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New Track: "On The Range" - Moor Mother & Zonal

Moor Mother & Zonal combined forces for the 37th chapter in the Adult Swim Singles series. Honing in via static system, a quaking beat spawns an ominous urgency in “On The Range”. As noise consumes on the periphery, an internal fire maintains and propels one's focus. Climb over the obstacles and individuals that lie along your path, and prosper.

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New Music Video: "Streets Dept" - Moor Mother x Mental Jewelry

An ominous bass rumble bubbles to the surface in Moor Mother x Mental Jewelry's "Street Dept," before angular guitar runs slice through the atmospherics. Found on the duo's joint venture, Crime Waves (Don Giovanni), last year, the distorted footage of the artists is viewed through a crimson-filtered lens, contributing to the sinister presence maintained throughout the project's latest offering. Step into what might just be the unlikeliest of street anthems.

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Weekend Warrior, October 27 - 29

We know. What to do? What to do…this Halloween weekend? We love the all hallow-est of eves! And Philly does not have a shortage of diverse things to do. If you find the idea of swanky surroundings with the echo of groove-oriented experimental beats flowing through your ears and tarot card readings blowing your mind, Final Friday’s AfroFuturist Affair Costume Ball at the Philadelphia Art Museum this evening with locals Moor Mother, Sammus, and Fholston Paradigm is a no-brainer. And since things will be wrapping up relatively early, you still have plenty of time to catch Dark Thoughts at the LAVA Space benefit. On Saturday, the 8th annual TJ Kong Halloween Murdershow will be doing debaucherous things in the below ground lair of Underground Arts. The familiar faces of Levee Drivers and Tutlie will be joined by sexified newcomers OOLALA and Shy Boyz. And if you don’t really feel like leaving the Fishtown/Kensington/NoLibs area, tomorrow will be a nice evening to take a buzzed walk to your favorite neighborhood DIY space Everybody Hits for Hurry’s 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular, with pals Shannen Moser, Cave People, and Anomie. All proceeds will go to The Humane League of Philadelphia. For those who really haven’t had enough this Halloween weekend, you might need to chill out at Union Transfer, where Petal will be performing a solo set, opening for the always captivating Julien Baker and Half Waif. Wherever you find yourself, enjoy that you are there - cheers! – Alexis V.

More Halloween Weekend Fun…

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Hezekiah Jones, DeadFellow, Ali Wadsworth, SAT TJ Kong Halloween Murdershow VIII: TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb, Tutlie, Levee Drivers, Shy Boyz, Red 40 and the Last Groovement, OOLALA

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Minka, Thrills

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Street Stains, SAT Pink Slip Daddy, Dixy Blood, SUN Spent Flesh, Dumal, Mob Terror, Atomic Cretins

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Throbbing Chakra, Rubber/DJSC/Duffy’s Cut, SAT Black Urn/Fame Lust, SUN Deathmonger AD, Mota, Plot/Erik Kramer, Maggie Mae

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SUN Petal (Solo)

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Dead Milkmen, Green Meteor

TLA (334 South St.) SAT Tweed

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Baceface

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI DJ Grotzy Versace

Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Pluto Era

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FR I (Upstairs) Dirty Dozen Dance Band/(Downstairs) Greg Sover Band

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Tektonic, Muscle Tough, Darla, SAT My Son Bison, Rosali, Oldermost, SUN Shon Goner

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SUN The Old Souls, Chalk and The Beige Americans, Gringo Motel, The Sideshow Prophets

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Apex Predator, Mesmeria, Ketosis, SAT Secret Nudist Friends, The Pretty Greens, SUN Bad Luck 13, Eaten Alive, Gloves Off/Dirty Purple, Moonroof, Vague Advice, It Makes Sounds

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Conflict Theory, War Vomit

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Suburban Living (DJ Set)

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Jersey Corn Pickers, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Pravda, Endless Taile, Tantra, SAT Stinking Lizavetta, Thorazine, Workhorse III, The End AD, Thee Minks, Mojo Machine

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SUN The Roddenberries

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Slomo Sapiens, Local Smokes, SAT Duke Brothers, Bonehead

