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Captured In Chinatown

If you need a little bit of NES love mixed with some pop punk attitude, look no further than Captured In Chinatown. The static of drum machine hi-hats with have you tapping your feet in no time.

As an added bonus, the band is throwing their songs 'Running In Circles' and 'Anatomy Of A Psycho' out to you guys as a free download. Make sure to thank them by checking out their full albums.

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Album Review: Hillstomp's "Darker the Night"

 

"Now is time a for darker stuff!" yells Henry Kammerer, one-half of the Portland-based duo Hillstomp on the second track of their new album Darker the Night. And dark stuff is exactly what they give the listener.

The duo's third studio release - which will be available in stores July 20 - is crammed with 14 driving and dirty ballads of debauchery, and loaded with tales of embracing late night bouts of drinking, waking and repeating the process without the blink of an eye. The whole album has a very consistent brooding mood, with unique banjo rythms that take the forefront unashamed and relentless..

While firmly grounded in the blues, Hillstomp departs and adds many different influences, from folk to garage-punk, all expressed through a soulful intensity. Considering the band is known for its captivating live performances - replete with foot-stomping slide guitar riffs and John Johnson's ramshackle percussion hammering away on plastic buckets or whatever he can grab nearby, Darker the Night does not dissapoint, and invites everyone listening to join in and sing the songs of kissing the bottle and losing love without regret.

- Stirling Myles

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"Take The Power Back" @ The Basement 2Nite!

 

The local, all-girl, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE cover band, "Take The Power Back," is playing tonight at The Basement w/ the Jompson Brothers, and Black Patch. $5, 9 pm, check it outtttttt! --Deli Staff

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Weekend Warrior, June 2 - 4

Happy birthday USA! If you’re anything like Team America, then by now you're probably itching to find something that’s a little more “Fuck Yeah!” than the Goo Goo Dolls. [We think it’s time to get rid of the douchebag(s) stuck in the 90s booking this 4th of July Parkway thing.] And fortunately the Danger Danger crew have a red, white and blue celebration that’s sure to have you boogying your socks off in a stupor! The distorted beats and haunting tribal call of U.S. Girls will have you shaking your flag in a frenzy. Meanwhile the good ol’ boys behind Levee Drivers will be bringing out that drunken hillbilly in ya as they churn out a bit of Johnny Cash influenced Americana with their rockin’ country flare. Toss in some action packed sets from visiting bands like O’Death, Skeletonbreath (special nod to hometown boy Grandchildren’s Tris behind the drum set), and Drunken Tigers - add in an epic beer-BQ, and your sure to be seeing plenty of fireworks as well as stars and stripes (wait, who put the acid in my beer this time?). But don’t party too hard, because you won’t want to miss the dance beats happening across the street at Elena’s immediately afterwards. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 1pm, $5-$10, All Ages
 
Exercise your right to be independent and go somewhere fun this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI In Grenada CD Release Party w/Busses and New Motels
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Smiles and Everyone
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI North Lawrence Midnight Singers and Josh Olmstead
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hair Rocket
 
The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI High Kick and Johnny Action Figure, SAT The Danger O's, Crazy Man Crazy, Big Terrible
 
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI The Homophones, SAT Fourth Of July Show w/ Thee Nosebleeds, Baptist Preachers, and more
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Dani Mari and Boy Wonder

Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Bandname and Eskimeaux
 
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT ‘tine-‘tine and Chang Chang
 
The Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum (3819 Hamilton St.) FRI Radio Eris, Northern Liberties, Da Comrade!, and much, much more
 
Welcome America Celebration (Ben Franklin Parkway) SUN The Roots
 

 

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Green Velvet @ Millenium Park

Curtis Jones (a.k.a. Cajmere and Green Velvet) can create some crazy beats, but when remixed by Felix Cartel it gets even more insane. His latest release as Green Velvet was released this week and is called Harmageddon. The ep features remixes of the title track from both Felix Cartel and Santiago & Bushido, as well as a track called “I Feel The Love”.

Green Velvet will be playing a DJ set at Millenium Park this Saturday (July 3rd) at 12:00pm as part of the Edible Audible Picnic.

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