Marian Hill

Weekend Warrior, September 1 - 4

September has arrived, and with it, comes the ceremonial conclusion of summer. However, before the sun-kissed season draws to a close, Ben Franklin Parkway plays host to a recently vested (6th overall) tradition Made In America. While an assortment acts will grace the various stages over, the 2-day event, the local contingent continues to grow. This Saturday includes the silky, serenading electro-pop of Marian Hill, the retrofitted, harmony-harnessing Queen of Jeans, the devastatingly tenacious, melodic whirlwind of Mannequin Pussy, and experimental instrumental textures meets sincere Americana-folk songwriting of (Sandy) Alex GAnd Sunday’s slate begins with PNB Rock, before a consecutive tandem that includes the heart-rendering, earnest elegance of Japanese Breakfast (whose Soft Sounds From Another Planet was our August Record of the Month) and the gritty, grab-the-wheel-and-drive indie rock of Beach Slang. Of course, the streets of Philadelphia will also be filled with bangers from Hova, Solange, Run the Jewels, Little Dragon, and many others. Hopefully the weather will hold out so that we can all enjoy a rad Labor Day Weekend in Philly! – Michael Colavita

More places where you can say goodbye to summer this weekend…

Made In America (Ben Franklin Pkwy) SAT Marian Hill, Queen of Jeans, Mt. Joy, Mannequin Pussy, (Sandy) Alex G, SUN PnB Rock, Japanese Breakfast, Beach Slang, Tigers Jaw

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Night Raids, Barakka, SUN DJ Lil Dave

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Hawk Tubley & The Ozymandians, Jason Ager (Trio), Rachel Eve, SAT Goodnight/Goodluck, Wax Wav, Cologne

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Devil's Grippe, Truant Minds, Punkes/Gravers Lane ImHul/DJ Deejay, SAT Drones for Queens/Wolf Dem, KT Caustic, Teknacolor Ninja/Lunacy, SUN Sublaymen, Yeenar/Disinhume, Descendency, Depletion

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI The Improbables, SAT A Virgin

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Conjunto/Massive, Denelle Anderson, K-Soul, Rico Anderson, SAT (Upstairs) Steve Cal Quartet, Mike Kennedy

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Of the Archive (EP Release), Shy, Mage Hand, SUN Luxe

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Maggie Mae, Sonni Shine, Miss Cantaloupe, Granz

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI dot.gov, Dave Bakey, SAT Nicky P & Friends, Doug Wartman, Jeremiah Tall

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Shaky Deville, U.S. Lawns, SUN Langor, Circadian Rhythms

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Astro 8000

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Alec Stewart, Bryant Eugene Vazquez, I am not the Universe, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Project 28

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Menace Cartel

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT Ed Christof

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Christian O’Connor Band, Calla Bere & The Attitude, SAT Take Cover

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Eat Your Beats

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI S-21 (Last Show)

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SUN My Name Is Tom, MON Matt Kelly, Old Scratch

Beautiful World Syndicate (1619 E. Passyunk Ave.)  SAT Dark Web

   

New Music Video: "I Want You" - Marian Hill

We could probably never pull off a choreographed dance, but we certainly apreciate when it's done well. Marian Hill enlisted the help of some talented folks to film their music video for the single, "I Want You," at the YouTube Space NY. In one take to boot! Or should we say, "One time, one time, one time"? The performance was directed and choreographed by Ian Eastwood, and you can find "I Want You" on their full-length release, ACT ONE (Republic Records). (Photo by Pablo Amoretti)

   

New Video: "One Time" (The Wild Honey Pie Presents On The Mountain) - Marian Hill

Republic Records is scheduled to release Act One, the debut full-length album from Marian Hill, on June 24. They brought a special performance of “One Time” to The Wild Honey Pie Presents On The Mountain. With a soulful, sultry, simmering start, the song shifts upward, set up by a sax smoothly snapping your ears and hips into submission with that ever-augmenting electro-beat.

   

New Track: "Down" - Marian Hill

“Down,” the latest release from the duo of Marian Hill, begins with the graceful, jazz-oriented keys paving the way for Sam Gongol’s elegant vocals. As your swept into the seductive subtlety, the afterburners of a glitchy, electro-percussive beat kick in. That low, warming flame switches gears into a hyperactive call to action, before simmering down and then raising it up again. The heat rises, yet Gongol maintains her cool.

