Extended Weekend Warrior, December 31 – January 3

We extended our Weekend Warrior to include New Year’s Eve because after all it is New Year’s Eve, and honestly, we are all going to be too banged up to do shit tomorrow! We hope that you will be the same. We wanted to thank everybody for all your positive words, energy and support. Philly’s indie music scene had a great 2009, but stay tuned because we are confident that 2010 will have plenty more for us to talk about. Just a heads up about things that we have planned for January. Look out for The Deli’s Best of Philly Poll coming out after this weekend (we think that you will be very surprised who our juror of local scene-makers have nominated), and cast your vote for your favorite local artists! We’ll also have a sweet new layout for our page! Besides covering for you what we feel are some of the most interesting local acts, we will also be presenting them live in concert for your aural enjoyment. We’ll be presenting Orbit to Leslie’s CD Release Party on Friday, Jan 15th at Johnny Brenda’s with Aderbat, Grimace Federation and Power Animal. We’ll also be hanging on Thursday, Jan. 21st at Kung Fu Necktie with Ape School, New Motels, The Circadian Rhythms and Brooklyn’s Savior Adore. And starting Friday, Jan. 29th, The Bellvue Hotel has asked us to put on live concert showcases called “The Deli’s Lunchtime Escape” at noon every last Friday of the month for all you music lovers who need a break from your 9-to-5 in Center City. All this is just January, folks! We are really looking forward to 2010, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There is plenty of partying to be done tonight. But if you’re thing happens to be futuristic dance parties, then Dave P and R5’s 2010: A Making Time Odyssey FREAK OUT at The Barbary might the place to find that hot hipster chick/dude that you’d like to risk catching swine flu from at midnight. Go ahead and live dangerous! Happy New Year! The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave., 9pm, 21+ r5productions.com/
More NYE and weekend events…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) THURS DJ Elton Jawn (Brian from Papertrigger) and DJ Jawn Ritter (Chris from Pattern Is Movement)
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) THURS The Sounds of the Kaleidoscope and The Company Corvette
The Khyber (56 S 2nd St.) THURS Philadelphia Slick and Mechanical Minds, FRI Blood Diner 2
Tritone (1508 South St.) THURS West Philadelphia Orchestra
World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) THURS (Upstairs) Slo-mo and The Donuts, FRI (Downstairs) Peek-A-Boo Revue, SAT (Upstairs) Conservative Man, Sky Ship, Eat Your Birthday Cake, (Downstairs) Wyldlyfe and Boy Wonder
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Party Photographers