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Philly Bloco, SUN Philly Loves Petty: Low Cut Connie, Ben Arnold, Mo Lowda & The Humble (with Joe Reinhart), Smash Palace, Travel Lanes, Hinton Bower Jones, Big Jangle, No Good Sister, Nik Greeley Ross Bellenoit

Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.) FRI Afrofuturistic Affair Costume Ball: Moor Mother, Sammus, Fhloston Paradigm

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Italoween SAT Hurry, Cave People, Shannen Moser, Anomie

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SUN Matthew W. Charles, Side Pocket Louie, Everyone Except Me, Rasan Allbritton

LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) FRI Dark Thoughts, Jenna and The Pups, Dialer

Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT LXV

Spank Banquet (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Ceramic Animal, Attic Tapes, Sixteen Jackies, Chifa

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Weekend Warrior, June 16 - 18

Corresponding with today’s release of their new EP Crime Waves (Don Giovanni), creative collaborators Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry are tabbed to perform at their release show this evening at Trash House. Slowed-down, trance-inducing, grim and grimy beats cultivate a sonic canvas on which Camae Ayewa lyrically paints. An unwavering, impassioned perseverance permeates as the music continues a timeline of commentary, extending in both directions. Smacking with sincerity, this collection of songs retains a raw refinement that’s penetratingly powerful. Tonight’s show, presented by All Mutable, also features the minimalist noise/hip hop of Manikineter, a.k.a. Carl Kavorkian, the discovery-oriented, space-age, electro beats of Madam Data and the continuously-morphing, bass-forward beats of Kilamanzego. - Michael Colavita

Other places to be this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Joy Riding (Album Release), Sad Actor, SAT Juzz Uno, The Bul Bey

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Mutlu, John Beacher, SUN Shy Boyz

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Sarah M., Lulu Wish, Maxray Savage/Shawn Ryan, DecoSoul, Dr. Plotkin/Bosom Band, SAT Percussor/DJ PHSH, SUN JJL

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Infinien, Gnarbot, SUN Memorial Concert & Benefit for Richie Ingui of The Soul Survivors: Charlie Ingui & The Soul Survivors Band, David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, Rob Hyman, Don Van Winkle

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Cookie Rabinowitz, Little Stranger, SAT Soraia

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Interminable

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Louis Futon, Armani White

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Eric Bazilian, SUN (Upstairs) The Dull Blue Lights 

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Bison's Big Bang, SAT RFA

Milkboy South (401 South St.) FRI Fitonia

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Grey Palmer/Kinyon Lanier and My Funky Brethren, SAT Edgewise (EP Release Show), Eaten Alive, Disappearances/DJ Baby Berlin, DJ Littlespaceyy, Blood Sound, SUN Acolytes, getXwell, Los Vigilantes Oscuros

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Remote Control, Sad Heaven, SAT Creem Circus, Cowbell Superstar, Lonesome Crow, SUN Poor Devils, Lightninging

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Kid Roc

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Posers, The Droogettes, SUN Old Scratch, Devon Czekaj, Emily Neblock.

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Kaonashi

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT I’m Not Okay: A Live Music and Burlesque Tribute to Emo

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Naps Past Noon, Andrew Jude, SAT J.W.Farrell, Emmett Drueding, Justin Kerecz

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SAT Ardmore Pop (50th Anniversary Celebration of Monterey Pop Festival): Johnny Showcase (Otis Redding), Dean & Company (Grateful Dead), Ali Wadsworth (Janis Joplin), The End Of America (The Byrds)

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beat Street, SATDJ Lean Wit It, SUN Sunset Live: Piano Fight Club: Burnt Sienna

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Pansy, Steve Layman, Coats/Thought Patterns, Yeenar, SAT False Tracks, SubLaymen, Telepathic, SUN Yeenar,Sleepy Limbs, Heavenward

LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SAT Pinkwash

Safety Meeting (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI NYXY NYX, YCIB


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New Track: "Hardware" - Moor Mother x Mental Jewelry

In collaboration alongside local producer Mental Jewelry, Moor Mother will release a new EP Crime Waves via Don Giovanni Records on June 16. Utilizing an entrenching, bass-blasting beat, “Hardware” is a grimy tale of perseverance in spite of saddening violence. It’s a heavy sobering commentary. Moor Mother will also be appearing this evening at The Rotunda. 


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