Weekend Warrior, January 22 – 24


The Spinning Leaves will be celebrating the release of their vinyl record entitled LOVE on Rope A Dope at newly re-opened MarBar this Saturday. A pleasant trip down folk lane, this boy-girl duo is a minimalist’s delight, utilizing their few elements and producing a surprising amount of force and emotion. The vocals presented by both Michael Baker and Barbara Gettes mix splendidly – the right touch of tragedy and hope. Sweet lyrical melodies are reinforced by horns, piano, and other miscellaneous instruments that are lent to the record by special musical guests. One such guest is Hezekiah Jones a.k.a. Raph Cutrufello who will also be performing in support of the release. He leads a ragtag crew of talented musicians full of veterans from the Philly folk scene. Well, they are really family so just call them the Joneses. In addition to both of these amazing groups, one of our personal favorites in Philly lately, The Great Unknown, are scheduled to make an appearance. If you haven’t checked out The Great Unknown yet, now is a pretty good time to start listening. MarBar, 200 S. 40th St., 9pm, $7/students $5 also $20 entry + record, 21+ myspace.com/thespinningleaves
More stuff to do…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Toy Soldiers, The Great Unknown, TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb, SAT Bo Bliz and Emynd, Reef The Lost Cauze

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Do You Need Service?, Northern Liberties

MarBar (200 S. 40th St.) FRI Steppin Razor
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Infinien and Oud Blues

The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Le Fits

M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Acres of Diamonds, SAT Fooling April

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Sam Friend

Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Long Walk Home and The Quelle Source

Green Line Café (4426 Locust St.) SAT Northern Valentine and Sensory Whore

Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Absolute Zeros, Parsnip Revolt, Dani Mari

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI (Early – All Ages) Kevin James Devine (CD Release Party)