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Indie Rock

Weekend Warrior, June 10 - 12

Since coming onto the Philly music scene, Mumblr is a band that has been consistently churning out some seriously interesting material. Led by the versatility of frontman Nick Morrison’s vocals, the quartet continues to refine its sound on its newest LP The Never Ending Get Down, which is out today via Austin-based label Fleeting Youth Records. I’m totally rooting for these guys to get more national attention and tours in the near future, and their latest album is sounding like another big step in the right direction. Tomorrow night, you can catch Mumblr tearing through songs from their new record as well as some of their older favorites at PhilaMOCA. It’s a rad lineup in which you also find the blistering “shitpunk” of Mannequin Pussy and the post-something power-gaze of Amanda X. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Alexis V.

Other places to rock out this weekend…
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Silence Kit, SAT Work Drugs, Church Girls, SUN Creem Circus, Duffy's Cut
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)  FRI Loafass/Purple Abaddon, Violent Island, Elephant Walk/Jesse Tyler, Sean Hearn, SAT Pouty, SUN Ten Ton Hammer
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Mumblr (Record Release Show), Amanda X, Mannequin Pussy
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT The Binary Sea, Ceramic Animal, Lou
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Geology, SAT Grimace Federation, SUN Petal
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Cultureal, The Philly Reggae Band
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Timi Tanzania, 30 & Over League
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  SAT (Upstairs) Transistor Rodeo, Kelly Ricketts and Shutter Dogs/(Downstairs) Johnny Showcase Presents: PROM FOREVER - A Benefit for CJD Research, SUN (Downstairs) Kinyon Lanier and The Funky Brethren, The 88s, Michelle Krichilsky, Rob Swift, Rachael Rota, Kat Madamba, Virginia Hicks
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Gordon Bombay, McGerb, Starshot, Josh Miller, SAT Molly Rhythm, Sangre Luna, SUN The Founders, Rage Baby
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI American Dinosaur, The Upticks, SUN Moonstriker
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Destroying Angel, David E. Williams, Janelle, SAT North Lawrence Midnight Singers, On The Cooling Board, Dan Bruskewicz, Jacopo De Nicola
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN (4pm) Brown Sugar / (8pm) Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Rust: The Music of Neil Young, SAT The Peace Creeps
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Michael The Lion, Shawn Ryan, Del, SUN A Burlesque Tribute to Joss Whedon
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Stealing From Thieves, Josh Popejoy, Alex Tatunchak, SAT Sixteen Jackies
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Brothers & Sisters, SAT Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday Celebration (With Wavy in attendance): Butch Sochorow
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Clique (Record Release), Loose Tooth
Goldy’s (732 Chestnut St., 3rd Floor) SAT Cold Foamers
Dock Street Brewery (701 S. 50th St.) SUN Needle Points, Northern Liberties, Black Landlord
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Cherry, Beth Israel, Ancient Human Glue
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI Hallowed Bells, Andromeda Sky
Bartram's Garden (54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.) SUN Wolf Dem, Sad Hama
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Coping Skills, Curtis Cooper, Aphra, Doggo
Birdhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT Zak-Evan-Jak, Hero/Victim, Strawberry Hands, Mother’s Breast

Clique Record Release Show at Everybody Hits June 10

On their sophomore album Burden Piece, recently released via Topshelf Records, Clique continues to leave their vulnerability unsheltered. The resulting accessibility resonates as the band expresses daily contemplations of emotions in quick flashes of melodic rock, spilling out doubts, fears, and frustrations of the daily routine in a downhill thrust. Tonight, at Everybody Hits, a celebration of the record will occur, where they’ll be joined by grungy tourmates Stove, while the speed-up-and-cruise pop-punk of locals Loose Tooth and the relaxed, incisive, open, bedroom-rock tones of Self Help complete this slate. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $10, All Ages (Photo by Timothy O'Donnell) - Michael Colavita


New Music Video: "Maybe" - Ceramic Animal

As a show with The Binary Sea and Lou looms this Saturday at Underground Arts, Ceramic Animal has released a new music video for the track “Maybe”. Directed by Oliver Samuels, the band embraces nature, emerging from a hole and casually performing amongst a picnic, while suited up along the water. The tone is loose and playful, especially when nature calls. 

Yucky Duster bring their charming brand of garage rock to Aviv on 6.15

Yucky Duster is a new project comprised of members of Brooklyn-based bands Bluffing, Slonk Donkerson, and The Gradients. Their self-titled debut album was released on June 3rd, and is a colorfully catchy record that takes on a charmingly melodic sound with bits of 60’s surf rock and punk influences scattered throughout. The track “Friend Zone” (streaming below) is characterized by its snotty vocals that ask the question “does that make me a bitch?”, mocking society’s view of a woman who puts someone in the “friend zone.” “Blue Elvis” however deals with the desire for someone you know is bad for you. The song starts off as a slow paced doo-wop before evolving into a surf rock inspired punk tune. While the record is just shy of hitting the 20 minute mark, it packs a ton of different sounds - and fun. Yucky Duster will be playing Aviv on June 15th in support of Melt.


New Music Video: "The Tree" - Sean Caruthers

Sean Caruthers, formerly of Cousin Brian, has issued a new track. Accompanied by some strange imagery and a downright creepy masked individual, “The Tree” jangles in a haunting, ethereal manner, as though the vocals are emitted from a mysterious, secret place. Hopefully this is an indication that more new material in some configuration is in the future. (Photo by Abi Reimold)


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