Weekend Warrior, March 14 - 16

This Weekend Warrior pick - we’re keeping it locals only! Alt-folk five-piece The Hundred Acre Woods have been on the rise, coming up through Philly’s DIY community. They’ll be the headliner and anchor of this Saturday’s showcase at Kung Fu Necktie. The group will be supported by another folk-tinged Deli favorite that we predict good things happening to in the not so distant future, Maitland, electro-rock crew SHMNS, and current Featured Artist(s) Poll Nominee, Broken Beak. Take advantage of your good sense to not be at SXSW this weekend. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman  
This weather is crazy! More things to hit this weekend because it won’t be freezing…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI West Philadelphia Orchestra, SAT Jeff Zeigler & Mary Lattimore
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT You Do You, Grandchild (Aleks Martray of Grandchildren), SUN Dead Greg, Three Man Cannon, MIDI Wizard
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Kite Party, Shortbread, Queen Jesus, These Elk Forever, Foot, SAT (Upstairs) The Hundred Acre Woods, SHMNS, Maitland, Broken Beak, (Downstairs) Vintage Kicks Record Release Show w/Black Dirty, The Sixties SUN (Upstairs) Ex Friends, Paths 2 Glory, (Downstairs) Thunder and The Glory, Suckered In
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Murphee Doyle, The Better Half, Half Past Seven, Transonic, Starskream
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI I Yahn I Arkestra, Iron, Dirty Soap Blues Band, SUN Quigley & Company
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Kingsnake, Post Sun Times, Screaming Rattler, SAT Commonwealth Choir, Pine Barons, Big Tusk
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Likers, The Stammer, Rob Lately, SAT Dan Malloy, Avataria
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Andrew Whitman, SAT The Skyline Industry, Lito and the Shepherds, Dupe Deville
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Defused, The Good Excuses, The Defused, Amber Ladd, Sucker, SAT Modern Colour, Riley Road, Working Class Villains
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI John Train, SAT Problem Solving
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Khalid Quesada, Betty Iron Thumbs, SAT Chris Rattie & The Brush Valley Ramblers, Above Connecticut
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Lovers League
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Shadow Merchant
JR’s (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI Dave Joyce, Alternator Undead, Michael & the Mooncusse
The El Bar (1356 N. Front St.) SAT Delco Nightingale, Bikini Spiders, Coffin Fly , The Greg Phoenix Experience
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Memphis Hat, Chaos Thompson, The Great Endangered, The Yokos, Julia Weldon, SAT Missing Elements, Hopscotch Jeffereson, Buddy Roc
Glitoria (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Hound, Low Charge
Freedom 35 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Community Service, Ugly Zoo, SUN Left and Right, Pulling Punches, Robins
The Dog Morgue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Cousin Brian, Cold Foamers, The Retinas, Blue Smiley, Time Hitler and the Assholes From Space

DRGN King & SHMNS Helping to Blow Off Some Steam at Flux Jan. 24

It’s been a whole year since DRGN King released their debut LP Paragraph Nights (Bar/None) and toured the country a couple times over. After such a breakout year in 2013, the band is ready to start off 2014 with bang tonight at Drexel University’s music and art space Flux. DRGN King will most likely be previewing some new jams that they’ve been putting the finishing touches on for their upcoming album. They will also be joined by SHMNS, who had a good 2013 as well traveling around the U.S. in support of their EP Somewhere Between Hear and There. Well, school is back in session so expect to see students blowing off some steam this evening. Flux, 30 S. 33rd St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Bill McThrill