Indie Rock

Weekend Warrior, April 12 - 14

This Saturday night, Dark Web is set to headline Kung Fu Necktie. Barreling ahead in guitar-ripping, backend-blitzing fashion, the post-punk outfit captures an infectious, rough-around-the-edges, raw energy. Shedding the weight of despair, relief is temporarily achieved, transforming into full-steam-ahead shredders. Encircled by an imminent sense of instrumental danger, while maintaining cool, composed vocals, Kentucky’s Tropical Trash has the feel of control amid impending chaos. And you’ll find the sonic stylings of locals Storks (featuring former members of Clockcleaner, Strapping Fieldhands, Watery Love, Fully Glazed, and Louie Louie) kicking the evening into gear. – Michael Colavita 

Other places where you can get weird this weekend…

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Fame Lust, SAT Dark Web, Storks, SUN Everywhen, Brackish

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI The Original Sins, St. James & The Apostles, St. John's Alliance, SAT DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz: It's The Year 2004

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Chris Kasper, SAT School Of Rock Philly presents: Arctic Monkeys vs. The Strokes/School Of Rock Philly presents: A Tribute to U2/Evan Wize

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Wunder ft. The Dead Milkmen Black Landlord, Mt. Vengeance, The Spirit World

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Baroness, SUN Rosetta, Heavy Temple, Outer Heaven

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Devil Master, SAT Function: 1-800 HAPPY HR

Franklin Music Hall (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Shmittee

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Minas presents:La Giara-The Water Jug by Patricia King Haddad

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Anthrophobia, Live Not On Evil, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, The Damn Dirty Apes, SAT Aberrant Light

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Valets, Uncle Dan, SAT The Stammer, Arch of Love, SUN Kill Verona, Breaking Pangaea, Crossed Keys, Gennero, Savage Dads

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Joshua Howard, Homestead Collective / Somebody Else’s Sky, Superunknown

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Rachel Andie & The V Element, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Taylor Kelly (Single Release), Sophie Coran, SAT Davey and the Chains, SUN Knightlife, Kissing The Klepto, Egocentric Plastic Men, Through Neighborhoods

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Axe Limbert, Timmy Jones, SAT Endless Taile, Gibbous Moon, Canine 10, SUN Acoustic Fest: Tim From Oz, Fonvery, Michael J.Vitale, Vassal, Niqu, Marcelyn

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Royale, SAT Ian St. Laurent, SUN Comic Strips: A Marvel & DC Burlesque

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Sad & Boujee

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI LUNCH, Prob No

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Cthulhu Martini, Altamont Surf Party, Bats in the Wall, Girl Science, SAT Boss Hydro, Outlaw Pandas, Pink Angels,Chino

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Sun Choke, Leo Moon, St. Brendan, The Sixth Year, SAT Ryan Corcoran, Cookie Rabinowitz, Tyler Sensenig

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI The Whiskeyhickon Boys, The Sermon, SAT Peace Drums Project fundraiser: Trevor Street Band, Philadelphia Pan Stars Steel Orchestra, SUN Derrick Hodge, Killiam Shakespeare

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI SR Frost, Joshua Chase Miller, Lia Menaker, My Familiar / Blueroom, Greg Mendez, SAT Destroying Angel

Vox Populi (319 N 11th St., 3rd Floor) SAT Good Morning, Daydreamer (Record Release), Tapes & Tubes, Black Melanite 

Jerry’s on Front (2341 N. Front St.) SAT Loren Connors & Chris Forsyth

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SUN Familiar Things, Andross

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Avenue) FRI Jesse Gimbel

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) FRI DJ Matpat, Osagie, SAT Professor Bangarang Presents: Molecular Danceology

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Breaking Pangaea, Kill Verona, Crossed Keys, Sad Actor

The Music Ward (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Catullus, Solar Circuit, SAT Darla, House Plant, SUN Elaine Rasnake (Live EP Recording), Gender Work

The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Strange Parts, Upholstery 

Gay Baby Jail (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Mavis the Dog, Boon

   

Indie Rock

Time: 
15:00
Band name: 
Pink Avalanche
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/PinkAvalanche/
Venue name: 
Gold Sounds
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Reptalien's Shuggie II Video

Reptaliens have a new album, Valis, coming out on April 26th. So far they have a few pre-released songs, and they let the Deli take a peek at the full album. Valis emphasizes minimalism and clarity. It gives the audience plenty of room to breathe and enjoy the beats. The combination of airy vocals, 80’s synthesizer, and dreamy tempos sound like a relaxed version of snythwave artists like Night Tempo, or Desired. It’s pleasant to both dance and nap to, which is an enjoyable quality. "Shuggie II" is particularly sweet. The band just released a self-directed video for the song. The video is the perfect accompaniment to "Shuggie II" in both attitude and aesthetic. Each shot looks like the result of a sci-fi movie that was turned into an 80’s infomercial. It’s thoughtful and introspective, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It looks like it was a lot of fun to make, and it was definitely a lot of fun to watch.

Reptaliens will be playing the Wonder Ballroom on Thursday, April 25th. Turnover and Turnstile will also be playing sets. 

-By Avril Carrillo

   

Sofia Wolfson faces changing times on "Nothing's Real," play The Love Song on 6/18

On "Nothing's Real," Sofia Wolfson wishes that time stood still. "Going through the motions and spinning like a wheel," the singer-songwriter reflects, a genuine sentiment that comes from not having things figured out. It's an emotion that hits on a personal level, presumably the result of juggling the challenges of a music career and her life as a student. Wolfson's increased anxiety otherwise unfolds with patience and equanimity—she perfectly captures the excitement and ennui of entering young adulthood over some colorful guitar work. 

"Nothing's Real" is taken off of Wolfson's latest EP, Adulting. Watch her perform at The Love Song on June 18. Juan Rodríguez

   

New Apt A Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

The trio of your most defiant neighbors in Apt A recently shared its second release, Apt B. Voicing an internalized monologue, the songs serve as an earnest, snarky look into the band's daily observations. Speaking into a noisy and, at times, chaotic void, the recordings have a bluntness that hits the mark in humorous fashion. You definitely don't want to fuck with Apt A. Or do you?