Indie Rock

Weekend Warrior, March 15 - 17

Tonight, Boot & Saddle hosts a benefit for Erika Almirón, Democrat for City Council. The trio of Yarrow addresses the agitation and frustration over societal shortcomings and the divide that currently serves as the status quo. A noise-inflected, raw, post-punk approach creates a formidable tone, pulling you into the group’s chaotic vortex. However, within that bombarding storm of sound, a personal fire burns, and the fuzzy-friction of a heavy groove results. This evening, they will be joined by the cathartic outpouring of Joey Doubek and Ashley Arnwine, a.k.a. Pinkwash, with Pancho Cuacuil completing the lineup. – Michael Colavita 

More places where you can get out to this weekend…

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI A Fundraiser For Erika Almirón: Pinkwash, Yarrow, Pancho Cuacuil

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Nic Sanderson, Looser, Lazy Eye/DJ Deejay, SAT HR, Pet Lizard, Mr. Lisp/DJSC, SUN The Ancient Mariners

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Presages, Julia Rainer, Chelsea Sue Allen, SAT Horrendous, SUN Devil Master (Record Release), Haldol, The Ire

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Dj-Sun, Kingspy, Mellowbastard, LIPSHITZ, SAT The Philadelphia Pancakes & Booze Art Show

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT (Balcony) Sophie Coran, Lauren Scott , Emmett Drueding, SUN (Balcony) Little Strike (With the Pop Academy Strings), Rachel Andie

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Seamus Egan Project, SAT (Downstairs) Little Stranger, SUN (Upstairs) Rockdale Music: Winter Showcase/Barleyjuice

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Royal Ghosts, Stealing Fame, SUN Big Boy Brass, Common Icon, Trash Boy

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Stealing From Thieves, Delmont, Threefold Fire, SAT Honey Radar, Rubber, SUN Body Spray (Record Release), Plot, Table

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Oh Jeezus/Peace & The City Grease, Mat Burke & The Painkillers, SAT Joe Kenney, Della Chase 

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Ancient Puzzle Arts: DJ Matpat, Alex Burkat, Diamond Girl, Yōsuke DJ

Milkboy South Street (401 South St.) SAT Rachel Andie, Jackson Howard

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

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Tiger Castle, Dear Forbidden, This Kills Me, SAT Nakama, Juice Wax, House Plant, SUN Tucker Hill, The Classic Hunt

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Dj Baby Berlin, SAT Decontrol, Gibbous Moon

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI DJ Marco:All That 90s Party, SAT Sad & Boujee 

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Creem Circus, Instant Smile, Guy Campo, SAT Dumal

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Rollin' Loaded, Space Caravan, Horrible Charlie, The Sketchy Freaks, SAT E. Grizzly (Record Release), Reek HellaSmoke, Torito

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof, SUN A Show Has No Name: A Game of Thrones Burlesque

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Whalewolf, Matt Gauss Band, Cosmic Lottery, SAT Dot.gov, Idle Kyle, Proper Dark, Mighty Joe Castro & The Gravemen, Athensville

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Nik Greeley & The Operators

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Laser Background, Julian, A Million Dollars, SAT  Eel Tank, OOLOI

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Badnew (EP Release), Drift, Yeenar, Naff, SUN Colin Lenox & Friends

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Telyscopes, Americanadian, SUN Moment To Capitalize, Playing Pretend

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) FRI Truckstopcanyon, EyeBawl, Crooked Spine, SAT Goings (EP Release), Rally Point, Kinda Alright, Life Instead of Sleep

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SUN Plastic Club, Busy Bee Project, Overwinter

The Music Ward (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Acidic Dreams , SAT No Thank You, Earth Telephone, Kate Dressed Up

Warehouse on Watts (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Minka, OOLALA, DJ Humble, SAT Matthew Law presents: Friends & Fam

Sympathetic Frequencies (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Aphra

   

Airstream Futures Spirale Infernale Reissue

England’s Little Rocket Records has reissued the debut LP, Spirale Infernale, on sky blue vinyl. The LP was originally released by Paper + Plastick back in 2017.

Airstream Futures is the work of Devon Carson (vocals), Jeff Dean (guitar), Megan Edgin (bass), and Mike Soucy (drums). Below is the video for “Dreams of Narrow Wings”, the lead single from the album.

Airstream Futures will be performing at 350 Brewing’s 350 Fest V August 23rd to the 25th.

Photo by Fareine Suarez

   

Juice Cleanse "36 Hours"

Juice Cleanse has released the first single, “36 Hours”, from their forthcoming album, False Start. This is indie rock trio’s first release since their 2017 self-titled debut EP.

You can help Juice Cleanse celebrate the release of their album on March 24th at the Hideout with Bloodhype and Gloss Coats.

   

“Are You With It?” showcase with Austin Prince, Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue, Trace Repeat & Cereus Bloom, March 30th at Cornerstone

The “Are You With It” showcase, presented by Makings, is coming up at Cornerstone the 30th of March and it’s getting quite the local buzz. Makings is a music and artist advocacy group founded by Austin Prince and his manager, Kara McCall. Makings is all about helping promote Bay Area musicians who might not yet have a huge name or representation. The “Are You With It?” series does just that.

 

Says Austin Prince, “There’s no genres; we’re not trying to put on a big clubby scene or something where you have to know people to get in a set. You just have to be musicians who have talent and the passion to perform. We’re all about making those connections within our communities, at these shows. We want to help less-exposed artists find their footing and get their music out there.” So who’s on feature at this month’s Are You With It? A lot of funk, sassy R&B, and a touch of poppy indie rock, all brought to you by Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue, Trace Repeat & Cereus Bloom and--back by popular demand and fan’s insistence--Austin Prince. To honor Mr. Prince, check out his charming new music video featuring a skateboarding bird. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

 

   

Silent Age

Silent Age released their debut LP, Display, via Play Alone Records. This modern take on vintage New Wave from Patrick Donohoe (Vocals), Vinny Segretario (Guitar), Julian Cabrera (Drums), Benny Hernandez (Bass), and Brian Cundiff (Keyboard).

The album’s first single is called “Scattered (Never Let Me Go)” and can be streamed below.