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February 2015
Dolly Spartans
"self-titled EP
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I think we can all agree about the fact that age is very important in rock'n'roll; we might not like that (we don't) but we can agree about it, right? Therefore, a good rock song is bound to get some added value when it's written and performed by four musicians in their (not so late) teens. And then, if you also realize that the band has a solid six track debut EP with no fillers under their belt, things start to get really interesting: records without fillers are rare at any age... The band in question is NYC's Dolly Spartans; their self titled debut fluctuates between pop punk exuberance ('We'll say that for now,' streaming below, and ' 'Don't You Know') and more tamed melodic moments reminiscent of a dirtier Vampire Weekend ('Who Are You,') or even of sacred monsters like The Beatles and their beloved disciples XTC ('Something on my Mind'). The band's sound features the right amount of rawness (think early Pixies), which gets tamed at least in part by songwriter and lead singer's Michael Eliran tenor, that sounds way more mature than his years. The range of the six tracks, the actual songwriting, and the maturity of the arrangements is truly impressive for such a young band, and make this is one of the most consistently fun NYC made record we heard in a while. Hopefully these guys' sound won't get too polished too soon!

 
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Final Day of Sundrop Music Festival at The Fire May 24

The third and final day of the 5th annual Sundrop Music Festival (presented by Philadelphia Brewing Company & iRadio Philly) packs The Fire with an eclectic range of talent from the afternoon through the evening. Among those performing are the murky, dance-inspiring, electronic synth/percussion exploits of qqq, the chilled-out, gentle-swaying pop-rock of singer/songwriter Bryant Eugene Vazquez & The Songs, and the emotive alt-rock of Mumblr, whom have a propensity to shift those glum moments in combustible rockers. The sharp spun rhymes of The Bul Bey and the soul-filled electronic R&B Elegant Animals pave the way to a full day of enjoying that time off. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 2pm, Free, All Ages - Michael Colavita


On the Water Record Release Celebration at PhilaMOCA May 23

Celebrating the release of its new full-length album Cordelia (which will be available for purchase on vinyl this evening) is the oddball-folk troupe of On the Water, who will be headlining PhilaMOCA tonight! The Fletcher VanVliet-led group’s latest is something you’ll readily absorb with its fine-detailed, fresh open-air instrumentation and rumbling vocals. These songs find a sweet spot, stretching out in intriguing expanses, while still keeping close contact on a personal level. On the Water will be joined by the jazz-folk of Liz & the Lost Boys, who elegantly breeze through one’s mind with a classic yet contemporary approach. The big-band explorations of Impressionist round out the night of local talent. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $6-$10, All Ages - Michael Colavita

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Weekend Warrior, May 22 - 25

Come celebrate Motel Hell’s 5th Anniversary tonight and kick your Memorial Day Weekend into gear! APE! launches into gritty, blistering rock, loaded with searing guitar licks and trouble brooding backend that blasts through all adversaries. The Cloth conjures a gloomy, blood-dripping, sludgy, adrenaline-laced vibe, unforgivingly plowing forward demolishing any roadblocks with musical sledgehammers and never blinking with every swing. With their new LP You’ll Be Dirt scheduled for release on June 3, genre-exploring art-punk quartet Combine opens the festivities, shifting you into its unique, noisy domain. Texas/Conneticut-based Javier & Los Dish Dogs orchestrate bass-pumping rock that speeds along in a flash, while also capable of cruising in a loose funky manner. DIY is certainly alive and well in Philly! Motel Hell (Please contact one of the acts or Venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita
 
Other places to escape the chill this weekend…
 
Motel Hell (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN The Charley Few, Pushin' it 2 the Limit, Lip Service
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI +HIRS+, SAT Philly Loves The Soulquarians: DJ Mike Nyce, MON The Buddy System
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Muscle Tough, SAT Cheap Dinosaurs, Chipocrite
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)  FRI Curly Castro, Carl Kavorkian/Assemble, The Fourth Line, Founders, SAT Dysphoria, SUN Mohican, Allora Mis/Shy Boyz, Wildflower, Audio Kings of the Third World
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.)FRI Philadelphia May Mayhem: Camp 4 Dreanged Kids, Corndog, Unit Theory, SAT On The Water(Album Release), Impressionist, Liz & The Lost Boys, SUN Phameless Records Fest: Corporate Hearts, Science Club, The Jantones
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT Stones Night : Brown Sugar, Dead Flowers
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Jason Reed, (Downstairs) Cliff Hillis, SAT (Upstairs) Denison Witmer/(Downstairs) The Rent-A-Cops,, SUN (Upstairs) The Dukes of Destiny/(Downstairs) the HYPE!'s Show Me Your Soul Festival: Boy Wonder, Brothers & Sisters, Ben Tinsley, The Members Club, Chartel, E-Hos, Suzanne Sheer, Christopher Davis- Shannon, Santalina
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Sundrop Music Fest: Atley Moon & The Say Something Sound Machine, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Mr. Unloved, SAT  Sundrop Music Fest: (2pm) I Yahn I Arkestra, The Binary Sea, Jacqueline Constance, Little Strike, Hunter’s Cannon, Sweet Briar Rose, Dirty Soap Blues Band, Slowey & Boats, Annachristie/Phameless Records Fest (5pm) Goddamnit, No Summer, Seeing Snakes, The Headies, The Mad Splatter, Mid Rats, Twin 55, Victory Boy, SUN Sundrop Music Fest (2pm) QQQ, Mumblr, Ganou, Bryant Vazquez & the Songs,  Elegant Animals, PHLGood, The Bull Bey, Fisthown Beats, A Day Without Love, Cicada Jade/( 7pm) Andrea Valle/(11pm) Fishtown Beats
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)FRI Moonstriker, Something Like a Monument, The Stonewall Vessels, Howlish, SAT City Rain, QQQ
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Alec Stewart, Man Illuminated, SAT Ron Gallo & Friends, SUN Sabriya, Jahwula, MON A Locomotive, Davey and the Chains
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Sixties, Piranha, Collect Yourself, SAT YDI, GASH
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT The Iron Tree
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay, SUN (4pm) Brian Barker/(9pm) DJ Junior, DJ Lil’ Dave, Blaak The 9th Man, Fatnice
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Matt Santry
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Sparklepony, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Rivers, Mark Baker and The Barbreakers, Sara Spicer, Jim Mitchell & The Repeat Offenders, SAT The Stone Eye, Unit Theory, The Rowdies, Suburban Murder, The Way, Plague At A Funeral/Nadjah Nicole, Shari DuBois, T Kane, PHLGood, MON Edge of Divinity
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Cold Roses, Blakeslee, The Mellowells, SAT Bunny Savage & The Handymen, MON Moonlight Jazz with The Mystic Ticket
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James, SUN (2pm) percussionist Josh Robinson /(9:30pm) DJ Royale
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.)  FRI Franky’s Foxes
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) MON Banned Books, Heavy Medical
Half Moon Lounge (4228 Lancaster Ave.) SAT Haldol, Latex, Teenage Chainsaw
 
Bamboo Bar (927 N. Delaware Ave.) Making Time RAD-B-Q
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI The Funky T, Time Relapse, SAT Teresa Gero, JAHWULA
 
Ardmore Music Hall FRI The 9‘s, SAT Splintered Sunlight
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT No Other, Girl Dog, Crime Hands, Westboro Baptist Choir
 
Skate Jawn Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Friendship, Abi Reimold, Roof Doctor
 
A House Named Virtue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Bad Canoes, The Whips
 
The Petting Zoo (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Dreambook, Jackie Paper
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