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Curl Up in drowse's Memory Bed

A sonic landscape blanketed with dark overtones and glum ambiance, drowse's Memory Bed EP streches slightly further from is previous works of incredibly reverb-laden drone by continuing to capture the essence of mental turmoil, only now through a more minimalistic lens.

Using just a microphone, acoustic guitar and laptop, Kyle Bates (the man behind drowse) recorded the EP directly succeeding his soon asleep album, with each release acting as the conflict and the resolution to Bates' story involving his descent into certain medications. Memory Bed is the elucidation of confusion, pain and lost intimacy expressed through processed clamor.

As drowse, Bates has made good with using female vocals as yet another instrument. On Memory Bed, Maya Stoner of Sabonis lends the serenity of her voice and personal experiences shared with Bates through lyrics in all three tracks.

Without a doubt, the Memory Bed EP is more than just an conceptual collection of songs, but it's an emotive art form.

drowse had his album release/welcome back show last night, is having a short in-store performance today at Music Millenium and will be playing again later this month as part of Festicide





Weekend Warrior, August 5 - 7

Politically-charged experimental artist Moor Mother, a.k.a. Camae Ayewa/Camae Defstar, just closed an over decade-long chapter of her life earlier this week with the final ROCKERS event, a heavy rockin’ Philly music series that showcased acts fronted by women and queer musicians of color. However, the next chapter of her artistic career is looking quite promising with her recent signing to Don Giovanni Records. There is a European tour and residency on the horizon for her this month, but before she heads out overseas, Camae will be bending and twisting sound this Sunday at PhilaMOCA opening for emerging NYC dance-punks Guerilla Toss. They’ll also be join by the lo-fi stylings of Old Maybe and avant-pop/rock trio Banned Book. PhilaMOCA, 531 S. 12th St., $10, 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Eva Wo) - H.M. Kauffman
 
More places to get weird this weekend…
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Callowhill, SAT Residuels, Groovy Movies, Aunt Dracula (DJ Sets), SUN Moor Mother, Banned Books, Old Maybe
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Tinmouth (Solo), SAT Creem Circus, Soraia, Scantron
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Flyermile, Cave Women, SAT Black Horse Motel, Apache Trails
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Violent Island, Stealing From Theives Dentana, Secret Societies, Stroker, Nephthys/DJ Deejay, SAT Brandon Can't Dance, Doggo/Bonfire, Brian TV, Black Archie/All Else Failed, Dull Knives, SUN Overcoming Gravity, SINS, Phoenixhiphop/Deer Scout
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Nation Of Wolves
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT The Chip Breakers, Jeremiah Tall, Red Means Run, Matthew Sharayko, SUN Chelsea Pedano
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  SAT Mantis, Stone, Initial Kick
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Box of Rain, SAT Rocky Horror Live, Rocky Horror Party! featuring Candy Volcano & More
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) This is Hardcore (FRI-SUN), FRI Year of the Knife, SAT Ten Ton Hammer, SUN All Else Failed, Jesus Piece
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Birdie Busch/(Downstairs) Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash: Featuring Mason Porter, SAT (Upstairs) American Dinosaur, Chalk & the Beige Americans/(Downstairs) PhillyBloco, Paulette Branson & Mixed People
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The End A.D., Hellblock 6, Stepping Razor, Ganto Barn, SAT Wizard Eye
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Captain The Pilot The Driver, Blame Candy, SAT Lou, SUN Doubles
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Silence Kit, Maps & His Mothball Fleet, Janelle, SAT Brother JT, St. James and The Apostles, Canyon
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Above Connecticut, Taking October, Kamakaze, SAT Bunny Savage, SUN You Do You, EchoTest, Shawn Touhill
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, Franky’s Foxes, SAT Ed Christof
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Peek-A-Boo Revue
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Cupid's Victim, The Sixth Year, Christina Brennan, SAT Argonautic
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Transistor Rodeo, SAT Splintered Sunlight, Old Soul Revival
 
