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The Black Belles & The Greenhornes @ Third Man Records, 10/30/10

Just in case you don’t already have enough shows and parties lined up to attend this Halloween weekend, you might want to consider making your way to 7th Avenue to see The Black Belles play their first gig at Third Man Records. This Nashville quartet of sleek, raven-haired ladies was discovered by Jack White and, like the White Stripes, The Black Belles belt their lyrics in the style of ’60s soul, while the crash of the snare and the bluesy guitar-squealing add some grit. Be sure to listen for the song “What Can I Do,” which is noisy garage rock at its finest and one of their first recordings. And don’t forget to catch The Greenhornes set and pick up a copy of their new LP, “★ ★ ★ ★,” since this is their release show, after all. Doors are at 8 p.m. – Deli Editor


The Haunting of Fursaxa at Highwire Gallery Oct. 30

Local native Fursaxa (a.k.a. Tara Burke) conjures up cinematic soundscapes that are mystical and strange. Strange like a séance or a foggy moon-filled night. The ancient sounding intro of “Alone in the Dark Wood” feels like a high-register Gregorian chant, notes bending into twangy strums that settle yet linger like ghosts. There’s something hypnotic and calming in the way the track unfolds, in the way it deconstructs as it progresses, isolating each component with focus and haunting emphasis. Similar to Fever Ray nix the overt dramatics, Fursaxa’s sound exists on the same plane as folklore or myths. Whether it’s the swelling rush of “Cle Elum” or the tolling “Bells of Capistrano”, Fursaxa will entrance you at first listen, note by note each time. Burke will be joined tonight at the Highwire Gallery by The New Heaven and The New Earth, Killa and Vincent Fournier-Boisvert. Highwire Gallery, 2040 Frankford Ave., 8pm, $8, All Ages - Dianca Potts

Weekend Warrior, October 29 - 31

It’s motherfuckin’ Halloween weekend - our absolute favorite time of the year! And to prove it we have 2 extra special events that we will be presenting to you. Tonight our buddies Grimace Federation will be kickin’ off the weekend in style when they celebrate the release of their new EP On Velvet at Johnny Brenda’s with West Philadelphia Orchestra and Univox! (Check out our interview for Where Is My Mind? below with Grimace’s Xack Xweig.) But remember that there will be no rest for the wicked this weekend so we’ll be joining TJ Kong and some of your favorite up-and-coming local artists like The Spooks, Cheers Elephant, Toy Soldiers, and much, much more for the Halloween Costume Ball Rock and Roll Murdershow all day and night this Sunday at The Ukie Club! We will also have a very special headliner that will be taking you into the AM. This evening is going to rock, and we are already sitting around in our costumes waiting. The FREE Spaten Beer will be flowing like water, and there will also be food, costume prizes, dancing, fire, virgin sacrifices, and sexy ladies and gents! Tix are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase them in advance here or from any of the participating bands. Let’s get ready to get freaky! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+; The Ukie Club, 847 N. Franklin St. (Northern Liberties West Between 7th & 8th and Poplar St.), 2pm - whenevs, $10 adv/$15 door, All Ages

Other things to help you get in trouble or laid...

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Hot Guts, SAT Mr. Unloved
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Hong Kong Stingray and The Crooks, SUN Ruder Than You
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Fractals, SAT Kevin James Devine, SUN Cowmuddy
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Goodnight Lights, The Quelle Source, Long Walk Home
Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT The Midnight Beat and The Tulanes, SUN The Wallace Brothers Band
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Conversation with Enemies, The Josh and Pete Band, Eat Your Birthday Cake
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Victoria Spaeth
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Jedi Mind Tricks, Freeway, Reef The Lost Cauze Freeway, SAT CKY
The Ox (2nd and Oxford St.) SAT Halloween Funn
Highwire Gallery (2040 Frankford Ave.) SAT Fursaxa, The New Heaven and The New Earth, SUN  Tadoma
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT McRad
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Downstairs) Matt Duke, (Upstairs) Drink Up Buttercup, Screwjack, Levee Drivers
The Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Illinois, SAT Phillybloco, SUN Sean Hoots, The Spinning Leaves, Hezekiah Jones, Chirs Kaspar
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI New Pony
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Dani Mari CD Release Party
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) FRI Making Time/R5 Halloween Freak Out!

Hood Internet and Lazerbeak

What to you get when you mix Minneapolis' Lazerbeak with Drake, T.I., and Mos Def? Answer, the latest mashup from The Hood Internet!


Brighton, MA on Rock The Route

Brighton, MA launches an interesting one week tour tonight with a show at The Kinetic Playground. The band will be filmed for a television show following two bands on tour from Chicago to Los Angeles via historic Route 66. The TV show, sponsored by Red Bull, is called "Rock The Route", and will be focusing on the joys and travails of life on the road.

Not only will there be a film crew following the band, but the band will also be carrying Flip cameras around with them. The band will be performing music from their upcoming release, and they are currently in the studio with Archer Prewitt of The Sea & Cake.

The other stops on the tour are as follows: Saturday, October 30th: St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill, Sunday, October 31st: Tulsa, OK - Crystal Pistol Saloon, Tuesday, November 2nd: Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater, Thursday, November 4th: Los Angeles, CA - The Viper Room.


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