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Ariel Bui plays 3 local Nashville shows on 8.19, 8.23, and 9.8

When it comes to the stripped down style of Nashville’s Ariel Bui, less is definitely more. Her 2016 self-titled LP is a look into who she is as an artist, offering edgy folk-twinged tracks driven by the haunting vocals of the singer-songwriter. Her mesmerizing alto is unique for the Nashville scene; she doesn’t belt out soulful choruses or sing with an exaggerated country twang (despite having track titles like “To All the Cowboys” and “Moon Over Kentucky.”) There is a relaxed quality to this album, but emotionally it still progresses with the honesty of a country album. Ariel Bui isn’t trying to prove she’s the best or brightest star. She’s just bearing her soul and hoping it’s enough. (Spoiler alert: it is.) She has three local shows coming up: the Mad Valley Lodge on August 19th, Radio Cafe on the 23rd, and Cobra on September 8th. - Lilly Milman

Listen to our favorite track “Sycamore Tree” streaming below.

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New Track: "Gold and Green" - Slaughter Beach, Dog

We're glad to see that Modern Baseball co-songwriter Jake Ewald, who records and performs under the moniker Slaughter Beach, Dog, is continuing to stay productive during MoBo's hiatus. He just premiered a new track, called "Gold and Green," over at Stereogum. It's the lead single off his forthcoming album, Birdie, due out October 27 via Lame-O Records. You'll be able to hear more of the folk/country influence sliding into his latest collection of tunes on Thursday, August 17 at Johnny Brenda's, with support from fellow Lame-O labelmate Shannen Moser, whom he will also be heading out on tour with in November.


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The Fremonts
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Rockwood Music Hall
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Kevin Krauter brings indie folk to The Hideout 08.12

Chicago’s Kevin Krauter is definitely an indie folk artist to watch. His EP “Changes” features upbeat indie folk, while also tackling a songwriter style extremely well. “Fantasy Theme” (streaming below) in particular brings forth a sad, acoustic folk style over concisely poetic lyrics, reimagining a better time in life as a symbolic place or location. His voice is soft and comforting, a prevailing style throughout the entire EP. You can check out Krauter’s performance next weekend on August 12th at the Hideout alongside Parent at 9PM. - Pearse Devlin

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Weekend Warrior, August 11 - 13

Locals via Lititz and The Deli Philly’s 2013 Emerging Artist of the Year, The Districts will be congregating at a sold-out show this evening at Union Transfer to celebrate the release of their new album Popular Manipulations (Fat Possum). Still evoking an earnest pit-in-the-stomach power, the band’s sound ventures into more polished production depths on their latest release. Utilizing control within a hallowing, personal, vocal force and the detail of densely woven instrumentation, The Districts tap into unified sonic waves. Tonight, they’ll be joined by The Spirit of the Beehive’s tumultuous torrent of psych and the enchanting yet eruptive rock of Abi Reimold. A plethora of young, Philly talent will be taking over the old Spaghetti Warehouse! – Michael Colavita

More places to be this weekend...

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI The Districts (Record Release), The Spirit of the Beehive, Abi Reimold

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Sad Heaven, SUN Rosu Lup

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Deadfellow, Sixteen Jackies, Emmett Drueding, SAT QQQ, SUN The Charley Few, Night Raids, Disjawn

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)  FRI Weak Knees, Slophouse/Starkey, Dev79, SAT Torito/Strange Parts, The Vernes/DJSC/Wolf Dem, KT Caustic, Teknacolor Ninja, SUN Beasters, Durian, Down The Way/Honeytiger, Sublaymen, Kelsey Cork & The Swigs, Sidenail

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Ursula, Dark Web, Lizdelise, SAT Posers, Pushin' it 2 the Limit

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Kingfisher, Tucker Hill Band, OhBree, QQQ

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI George Engel Brooks, Boy In A Stitch, Saver, SAT Natalie Bermudez, Tucker Hill, SUN SkateWink, A1-Twig, Dev Leone, Geechi Gus, Trippy Drugz

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Johari Nassor & Family, Duv & RJ Revolver, SAT (Balcony) DJ RL, SUN (Balcony) Cthulhu Martini

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Snake Club

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Joey Stix

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI In The Presence of Wolves, SAT SteveO & The Crippling Addictions

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Huffamoose, Stargazer Lily, SAT Kuf Knotz

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Space Cats, Mercury Retrograde, SAT The Stammer, Summer Scouts, Last Full Measure, SUN The Sideshow Prophets

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI King Ani Mal, Atomic Cretins

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Alex Catrambone, Trey Day, Squid Mchale

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beat Street, SUN Courtney Jansen

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SAT Ian Saint Laurent

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI The Stone Eye, The Mountain Chiefs

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Canyon Ride, American Dinosaur, Madame Jones, & Bluestime, SAT Max Seidman, Athensville, SUN Tektonic, Zoidzilla

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Marah, SAT Love Killed Kurt, White Limo, Purple to the Core

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Novyy Stil', SUN Heavy Harold

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Yeenar, Very Bad Vibes

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Tall Friend, MS Saint

Twilight Festival (Parks on Tap – MLK Jr. Dr.) SUN Grandchildren


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