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Invisible Friends to Appear at M Room Feb. 21

 
When the glam garage outfit Dark Horse and the Carousels came to pass in late 2009, its guitarists, Evan Grant Klinefelter and Duane Lauginiger, picked up the pieces with a new project in Invisible Friends. The end result is a group that’s equal parts lo-fi and melodic, yet has enough rocking moments and catchy tunes for fans of DHC to get behind (especially “Whatchoo Got To Say About It”). Toss in multiple vocalists, and songs like “Tomorrow’s Sorrows” that will have you feeling a bit of the blues, and you have a band to look out for. Tonight’s appearance at the M Room marks the first of many shows to come, and they’ll be joined by the country rock stylings of Tin Horses. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $8, 21+ myspace.com/friendsthatcantbeseen - Bill McThrill
 
   

Buried Beds Pop Up at JB’s Feb. 20

 
What started out as a duo, Eliza Jones (well, Eliza Hardy at the time) and Brandon Beaver, has morphed into an elegant chamber-pop orchestra with Jones’ mellifluous voice as the beacon that guides listeners to their indie pop shores. Buried Bed’s sophomore effort, Tremble the Sails, was partly recorded at Dr. Dog’s studio, American Diamond, and mixed by The Spinto Band’s Nick Krill, which may explain the band’s journey in production from deep Appalachian melancholy to a more upbeat radio-friendly pop. However, don’t be fooled by their seemingly new sonic direction because their melancholy tendencies still surface in subject matters usually found in those darkest places of the heart. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ myspace.com/buriedbeds (Photo by Ryan Collerd) - H.M. Kauffman
 
   

Weekend Warrior, February 19 - 21

 
We’re thinking that you might want to swing by Pilam this Saturday for 2 Piece Fest III. You’ll find our Best of Philly Emerging Artist(s) Poll winner Reading Rainbow alongside other local dynamic duos like Hulk Smash, Bubonic Bear, Erode and Disappear, Best Friends and so many others! Pilam, 3914 Spruce St., 2pm - 11pm, $8, All Ages myspace.com/twopiecefest
 
The weather is looking better so here’s the rundown…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI West Philadelphia Orchestra, SAT Buried Beds, Hunter Gatherer

Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore St.) FRI Pony Pants and Amateur Party, SAT Buffalo Analog and The Owl Station

MarBar (200 S. 40th St.) FRI The MLMs and Dragonzord, SAT Swift Technique
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Codename, SAT Psychedelphia

The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Pissed Jeans, SUN Folklore and Woodlands

M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) SUN The Invisible Friends

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Brothers Past Haiti Benefit

Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Philadelphia Slick and Mechanical Minds
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Sutter Cane, SAT BUDDHAFEST 37 w/ Taosd, Subtle Hints, Cthulhu Martini, and more, SUN Matt Davis Aerial Photograph
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Dear Althea, SAT I Yan I Arkestra
 
   

A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s “So Bloody So Tight” Video



Just wanted to share with you a neat little video for A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s “So Bloody So Tight”, which was filmed in New Orleans during their travels on tour last fall. It was directed by Bob Weisz. ASDIG’s Annie Fredrickson and Ben Daniels documented some of the trials and tribulations experienced during the two day shoot here. (From my experiences working on and acting in indie movies and videos, shoots can often turn out to be a test of wills. I could never do it for a living.) The video is quite beautiful and artsy, but you had to know that coming from Daniels and the crew that it probably would be. - H.M. Kauffman
   

Pony Pants Startin’ a Party in My Pants at Danger Danger Gallery Feb. 19

 
Delaware explants turned Philly three-piece, Pony Pants’ anthems are both parts genius and nonchalance. Frontwoman Emily J.K.’s vocals are a dead ringer throwback to Pretty Girls Make Graves’ The New Romance, serving up sentimental party tracks about best friends, lovers, booze and life. Coupled with backbeats and sick riffs by the Brothers Ellis, Pony Pants display near reckless abandon in their honesty and understated nostalgia. Their latest full-length, Til Death Do Us Party pays perfect homage to 20-something feelings and discernibly punk rock roots. Anyone who’s had the privilege of catching their antics live can attest to their enigmatic knack for rocking out, turning any crowd from apathetic to frenetic within minutes of their first song. So join the party in my pants (oops, I meant “with Pony Pants” or did I?)! Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, $5-10 donation, All Ages myspace.com/ponypants - Dianca Potts