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Ritual Talk premiere single "More Than I Can Mention" + celebrate release at Union Pool on 2/10

Ritual Talk's newest single "More Than I Can Mention" is downright exciting. From the get-go, the sublime guitar hook is intriguing and has you hanging onto the end of each juicy note. The song builds into an old-school, everything-goes indie rock tune with a dose of soul to keep things groovy. This wall of sound is nothing like you've heard before- it's carefully executed, properly funky, but most importantly: huge. "More Than I Can Mention" is a song you'll want to put on repeat and rock out to, all day. The band plays Union Pool on 2/10 to celebrate the release. -Geena Kloeppel

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Olden Yolk Debuts Video "Vital Sign," Plays Union Pool 02.24

Olden Yolk’s music bursts into paisley waves of freak folk splendor. Their upcoming self-titled LP focuses their aesthetic through a fish-eye lens, shaping a more mature sound that fully utilizes Caity Shaffer’s dark, velvety vocals (her band-mate Shane Butler also sings in the album). Shaffer’s voice mesmerizes best in Olden Yolk’s newly released video for “Vital Sign,” an homage that evokes Nico, Twiggy, and technicolor visions of the ‘60s. Sink into Olden Yolk’s wonderland with 02.23’s LP premiere and a performance at Union Pool on 02.24. -- Amanda Ogea

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Premiere: Deli’s Artist of the Month Modern Painters share new video for “Whaler”

The results are in: Jamaica Plain indie rockers Modern Painters have won the Deli Magazine Artist of the Month poll for January 2018! The Painters gained the the Deli’s attention after releasing their lush eponymous debut album in December 2017, warranting a write up and a subsequent nomination for Artist of the Month. From our December write up: “In the case of Jamaica Plains’ folk-indie group Modern Painters, the confidence, sincerity, and precision in their self-titled debut is not unlike a veteran band with several good albums under their belt.”

To celebrate their victory, Modern Painters and Deli Magazine have decided to exclusively premiere their newest music video for “Whaler”, a breezy, jazz guitar laden track from their debut album. “Whaler” falls into the unique category of loungey, New England-intellectual indie music, recalling songs like Jonathan Richman’s “That Summer Feeling”, and Galaxie 500’s “Blue Thunder”.

The summer-y “Whaler” video couldn’t come at a better time, as New Englanders spend the mid-winter lull dreaming of lake-days under the hot summer sun. The video features singers Gabe Goodman and Nike Brannstrom half-dancing and crooning on Goodman’s 13’ 1969 Boston Whaler in his hometown of Scituate in the South Shore. Clad in a black dress and a casual black and white suit, Brannstrom and Goodman emote the delicious warm haze of lazy summer days, capturing the freedom and youthful vigor of harbor towns and mid day boat rides.

Be sure to catch Modern Painters at the Midway Cafe on March 20th. Enjoy the video for “Whaler” below. -Charley Ruddell


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Weekend Warrior, February 2 - 4

The clarity that often accompanies consuming, clean, cold air hangs in the isolated, fuzzy folk-pop of Matt Scheuermann, a.k.a. Lowercase Roses. His latest release, Surgical Pop, stitches together precise melodies within intimate lyrics. Delicate, revealing storylines are juxtaposed by the harsher instrumental friction of the outside world. Channeling the nostalgia of youth seen through the wisdom of experience, Cherry captures a universal memory, igniting a flashback fuse and (at times) simmering in a gentle sway. Performing solo this Saturday, Mimi Gallagher (Nona, Year Of Glad, Eight) will craft catchy, grungy, pop-punk. With their forthcoming album Reveries (due out February 23 via Egghunt Records), the brutal beauty of Delaware garage rock trio Grace Vonderkuhn rounds out this Everybody Hits lineup. (Photo by Scott Troyan) – Michael Colavita

Other places to be to beat this cold this weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Cherry, Grace Vonderkuhn, Eight, Lowercase Roses

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb, Squawk Brothers, SAT Summer Fiction, The Improbables, MidnightSingers

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Night Windows, Spelling Reform (EP Release), Joy Riding, Pilkington, SAT RFA, Robo Trippers

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Whips/DJ Deejay, SAT Swift River Still, George Engel Brooks/A Black Celebration: DJ Baby Berlin and Jem

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Coward, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Lil Zubin, Fantasy Camp, SUN (3pm) Death Of Lovers

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Aime, Besphrenz, Mason, Ai-Que, Dj Dah-Freak, SAT DJ Aktive, JaE The Artist, Tray Verse

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Joy Again

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Apex Predator

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT G. Love & Special Sauce, Kuf Knotz

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Fame Lust: My Chemical Slow Dance (Emo Prom)

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto Philadelphia, SAT (Upstairs) The GoAround

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Syberia, Duress, SAT Icon Ebony Fierce, Ronnie Vega, Dialer, DJ Delish

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Thee Idea Men, SAT Man About A Horse, The Hoppin' Boxcars

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Ellen Siberian Tiger, Rosu Lup

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Breathing, Will Brown and the Jamboree Band, Sexoffice, SAT Bayshore Drive, Scene Points

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Femme Collective, SAT Trap Rabbit

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) Fr DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Johnny Moskal, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Ty Asoudegan, SAT DAMN Benefit Show: Helle's Belle and the Tit Pistols, Kelvin Cochrane, Fenris, Barry Dwier, Bern the Bastard, Monica Lynne Chase

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Tubular

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Xpresidents, John Gilbride, Naps Past Noon, Fordune, OTG, SAT Socko, Mikey Potatos, This Kills Me

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Rausch (Album Release)

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Wrong Answer, Agitator

The Tusk (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Teenage Bigfoot, The Barren Marys (Split Release show), The Up Up Ups

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Elison  Jackson

Hubris House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Violet Waves, Fan Dancer, Slow Reader, Midnight In Rome

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New Track: "Company" - Anna Menard

Adorned in the simplicity of acoustic guitar, “Company” by Anna Menard kindles a personal fire. The Philly singer-songwriter delivers a heartfelt status update of thanks and appreciation for her newfound love. Voicing a sense of pleasant surprise and hoping that the circumstances linger for the long-term, while acknowledging that it could be fleeting, Menard creates an empathetic point of view, suggesting that we live in the moment.


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