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Radiator King brings intense folk to Bowery Electric on 4.29

Brooklyn folk/punk troubadour Radiator King (Adam Silvestri) has a lot to tell us about being on the road. "You meet people, you have these connections with strangers you’d never cross paths with if you weren’t playing a show... when you’re traveling, you can’t help but notice how vast this country is." And his music certainly portrays the grit of touring and the diversity of his experiences: it's rough around the edges. Radiator King has taken different elements of America's homegrown genres, namely rock and Americana, to shape that beaten-up, worn-yet-lively sound. Catch him live at the Bowery Electric in New York on April 29th. - Geena Kloeppel

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Track Premiere: "Miss California" - Deadfellow

Mesacalifornia: A California Dream is the forthcoming album from Philly's own Deadfellow. Reminiscent of Joseph Arthur in tone, its debut single, “Miss California,” steps out from behind the introductory, acoustic strums and longing slide guitar, gathering percussive momentum. Surrounded by the vibrant glow of strings and horns, Hayden Sammak earnestly voices an open letter of affection, while its subject hovers in the distance as a guiding light home. Mesacalifornia: A California Dream is set to drop on June 9, and Deadfellow will be welcoming its arrival that evening at MilkBoy, where he'll be joined by The Classic Hunt. (Photo by Stef Sexton)





Weekend Warrior, April 21 - 23

Rowdy, restless, riff-charged Dark Web tied us in with their self-titled album (The Deli Philly’s April Record of the Month). This Saturday, their nonstop sewer punk sounds serve as the primer for a Record Store Day lineup at Repo Records that doesn’t quit. The stampeding, snarling, punk anthems of Posers enter the fray, while a fire-breathing, raw-rock fury explodes from the down and dirty exploits of Residuels. The murky, mystic, synth-laced, darkwave of Remote Control will dial you in, and sticky, psych grooves and sweltering exploratory guitar runs set off the closing solo set from Purling Hiss

As the day dwindles down, Eris Temple Arts will host the release show for chamber-folk ensemble On the Water’s new EP Superposition. Whether dashing forward in exuberant rock or swaying in reflective melodies, Dominic resonates. Potentially showcasing material from their forthcoming album Burn Bridges, Burn Pies, the Mad-Hattered, quirky concoctions of OhBree is on the slate, as are the adventurous-eclectic instrumentation merged with captivating songwriting of Dear Rabbit. The duo of Baby & Shylow, which features Aleks Martray (Grandchildren), kicks off the proceedings. - Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy your weekend…
 
Repo Records (538 South St.) SAT Record Store Day: Purling Hiss (Solo), Remote Control, Residuels, Posers, Dark Web
 
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT On the Water (Record Release), Dominic, OhBree, Dear Rabbit, Bay Shylow
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Philly Loves Prince
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Archawah, SAT No Good Sister (Record Release), Andrea Nardello
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mr. Falcon, SarahCuda, SAT Monie & Meeks, Rye-Li/Behind Deadlines/Fame Lust, SUN Knightlife, Future Dinosaurs, In Different Sounds/Congenital Death
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI PRINCE: The Man and His Music: Oolala, David Fantasy & Adult Content, Monopop, Genesis Z & The Black Mambas, Mars Parker, The Ardvark Felon, Amari Rebel, Vessna Scheff
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Federation Sound
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Krieg, Crypt Sermon
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Ron Gallo, SUN (Upstairs) Hurricane Hoss
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Rasan Allbritton, SAT Teef , David Lyve, Chalk & The Beige Americans
 
MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Jim Stephens' Full Tilt Boogie Band, SAT Rockers Galore (Release Show), Joe Jordan Experiment
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Vita & The Woolf, Deadfellow, SAT Jake Bernard, John Gilbride, SUN The Morelings, Sun Hat
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Rootology, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Raw Honey, Ali Wadsworth, Carolyn Thorn, Cicada Jade, Morgan Pinkstone, Dwight Remmington, Eve Sheldon, Sara B Simpson, Lauren Scott, Valentina & Sunshine Superman, Sweetbriar Rose, Emily Mineo, SAT Kenty Love
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Naps Past Noon, Elephant Odyssey, Mata Hari, SAT The Sly Foxes, Montoj, Somethin' Divine
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Pet Cheetah, Bazmati Vice, The Bad Larrys
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN NAH, Madam Data
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Palberta, Drums Like Machine Guns
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI The Last Barbarians, Janelle, Lightninging/Worst Ones, SAT Manbeast, Disappearances
 
The Maas Building (1325 N. Randolph St.) FRI Dirty Dollhouse (Record Release), Former Belle, Caroline Reese
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Heavy Harold, Dwight Remington, Julia Rainer, Shadow Band, Jacob In The Floorboards, Joy Riding, Wax Wav, Dark Web, The Whips
 
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bahdeavn
 




New Dirty Dollhouse LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Vinyl Child, the recently released album from Dirty Dollhouse, a.k.a. Chelsea Mitchell, captures a soulful, earnest beauty. Produced by The Lawsuits' Brian Dale Allen Strouse, the album sways gently in moments of mind-wandering, glistening folk, and then ramps up in momentum, escalating to a harmony-rich, countrified stomp. Transported by purposeful but not pushy instrumentation, spoken-mind lyricism leads the way. The Maas Building will host Dirty Dollhouse's record release show this Friday, April 21, which also includes Former Belle and Caroline Reese. (Photo by Kristina Beese)





DC indie-folk-rock upstarts Handsome Hound at Songbyrd this Saturday

Fresh from a weekend stint in folk friendly Charlottesville, Handsome Hound returns to their hometown this Saturday to headline Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. Well-crafted and soulfully entertaining songs are the key to this group’s success, as the indie-folk-rock outfit continues to build off of the attention garnered by the release of their first EP last year. Creative and well thought out, the music does justice to the band’s influences: Americana legends like Johnny Cash and modern folk stars Shovels and Rope.

Don’t miss Handsome Hound and Odell Fox this Saturday, April 22nd, 6:30-9 at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan.  Tickets on sale here or at the door.

-Written by Michael Dranove

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