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Class Is In Session w/Mose Giganticus at DDG Nov. 20

I have a lot of respect for Mose Giganticus a.k.a. Matt Garfield. As you might have learned from his interview for our Where Is My Mind? section here, Garfield is a smart mofo (though some might question his sanity). While he has a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering and could most certainly opt for financial security in these difficult times working in a lab, the fierce performer instead takes odd jobs and remains constantly on the road touring the countryside in his veggie oil fueled bus with his metal degree from Relapse Records and makeshift band teaching the masses how hard the keytar can fuckin’ rock! (No - really.) Local Mose Giganticus shows come few and far between these days so catch him while you can at his old stompin’ grounds the Danger Danger Gallery tonight. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, $5 - $10 donation, All Ages (Photo by Jana Miller) - H.M. Kauffman

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Music for Headphones at Tritone Nov. 20

It’s a rare occasion when a band’s handle fits perfectly in line with the actual music they produce. Case in point: local five-piece Music for Headphones. Their gloomy version of psych garage-meets-dark wave is a swagger of complex sonic lines and arresting orchestral smears that dart into sated combers of hazy, curtailed breakdowns. In other words: it’s entrancing head music - an intimate expression of resonance best felt while lying on the floor in a dark room choked with incense smoke. Joining them at Tritone tonight are hometown psych-pop outfit Stellarscope, New York’s dance-gaze quartet Soundpool, and Chicago’s post-wave distorters Bliss City East. Tritone, 1508 South Street, 9pm, $7, 21+ - Annamarya Scaccia
 
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Debut of EBTT Film Night at International House Nov. 20

England Belongs to Twee resident DJs go cinematic with the first ever EBTT Film Night. Taking indie pop and punk rock aesthetics from the dance floor to the big screen, tonight’s double feature further confirms EBTT as “first-tier”. Appealing to cinephiles and twee fiends alike, post-punk Brits Dolly Mixture take center stage in Paul Kelly’s documentary Take Three Girls: The Dolly Mixture Story. One of only two US screenings, Take Three Girls will easily inspire fans to get their hands on the trio’s recent boxset reissue of Everything and More (if they haven’t already). Obscure gritty rock-doc Rough Cut and Ready Dubbed gives a 8mm glance into the world of the UK’s post-punk scene at its peak. Along with footage of gigs by seminal acts like Stiff Little Fingers and interviews with key figures like the late John Peel, viewings of this punk friendly film are rare. Followed by a Q&A with Three Girls’ director Paul Kelly, EBTT’s Film Night is all win. Give the pub a break! Grab your mates, and catch post-punk and oi! on screen. Ibrahim Theater at the International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, 9:30pm, FREE, All Ages - Dianca Potts
 
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Weekend Warrior, November 19 - 21

Does it seem like there is a rootsy vibe in the Philly air? Must be the cool autumn breeze or all the like-minded down home acts invading the local music venues. Well, we hope that World Café Live have reinforced their stage recently, because the rompin’ and stompin’ Hoots and Hellmouth are returning home tonight to beat it into submission. And they aren’t comin’ home from any old shoehorn route around the country. Nah, they have been bringing it to farms and barns, like Hoots and Hellmouth should. While out on tour, the boys have been writing, demoing and trickling out some of the new material that they are hoping to record soon. Check a few of them out at their blog here. They also are raising money via Kickstarted to record an EP, and have already surpassed the amount they wanted for that, but now are merely hundreds away from turning that EP into an LP, so all the Hoots and Hellmouth fans who really want to watch your money be put to use - get out those wallets. While Sean Hoots and gang are known for kicking up dust with their roots rock, the new songs also show a delicacy reminiscent of M. Ward’s “alone in an abandoned mansion with just an acoustic guitar” kind of feel. And that beard! We know, we live vicariously through the musical beards we cover, but this one must be admired. Hoots and Hellmouth will be joined by World Café Live darling Birdie Busch who will be opening the evening with her airy and adorable catalogue. Sorry, if you don’t have tickets yet, this one is sold out. If you absolutely need to get in, we suggest hangin’ by the backstage door that leads to the parking lot. Maybe someone grabbin’ a cigarette might be able to help (and it might not hurt to have a bowl packed too :o). World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 9pm, SOLD OUT, All Ages
 
More things to do…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI The Josh Olmstead Band, North Lawrence Midnight Singers and Joseph Arnold Release Party w/Steve & Krista from the Swimmers, SAT Johnny Miles & The Waywards CD Release Party Liz Fullerton, Joshua Park, Psalmships
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT No! Go! Tell!, SUN Loafass
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Cowmuddy and Hidden River Construction, SAT Swift Technique
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Successful Failures and Late Night Television
 
Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT Music for Headphones and Stellarscope
 
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Vent
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra
 
The Ox (you should know by now or ask a friend) SUN The Sea Around Us and Corey Duncan of Oh! Pears
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Holcolmb Family and The Winterlings
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT The Knife & Fork Band
 
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) SUN Wrong Answer and Wisdom in Chains
 
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Lux Perpetua and Snow Caps, SAT Mose Giganticus and Kill You in the Face
 
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SUN Sun Ra Arkestra and West Philadelphia Orchestra
 
The El Bar (1356 N. Front St.) SAT Bandname Album Release w/Conversation with Enemies and Cowpals
 
Voyeur (1221 St. James St.) FRI Making Time - Hypercage Record Club Launch
 
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Bloodiest on Giant TV

It has been awhile since Giant TV has posted a video, but today they posted their session featuring the heavy sound of Bloodiest.

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