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Weekend Warrior, October 2 - 4

As the weather may start to settle down outside this Sunday, there will be a storm a brewing inside at Ortlieb’s. The mighty Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel are kicking off their October residency with special guests Bardo Pond. The local drone-psych legends always captivate and entrance while building their wall of sound on stage. It can be endearing while at the same time tumultuous, as vocals and instrumentation dance and clash, finding their way into our subconscious. They’ll also be joined by experimental guitarist/composer Loren Connors. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St., $10, 8pm, 21+ - Alexis V.
Other places to stay dry (or not so dry) this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Shakai Mondai 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Bird Watcher (Record Release), Madalean Gauze, Tyler Burkhart
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Roof Doctor, Friendship/Rosu Lup, Dirty Dollhouse, Shakai Mondai/Gash, Shy Boyz, SAT The Pink Angels, Frontyards/Allarms, Rexedog/The GTVs, Scantron, SUN Janelle, Coin Purse, Wetbrain
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT The Divine Hand Ensemble, Northern Arms
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SUN Superheaven
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI I Vampyre, Ashes of Our Sins, Seraph in Travail, Suicide Conspiracy, Ketosis, Ashes to Vanity, Corners of Sanctuary
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Mia Johnson, Hurricane Hoss and the Perfect Storm (Record Release), SAT Jackie Thousand, Darla, Josh Miller Band (EP Release), SUN Manny Slay A Verse, Nobody Yet
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Mimos, Man Illuminated, Soul Eater, SAT Andra Taylor & Nate Dodge, Chickabiddy, Keely Sibilia, SUN Girl Dog, Humanshapes
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Soraia (Release Show), The Good Excuses, The Droogettes, SAT Sad Actor, Easy Creatures, Hold Down the Ocean, Seagrave
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI JJL, Heavy Temple, SAT Passion Crimes (EP Release), Uncle/Father Oscar, Wax Future, SUN Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Bardo Pond
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.)  FRI Gene Wildest, Eliza and the Organix, Kat C.H.R, SAT Chalk & The Beige Americans, Blue Hippopotamus
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Mutomb0
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Franky’s Foxes, with DJ Chris Urban SAT The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
The Fillmore Philly (1100 Canal St.) SUN Dotcom
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI Josh Dronyi, Ryn Pascale/Three Fourteen, TheWay, SAT (12pm) Diff'rent Folks, The Dispersions, Hyper Inc./(7:30pm) Next To None A.D.D.
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Amy Faden, Ashton John, SAT Decontrol, Missile Toads, Infant Mortality
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI McRad, American Dinosaur, The Parameters, Tom Mackell, SAT Stellar Belly, The Good Mess, Grand Strangers
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SUN Jam for Sam Benefit
W/N W/N (931 Spring Garden St,) SUN Moor Mother Goddess, Marcelline Mandeng
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Vanillalord, Total Discharge 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) SUN Collect Yourself, Anna Ladd
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Grower, Disinterest/Unguent, What Nerve, Philiac
Hong Kong Garden (1712 N Philip St) SUN Goodbye Party (Solo), Telepathic
Full House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Kississippi, Tombo Crush, Hipps, Coping Skills, Little Tyrant
Pilam (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bad Canoes, The Pretty Greens, Blowdryer, Girl Dog, David Phosphor Walrus
Safety Meeting (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Joe Jack Talcum, Power Animal, OhBree
Milhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Kississippi, Edelweiss, Little Tyrant
Mantua Yacht Club (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Sixties, Water Polo, Buster, You're Making A Scene, Housecat
Cha-Cha’razzi (1918 S. Bancroft St.) FRI Black Urn
The DAD Chapter (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sad Boys, Grandapas On Acid, Kyle Bosler, Wyndwood, A Day Without Love

Eskimeaux releases video for "Broken Neck" + plays Baby's All Right tonight (10.02)

We are fans of Gabrielle Smith's Eskimeaux, a band that plays what we would call "very reletable" indie pop with folky tinges. After all, what's more "reletable" than the cozy feeling of wearing socks and sandals with a simple summer dress, while rocking out on stage? They just released this fun video for their latest single "Broken Neck," which was picked up by NPR! The band is also playing at Baby's Allright, tonight (10.02).


Zodiac Death Valley Celebrates Vinyl Release at BOTH - 10/3

The San Francisco based alternative psych band, Zodiac Death Valley will be celebrating the release of their second album, Desert Bohéme at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco tomorrow night (October 3rd).

The band will be supported by a great line up that includes: JJUU JJUU (LA), Down and Outlaws (SF) and The Turn Turn Turn (SF members of The Love Dimension, The Lotus Moons, The Gregors). This is going to be one of those nights where you´re going to run into the who´s who of the local music scene.

You´re not going to want to miss Zodiac Death Valley as Nic Abodeely’s entrancing words slither in a deep baritone before thrusting you into honest-to-god rock n’ roll anthemic nirvana and a chorus that will be inside you from then on. Jordan Villa’s guitar work deftly navigates from atmosphere, hook, to solo. Nate Ricker’s keys and organ immediately commands a psychedelic vein pumping throughout the collective musical body. Daniel Burns’ bass comes in crashing the party with a thunderous chug while Landon Cisneros (drums) and Tyler Jones (percussion) bring the drums that will have you hungover the next day.

Head down to Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco tomorrow night!
You can also download the album via iTunes.

For fans of Syd Barret: Real Life Buildings play Baby's All Right tonight (10.02)

Although most indie rock fans think to Pavement's Steven Malkmus as the father of lo-fi rock and the slacker attitude applied to the genre, British mad genius - and Pink Floyd founder - Syd Barret anticipated this trend in his three, beautiful, post-Pink Folyd/pre-madness solo records from the early '70s. Matthew Van Asselt's band Real Life Buildings sounds to us like he's heavily inspired by Barret's casual singing, lazy melodies (as in "Black Kettle") and preference for an overall aesthetic that predilects semi-unfinished sounding recordings (check out opener "In The Sky Today"). The band's sound is also filtered through the lens of the 90's US college rock, with distorted power chords often taking over the reigns. Check out our favorite song "It Snowed," which also features a rare banjo in the chorus. You can see Real Life Buildings live at Baby's All Right tonight (10.02)


Free Download: "The Thrash Particle" - Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball’s latest “The Thrash Particle” hits home with the struggling tug and pull of a relationship. Its personal/relatable anecdotes lock you in. Then, that intimacy flips into proactive, streamlined instrumentation and a hook that gets “stuck inside your head.” Catch Modern Baseball on Saturday, December 12 with at PUP, Jeff Rosenstock, and Tiny Moving Parts at Union Transfer!