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Alt Rock

Weekend Warrior, July 6 - 8

Venturing through the glorious and gloomy days with a rough, gritty exterior and a melodic core, Left & Right appears to have reached its final destination. This evening at Johnny Brenda’s will be the quartet’s final show. The Charlottesville transplants exhibit the ability to magnetically pull you into personal narratives that mimic or highlight one’s own circumstances, and after sitting calmly on the couch and collecting your thoughts, it pushes past the familiar walls. That release of emotion opens up the cathartic floodgates. Delaware trio Grace Vonderkuhn will also be unleashing its brooding psych-punk musical mesh – part frenetic fuzz and a smoky slow-oozing stew. Articulating genuine self-awareness in momentous, endearing waves, No Thank You harnesses emotive energy, while the cozy, haze-inspiring tunes of Queen Jesus are set to kickstart this weekend. (Graphic by Jess Cavaluzzi)  – Michael Colavita

More places to take a break from this heat wave...

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Left & Right (Last Show), No Thank You, Queen Jesus, SAT Rock & Roll & Birth Control: Strange Parts, Tact, Full Bush

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Smarthearts, Party Muscles, Earth Telephone, SAT A.M. Mills, Hulqamaniaq, Magic Deal, SUN Frances Quinlan, Hardwork Movemement

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJ Deejay, SAT Breaklite, SUN Invasive Species, Weakknees/Shelf Life

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI First Time's the Charm , SAT First Time's the Charm, SUN Shannen Moser

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Molly Rhythm, Chalk & The Beige Americans, Dirty Soap, SAT Aleana, Selina Carrera, Vinny, Devoni Jacob, Rieko Copeland, Lenora Magee

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Dirty South Joe

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) John Vettese/Conjunto, DJ Rahsaan/DJ Shaun Klassic, SAT Dan Montgomery

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT The Paul Green Rock Academy, SUN Anthony Passante-Contaldi, Sun Tunnel, AaronRey

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Max Swan, Tuck Ryan Band, SAT J Walk Proper, NorthEast Corners

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Bitsky, Dirty Dave, Wamz, SaaZi, SAT Mt. Vengeance, The Spirit World, SUN All This Huxley

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Collider, Satyagraha / Emynd, Bo Bliz, Wassup Gina

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Andrew Montoya, Melissa Clampffer, Betty Iron Thumbs, SAT AGT, Darlingtyn, Mercury Retrograde

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Through Neighborhoods, Rally, Hen, SAT Baby Blitz, Flamingo Chicks, The OK OK’s

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Day, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Ian St. Laurent

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Paul Green Rock Academy, Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Thunder & Glory, SAT Mid Rats, Stolen Wheelchairs, PIJIN SPIT

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Seldom Family (Tape Release), Long Spells, False Tracks, HiSoft, SAT C.M. Slenko, Alex Walcroft

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Riverside Odds 

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Ed Christof, SUN Franky's First Ladies

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SUN Brian McConnell

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, Control For Smilers, SAT Splintered Sunlight, Whiskeyhickon Boys

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) FRI Alexander Charles, Javan, SAT Moment to Capitalize, In Finding Way, Andross, SUN Goddamanit, Assemble

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Alcyon Lake, SAT Low Crouching Bear, Wack Cheddar

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Shelf Life

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Deep Couch, Julia Rainer, Telyscopes (solo)

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Cerulean Blue

The Mothership (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Kilamanzego, Manikineter

Freshy’s (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Welter, The Retinas, The Judex, Uncle Dan 

A Deli Premiere: The Vandelles share single “Techromancer” + play Mercury on 7/13

Returning from a lengthy hiatus, nyc noise-surfers The Vandelles are premiering their new single “Techromancer” here on the Deli, from their forthcoming album "Hate Will Bring Us Together."  Working on other projects during the break hasn't tempered the bands penchant for twangy guitars and California beach vibrations.   The rhythm section comes on even harder this time around with a circular throbbing bass line and aggressive thrashing percussion. The idea of creating a new word for the songs title by combining modern video gameplay (Technomancer) with the groundbreaking sci-fi cyberpunk classic Neuromancer is intriguing on a number of levels.  “I'd rather be dead than you, I'd rather be black and blue, I'll greet the darkness when it comes” establishes the initial vocal line.  The quieter intro sets up a series of sonic explosions, building to the Nirvanesque chorus that invites us to “...come and get it, come and get it from me – I 'm always ready,” accompanied by slashing power chords over pounding drums and bass.  The band will play live at The Mercury Lounge on 7/13 with Texas shredders Ume, who have recently released new material of their own. - Dave Cromwell

Patiohawk - "So Long" Video, Smiling Buddha 07.20

A fresh, new band from Toronto; Patiohawk blends indie rock with the blues. They released an album last year titled “Toastmaker” which contains the track “So Long”. This track features a nice acoustic riff. They might be goin’ for a “Going to California” by Zeppelin vibe on this track. It’s a mellow and conscious track which would give the album variety along with their more upbeat blues rock tunes. Patiohawk plays the Smiling Buddha on July 20th with Piines, The Micronite Filters and Nick Vescio. – Kris Gies

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New Music Video: "Find" - Fleabite

NVM, the new EP from Fleabite, was recently released via Salinas Records. The new video for the EP’s closer, “Find,” offers a quick-hitting montage,  casting a candid, wide-ranging view of tour life. It’s a whirlwind of closely-knit individuals and a series of scenic stops, providing a visual scrapbook of memorable moments along the quartet’s adventures. Fleabite will be holding a belated record release celebration this Tuesday, July 10 at LAVA Space, which will double as a benefit for the venue and Morris Home, "a residential recovery program providing affirming and culturally competent services for the trans community." They will also be joined on the bill by Pinkwash, Jenna Pup, and Juice.


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