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Husband Stitch bears down heavy on self-titled debut

Harsh and heavy. Wild and wily. Absolutely head-crushingly relentless. There are plenty of ways to describe the self-titled debut from Husband Stitch, but they all center around a general lack of mercy and a mild bit of intimidation that is to be expected by the listener. All the fury, the indignation, the raw power, it's all there. If you're angry about something—and if you aren't, you must not be paying attention—then the stream below could be just the fuzzy catharsis you need. -Austin Phy





Brooklyn rapper Kirk Knight is the only local playing 4Knots on 07.09

One of the most interesting developments of recording technology has been the creative use of samples, something hip hop anticipated with scratching and vinyls featuring music loops of sample drumbeats - here's the most popular one of all. Brooklyn producer, songwriter and emcee Kirk Knight exhibits impressive skills in the sampling department on his 2013 release “Dust,” an unrelease collection of songs that was released earlier this year after Kirk soared in popularity thanks to his 2015's LP 'Late Knight Special.' That he will also perform as New York’s lone home-grown representative at this year’s Village Voice 4Knots Fest is something of a coup as well. A total of ten under two minute tracks on “Dust” exhibit a mastery of the Ableton production software, allowing the artist to weave in bits of his own voice samples. The approach delivers a series of dream-like tracks that include electronic, cut up Motown with an easy, breezy, trip-hop-jazz feel to it all. Featured track “The Right Thing” incorporate sampled elements that breakout acts like Charli XCX explored on a number of her debut album tracks like “So Far Away.” Charting single "I Know" (also streaming) features a more aggressive attitude and production. It will be interesting to see how Mr. Knight presents this sound to a live audience at 4Knots. That festival takes place Saturday July 9, returning to its original South Street Seaport location. Other acts performing are Guided By Voices, Strumbellas, Car Seat Headrest and many others. See the full listing here. - Dave Cromwell





New Camp Candle Mixtape Available for Streaming & Download

After release a few enticing singles, Camp Candle, the duo of Hetepsa and Nu Ra, has released its first mixtape, which you can now stream and download for free. You can take a listen to ERE, which is an Old English word that mean "before (in time)," representing the beginning of the group's beginning (below). Camp Candle will also be performing for free on Thursday, July 14 at Spruce Street Harbor.





Earth Girls

Earth Girls announced plans to release their debut album, Wanderlust, today. The LP will be released on August 12th via Grave Mistake Records. The band also released the album's first single "Say Goodnight". Earth Girls are power pop/punk quartet fronted by Liz Panella.





Weekend Warrior, July 1 - 4

The joyous sounds of LOUDS will be opening the festivities tomorrow evening at Johnny Brenda’s. I’m certainly digging the first taste of their upcoming album Charm Up! You should expect more of a sampling tonight. They’ll be opening for headliner Ron Gallo, former Philly folky/bluesman turned Nashville garage rocker. Sandwiched between the two will be psych-punks Acid Dad, whom you may recognize from the cover of our current Deli Best of NYC print edition. No worries - you have the long weekend to recover. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Alexis V.
 
Other places to celebrate your 4th of July weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Mercury Girls
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Sonny Knockout, The Up Up Ups, SAT Lightning Jones, Civil Holdup
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Supine, SAT Scorched/Jesse Tyler, SUN Hivelords, MON Drums Like Machine Guns, Heavy Medical, Unguent, Ghost in the Salad, Wipe Hour, Lead Pipe
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT The Divine Hand Ensemble
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Red Means Run, The Sparklers, Midwestern Exposure, SAT Cape Wrath (Release Show), Usti Waya, Little Strike
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Brady & The Bear, Melissa Clampffer, Sophie Coran, Man Illuminated, Theologicals, Christopher Davis-Shannon. Chris Zurich, Rachel Schain, Ashton John/Boy Wonder, Chris Gennett, Mineo, The Black Moons, Tracey Chamberlain Band, Alexis Vaganos, Sweet Eureka, Hot Breakfast, ortlElk Embassy
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Above the Mendoza, The Jumping Juvies, Violent Island, SUN Native Maze, Solar Circuit
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Museyroom
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Andorra, The Loud Company, SAT Edgewise, Easy Creatures
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) SAT Cthulhu Martini, The Rectors, Mr. Unloved
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Ed Christof
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Danny Newport & The Show Pony Express, Banned Books, SAT Dear Forbidden, In Bruges, Uncle Walter, Anthony Leitch
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT Splintered Sunlight, The Wallace Brothers Band, SUN Splintered Sunlight, Whiskeyhickon Boys
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Ste. 76) SAT Doubles, Fake Boyfriend, Coping Skills
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Downtrodder, The Cats, Glassgrade Matt (From Jank)
 
Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI When Ships Collide, Trash Boy
 
Lower Level (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Purity Control
 
Pharmland (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more info.) SAT Hey Cindy, Busy Bee, White Privilege, A Day Without Love, Readership, SteveO & The Crippling Addictions, LE Yikes SURF CLUB
 
Sk8ordie (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Space Chumpy, Ramona Cordova, Sad Hana
 
The BMA (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more info.) FRI Palm, Jasno
 
 
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