The Pharmacy 1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Pet, Hello Shark Tombo Crush, Boy Lawyer, SUN Thief, Steal Me A Peach (Record Release), Mumblr, Spill, Glenn Matthews
 
LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SUN Congenital Death, Socialite, Blue Smiley, Fraktur
 
Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Trash Boy, Busy Bee
 
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Crazy Bull, Dridge, The Company Corvette, Green Meteor
 
Cat House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI A Planned Parenthood Benefit: Last Full Measure, Past Life, RFA
 
Century (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Honeytiger, Hopscotch Jefferson
 
Level 1 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN The Charley Few, Disjawn, Planet 88, Disogyny
 
2nd  St. Festival SUN (Germantown) Hound, (Piazza) SelfHelpMe, Bohemian Mule, Sweet Eureka,  Song Dogs, Nik Greeley & The Operators, Modern Colour, Cold Roses, Brothers & Sisters (Brown St.) Man About a Horse, Dr. Beardface & The Spacemen, Tommy Froelich Band, Fitch Bros, Tinmouth
 
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Cloud Becomes Your Hand talk about recording on Delicious Audio

NYC's Cloud Becomes Your Hand's creative potential is on full display in their sophomore album "Rest In Flea," a multi-colored sonic adventure released by intrepid Queens label Northern Spy, home to an enviable collection of NYC's best experimental talents of all ages. But the record, a brilliantly quirky but very musical collage of robotic numbers, psychedelia and musical deconstruction, doesn't tell the whole story. With electronic xylophone, clarinet and electric violin rounding up their drum/bass/guitar sonic backbone, the sextet offers a monstrously tight live show featuring perfectly choreographed movements and sublime moments of absurdity, reminiscent of a DIY blend of Devo, Wire and The Residents.

Read the Delicious Audio Q&A with Cloud Becomes Your Hand about gear and the recording process.





Mothers Fathers Sisters Brothers Releases New Track - Favorite Food

Mothers Fathers Sisters Brothers is a collaborative project created by Oakland based musician, Benji Marx.

The music of Mothers Fathers Sisters Brothers focuses on the cycles of gain and loss, happiness and sadness that flow through our lives. The songs were written after the loss of a relationship and a reevaluation of what it means to lead a fulfilling life. I realized that we all have a circle of responsibility and we choose how far we want to extend it. How far can we push this boundary? Can we include each other? This project is a totem to remind me and hopefully others of the circles we draw, and to maintain the mindset that we are all mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.

"Favorite Food was written with the taste of a lover still in my mouth, her smell still in my nostrils, and a lingering question of where she had gone." - Benji Marx





Pehrspace hosts Pehrathon: 36 hours of music before venue's closure

Southland's music communities say farewell to the much-loved and respected venue Pehrspace at 325 Glendale, which will be demolished on August 4th. The venue is hosting a 36-hour Pehrathon to go on all through Saturday and Sunday as a final effort to raise funds for relocation. The farewell celebration features many long-time musicians connected with the venue, with concert blocks curated by Michael Vidal, KChung Radio, L.A. Takedown, Slow Rose, The International Adventure Club, Fourth Fridays with Mary & Eli, and Young Lovers—over 20 artists are slated to perform.

In a panel discussion last week with organizers of DIY venues The Smell, Pacific Nature, and Bridgetown, Pehrspace manager Pauline Lay lightly mentioned the prospect of attaining non-profit status as Pehrspace searches for its next brick-and-mortar location to call home. In the month leading up to its imminent closure, the music and arts space has hosted benefit concerts and an auction and moving sale to help with costs for relocation. Artpunk tenants TrapsPs even opened up their last practice to friends and fans earlier in the week at Pehrspace. In its ten years of existence, Pehrspace has fully supported creative expression and become a powerful hub for DIY music, art, film and more. Sliding scale donations will be in place for this last event ($10-$20); consider further donating to Pehrspace's GoFundMe for its relocation and continued existence.

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