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Weekend Warrior, November 17 - 19

Passionately personal songs, which complimentarily cross between the traditional country/folk realms, exploring modern ambiance, Shock Out Of Season (Orindal Records), the new album from Friendship, delves into personal depths. Dan Wiggins' vocals subtlety drip with emotion, as the scenes presented, seem stitched into one’s consciousness, presenting an image and then digging into its layers of meaning. The reverberating tightly woven instrumental fabric allows those words space to breath as one collects their thoughts. Tonight, Friendship celebrates its arrival at Everybody Hits, where Power Animal will also be commemorating a fresh, new album, Good Wind Pt. 1 (Human Kindness Overflowing), which inhabits a close, lyrical proximity that simultaneously pedals toward the future. Engaging tones and tempo line the periphery, while sensitive, soothing, stacked vocals unite in illuminating harmony. The co-headliners will also be joined by the invigorating storytelling of Free Cake For Every Creature, setting this billing up as one whose candle burns from beginning to end. (Friendship Photo by Michelle Goodwin) – Michael Colavita

More places to hang this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Church Girls, The Vernes, Grayling, SUN Rosali

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Summer Fiction

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Bardo Pond/DJ Deejay/Brian Creswell, SarahCuda, DecoSoul, SAT Hurry/Entellekt, A.Rob, Corey Lee/Matthew Law,DJ Hvnlee, SUN Shawn Kilroy, Lightninging

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT RFA

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Back to Black: A Philly Tribute to Amy Winehouse, SUN Tiedye Ky

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI Mt. Joy

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Downstairs) Dee Dee Sharp

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Captain The Pilot The Driver, Commonwealth Choir, Slomo Sapiens, SAT Davey and the Chains, Haunted Homes, The Fantastic Imagination, Mr. Unloved, SUN Lady Parts (Album Release), Brackish, Brother Martin

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Chris Gennett, Lucida, SUN Slenko & McKeys, The Russells, Tapes & Tubes

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Funky T, Walt Lafty, Judah Kim & The Assassination, SAT The Core, Brown Sugar, SUN Catullus

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Wolf Dem, Teknacolor Ninja, KT Caustic, SAT A.M. Mills, Mark Lanky, SUN Kirby & the VibeTribe, Scantron

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Gene Wildest, Lucida, Ronald Reagan? The Actor?/Behind The Grandstand, Swwik, Sonny Knockout

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Philadelphia Burlesque Academy Student Showcase

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

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Cabin Dogs, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Holy Smoke, The Age Of Truth, Moons, SAT Live Not On Evil, The Droogettes, Cowbell Superstar, Lonesome Crow, The Pink Angels

Century (1350 S. 29th St.)) FRI Hellrad, Traitor, Night Raids

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Common Ground, SAT Cookie Rabinowitz, Haywood Trout (CD Release), The New Peter Fonda Experience, Paul Keen

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Darla, SAT Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Dynagroove, SUN The Whiskeyhickon Boys, Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio/The Urban Guerilla Orchestra

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Friendship & Power Animal (Record Release), Free Cake For Every Creature, SAT Petal, Tombo Crush

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Rasan In The Heyday, Pro Post Time, Ganou/Earth Telephone, SAT Madam Data, Michael Bailey

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Flamingo Chicks, S.R. Frost, Rachel Andie

Double HH Ranch (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Molly Rhythm, Sun Hat, Secret Nudist Friends, Mavis The Dog

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI AllegrA (Record Release), Tombo Crush, Snake Boy Gang, SUN Yowler, Florry

Inconvenience Store (Please contact of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Jesse Bark, Rentboy, Chloe Likes Olivia

The Lighthouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Pilkington, Spelling Reform, Twin Beds, Buddie, PeakXV

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Album premiere: Fieldings' debut LP "Soft Tissue" - live at Alphaville on 11.18

Dream pop group Fieldings will perform at Alphaville on November 18th to celebrate the release of their debut LP, Soft Tissue. It's their first major release in a few years, but like the group's previous EPs and singles, tracks come with the chilling lilt of Lucinda Hearn's voice. Joining the five-piece on the bill are Philly-based musician Andrew Conklin, multi-instrumentalist Renata Zeiguer, and Michael Rocketship, an experimental group featuring members of tUnE-yArDs. If you can't wait to hear Fieldings live, check out all of Soft Tissue below in this exclusive Deli premiere. - Will Sisskind

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FWWtW and The Bones of J.R. Jones at Park Church Coop Saturday Night!

Concerts in old churches can be hit or miss. Many a punk band has left such sacred chambers flummoxed at the muddy cacophony summoned by their set. It's the harmonic resonance of the lofted ceilings and stone arches that once warmed the vocal stylings of Gregorian monks. This Saturday in Greenpoint you can witness for yourself what happens when the somber folk rock of Food Will Win The War and the twang-grass folk of The Bones of J.R. Jones swell sound into those stony heavens. Concetta Abbate of Park Quartet will warm up the room. It will be an intimate night of amazing sounding music in an amazing sounding venue. Get your tickets here.

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New Vivian K. LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Vacuums, the new album from Orlando transplants Vivian K., is saturated in sincerity. Strumming their way through a series of narratives within one’s personal map, these momentary reflections catalogue a range of contemplations. Retaining a universal appeal within their vulnerability, one is drawn into the raw exposure. That episodic folk-punk feel reaches out in a sing-along way that grabs your collective hand.

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New Curtis Cooper Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Messy, the new album from Curtis Cooper, was recently unearthed. A transfixing torment registers throughout this collection of songs. Encircling lyrics of solitude will engulf the mind, creating a canvas of beautiful despair. Enlisting Scott Stitzer (of Mumblr) to produce and play an array of instruments, with Jack Zaferes occupying bass duties, these tracks creep into your head and take up temporary residence. It feels like a deeply personal release that pushes toward detonating grunge instrumentation at points, while still showcasing a folky feel, at others. Johnny Brenda’s will play host to Cooper’s record release celebration on Friday, January 19, where they'll be supported by Laser Background and Coping Skills.

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