Original Crooks and Nannies, Floam, SUN Trash Knife, Guts, Worst Ones
The Mermaid Inn (7673 Germantown Ave.) FRI The Naked Sun
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Sports
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Microsoft Saint

Weekend Warrior, April 15 - 17

On Saturday, Free Cake For Every Creature celebrates the arrival of their LP Talking Quietly of Anything With You, via Double Double Whammy, with a release show at Girard Avenue DIY space/batting cages, Everybody Hits. The Katie Bennett-led crew explores the daily adjustments that often characterize finding one’s place as an emerging adult, while adapting to a new place. With an invigorating sense of spoken/sung sincerity, united by a jovial, similarly straightforward sense of instrumentation, the songs’ endearing relatable stories come across loud and clear, while their hushed vocal quality entrusts the listener. Cut from a like-minded cloth Carmen Perry, a.k.a. Addie Pray, hits you with a dose of intimate adventure, while the uninhibited, melodic poetry of Hello Shark aches and empowers, flipping the script on self-awareness. The experimental folk of Microsoft Saint completes the local bill. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $7, All Ages - Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy this weekend…
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hound
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Sonnder (Record Release), Wild Rompit, The Loud Company
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Humble, Something Like A Monument, SUN Frim Sleepers, Howlish, Lady Parts, King Azaz, Blacksalt
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Dopestroke/Half-Ton of Humanity, SAT Hellrad/DJ PHSH, Mr. Sonny James, SUN Caliph-NOW (Listening Party)/Clamfight, Black Urn
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Chic-A-Go-Go Live Taping: Dead Milkmen, Bunny Sigler
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Hambone Relay, Visoon, The Once Was
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Crypt Sermon, SAT Horrendous
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Sacred Cube (CD Release), Sullivan’s Box, Gape, SAT Making-Out With Medusa, Sonorous, Dreams Of Demise, The Coochie Melters
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) A Tribute to The Beatles in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Revolver: Mason Porter, Reverend TJ McGlinchey Band, Lovers League, Man About a Horse, Hurricane Hoss
The Late Saints, Railroad Fever, The Newspaper Taxis, Polkadelphia, No Good Sister, Michael Fitch, SAT (Downstairs) Rockin' Docs for Diabetes Cure/(Upstairs) Minas, SUN (Downstairs) Beyond the Bars Fundraiser: The Districts, Frances Quinlan, Ben Arnold, Milton, Queen of Jeans, The Bul Bey
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI The Stammer, Vulcans, The Upticks, Lapses, SAT (6pm) L.A.W., Condition Oakland/(9pm) No Good Sister, SUN Jet Set Sail, Pocket
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Nik Greeley & The Operators, Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Darla, Muscle Tough
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Grandchild, SAT EX. By V., SUN Louie Louie
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Looseleaf, Max Morning-Height, SAT Paths 2 Glory, Popular Creeps, Foreword to the End
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Suburban Murder, Generation, Empty, Ashes of Our Sins
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Paul T, Sean Hearn, SAT Ed Christof
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI August Burns Red, Left to Vanish. SAT Dr. Dog
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Cold Roses, Thee Idea Men, SUN Foxtrot & the Get Down
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Argonautic, Flotel, SAT Lion Powda, Danny Newport, Run to Sandy, Backroom Dreamers
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, SUN Jontourage
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Roger Harvey
Goldy’s (723 Chestnut St., #3) SAT Joy Again, Kississippi, Dominic Angelella
Repo Records (536 South St.) SAT Grayscale, Sad Actor, The Whips, Point Breeze Country Club, Worst Ones
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) SAT Pocket, Left& Right, Thin Lips, Goddamnit
The Farm (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Dopestroke, The Charley Few, Trash Knife, The Dolts

Hello Shark Engages at All Night Diner Dec. 14

Hello Shark's Linc Halloran has a lot of polarizing opinions about the world around him. His uninhibited thoughts flow out into melodic verses and choruses with a raw, earnest vocal deliver that draws to mind works of indie-rock heroes Pavement. Whether solo or backed by a group of his musician pals, a performance by Halloran is always an engaging experience, and he'll be kicking things off this evening at West Philly's All Nite Diner. Hello Shark will also be joined by fellow New England transplants Friendship, who have been touring in support of their latest LP You're Going to Have To Trust Me. They'll be hosting Maryland mellow-pop trio Viking Moses and New Hampshire's Tiger Saw. All Night Diner, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


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