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Weekend Warrior, December 10 - 12

What’s at the top of our list this weekend? R5’s Punk Rock Flea Market is this Saturday! We know. That’s not a show. But fuck it - a chance to win a lifetime pass to all future R5 shows deserves to be at the top of any list! Yes, we secretly want no one to show up to increase one of our chances, but you should really go and support an organization that has been positively supporting the local indie music scene for years. And we want to keep it that way! Plus there will be 250 tables of cool shit to purchase, look at and play with. And if you are still buzzing from your shopper’s high, swing on by The Blockley and get really HIGH for our real Weekend Warrior pick with The Armchairs, Illinois, Da Comrade!, Arrah and the Ferns, and The Deli. We know that college finals are wrapping up, but before you head back to living a boring life at home again with your parents (sorry, recent twenty-something graduates for reminding you), it’s time to toast the evening away with plenty of good friends and good tunes. This is The Deli’s second last sponsored event of the year. (BTW: We also hope to you this Thursday at Kung Fu Necktie for the debut of The Deli’s Pipeline Series with The Notekillers, Electric Tickle Machine and Creepoid.) The count down is on! The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St., 8pm, $6 adv/$8 door, 21+
 

 

More local flavors…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Strand of Oaks, SAT Frog Holler and The Fallen Troubadours
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Tulanes and Mean Streets, SAT Blood Rhythm
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Dirty Diamond's 4th Annual Vagina Jam w/ Handsome Petes, SAT Atomic Square and Defog, SUN New Kings and Local Dub
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Igor's Egg and Flux Capicitor, SUN Dangerous Ponies
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hamburger Hunt, SAT The Midnight Beat
 
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Jukebox Zeros and Full Blown Cherry, SAT The Mighty Paradocs and Joe Jordan Experiment, SUN The Sound of the Kaleidoscope and Blackhawks
 
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Chrononaut, Dirt Worshipper, Wizard Eye
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Where's The Band After Party w/ Pulling Punches
 
The Ox (you should know by now or ask a friend) SUN Agent Moosehead and Tongue Sculptors
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Kuf Knotz and Lizanne Knott
 
Greenline Café (4239 Locust St.) FRI Uke Ellington and Kevin James Holland
 
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Dangerbird CD Realease Party w/Mikingmihrab
 
Younglove (5011 Baltimore Ave.) SAT Party Photographers and Sea Soft
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Jukebox the Ghost
 
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Campfires' Chasing Planets

Campfires have released a new track called "Chasing Planets". This seems to be the perfect time of year for Campfires. The band plans to release a full-length album next year.

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Positivity on CNN for Philly Rappers Freeway & Young Chris Taking a Stand on School Violence!

It’s always nice to see positivity flow through the Philly community. Well, yesterday we finally received some national attention other than cheese steaks, duck boats and Michael Vick. CNN ran a nice piece on Philly rappers Freeway and Young Chris taking a stand against violence in the schools. Check it out here. Thanks CNN! (Photo by Dominic Savinni/Salvatore Fullmore) - The Deli Staff
 
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Jukebox the Ghost Popping By at First Unitarian Church Dec. 10

If you thought that their debut album, Let Live and Let Ghosts, was just a slice of heaven, then you’ll be happy to know that Jukebox the Ghost have more sugary confections for you with their latest Everything Under the Sun. Of course, it didn’t hurt that they had help in the kitchen from producer Peter Katis who has worked with the likes of The National and Jonsi. But the piano pop masterminds also spent countless hours in studios, basements, and hotel rooms crafting the 11-song album as well as keeping up with their hefty 150+ shows per year touring schedule. At the Church tonight will be their last show in Philly for the year, but rest assured. They already have plans for more shows in 2011 which includes a sold out one in NYC with fellow D.C. natives and newly reunited The Dismemberment Plan as well as Guster and Barenaked Ladies (we know guys - sometimes ya gotta do whatcha gotta do). First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 7:30pm, $10 adv/$12 door, All Ages - Bill McThrill
 

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Cassette Kids and Living Days play The Studio on 12.10

Tonight, two interesting NYC based bands from opposite ends of the eletro-pop spectrum come together at the Studio at Webster Hall. Sinister and sultry Living Days (who rocked awesomely at our The Deli's CMJ party at The Delancey), and bright and bouncy Cassette Kids (pictured) will keep the crowds moving. Formed in 2007 and originally from Sydney, Australia, the three blokes and a sheila of Cassette Kids now reside in Brooklyn where they create infectious dance music based heavily in bassy synthesizers and peppy electronic effects. The power-pop quartet’s latest “Spin EP” begins with the title track, which opens with videogame-like syths, accompanied by a catching pace, and jumps into Noorbergen’s clear, youthful vocals and lyrics about, naturally, bringing “the house down.” Upholding their high-octane tempo and syncopated backbeat, Cassette Kids keep the energy surging on “Lying Around” and drum-driven “You Take It.” Come dance the night away at The Studio to some Brooklyn beats. Doors are at 8pm, and the show is 19+. - Meijin Bruttomesso

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