DIY/Lo-Fi

Weekend Warrior, May 10 - 12

Spring is in full bloom, and that means a day of music and BBQing is in order. This Saturday, the Haus of Yarga will be hosting its BBYQ (where vegan options will be available as well). Fourteen acts are slated to appear at the annual event that will be starting in the early afternoon. The brutal, blitzing punk of Dialer will roar and menacingly rip, integrating synth & saxophone. Trash Knife will also immediately jump into high gear, sprinting in a tenaciously catchy, shredding circumstance. Unleashing a subdued slacker vibe that can ramp up in a moment’s notice, while escalating into heavier, fuzz-forward tones, the trio of Apt A weaves between genres as internalized monologues are released to the outside world. John Galm, a.k.a. Bad Heaven LTD, will deliver some mesmerizing folk that wraps you in its spellbinding words as the instruments comfortably warp around you. And to add yet another layer of intrigue, Shamir is also listed as a special guest. – Michael Colavita

More places where you can enjoy this spring weekend…

Haus of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT BBYQ: Dialer, Das Alpaca, Gait, Zyme, Trash Knife, Apt A, Drift, Copley Woods, Chava, Huey the Cosmonaut, Eat, Bad Heaven Ltd., Shamir

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Shannen Moser, SAT Shannen Moser, SUN Girls Rock Philly: Spring 2019 ARC Showcase

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Among Criminals/Fame Lust, SAT Grimace Federation/Riot Nerd: TRL Dance Party, SUN Gibbous Moon, Brick Nova, Girl Science

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI The Ire

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Stephen Maglio, SAT Travel Lanes

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Strand Of Oaks 

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT The Last Gasp A Zombie Dance Party: DJ Dave Ghoul, DJ Kiltboy 

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Balance & Composure

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz, SAT (Upstairs) Nothing Wrong, Open Hand

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Mojo Machine, Kitty Rotten, The Tone Bandits, SAT HypeCity Presents: #511Show 

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Dry Reef, Cookie Rabinowitz, Apple Juice Jones, SAT Tom Mackell (EP Release), The Naked Sun, Ami Yares

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Lady HD, Kingsley Ibeneche, Kirby Sybert, SAT Hotbed, Joe Harkanson

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Dominy/The Cheddar Boys, Dogs On Main Street/Transmission, SAT The Shakedown: Rob Paine, Willyum, SUN Worst Ones, Desert Hands

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT LUNCH, The Smoking Lightbulb, SUN Reece Ratliff, Jason Ager, Meghan Cary

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Fallible Being (EP Release Show), Wormtooth, SAT BrainFest 2019: Kahlil Ali, Full Bush, Babe Grenade, Alright Junior, Vilebred, Dear Forbidden, The Good Mess, JAY SKULL IN SPADES, School of Rock Philadelphia, Andorra, Built From Chaos

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Blessed Muthas, Instant Smile, The Barren Marys, SAT Lust for Nothing, DJ Archangel Angelo

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Tile, Body Spray, Desperate Living, Hover, SAT Toxic Malt

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SUN Wepa! An All Latinx Burlesque Showcase

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Barker Brothers, Tyler Sensenig, SAT My Familiar, Jac with No K, Blackjack Rose

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute, Minka

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN One Step Closer

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hurry, Gladie

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI  ialive, Torito 

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) FRI XL, Lame Brains

Gay Baby Jail (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Mechanical Canine, Puppy Angst, Faucet, SAT Godcaster, Tall Child, Diaphane, Sad Sinderella

Brewerytown Living Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Holy Gifts, Elaine Rasnake

Cousin Danny’s (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Sour Spirit

 

   

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