   

Weekend Warrior, September 4 - 7

Ok, so we admittedly were one the harshest critics of Made in America last year because of their unbelievable exclusion of talented homegrown Philly acts. Well, it seems that they are working on making it up to our city for the error of their ways with what might be the most local acts ever invited to the two-day festival.  Saturday is without a doubt when the Jay-Z-curated event brings out its heavy artillery with national and local names. If you want to find where your Philly peeps at, hanging at the Skate Stage will certainly be the place to see some familiar faces with Creepoid, Hop Along, Waxahatchee, Strand of Oaks, and Ground Up doing us proud. Meek Mill will also have the pleasure of sharing the Rocky Stage with heavy hitters Beyoncé, Modest Mouse, and De La Soul. On Sunday, you’ll find the lone Philly act Marian Hill bringing its sweet beats and alluring vocals to the Skate Stage. Ex-patriot Santigold is always a highlight of any bill that she appears on, and it’s certainly been way too long since we’ve heard anything from her. (Fingers crossed for a new album in works.) Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend, and sneak in some good drugs and drinks so you don’t have to consume any crappy, overpriced Budweiser - cheers! Made in America, Ben Franklin Parkway, 1pm, $150 (Sold Out), All Ages - Q.D. Tran
 
More places to enjoy your Labor Day Weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Charles Cohen, SAT QQQ
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT The Silence Kit, Jackie Thousand, SUN Pulling Punches, Phet Phet
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Seeing Snakes, Erika Trophy, MON Buzzherd, Brontide/The Tough Shits, Groovy Movies/YDI, Legally F**ked
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Field Mouse, The Guests
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Lid: A New Musical by Pat Finnerty/(After party) Black Landlord, SAT The Lid: A New Musical by Pat Finnerty, SUN The Lid: A New Musical by Pat Finnerty
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Money June, Chick Raw
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Christopher Davis-Shannon/(Downstairs) Wild Orphan, SAT (Upstairs) Phiddledelphia, Gabriel Donohue, SUN (Upstairs) Mary Lattimore
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Teef, Steve Young, Wildcard, Torito, SAT Derek Anthony, Nobody Yet, Above The Mendoza, Sunblaze Lane, Audio Impulse, First Of Autumn, SUN Above The Mendoza, Uncle/Father Oscar, Sister City, Amora
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Sonnder
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Deviant Philly Launch Party: Sad Actor
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Waiting, Science Club, Twin 55, SAT The Mountain Chiefs (CD Release), X-Hunters
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Junior, DJ Lil Dave, Skeme Richards, Ian St. Laurent
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Hired Guns Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT The Pam Knight Show, SUN Cliff Hillis
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI Morgan Pinkstone, Ryn Pascale, Emily Mineo, Rachael Rota, Kristin Sharonstone/Generation Empty, Little War Twins, Raleaf, SAT (1st Floor) The Mysteries, StarSkream, Them Jones, SUN Death DaVinci
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Line Leader, The Escape, Stetson Rose
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Mic Stewart, Ill Doots, Visitor 10, Darko The Super, Torito
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Groove Merchants, Mesmeria, Woven In, SAT Los Campeones
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Shy Boyz, SAT August John Lutz II (EP Release), New Sweden, Song Dogs, SUN Hanging Hills, Sympathy & The Lion, Rosu Lup
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James, SUN (2pm) DJ Jugo w/percussionist Josh Robinson/(9:30pm) DJ Royale
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Franky’s Foxes, DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Carl Michaels
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Shannen Moser, Willow Talk
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SUN +HIRS+, Heavy Medical, Harsh Vibes
 
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI Radio Eris, Dave Marley
 
Bamboo Bar (927 Delaware Ave) SUN Making Time Labor Day Weekend BBQ
 
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Hivelords, Die Coking, Bardus
 
Milhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Shakai Mondai, Floam, Katana Girl (Solo)
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Drums Like Machine Guns, Neo Libz, Lip Service
 
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT 1 Year Anniversary: Mumblr, The Mellowells, Abi Reimold, Cornelius the Third, Curtis Cooper
 
Full House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Second Marriage
 
Wolf Cycles (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Hot Tears, Space Chumpy