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Weekend Warrior, November 18 - 20

From the start, in this case - the opening set, Mercury Girls deliver crystalline compositions that appear ready to break loose in precise, instrumental strides as the steady, percussive spring clears a path for the fiery/jangly hybrid of guitar, which at times, forges a path with melting precision and at others, cruises along in a casual, determined pace. All the while, an intricate feathery blend of endearing, elegant vocals cascades among the crisp mountainous air. This evening, Mercury Girls will be leading the way to emotively-fueled Missouri outfit Foxing. Melding refined melody and raw expression, Balance and Composure completes this night at the former Spaghetti Warehouse. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30pm, $20, All Ages - Michael Colavita

 
Other things to hit this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Spelling Reform (Record Release), Night Windows, Cherry
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Field Mouse, SUN Kiska, Coronal Mass Ejection
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Congenital Death/The GTVs, SAT DJ Phish, DJ G33k, The Bul Bey, SUN Trap Rabbit, George Engel Brooks
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Void Vision, Westov Temple
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SUN Wisdom In Chains, Nation Of Wolves
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Little Strike, SAT Stellarscope, Henri Tyler, The Cultour, Sadhound, SUN Maps and His Mothball Fleet, Timur And The Squad
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Pasión y Arte, SAT (Upstairs) Not My Dogg, SUN (Upstairs) Owl & Wolf
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Reef The Lost Cauze, 30 And Over League, SAT Adlib w/Space Kamp, J.O the Last Man, DJ Nobi, SUN Last Minute Hero, Only on Weekends, The Mad Splatter
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Darby
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Remote Control, DJs:Shari Vari, WDR, Brandon Setta, SAT Saint Brendan & The Navigators, Joshua Bright
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
  
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT Dive In The Box, Beer Me
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Activate
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Ed Christof & Friends
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Sweet Eureka, Knightlife, The Black Market Opera, SAT Argonautic, Groove Merchants
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Flux Capacitor, SAT Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers, SUN Skip Denenberg
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Evil Sword, Ursula
 
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT MS Saint
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Downtrodder, Kelsey Cork, Gravers Lane, Harmony Woods, Busy Bee, Cheyenne Bartram, Amanda Silberling, Drea Rose
 
Birdhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT Bad Heaven, Crooked Spine
 
The Blink (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI To the Teeth, By Us, Universe, The Vernes
 
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New Track: "Birthday Song" - Dominic

Dominic Angelella has been involved in a multitude of musical projects, like DRGN KING, LithuaniaElevator Fight, and Dragonzord just to name a small few, since coming to Philadelphia to study jazz guitar at the University of the Arts. Angelella's latest recordings will be released under his new moniker where he'll be simply known as Dominic. His upcoming album, Goodnight Doggies., is scheduled for release on February 3 via Lame-O Records, and you can take a listen to the record's lead single, "Birthday Song," below.  

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A slacking all Brooklyn bill at Shea Stadium tomorrow (11.18) with Peaer, Pupppy, Bethlehem Steel and Cadet Kelly

We live in an era full of paradoxes, and the one we stumbled upon today is that in the most hectic city in the US (NYC) an awful lot of music made by caucasian artists is - one way or another - flirting with the concept of slacking. For those in the mood, tomorrow (11.19) four local bands will bring their own version of slack rock to the Shea Stadium's stage. Peaer (pictured) is a rotating lineup of musicians led by Peter Katz (formerly of Fugue, Poverty Hollow, Suns); their recent self titled album slacks in very interesting and original ways, mostly through a selection of mid to down tempos, introducing elements foreign to the genre like post rock and math rock. Pupppy (Deli NYC Record of the Month in the summer of 2015) has a folkier and more lyrical approach, while openers Bethlehem Steel and Cadet Kelly both dwell in fast paced dreaminess.

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Common Souls release intimate new single "Roots//Habit"

Common Souls, a self proclaimed ESM (electronic sad music) duo, just released their newest single off of their latest EP, Pyramids. The single, “Roots//Habit”, is a love song so organic and raw you’d swear it was written just for you (and for one of you out there, it probably is). The pure talent Ryan Yoo and Nick Velez have is equivalent to an entire studio production, with sound producers, mixers, band members, etc. But they do it alone and the amount of soul and vibrant energy the two produce is astonishing. Pyramids creates a dynamic, electronic, spellbinding musical experience that captures the emotion in music most artists struggle to find. Common Souls might just be the secret love child of The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, and I am definitely okay with that. - Kayla Hay

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New Track: "Under The Rug" - Steady Hands

Steady Hands will release a double album that includes their first four EPs. However, on Rude Boys of Bar Rock, which will be released on December 9 via Lame-O Records, you'll also find a brand new single. “Under The Rug” captures a folk-punk sense of yearning, as strolling acoustic guitar is reinforced by momentous backend that leads the way to the surging,  energetic release of electric guitar. Steady Hands is slated to appear at Ortlieb's on December 4, along with Thin Lips, Cold Climb It, and The Lame-O’s.

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