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Weekend Warrior, January 18 - 21

The trio of Goldenaire celebrate their new EP Modern Meltdown with a release show this Saturday at Creep Records. The songs buzz and swirl enriched by the stabilizing force of melody. As the chaotic, dystopian tones of the world race around you, the vocals exhibit a tunneling, personal focus. Swept up in a tranquil, dream-gaze headspace, one finds a cloud which allows for temporary escape. With that sense of distance, one can more clearly organize their thoughts, embracing the refreshing, breezy qualities in the midst of a never-ending storm. Goldenaire will be joined by Matt Scheuermann, a.k.a. Lowercase Roses, whom cultivates a shimmering/jarring dynamic, and the ominous surging darkwave of SOLD, as well as the revving, roaring power of Oh, Are They?. – Michael Colavita

More places to escape this weekend's unfavorable weather...

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Void Vision, SAT STARWOOD, Medusa’s Disco, Mage Hand, SUN Beano French, Ki Brown

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Flightschool, Bird Watcher

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Drama!, OverEasy, Along The Way/DJ Deejay, SAT St. Brendan, Hartline, Knightlife/DJSC

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Chromelodeon , nmlstyl, Korine, SUN Chromelodeon, Chipocrite, Exmaid

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI The Company Corvette

TLA (334 South St.) SAT g1000oz, Run Up Rico

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Little Strike, SAT (Upstairs) Johnny Shortcake

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Tree Rats, The Sly Foxes, Kingsound Vibration, Camera Magic, SAT  The Output, Famous & Fallen, South on Sunday, Evergo, SUN JT & The Stardusters, Jason Ager

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Max Seidman, Maggie Mae, SAT Reef The Lost Cauze (Album Release), DJ Caliph-NOW

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Uncle Dan, Oh Jeezus, SAT St. James and The Apostles, The Bad Larrys

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The People, Namarah, iNFiNiEN, SAT Satellite Hearts, No Sailor, Kirby and the Vibe Tribe

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Broke Body, SAT Joe Kenney, Della Chase  / The Rectors, Canine 10

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Frank Sriracha, Og Juan Shinobi

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Apt A, Dunning Kruger, Somnolent, SAT Goddamnit, Gozer, Poppy, Breaklite

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Hambone Relay, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Anytime Soon

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT Ed Cristof

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Box Of Rain, The Big Jangle

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Johnny Football Hero, Primatives, This Kills Me, SAT Mattress Food, In Different Sounds

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Goldenaire (EP Release), Lowercase Roses, Sold, Oh, Are They?

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) SAT Snake Charmer, SwitchBlvde

The Mothership (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI Hallowed Bells, Mitch Esparza

Cousin Danny’s (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Solarized, Hirs, Dialer, Gaz





Bryson Cone: "Destination Nightmare"

Bryson Cone dropped his song “Destination Nightmare,” and it’s every bit as dreamy and jazzy as it sounds. This song takes you waltzing on the moon while a full band, complete with holographic keytars, plays in the background. The distortion of Cone’s voice is romantic and dreamy, but also has some more serious notes. He keeps the track, and thus the audience, focused. This in turn allows for a fuller appreciation of the song’s artistry. It is an intricately layered song, which makes sense given Cone’s background in mixed media and sound collage. Cone’s talent is made perfectly clear with “Destination Nightmare.” We can’t wait to see where he heads next.

By Avril Carrillo





Mizan K, Queen Esther, and The Hornē Electric Band play The Revolution Vol. 35, 01.26

“The Revolution”, a showcase of emerging local artists hosted by The National Sawdust, will be celebrating it’s 35th rotation with three engaging new voices in the New York music scene. Queen Esther conjures the melancholy of black Americana with her take on country; The Hornē Electric band approaches their compelling brand of funk with a combination of technical savvy, creativity and a sense of humor; headliner Mizan K balances complexly fractured beats with soothing soul vocals, creating music with which she seeks to let people “know they are not alone”. Three very different creators to be sure, but each reflects the diversity of backgrounds and specialties housed by the artistic hub that is New York City. “The Revolution: Vol. 35” will take place on January 26 at 10:00 pm - you can listen to a playlist of the featured artists below, and buy tickets here. - Sunny Betz





Former AOTM Jacques Le Coque release 'Positively...' exhilarating album & play Cafe Nine (1.25)

Former AOTM Jacques Le Coque, the Stamford-based four-piece, send a surge of electricity through the slacker rock genre. Their latest album Positively..., released on King Pizza Records, is an ode to classic rock and roll with kitschy song titles like "Getaway Car," "Roller Girl," and "I Only Want To Rock & Roll." The high-energy vocals, frantic guitar lines, and driving percussion on Positively... are the elements of garage rock greatness. You can almost feel the sweat of a live show on your face when playing through standout track "Crush" (streaming below) and the rest of the album follows suit. Jacques Le Coque will be heading to New Haven on January 25 to play at Cafe Nine with The Fleshtones. - Lilly Milman





New Soft Idiot LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

In the Long Light of the Failing Sun (Cicada Choir), the new album from Justin Roth-led Soft Idiot, officially arrived today. Introspective, evaluating folk exuberantly springs forward. Gently swaying or dashing in an energetic rush, there’s a reassuring honesty. Soft Idiot will be co-hosting a dual record release show with Screamcloud on Friday, February 8 at The Conservatory, where they'll be supported by Dan Clifford and High Noon.

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