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The Silence Kit Break Their Silence at The Fire Aug. 7

With dark and dreary post punk indie rock in the vein of Joy Division and Psychedelic Furs, and a strong musical background that has seen them play shows alongside the likes of Gene Loves Jezebel and I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, its only a matter of time before The Silence Kit move on to bigger things. And ever since they released Dislocations back in February on Break Even and Azteca Records, it's been as bright as melancholy can be. You might feel the burning inside when they play an intimate show at The Fire tonight. Especially since they'll be joined by Romance Is Born, an electronic outfit who hooks up synth laden beats on top of possessing uncanny similarities to Badly Drawn Boy and having illuminating melodies. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $7, 21+ - Bill McThrill

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Weekend Warrior, Aug. 6 - 8

Man, how do you get a cold in the middle of summer? I feel like ass. I’m not going anywhere this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. While I hide out in my place eating 4th Street Deli’s chicken noodle soup with gigantic matzo balls, the rest of The Deli folks will be heading over to Post Post’s EP Release Party at KFN this Saturday night, and you should too. Yes, we love their name almost as much as we love their music. In a generation that uses the word “post” as often as we do when describing music, you can’t help but be slightly amused. So grab a copy of Resident and check out our recent Where Is My Mind? with Post Post’s Michelle Zauner! Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+
 
More things to do when you’re healthy…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Turning Violet Violet and Gemini Wolf, SAT East Hundred and Steve Goldberg & The Arch Enemies
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SUN Oh! Pears
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SUN The Love Club
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT The Silence Kit
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Unrest
 
Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT The Broken Prayers
 
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Snakes Say Hisss and Da Comrade!
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Joe Jordan and Larry Saklad SAT Absolute Zeros and Pawnshop Roses
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Early) Penrose, (Late) Mikey Galactic and Dani Mari
 
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT The Lopez
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Infinien
 
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Philadelphia Brothers Reunion and Shakey Lyman
 
The Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum (3819 Hamilton St.) FRI Radio Eris and Oubliette Ensemble
 

 

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Diplo’s Favela on Blast at International House Aug. 6

Favela on Blast, the directorial debut of “mad decent” local deejay Diplo (a.k.a. Thomas Wesley Pentz or “Wes”), will be showing tonight at the International House on Penn’s Campus. It’s part of the Perspectivas film series. Diplo (co-director and producer), who once studied filmmaking at Temple University, combined forces with Brazilian director Leandro HBL to create this documentary that delves into the musical genre funk carioca (a.k.a. baile funk), which he is known for championing. Favela on Blast is raw, and it’s real so get some education about the music that has been making you shake your ass for years. International House, 3701 Chestnut St., 7pm, $5 - $7, All Ages

- H.M. Kauffman

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Cali-bred/NYC-repped Local Natives play Governor’s Island

LA Band Local Natives

The first time I heard the Local Natives, I fell in love.  And when I saw them live, I fell in love all over again. These guys have succeeded because they do things differently, and do it right. Whether fusing three-part, graceful harmonies with swelling instrumentals, or blending Afro beats with sexy/sensual chants, body-slamming guitars, and rhythmic crescendos, they do it with passion and rock-filled beauty. And it’s not just the musicality that defines them – there’s emotionality and meaning behind every single song. Because, unlike some of their West Coast counter parts, the Local Natives don’t talk about everyday shit like weed, partying and being stuck in the middle of nowhere, but about love, loss and seeing life in a different way – intuitively, artistically and philosophically.

Local Natives will be playing with We Barbarians and label mate, Young Man (newly signed to Frenchkiss Records), at Governor’s Island this Saturday, August 7th. Lets send them some good vibes over in New York!

-Alex Daly (The Deli NY)

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Tyondai leaves Battles

Announced on Battles' MySpace profile today:

"Battles and Tyondai would like to let their fans know they have chosen to follow their own musical paths. Due to Battles' ambitions of finishing their second studio album followed by commitments to a full touring schedule in 2011, and Tyondai's own commitments as a solo artist and his desire not to tour, both Battles and Tyondai have decided to move on without each other. It is a sad but amicable split.
Battles wishes Tyondai all the best"

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