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Bird Call CD release party - Pete's Candy Store on 09.25.

Singer songwriter Chiara Angelicola is coming back with a new stage name, Bird Call, and an updated and improved sound, in the new EP "The Animals Know". This bird decided to bring a piano to the forest to record a collection of leisurely atmospheric folky tunes and mellow waltzes that draw inspiration from the sound of Regina Spektor and Fiona Apple. Its musical "nest", a wisely sparse orchestration that allows Chiara's soulful soprano (reminiscent at times of Kate Bush) to shine and charm, was built by Joel Hamilton, whose portfolio will impress any music fan (among others Hamilton worked with Tom Waits and Elvis Costello). "The Animals Know" will be released on 09.25 with a show at Pete's Candy's Store in Williamsburg. Bird Call is also scheduled to play Rockwood Music Hall on October 10. - Mikhael Agafonov


Grandchildren Open for No Age at First Unitarian Church Sept. 20!

Grandchildren are set to finally release their debut full length Everlasting on Green Owl next Tuesday, September 28. But before this long-awaited occasion occurs, the West Philly crew will be blowin’ some minds tonight at the First Unitarian Church when they open for LA lo-fi noise pop duo No Age. If you can’t wait for Grandchildren’s hometown release party at JB’s on October 8, then this evening will be a perfect chance to preview tracks from the upcoming album LIVE. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 7:30pm, $13, All Ages (Photo by Diana Lee Zadlo) - H.M. Kauffman

Sounds from the Valley Invade a Monday Night in Philly Sept. 20!

I graduated from Lehigh University so I know how the Lehigh Valley can sometimes feel like a cultural wasteland, but that only causes badass bands like Pissed Jeans to play in Philly more. They’ll be at beloved local underground music venue/warehouse space/home, The Ox, tonight with Jersey’s Home Blitz. Now, it’s easy to see how Pissed Jeans’ sound could crawl out from the underbelly of Allentown, a city notorious for being a drug stop for cocaine dealers because of its location between NYC and Philly (told to me by my ex-biker barber in high school). Well, there are also plenty of colleges in the Valley, and it seems that psychedelics still influence the music scene like it did in my day, judging from the hazy, dreamy atmospheric soundscapes of La Société Expéditionnaire’s Soars. They’ll be opening at JB’s tonight with Canuck mind-fuckers Holy Fuck and subdued, trippy tour mates Indian Jewelry. The Ox, 2nd and Oxford, 8pm, $5, All Ages; Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ (Pissed Jeans Photo by Shawn Brackbill) - Q.D. Tran  


The Legend of Lion Versus at Greenline Café Sept. 20

Like some wonderfully condensed mixture of Cat Power and Iron and Wine, Lion Versus knows that all you really need to create atmosphere is a guitar and the worldly experience of a woman's voice. Also like those artists, they're no strangers to good ol' southern charm and mysticism. Legend has it that Lion Versus originally arose from Savannah, GA in 2006, and their music, like some intangible holy spirit, can "still be heard" wandering through the backstreets of our beloved Philly or at the Greenline Café tonight. Greenline Café, 4239 Baltimore Ave, 7pm, $5 donation, All Ages - Joe Poteracki

Half Price Deal on 4-Day “All Access” Passes for Philly F/M Fest!

You’ll probably see plenty of coverage this week about the Philadelphia Film and Music Festival. Stop reading about it and be part of it! Philly deserves its own festival, but that will only happen if you get involved. You can purchase a 4-Day “All Access” Pass for half price here. We hope to see you this Thursday, Sept.23 at Kung Fu Necktie for The Deli Magazine Showcase for the Official Opening Party of the Philly F/M Fest w/Univox, The Homophones, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, and Hair Rocket! - The Deli Staff

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