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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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Snakes Say Hisss Keepin’ Ya Young at DDG Aug. 6

We can’t stay young forever, but we can try. Philly natives Snakes Say Hisss explore Peter Pan-esque longings between postmodern lines like “I want to grow up to be a black hole” and shout outs to 22nd and Chestnut. “Cosmic Skeleton” plays out precocious and carefree, like The Unicorn’s Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? with the genius of electro-weirdo Rafter. “I Control the Wind” is a dance jam and “Dual Motion” rocks hard. Clipped bleeps and backbeats make for deliberately messy pop with vocals delivered with a twinge of indifference seeped in pure caffeine. Since their ’07 LP I’ll Be Lovin’ You was released on Famous Class Records, deets on Snakes Say Hisss’ follow up still remain under wraps. Their tracks are the closest thing to finding the fountain of youth so drink up with Tough Knuckles and Da Comrade! Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, $5 - $10, All Ages - Dianca Potts
 

 

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Turning Violet Violet EP Release Party at JB’s Aug. 6

Philly's newest indie band that sparkles, Turning Violet Violet, has been hard at work since emerging as a trio in 2008. From innovative chamber pop with multi-tiered instrumentals to soothing melodies with jazzed out classical undertones, their music is a seductive moonlit serenade for the senses. And they came across a double rainbow when they rounded out their lineup with the viola and unique voice of Sarah Pisano and accomplished guitar work of Jeff Scott. They will be releasing their first EP, Fierce Remains, four ballads that weave tales of how four characters struggle with illness, haunting dreams and other anxieties as well as featuring a collage of work from some of the bands favorite local artists. They'll be throwing their release party at Johnny Brenda's tonight before embarking upon a supporting tour. They've also enlisted this evening the help of electro-experimental darlings Gemini Wolf to ensure that things get extra trippy. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

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