The Dimaggio’s Bring Exhilarating Falsetto’d Rock

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Flying under the radar and hailing from Waco, The Dimaggoios are pumping adrenaline through their amphetamined post-punk pop. Vocalist and guitarist, Brian, projects a unique falsetto vocal styling that is akin to Matt Bellamy of Muse. The ebb and flow of their music is theatrical and bombastic, with inspiring builds and euphoric choruses. Songs like "Fast Trip" don’t leave room for navel-gazing, and the staccatto guitar riffs keep the listener on edge. The quartet has an upcoming show at the Mohawk with other local bands Honeyrude and The First Part on August 3rd. Get out and experience the Dimaggios firsthand!



Goth-punk band, PAWNS drop new album

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NY-based PAWNS serves up harrowing post-punk that’s just itching to darken your day. Their latest release, Gallows, is 10 evil-sounding tracks that manage to navigate an aesthetic that’s at once grim yet infectiously danceable. With simple, bouncy melody lines, and reverberating vocals that sound as if they were recorded from beyond the grave, Gallows is the LP to reach for when you need something to jar you out of a cheery streak. Listen to "Cross" off the new album streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni


Modern Crowds release single “Eye of the Storm,” play Arlene’s on 08.25

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With their EP Go one year behind them, Asbury Park-based Modern Crowds just released their new single "Eye of the Storm" online, with plans to include it on their official self-titled debut album. The indie rock quartet brought out their biggest sound to date on the track, taking inspiration from groups like Radiohead and Animal Collective. Trance-like guitar and drums come courtesy of original members Joe Pellegrinelli and Charlie Kupilik, as well as Doug Gatta and Adam Baczkowski on bass and lead guitar respecitvely. Synths and droning soundscapes round out the sound for a psychedelic summer pop experience. For more tracks like "Eye of the Storm", catch Modern Crowds at Arlene’s Grocery on August 25th. – Will Sisskind


New Shelf Life LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

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A melancholy cloud hovers over Shelf Life‘s latest fifteen-song full-length album, entitled YARN. The LP is dedicated to former Pill Friend‘s talented singer/guitarist Ryan Wilson, who sadly passed away way too early this spring. With a heavy heart, the collection of tracks is a touching, introspective homage to a greatly missed friend. 


Rigsketball Musicfest 2017 is in Full Swing

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For all the great, DIY happenings in town, Rigsketball is definitely one of the best. Combining friendly competition with one of the more frequented pastimes around, Rigsketball’s tournaments are nearing their end, and they’ve got some good musical acts accompanying them. 

The first day of the music fest, along with the slimming down the finalists through eight rounds, took place last night. Boone Howard, Kulululu, Kyle Craft and the Woolen Men all rang the first night of the fest, with tonight taking it to the next level.

Rigsketball is taking over the Eagles Lodge again tonight for the semifinals, with performances from Bleach Blonde Dudes, Ghost Frog, Lavender Flu and Cat Hoch

As always, Rigsketball is entirely free. Games start in just a couple hours at 6pm and music starts at 8pm. Head down to southeast again tomorrow for the tournament finals, Melt‘s EP release and sets from Malt Lizard, Tribe Mars, Candace, Donte Thomas and Chanti Darling


Jachary releases single “Yellow Vision” + opens for Homeshake at Warsaw 7.28

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With a debut EP on the way, New-York-via-Boston artist Jachary has released the single “Yellow Vision” (streaming below) which garnered him quite a bit of momentum. The funky alt-soul single is like a cross between semi-electronic groups Milky Chance and Glass Animals, with an even groovier synth beat and an undeniable flow. In the past, Jachary has also been busy as a producer, working on track “eve’s titties” for fellow hometown hero Deem Spencer – a rapper with great potential. Jachary’s full EP will be out on September 12th, and, before then, he will be opening for Homeshake on July 28th at Warsaw in Brooklyn. – Lilly Milman, photography by Tony Giambrone


The YeahTones take their blues rock South

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Don’t let the matching shirts throw you off—Brooklyn’s The YeahTones are not here to be gimmicky, they’re here to serve you loud, unpretentious guitar-driven rock. Their new video for “Believe” (streaming below) provides a nice cross-section of who they are as a band; the three-piece shreds across unapologetically bluesy riffs that even your dad can’t turn his nose up at. The YeahTones kicked off their tour last night in NYC at Belle Reve. They’ll head down south, where their music belongs, and then make it back on August 25th fora homework show at The Hall at MP. – Lilly Milman 


Weekend Warrior, July 28 – 30

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Over the next three days, the musical fulcrum will largely focus on XPoNential Music Fest. A balanced assemblage of established and emerging talent from near and far settle onto the waterfront. Unfortunately, inclement weather may wash over Hurry’s set. However, Friday still has plenty on its tab – the encompassing reverberating power/ease of Angel Olsen coupled with the emotionally-exposed, energy-expelling rock of Hop Along and the stellar storytelling of Conor Oberst and Wilco. Saturday will culminate with local stalwart Amos Lee digging in with Preservation Hall Jazz Band. However, the meditative reverie of The Dove & The Wolf usher in the day, while Strand of Oaks roots itself in earnest, endearing narratives that blossom and flourish, gathering anthemic reach. On Sunday, the genre-melding hip-hop collective of Hardwork Movement and the Americana trio of No Good Sister help shape the day, reinforced by the bright Americana of Hurray For The Riff Raff and the rugged alt-country of Drive By Truckers. – Michael Colavita

More places to chill out this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI DJ Lainedee, SAT DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz, SUN Power Animal, Telepathic, Queen Jesus

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Dark Thoughts, SAT Jo Kusy, Illiminati Sequence

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Oso/Grimace Federation, Tektonic, Crouse, SAT Crazy Bull/Stateschoolgirl, Ultraviolet, SUN The Lot/Geniverse

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT On The Water, Geb the Great Cackler, SUN Boosegumps

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Violent Society

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT The Chris Paterno Band, The Last Generation On Film

Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) This Is Hardcore: FRI Eaten Alive, SAT Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife, SUN Activate

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Breakwater, SAT (Upstairs) Don McAvoy & the Great Whatever, Germany Hill/(Downstairs) The Core, Brown Sugar

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Blasphemous, SUN Sunchoke

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Carroll

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd  St.) SUN Mark Lanky (Record Release), Sad Actor,  White Lighters

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Final Showcase, SUN Resilient, Alright Junior

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Juice Wax (Album Release), Cookie Rabinowitz

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

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI No One You Know, Jason Jeffries and the Tall Trees, Rootsetters

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Jason Weiss, SUN Thomas Curtis

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Knightlife, Andorra, The Stone Eye, Shots Called, Mike Nappi, SAT Brendan Johnson, Kate Says

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Splintered Sunlight, Steal Your Peach

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Man Like Machine, Something Like A Monument, Dweeb, SAT Honeytiger, Mavis The Dog

Trash House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT CMBC, Soft Idiot, Who Loves You

All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Abi Reimold, Tutlie, Curtis Cooper

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) Sun Organ

Camden Waterfront (2 Riverside Dr.) Xponential Fest: FRI Hop Along, Hurry, Swift Technique, SAT Amos Lee, Strand of Oaks, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Dove & The Wolf, Cliff Hillis, SUN No Good Sister, Hardwork Movement