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NYC DJ on the rise: Kerri Chandler

Continuing on in the psychedelic milieu, native Kerry Chandler's strange, compelling work mixes '80s acid house and deep-house, with exotic percussion. At his live performances, expect his usual spate of sound effects too—people talking, cars honking, general tones of urban life—which is known reduce the species to a wonderland of microcosms. - Brian Chidester

   

New Music Video: "Least Important Most Important" - Career Crooks

Emcee/producer Zilla Rocca and beat-maker Small Professor haved teamed up for a new poject, dubbed Career Crooks. The duo shared an incendiary new single, "Least Important Most Important," which draws inspiration from Mad Men's Don Draper. ("We're going to sit at our desks and keep typing while the walls fall down around us because we're creative - the least important, most important thing there is.") It was also accompanied by a new music video that was directed by Bob Sweeney, and you'll be able to find the track on their upcoming full-length album, scheduled for release in early 2017.

   

Ivy Sole Opening for Sammus & Sad13 at PhilaMOCA Oct. 29

Soulful storytelling with a purposeful, self-conscious confidence, Philly-by-way-of-Charlotte emcee Ivy Sole delivers lyrical tales, swimming through thoughtful complexly-detailed narratives that are amplified by production that smoothly cruises on the boom-bap. It’s a fresh nod to old-school overtures that exudes a personal appeal through sincerity, meshing spoken word with singing in a laidback message. The rattling, fluorescent noise-pop of Empath aids in setting the stage for Sad13, a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Oritz, whose new solo album Slugger is due out November 11, explores personal issues through a bright, pop lense. Sammus, who released her debut album Pieces in Space yesterday via Don Giovanni Records and appears on Slugger, completes this PhilaMOCA billing. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7:30pm, $10, All Ages (Photo by Araba S. Ankuma) - Michael Colavita

   

Weekend Warrior, October 28 - 30

Technically, Halloween falls on Monday. However, the autumnal celebration of dastardly deeds and debauchery will be in full flux this Saturday as Underground Arts opens its doors for the 7th Annual TJ Kong Halloween Costume Ball Rock N Roll Murdershow. Along with a haunting stir of booze-saturated country blues perpetuated by Kong & The Atomic Bomb, the candy-coated, Andy Moholt-led daydream down the rabbit-hole, better known as Laser Background, will provide their twist on The Zombies’ catalogue. The attitude-infused rumbling reverberation of Straw Hats and the serenading psych-pop grip of Grubby Little Hands will be joined by the slinky, streamlined, funk-fueled fire of MINKA and the rippling surf-psych wave of Ceramic Animal to seal this evening. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $15, 21+ - Michael Colavita
 
Other places to party this Halloween weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s
 (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Purling Hiss, Honey Radar
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Mercury Radio Theater (Record Release), Gringo Motel, SAT American Film Institute (Members of Restorations - A.F.I), The Danged (Members of Hound - The Damned)
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Bryant Eugene Vazquez, Dweeb, DJ Eric Schuman/Sean Hearn, SAT Burnout Star/Wassup Gina , Jesse Tyler, SUN The Superweaks (Record Release), Thin Lips, Three Man Cannon, Sun Organ
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Hurry, Eric Slick, Cherry, Cave People, SAT Summus & Sad13, Ivy Sole, Empath
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Jawn, SAT Andrew Meoray, Slikk Mouth, SUN Elissa Janelle Velveteen
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) RUST - Neil Young Tribute, SUN (Upstairs) Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Benefit Show: Hinton, Bower, Jones
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Daddylap, Egocentric Plastic Men, School of Rock Philadelphia, Kevin McCall, SAT Members of Conversations and The Best Westerns as Third Eye Blind, Members of North Lawrence Midnight Singers as George Harrison, Josh & Rachel (The Really Cooks) as Marty & Bobbi Culp (SNL), SUN Pure Jerry
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Vic Ruggiero & The Snails, Night Windows (as Weezer), Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band (as Bill Withers), Seoul Dehli (as Black Sabbath), The Preps (as Green Day), SAT Louie Louie
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Trailer Trash, The Pink Robots, Stoned Queens/Suburban Living (DJ Set)
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, DJ Royale, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Cherry Bomb, Ginger Leigh, Sophie Sucre
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Looseleaf, Rogue Methods, Overcoming Gravity, SAT Audio Impulse, Stereotytans, The One2s, Custom Power Ride, Rob Clancy, SUN DUSTWUN, Cthulhu Martini, Physis, Great Neck
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI LSDXOXO, Precolumbian, SAT Lost Continent, SUN The Droogettes
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT The Haunting of Poe: A Burlesque Masquerade
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Pete Groch, Rad and Kell, SAT Makhaira, SAT Pravda
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI The GTVs, The Wayside Shakeup, SAT Philly Bloco, SUN Splintered Sunlight
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.)  SUN Dear Friend, The Insides, Honeytiger, Haunted Homes
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S.18th St.) SUN Loose Tooth Friendship, most selfless cheerleader
 
Space 1026 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sinking Body, Shape Denter
 
The Cable Box (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Mich Laggi, Giancarlo (EP Release), Harmony Woods
 
Black Magic (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Birthday Ponies, Minor Setbacks, Tiny Rainbows (as Megadeth)
 
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Nina Ryser, Gun TV, Mack Enemy
 
   

Date Nite Shares New Animated Music Video - Sex Bruise

The San Francisco based electro pop band, Date Night has released a strange animated video for their single, Sex Bruise. The band teamed up with a group of animators, choreographers and weirdos to create a 4D, motion capture heavy music video for the first single off of Date Nite's eponymous electronica album. The video, shot in a Potrero hill robotics studio, combines 80's video game art, sea punk, vaporwave, sassy emoji's and plenty of mayhem. Check it out!