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Port Arthur

New Track: "The End of the World" - Port Arthur

A contagious melodic ripple about the unknown future, “The End of the World,” the latest single from Port Arthur, addresses serious subject matter in a breezy way. Exuding thoughtful, existential energy, the track speeds by in carefree, joyous fashion, while covering important ground. The value of personal connection stands out in the grand scheme, because its easy to get lost in the shuffle. Amid those deep contemplations, a fun, multi-faceted song flows. (Photo by Marisa Whitney) 


Weekend Warrior, April 27 - 29

The assemblage of Port Arthur creates engaging, intimate folk. The proximity of the storytelling exhibits a trustful confidence, opening the curtains for all to see and coaxing communicable scenarios in the process. One finds joy in pensive vulnerability, which retains an elevated touch as a cavalcade of instrumentation paints the finer details. Tonight at Kung Fu Necktie, they’ll be joined by the unwavering, straight-shooting songwriting of Shannen Moser, which aches while simultaneously exuding a heartwarming resilience. Signals Midwest’s Maxwell Stern will also invite you on an observational caravan, tying together external sensations and circumstances with internal revelations. Chicago’s Friends of the Bog completes this formidable, folk lineup. (Photo by Raz Elaine) – Michael Colavita

Other places to hear more tales this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Tall Friend, SAT Tweed

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Carly Brand, SAT Pete Donnelly (Record Release), Chris Kasper, SUN Rosetta, Psychic Teens

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Port Arthur, Shannen Moser, Maxwell Stern/ialive/DJSC/Night Sweats, SAT The World At Large/Midnight Singers/Fame Lust/Speaking Parts, Plastic Ivy, Diamond Girl, Lisa, SUN Lord Crow, Yeenar/Full Bush, Neophobe, Thee Minks

The Trocadero(1003 Arch St.) FRI Nugent’s Follies

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Orchestra 2001 Celebrates Frank Zappa's The Yellow Shark

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) Fri (Upstairs) Feels Good: A Soulidified Tribute to Raphael Saadiq, SAT School of Rock Presents Tributes to Pink Floyd & Metallica/The Side Chicks, Cara Cartney/A 75thBirthday Tribute To George Harrison:

Charlie Phillips Band, Old Baltimore Speedway, Derek Chafin, Elwood James Band, The Mighty Manatees, Justin DePaola Band, Nik Everett Band

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Young Graves, Snake Charmer, Flowercrown, SAT The Disgruntled Sherpa Project, Hootsie, Readership, Deep City Healers

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Young Friends String Quartet, SAT Center City Jazz Festival /Tpatt

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Wax Wav, Taxes, SUN Heavy Harold

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Body Spray, Tile, Slophouse, Hover/Siravo, SAT The Jersey Corn Pickers, The White Cheddar Boys, Sam Steffen/Hypothetical, Clyde Kelly, The Separators

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2ndSt.) FRI E-Hos, XPresidents, John Bickel Band, Elizabeth Rose, Vessna Scheff/DJ Jay-Ski, SAT Dogs On Main Street, Oldermost (solo), Michael Southerton, Natalie Butts/Jacob Herschel, Dentana, ILY, Roma-Sem

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Aktive, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN The 1910 Chainsaw Company, Past Life

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT V. Shayne Fredericks, Diane Monroe & Tony Miceli, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Bern & The Bastards (EP Release), Erin Cookman

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Mike Saga, SUN Cleric, Collider

Century Bar (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Dunning Kruger, Shit City, SAT Goddamnit!, The Barren Mary's, Brandish, SUN Scarlet and the Degenerates, Draco The Unabomber

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAY Philadelphia Burlesque Academy Student Showcase/DJ Brian Toll

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI At Best, Primatives, SAT Sansom, Double Leo

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT David Uosikkinen's In The Pocketsound

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT No Thank You, Jess Sands

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Tiny Hueman, Grace Vonderkühn, Breaklite/The Stammer, Dreamswell, Rabbits to Riches, Sandcastle, SAT Pithair, Goalkeeper/Felipe Pupo (Release Show), Torito, Darko The Super

LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) FRI Ronnie Vega, Felipe Pupo, Torito, The Magnificent ShitHawks Of The Greater Northern Americas

Colorspace Labs (1714 N. Mascher St.) FRI Abi Reimold

The Inconvenience Store (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Lazy Eye, Daydrunks (Split Release show), Pretty Words, Slow Reader

New Port Arthur Album Available for Streaming & Download

Serene Americana welded within an experimental organ/synth-anchored platform, Fall of Man, the new EP from Port Arthur, toes the threshold between trippy and traditional. The Luke Shefsk-led ensemble crafts a union between a folk proximity marinated in inviting strings and sustaining backing vocals. However, that backyard bonfire vibe is contrasted by surging searches of outer auras.


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