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Weekend Warrior, February 15 - 17

Julia Rainer crafts a clear cathartic musical vision. A power lies in the open expression of the singer-songwriter’s folk/Americana. Amid the serenity of open natural spaces, a stirring haunt develops. Perhaps, it’s that the lyricism casts vivid imagery into the atmosphere, resonating and reverberating throughout your being. Soulful vocals chronicle earnest narratives, serving as a catalyst to a captivating calm. Tonight at No Face Studios, Rainer will be joined by the duo of Hetepsa and Nu Ra, a.k.a. Camp Candle, whom dispense hypnotically sleek, airy electropop. The sparse, eerie, dimly illuminated yet resounding songs of Weekend Athlete find a way to linger/stay with you, completing this three-pronged local lineup. – Michael Colavita 

More places where you can find the locals this weekend…

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) FRI Camp Candle, Julia Rainer, Weekend Athlete

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Mo Lowda & the Humble

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Chestnut Grove

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Dear Forbidden, Valentina Janie/DJ Deejay, SAT Ramona, Teenage Bigfoot/DJSC, SUN Grave Blankets, Usti Waya

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI DJ Shearn

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI 21st Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention Afterparty: Nightfall, Asthmatix, SUN Theory of a King, Enigmyst, 100 Men On Mars, Big Handsome, MarsDog

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT DJ Love, Killsing, Yolo Ono 

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Jackson Pines, SAT (Upstairs) Kayleigh Goldsworthy, Jesse Barki

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Magnificent Birds of Prey, BEES, Good Morning, Daydreamer, SAT The Prisoners, The Barren Marys, Seeing Snakes, Vixen77

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Deadfellow, Something Like A Monument, Chalk & the Beige Americans, Starterjacket, SAT The Dull Blue Lights, Scantron, SUN Barney Cortez, The Fleeting Ends, Earth Radio

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Bears Have Hearts, VAS, Firm Taqtics, SAT Tom Mackell, J Solomon, JW Farrell, SUN Mew Kardo, Jiliyah, Buckavali

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Tigerbeats/Sweat Daddy, SAT TheresDrinkingToBeDone.com

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Jacky Bambam, DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Joe Borsellino Trio, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Rover Rover, Cubbage, SAT The Robinsons, Wrong Turn

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Dottie Riot’s Music Revue/Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof

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

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI The Haunting, THE END A.D. Voodoo Death Cult

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Loafass, The Boardwalk Kings, Wrong Turn, SAT Wrists (Tape Release)

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) SAT The Output, Ryan Corcoran, Dom & Jesse, Cookie Rabinowitz

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, Wax Future, SAT Hannah Taylor & Rekardo Lee

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Beach Bod, SUN Past Life

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Fallible Being, Rasan In the Heyday 

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN Alone In A Crowd :a Benefit for Howie: Pagan Babies, Let Down, Nowhere Roads

The Music Ward (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Flux Capacitor, Solar Circuit

   

New Track: "Clarity" - Good Morning, Daydreamer

Good Morning, Daydreamer, the latest musical vehicle featuring Marc Neibauer, recently shared a new single. “Clarity” captures a swirling, ominous tone, while peering into focused thought. Enhanced by spellbinding strings, a dramatic, sonic vortex is achieved. It taps into a state of meditative menace. The band will be performing tonight at The Fire, along with BEES! and Magnificent Birds of Prey.

   

Lorelei Dreaming "Of Stars"

Lorelei Dreaming is the dark synth-pop project of Lorelei of St. Griselda. When performing she is also joined by AJ Gapsevic (Echo Haus) and Reuben Chew (Rachel's Surrender). She is releasing a new single called “Of Stars” on February 19th, but the single edit of the track can be streamed below now.

Lorelei Dreaming will be embarking on a Midwest tour in May, but do not currently have any local shows scheduled.

Photo by Amanda Trumbull Photography

   

New Beach Bod Album Available for Streaming & Download

Stress You Out, the new album from the pairing of Rachel Wild and Nathan Avila, a.k.a. Beach Bod, has freshly washed up on our shores. The recording's melancholy soaks into your skin as the delicate mist of melodic harmony takes over. A soothing/sincere dynamic balances the adrift, surf atmosphere. You can wade in their sonics this evening at Everybody Hits, where they'll be opening for Oso Oso and Diva Sweetly. (Drawing by Liana Frances)

   

The American Legion's Centennial Anniversary

Celebrate the American Legion Post 134's centennial anniversary this weekend, starting tomorrow. Over the years the Legion has shown a lot of love to the local scene, and this is a great chance to send some of that love back their way. Local bands Nick Normal, No Aloha, Deathlist, and more will be playing. Each day goes from 5-11. There’s gonna be plenty of grub (vegan food included), and raffle prizes throughout the day. It’s only $7 per day, which is only $21 for the whole weekend. If you bring a canned good donation, the price drops down to $5. Check out the full details and lineup at the Legion’s facebook page here.

  -By Avril Carrillo