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Weekend Warrior, July 18 - 20

After being victims of a hit and run this past Sunday, Nothing was forced to rent a van to finish out the rest of their tour, which obviously is an expense that few smaller-scale bands can afford, so any merch purchases or donations (PayPal at Nickymoney@gmail.com) would be greatly appreciated when they stop home this Saturday at the First Unitarian Church. The hard-rockin’/livin’ shoegaze outfit will be co-headlining the bill with badass California progressive hardcore crew, Matador Records’ Ceremony. They’ll also be joined by locals Bad Side, Iron Lung, and Anxiety Hammer so be prepared to get sweaty and feel bodies smashing against you in the steamy basement of The Church. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 7pm, $14, All Ages - Alexis V.
Other things to enjoy this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Bel Heir, Cruiser, Dangerous Creatures
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Bonzai, Sunburster, Carved Up, Faking, SAT Plow United
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St ) FRI  Screening “EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART” (w/cover sets afterward including Mumblr), SAT Adult Swim Burlesque w/Schoolly D
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Moonshine Social (Album Release), Moibus Trip/ Nearest, Spectral Lines, SAT Burnout Star/ Magnificent Shit Hawks, Cavities, Black Friday Death Count, SUN (Upstairs) Sonnder, Acid Wolf
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Cheerleader, Cheers Elephant, Toy Soldiers, SAT Circa Survive, Ecstatic Vision
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Spank Rock, Prowler, Mumblr
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) Fri (Downstairs) Dave Watson, (Upstairs) Lily Mae
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Harm Wülf
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Carl Crossfade, Traverse, Rhythm HB,H.I.M. Lee, Russ Tate, Rachel Tension, SAT Adlib, Godilla, J.O. The Last Man, SUN Shelf Life
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Tweed
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT The Slot Cars
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Underwater Country Club, Billy Roach & Political Theatre, SAT Next to None
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Raleaf
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Adam Travis & The Soul, The Great Enough
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave) SUN No Stayer, Weird Wolf
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) SAT Dead Horse Drivers, Gene Wildest (Upstairs) The Division, Duders, Sun Death Maschine, Generation Empty
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The One2s, Only On Weekends, Wonder & Fury, The Hyde, SUN Hoser
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Nothing, Bad Side, Anxiety Hammer
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Tutlie, Bondage & Discipline, SAT CJ x Evan, B.K. Friendly, Alyssa Julaine Sunny Dee Presents Female Takeover: Jacqueline Constance, Mare Floyd, Suzann Christine, Mixed People Band
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Hoochie Coochie Men, SAT Rats, Telequanta
Ardmore Music Hall SAT Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI Luke Goodman, SAT JDH & Dave P (FIXED), SUN Polido Social Club with Tony Modica + Jeffrey Bouchard + Ed Christo
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Window Liquor
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI Nick Millevoi, Eliot Klein
The Titan House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI I IM EYE MY, Pinkwash, Kerosene (mems/ex: Point Breeze, BBear, Hypoxia, Braille
first show)
Jackson House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Silverton, Porn Cops

Final Philly Hurrah for Toy Soldiers at Union Transfer July 18

For the past 7 years, Toy Soldiers have been riling up audiences and gaining acclaim (USA Today’s Band to Watch in 2013). But after “20+ musicians, 3.4 million highway miles, 9 thousand rest-stops and a lifetimes worth of experience,” the band will be giving Philadelphia (you’ll still be able to travel with them for a couple festivals well into next month) one final hurrah at Union Transfer tonight. It’s far from goodbye though as Ron Gallo recently released his first solo effort on American Diamond Recordings (which features a few of his TS family as backing musicians), and drummer Dom Billett and guitarist Matt Kelly are getting ready to unveil their next project, Coin Purse. But for now, this will be the final opportunity to see them as a collective in the city that raised them. This evening’s show will also mark the first Philly homecoming for their longtime friends Cheers Elephant, who packed up for sunny Southern California pastures last year. Rounding out the lineup will be the buzzworthy indie outfit that started as a bedroom project between longtime friends Joe Haller and Chris Duran, Cheerleader. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 9pm, $14, All Ages - Bill McThrill


Tutlie Radiating at Bourbon & Branch July 18

Tutlie has been continually evolving since they first arrived on the Philly music scene from West Chester, but Jessie Radlow’s sultry, wispy vocals has always been the beacon of light helping to guide their musical ship. Tonight, she’ll radiate live on stage at Bourbon & Branch where Tutlie will be joined by up-and-comers Bondage & Discipline and New God. Ever since The National Rifle announced their name & lineup change to Bondage & Discipline, they have found a synth-laden new voice. And with new songs being unveiled as they work on their debut album aimed for release in 2015, it will be a perfect time to catch up on what the group has been up to lately. And if the recent single, “Firework,” from New God’s upcoming LP is any indication, then they are definitely going to be an act to pay attention to in the future. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

New Music Video: "Blood Boil" - Prowler

Prowler recently came out of their lair to share a new visually-stimulating music video for the band's single "Blood Boil." The kooky animation was provided by Daniel McCartney. Prowler will also be performing live this Saturday at Underground Arts as part of the Red Bull Sound Select/Jump Philly showcase.


Ticket Giveaway: Spank Rock w/Prowler & Mumblr at Underground Arts This Saturday

We have another ticket giveaway for a rad locals-only show this Saturday with Spank Rock, Prowler and Mumblr at Underground Arts. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send us an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line “Spank Me!" Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!


New Japanese Breakfast Cassette Available for Streaming & Download

Little Big League's Michelle Zauner introduced us to her lo-fi solo bedroom project, Japanese Breakfast, last summer by sharing June, an ambitious attempt at writing and recording a song a day for a month. She continued with this creative outlet earlier this summer by recording seven more songs as part of a blog with Eskimeaux, Florist, Frankie Cosmos and Small Wonder, which encouraged her to be "really open and honest" about her feelings. She eventually released the collection of tracks as an EP Where Is My Great Big Feeling? that will be available on cassette, along with her latest eight-song album entitled American Sound, via Seagreen Records. You can stream and download the project's first label release in its entirety below.


New Track: "Serious Things Are Stupid" - Cayetana

Local all-female pop-punk trio Cayetana continues to gain momentum leading up to its debut album Nervous Like Me. Following the joyous burst of youthfulness in "Hot Dad Calendar," the group is back with another bouncy, endearing new single called "Serious Things Are Stupid," which you can check out over at Steregum as well as an interview with the site's "Band to Watch" (but Deli readers knew that already ;o). The track will also be found on their forthcoming record that will be available on August 26 via Tiny Engines.


Kensington Picnic II Announced

Fire Museum and Mild Time just announced the lineup and more info for Kensington Picnic II. The event will be held on Saturday, August 9th (12pm - 8pm) at the lot of Liberty Vintage Motorcycles (Frankford Ave. between Susquehanna & Dauphin). It features a stacked lineup of Philly/neighborhood acts such as Spacin', Mary Lattimore, Birds of Maya, The Strapping Fieldhands, Laura Baird, and Hohlraum (Joel Winter of Pearls & Brass and Sean McGuiness of Pissed Jeans. Picnic starts at noon, and music will kick off at 2pm. Cheers!


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