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Weekend Warrior, November 16 - 18

Ahead of its release on November 23 via Sister Polygon Records, Brown Bunny, the new album from Florry, will be celebrated with a release show this Saturday at Tundra Dome. There’s a sense of personal intimacy in a relaxed, folky place, and then again there’s the exploration of tension in raw punk pockets. Intimate contemplations flow forward in combustible swells as the range of the vocals ride the ebb & flow of musicality. The sonic trek is not necessarily a linear one; there are soft-spoken, soothing moments of whimsy that are contrasted or balanced by frenetic flourishes of energy. That ability to build up pressure and release it at points of respite captures a vulnerable/tenacious dynamic. The trio will be supported by the dreary, candid, post-punk melodies of local quartet Corey Flood, the enchantingly earnest songs of Emily Yacina, and tourmates Time Stalkers. – Michael Colavita

More places to hit this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Square Peg Round Hole, SUN Strawberry Runners

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJ Deejay, SAT Neighbors Complaint, Old Fezziwig, The Willies/The Donuts/DJ Dame Luz

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Tev Geez, OddBall Nur , Finess Jewelz, SUN Wesley Curtis, JONILL, Joshua Bation 

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT DJ SYLO, DJ Next, Astro 8000, AliceXtra 

Franklin Music Hall (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Bri Steves

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Philly Loves Animals II, SAT (Upstairs) Minas Presents: Tribute to Jobim & Cole Porter/(Downstairs) Rockdale Music:Fall Showcase

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Black Tie Stereo, Menace Of The Canvas, The Boardwalk Kings, SAT Famous & Fallen, Mr. Lisp, Effusion 35, Weak Knees, SUN Second to Safety, Moment To Capitalize

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)SAT Jersey Dan’s 40th Birthday Party!!! Live Band Karaoke w/Taggart

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Fire In The Radio, Joy Riding, SAT Stealing From Thieves, Delmont, Rusty Pigeon

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Dylan Jane, Langor, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, Mike Quinn, Punk Hands, SUN Sophie Coran, Spirit Haus, Mariah Del Rio & Logan Roth

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SUN Jus O, OneTakeDave, Jizza Raw

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

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Commonwealth Choir,

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT You Go No You / Ethan Berkowitz, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Torito, Bern & The Bastards, Wormtooth, Revolution, I Love You, High Council, SAT Howling Fantods (Record Release), Prowler, Full Bush

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Dead Robins

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI IATT, Cancer Priest, SAT Tile, Faking, Hover

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI OverEasy, Sea Rae, SAT Sad & Boujee, SUN Fallout Music Festival

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Civil Hold Up, Saint Wilde, Missing Frets, SAT Jac with No K, Cowbell Superstar

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Greg Sover Band

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI (Sandy) Alex G, SAT (Sandy) Alex G

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Harmony Woods, SUN Bad Heaven Ltd, Tact, Half Thought

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Jesse Gimbel, Matt Tarka

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) FRI Interminable, Little Strike (Joint Album Release), Destiny X

The Art Dept Collective (1638 E. Berks St.) SAT Strange Parts

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Brackish, Puppy Angst, Sleepy Freak

Tundra Dome (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Florry (Record Release), Corey Flood

Delirium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Blueroom, Blame Jakob

The Root Cellar (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Poms, Mega Mango, Chill Dad, Earthboy

Cote releases debut LP at Union Pool on 11.28 + unveils single "Restoration"

Brooklyn solo artist COTE’s luscious dream pop continues to charm in her newest single, “Restoration.” Having recently released an accompanying video for her single “London,” filmed from the back corner of a local convenience store, this artist has come to define her style by her pure, unembellished approach to production. Her vocals in this track are reminiscent of the haunting styles of Lana Del Rey, exhibiting her balance between delicacy and power. This, combined with her nonchalant sonic demeanor, creates a clean sound that has shed its layers of excessive production. The positive spirit of her previously released single, “Meet Me In The Middle,” belongs in your ‘Morning Motivation’ playlist for when you need a bit of optimism to kick-start your day. This artist has found the middle ground between atmospheric and grounded, and aptly carries it into her timeless sound. Keep an eye out for COTE’s forthcoming album, out this November, and catch her album release show live at Union Pool on November 28.  

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Great Time

With a band name like Great Time, the trio of Jill Ryan, Donnie Spackman, and Zack Hartman have a lot to live up to, which they doubled down on with the naming of their debut LP Great Album – an eclectic mix of danceable grooves, soulful slow jams, and intimate bedroom pop, enhanced by hints of psychedelia, momentary rock freak-outs, and guest bars and vocals. The band is continuing to go all in with the construction of their very own recording studio on a farm outside of Philly, which was also supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Below is their latest video for the track “Lazy Lilly,” and you can catch them this upcoming Tuesday, November 20 at Johnny Brenda’s. But first, check out our recent Featured Artist(s) interview with the Great Time gang HERE!

Jackie Mendoza brings colorful bedroom-tronica to h0l0 on 12.13

It seems like there’s not a lot that Jackie Mendoza can’t do. The Brooklyn via San Diego visionary writes and produces enchanting ukelele synth pop, switches between English and Spanish with ease, and sometimes, directs music videos. Inspired by Latin pop and folk textures, Mendoza’s compositions re-imagine what electronica can sound like in 2018. On “La Luz,” her most popular track, her ukulele strums and breezy vocals swirl and echo into rippling beats hefted by Latin-inspired percussion and a sparse piano part. It makes for a transcendent sound that’s unlike anything else. Listen below and catch Jackie Mendoza at h0l0 on 12/13 alongside Snakeskin, Verdigrls, and Anna Altman. Sara Nuta

Daisyhead spring back to release "Make Me Feel Safe" from upcoming EP

Over the last several years, Daisyhead have staked out their turf in Nashville's emo scene, releasing albums and touring around the States and in Europe. This past January, however, the band -- led by Michael Roe -- decided to take a break for the sake of their mental, physical, and financial health; they played a "Goodbye For Now" show in March at Cafe Coco. But just in time for the holidays, Daisyhead has sprung back in partnership with mental heath education non-profit Hope For The Day to release new music. The band's upcoming EP I've Been Better covers some of the personal growth and therapy that Roe's experienced over the year. The first track from the EP, "Making Me Feel Safe", kicks off the chorus with the line "I don't wanna go on thinking every breath I take is a mistake", which sets the triumphant tone that Roe and Daisyhead have chosen to take on their road to recovery and renewal. "Making Me Feel Safe" also has a video, which you can watch below. Let's hope that 2019 brings good things to Daisyhead. - Will Sisskind


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