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New Video: “On the Clouds” – Purples

Here is a new video from eclectic, indie pop outfit Purples. The song, “On the Clouds” is off of their long awaited debut LP, Nancy, which came out just last week. The video features a moppy haired youth slowly drinking an orange soda, with lyrics from the song over-laid and some trippy colored effects to boot.  The song, as well as the rest of the album is available for streaming right HERE

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Weekend Warrior, April 4-6

 

If you’re in the mood to shake your ass tonight and extend last week’s East Coast Beard and Moustache Championships, Night Panther will be kicking off their April residency at Bourbon and Branch with Purples and Nicos Gun. Hailing from Doylestown and fronted by the seductive Farzad Houshiarnejad, Night Panther has been making Philadelphia sexier over the past year, named one of the top bands in The Deli Philly's Best of 2013 Emerging Artists Poll and catching the attention of ABC’s Mixology, who has commissioned the band to song write.  Warm up to the intoxicating hustle of “Fever” and wet your whistle for $1 Narragansett pounders till 10pm, free alcoholic gummies by Rebel Gummies, and drink specials by Sailor Jerry and Art in Age. Bourbon and Branch, 705 N. 2nd Street, 8pm $10,  - Jaime Pannone

 
Other things going down this weekend...
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI PigPen Theatre Co., The Spring Standards, On The Water, SAT Joshua Stamper, Rosu Lup, Liz & The Lost Boys
 
The Boot & Saddle(1131 S. Broad St.) THU Pattern is Movement (album release show), Yellow Ostrich, Busses, FRI Skaters, Team Spirit
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mumblr, Cold Foamers, Idiot Kid, FRI The Pack A.D., Satellite Hearts, Cold Roses, Mumblr, Lizard Police, Cold Foamers, Idiot Kid, SAT Palmyra Delran, Creem Circus, Small Apartments, Soraia, No Other, Radical Dads, Hurry, Black Wine, SUN Biohazard, Suburban Scum, Sworn Enemy, Rock Bottom
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) THU Johnny Stimson, The Lawsuits, Sturgill Simpson, Banned Books, Gretchen Lohse, FRI Rocket From the Crypt with San Sartain, SAT Galvanize (album release party), Red Richards, Redhat, Elegant Animals, Agent Zero and the Drew Tanvez Explosion
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN Dave Hause, Fortunate Youth, True Press, Tsunami Rising
 
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN The Silver Palms, Killer Bangs
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Pete Francis (of Dispatch), Nicky P, Wild North
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) THU TeamMate, Case Closed, Terrible Friends, FRI Turkuaz, Alan Evans Trio Cocktail Party Phenomenon, SAT The Pimps of Joytime, Philadelphia Funk Hustle
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Black Rue, Sonnder, Matt McAndrew, Valkyrians, Lost Romance
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI John Train, Hired Guns Blues Band, SAT Triage, SUN John Byrne, Rusty Cadillac
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Paulette Branson, Mixed People
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) THU AAYU, John & Sam (Long Miles), FRI Justin Phillippi, Underwater Country Club, John and Brittany, The Duke Bros., Minshara, SAT La La Lush, Chen City, Study Electricity, Whack Bat
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI
Grass Is Green, Knights Templar, Snoozer, Loose Tooth
 
 
 




New Music Video: "Variations" - Purples

Below is a new music video for "Variations" by Purples (ex-Teeth). In it, you'll find drummer Jonas Oesterle getting quite a workout. We like to imagine that he's training for the Feats of Strength part of Festivus. You'll be able to find "Variations" on the band's upcoming debut album Nancy, due out April Fool's Day. Purples will also be performing this Thursday, March 6 at Kung Fu Necktie with TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb and Ron Gallo.

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New Music Video: "Nancy" - Purples

Purples recently shared a more somber side than we are used to from the ex-Teeth members in their new music video for the title track to their upcoming album entitled Nancy, due out later this year. You can also stream the song and download it for free HERE. The footage was recorded at Laurel Hill Cemetery and features the band's long-haired, mustached guitarist Brian Ashby as its tortured protagonist.

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Weekend Warrior, December 27 - 29

So I’ve been really looking forward to attending this weekend’s Weekend Warrior pick. Not only is it a sweet, stacked, locals-only lineup this Saturday with Grandchildren, Night Panther and Purples (ex-Teeth), but it will also take place in my favorite sounding room in Philly, The Boot and Saddle. (Sorry folks, sounds like there might be a new sheriff in town so it might be time for other venues to step up their game.) You should already know how great Grandchildren and Night Panther are live on stage from our anniversary showcases. And older heads (in the know) might still remember how The Teeth helped Philly build its reputation as a “hot” music scene (well, according to Rolling Stone many moons ago) before the floodgates opened. Don’t sleep on this one! You don’t want to leave 2013 like that because I know you’re better than that. The Boot and Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Q.D. Tran
 
Other places to escape the chill (again) this weekend…
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Reckless Dodgers, Johnny Neutrino and The Secret Weapon, Witch Fist, SAT Clamfight, Wizard Eye, Screaming Rattler, SUN Bel Heir
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Frog Holler, Mason Porter, Ataloft, SUN mewithoutYou
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) (Upstairs) Limecell, Thee Nosebleeds, (Downstairs) Sunburster, SAT Time Hitler, SUN (Upstairs) Gatherings, (Downstairs) Drone Ranger
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SUN Man Man, Banned Books
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI RK$TDY
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Black Stars, The Once Was, Air Is Human, SAT Adlib, Mercy Gang, Split Divo, SUN (All Ages) Marietta, Smoother, Leaky Soups, (Late) Combine, Timbers
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Black Dirty, SAT Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band, Casey Alvarez
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI The WhiskeyHickon Boys, SAT (Downstairs) The Parsnip Revolt, Fooling April, (Upstairs) Brethren, Canyon, Jake Lewis and The Clergy, Wayfarer Experiment, Jesse Baker, SUN Philadelphia Jug Band
 
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) SAT Long Miles, The Racket Boys, SUN A Funky Farewell w/Everyone Orchestra, Luke the Knife, The Underwater Sounds, CARLsound, The Bailey Hounds
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Swift Techinque, SUN Illinois, Underwater Window Garden
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Ghost Ghang Holiday Charity Show w/P64, Andy Kavanaugh, SAT Makhaira, Gape, Transonic, Big Stall, Native Frequencies
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI I Am Khalif, Custelo, Dan Exactly, SAT FLINTface, Working Class Villians
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Ken Kweder, SAT The Ben Vaughn Quintet, Dan Montgomery
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Keystone Mountain Boys, SAT Sylvia Platypus
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI SandCastle, Friends with Murder, Time Hitler and the Assholes from Space, Combine
 
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT Spent Flesh, Ruby Buff
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) SAT Underwater Country Club, Skeleton Frames, Band Books (Feat. Steph Hayes)
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Hundred Acre Woods, Young & Heartless
 
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