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Weekend Warrior, Aug. 19-21

Treat Y’r Self Fest returns to PhilaMOCA this Saturday for its second year. The benefit for the annual March to End Rape Culture (co-presented with Pussy Division) will be hosting a day of rad activities to create a safe, inclusive space that is accessible for all ages. Throughout the day and into the evening, you’ll find local favorites like Dreambook, Swanning, and Motherwhore coming together with artist from all over the country to donate their talents to help unify a community for an important cause. Punk legend Alice Bag (of The Bags) will be headlining the music showcase with a new album in tow! And for the first time, Treat Y’r Self Fest will be screening a documentary; Stories From the She Punks was directed by Helen Reddington (The Chefs) and Gina Birch (The Raincoats), and it chronicles “stories of women musicians from the punk-inspired bands of the 70s.” Music critic and author Jenn Pelly will be introducing the film. Kevin Attics (Mercury Girls, Literature) will also be spinning between sets, and Samantha Gurry will be creating some dope hand-cut animated visuals. So come out & TREAT Y’R SELF! PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 1pm - 11pm, $10-$12 (sliding scale or donation), All Ages - Alexis V.
 
More things to do before summer ends…
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Broken Beak (Record Release), Harmony Woods, SUN Power Animal
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Shelf Life, SAT Northern Arms, My Son Bison
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Venice Sunlight (Record Release), The New Connection, The Way Home, SUN Dreamswell, Grim Sleepers, Bad Mood Randall
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells/Watery Love, Sparrow Steeple, SAT The Madeleine Haze/Whiting, The Lunar Year/Matthew Law, The Bul Bey, DJ Ferno, SUN Heavy Temple, Hex Inverter
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Dayne Jordan, DJ Ferno, SUN Tim Williams (EP  Release), Matt Spitko
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SUN Curtis Lexx, Killer Whale
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Loose and Alright, SAT (Upstairs) The Striptease Orchestra
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Endless Taile, Resilient, Too Lonely For Standards, The Way, SAT Urban Shaman Attack, SUN Seraph in Travail, Cadaveric Spasm, Booklegger
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Muscle Tough, Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Satellite Hearts, SAT Cold Roses
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI PHNTMS/Suburban Living (DJ Set), Hillary Wallace and the Death, Duffy’s Cut
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Reef The Lost Cauze, Caliph-NOW
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Pedro Fresco, Rex The Rager
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Rasputin’s Room, SAT Ed Christof/WWE Summer Glam Burlesque Tribute
 
Festival Pier (Columbus Blvd. & Spring Garden St.) SUN Ween
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI-SUN Liberty Music Fest
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT HMFO, Brothers & Sisters
 
Old Pool Farm (1323 Salford Station Rd. - Schwenksville, PA) 55th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Buster, Only, SAT Podacter, Easy Creatures, SUN Goddamnit, Pauline
 
Hubbub Coffee (3736 Spruce St.) SUN Pinkwash, Preen
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Ghost Gum, Shannen Moser, Sun Organ
 
LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) FRI Dog Tears (Record Release), Distant/Damage
 
Planet Vegeta (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Supine
 
Birdhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Arthur Shea, Fred Beans, McGarnagle
 
Second Empire (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Psychic Teens, Humanshapes
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Past Life, Kelsey Cork, Busy Bee, Gravers Lane
 
   

Abbot Kinney Shares Bill with Panic Is Perfect Dangermaker and Vacances at GAMH - 8/20

San Francisco based musician, Abbot Kinney will be playing Great American Music Hall with Panic is Perfect, Dangermaker, and Vacances on August 20th!

Abbot Kinney is a rock band that thrives on big vocal hooks, a heavy, intricate rhythm section and an ambitiously grand scope, and while lead singer-songwriter Jared Swanson was certainly influenced by the “alternative” label of yesterday, his music wholly belongs to the 21st century. The group’s new EP The Night not only challenges the listener’s conception of what an indie rock song can sound like in a scaled-down, irony-charged modern music scene; it also represents a sonic evolutionary step forward.

   

New Track: "Negative Space" (Void Vision Remix) - Technophobia

Void Vision contributed a remix to Technophobia's 12" "Negative Space" single via Working Order Records. 100% of proceeds will be going to Life Pieces To Masterpieces, "a safe sanctuary for hundreds of African American young men and boys growing up in Washington, DC’s most poverty-stricken and volatile neighborhoods." The quaking percussion and ominous stir of synth aid in empowering the vocals, while creating a danceable track. Void Vision will be perform this evening at Kung Fu Necktie with Harsh Vibes and Pallbearer. (Photo by Woven In)

   

Afropunk Festival coming to Brooklyn on 8/27 and 8/28

The Afropunk Festival is returning to Brooklyn this August 27th and 28th and we’ve got you covered with a playlist of all the local artists scheduled to play.  First up is Saul Williams – a poet as well as musician who melds poetry and hip-hop together in order to create a unique kind of alternative hip-hop.  The VeeVees, on the other hand, remind us that rock'n'roll is basically sped up, punhcy blues, a genre America stole from Africa.  The Whooligan slow things down with tracks full of meditative yet infectious electronica.  DJ Lindsey is no stranger to the DJ scene and creates catchy tracks that are tinged with nostalgia full of hip hop and soul vocals. On a similar line operates also DJ Juliana Huxtable, mixing tracks that are full of loud and danceable beats, but that really demand to be heard for themselves.  LSDXOXO accurately relates his music to “crying in club” as it blends melancholia, house and rap. Brooklyn based producer, CX Kidtronik makes bouncy hip hop infused with electronica, and last but not least, Dhundee combines a variety of sounds curated for dancing, experimenting with all kinds of instruments that aren’t used as often by others in the genre. - Madeleine Grossman

 

   

Beautiful Machines Introduce New Album - Bridges

The San Francisco based band, Beautiful Machines is back with their new album, Bridges.

Bridges takes the band in a new direction, deepening their exploration of live analog/electronic music. The album is purposefully arranged to take the listener on a journey, like cycling through a Tron-grid landscape to launching into a euphoric stratosphere. Thoughtful, dynamic and full of rich powerful choruses, wide lush verses and tangential bridges, this album strikes a chord and "bridges" technology and emotion.

The 2nd of a trilogy and thematically bridging Disconnect : : Reconnect (2014) with its following concept album Singularity (2017), think of Bridges as an inter-dimensional gateway connecting a circuit or a thought.