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Babys All Right
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Yuma wins The Deli Readers' Best of Austin Poll for Indie Rock/Pop Category

It's no surprise to see the charismatic loungy indie quartet, Yuma, atop the readers poll for 'Best Emerging Indie Rock Artist of 2016'. Technically proficient but structurally unfettered, Yuma curates a refreshing dynamic of psychedlic-infused prog rock. The real lure of the group are their live performances which demand a no-gimmick focus on their melodies and choruses yet allows the listener to dance and lose themselves in the band's intrinsic joviality. Yuma's momentum continues to snowball, and 2017 should hold a myriad new milestones.

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Def.GRLS play Rough Trade on 03.16

OK folks, it's almost Valentine's Day, but, really... are we rockers supposed to give a crap? (Answer: it depends what your other half thinks about it, and how much you care about him/her...). Brooklyn's Def.GRLS, at first glance, looks like a band perfectly equipped to entertain Valentine's Day practitioners. Just look at the cover of their 2015 “GRLS EP,” which features the annual red, pink and white "hues of adoration." The image on the record even depicts a woman biting into a marshmallow of some sort, while the band, in one of their Beatlesy-bubbly-beepity-bop tracks, sings about a... "FinGRLess Lady"??? Can you feel the love in the air or what? Okay, true, other great indie hits have been written about mutilation, and at the end of the day Def.GRLS do also sing about the girl of their dreams in “GRL,” another lo-fi, '60s style psychedelic pop gem. But we don't think that's enough to make them a good choice for your "regular" Valentine's day - and that's probably why their upcoming show is NOT on February14th, but a month and two days later, at Rough Trade, on March 16th. Check out their recent single Krampus, streaming below. - Jocelyn Huggler

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Weekend Warrior, February 10 - 12

Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz will be celebrating the recent release of her new album Tourist in This Town (Merge) with a headlining performance this evening in the hallowed halls of the First Unitarian Church. The LP features contributions from Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital, The Afterglows) and Joey Doubek (Pinkwash); both of whom are included in tonight’s loaded lineup. Tourist, which is currently The Deli Philly’s Record of the Month, radiates capturing the sadness of relationships that have run their course. Yet, the cathartic, empowering aftermath, exposed through the enduring strength of revealing, thoughtful songwriting, creates a transformative energy.
Also, on the same day that their debut LP Friend of a Stranger is released via Born Losers, Louie Louie mark the occasion with a record release party tonight at PhilaMOCA. The quartet finds balance between the honed-harmonies reminiscent of the golden age of classic girl groups, while exhibiting fierce, authoritatively catchy, garage-surf sounds. Opening the festivities will be the sticky, swaying garage-punk of Beat Jams and the guitar-igniting, punk onslaught of Dark Web.  
We know. We just made your decision about what to do tonight a lot more difficult. - Michael Colavita

Other places to get warmed up this weekend…
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Allison Crutchfield (Record Release), Radiator Hospital, Pinkwash, Empath
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Louie Louie (Record Release), Beat Jams, Dark Web
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Song Dogs, Oldermost, Free Range Folk, SAT Philly Loves J Dilla, SUN Queen Jesus
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Moon Bounce, SAT The York Street Hustle
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Atomic Sky, BlackRue, Autumn Passing/Appalachian Gypsy Tribe/ Dev79, Wolf Dem/DJ Deejay, SUN Fast Ride
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Splintered Sunlight
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Box of Rain, Boris Garcia
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Flux Capacitor
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT DJ Robert Drake
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) KYF Brewer
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Teenage Bigfoot / Alien Fuel, Sub Protocol
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Viv and the Revival, SAT Soraia, Mach22, Cold Roses, Kensington Nothings, SUN Alright Junior, Upholstery, Slyphr
Milkboy South Street (401 South St.) FRI Grayling, Harmony Woods, SAT Evan King, James Barrett
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Point Breeze Country Club, SAT Sing, Bird of Prey, Nicklas Hughes, SUN ACLU Benefit: Starter Jacket, Virgouts, Elissa Janelle Velveteen
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Ed Christof, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo, DJ Venus 7
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Sonnder, In The Presence of Wolves, You do You, TC Cole Riot, Josh Nussbaum, SAT Super Bonanza, Mt Vengeance, SUN A Valentine Benefit for Freddy Pompeii: Dead Milkmen, Tough Shits, Decontrol, Live Not On Evil, Gibbous Moon, Trash Knife, FTS
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Mighty Mike Saga, Elijah S. Arms
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Sly Foxes, Bazmati Vice, Vanderlyle, The Disgruntled Sherpa Project, SAT The Parameters, Purple to the Core, The Groove Merchants
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Tutlie, Petunia
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Seer, N.E.G., Soul Glo, SAT LE Yikes Surf Club  , Virgouts, Gitmo Watersports
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI We Have Ghosts, Honeytiger
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The Gentle Cycle Gives Debut Album's Proceeds to Good Causes

Bay area psych rockers The Gentle Cycle have just released their debut LP, and will give send anyone a copy in the US that donates $18 or more to Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Oxfam, PBS, or Dakota Access Pipeline Fund. A donation of $5 will give the donor a download link as well.

‘I have strong socialist beliefs, and in this current climate it feels right to do whatever we can to help get funding to these noble organizations’, says Gentle Cycle’s Derek See.

With a painstaking attention to detail, these songs were filtered through a cool grip of vintage guitars and components, like an antique Echoplex tape delay and a funky old spring reverb unit. They even recorded on a 1970s Tascam 388 analog reel-to-reel, replete with a deadstock spool of old quarter-inch tape. But Derek's melodic musings come from an abstract foundation that's more modern and forward thinking than most musicians beholden to period-correct tones. Listen to The Gentle Cycle and you'll hear a band that somehow balances universal emotions with astral, atmospheric sonic architecture.


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