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Old World Get Down at Tritone May 13

When the West Philly Orchestra takes the stage at Tritone tonight, it will be the usual high-energy Balkan dance party that you are accustomed to, but on this special evening the mood will be filled with a little medieval enchantment courtesy of the Oubliette Ensemble. The pragmatic West Philly folk quintet has taken their music to the renaissance fair on last year’s self-titled debut Sacre et Profane. And when the interwoven sounds of harp, accordion, mandolin, flutes, cello, and more combine with the serene voices of Cynthia James and Melissa Santangelo, it makes for one mystical experience. So while the combo might not look like a perfect match on paper, their old-world charm will certainly win you over. Tritone, 1508 South St., 10pm, $5, 21+ (Jordan Shayer) - Bill McThrill

 

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Greetings from Amsterdam and Add Your Band to The Deli Charts Already!

So I’m finally out of Brussels, the most Wi-Fi unfriendly city that I have ever been to, and I am definitely over hearing everybody speaking French. I don’t understand. If I’m suppose to get free Wi-Fi at my hotel and it’s not working, why the hell would the front desk girl in her snotty French accent tell me that I should call their provider to get it fixed!?! And this was a nice hotel. (Sorry New Motels, I had a writeup for your CD release party this past weekend - hope it was a blast, but I couldn’t find any internet access to post it - also my apologies to anyone who’s been trying to get in touch with me.) I’ve done Brussels. I won’t be back, but I did love drinking tasty Belgian drafts in sweet glasses for about three Euros. I also had a chance to sneak into a party for the Brusssels’ Short Film Festival sponsored by Chimay which was cool. (I may have acquired a couple of Chimay glasses to use at home.) My city special taste buds are way too spoiled right now. Well, I just made it to Amsterdam, and I’m glad my hotel has free Wi-Fi even though it’s only in the lobby. I’m about to head to Abraxas coffee shop to take a few to the head since I couldn’t find any in Brussels (lame). Just wanted to remind everyone about our new DIY feature to add your project to our genre charts. Now, if you click on Join Charts, you can add your own band to our charts! We welcome everyone to use the many DIY features that we offer such as our Open Blog and Events Calendar (on the right hand side of our site) that we have for you to promote yourselves. Hope all is sunny in Philadelphia. It’s a little hazy here. Hopefully I will be soon too. Cheers! - Q.D. Tran

 

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Mose Giganticus (That’s What She Said) at DDG May 8

Keytar God Mose Giganticus recently became the newest acquisition of Relapse Records. His upcoming release Gift Horse is going to feature a heavy hitting sound. Being no stranger to touring, Mose is ready to pack up the vegetable oil powered van and hit the road before the albums release. And tonight’s show at Danger Danger Gallery will be the tour’s kick-off party. The Robot Rocker may even be set to do double duty if the chance arises because another project that he’s been heavily involved with, Hulk Smash, will take the stage with their rampaging barrage of gamma-rayed tunes. The group recently put out an impressive release in Jeer, and took part in PiLam’s “Two Piece Fest”. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., $5 - $10 donation, All Ages (Photo by Laura Webb) - Bill McThrill

 

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Younglove’s Uber-fun Official Grand Opening Party May 8

Younglove specializes in new, underground and hard-to-find vinyl, used slabs of wax, vintage men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, magazines, and vintage music gear. It has been the next door neighbor of the Danger Danger Gallery for a little bit now, but today they will be hosting their official “grand opening” party. Photographer/actress/musician Molly Landergan will be showing her photographic works titled Still Looking which “blurs the border between waking and sleep, public and private”. You may know Landergan from her onscreen debut in Oddsac, the recent collaboration between local director Danny Perez and Animal Collective. She’ll be joined by some of Philly’s finest experimental lo-fi adventurists, U.S. Girls, Serpents of W.I.S.D.O.M. and Akasha Blade. They’ll be performing from 7 - 9pm “amidst the murky, dreamlike images of themselves” as captured by Landergan. You’ll also be treated to some FREE tasty BBQ food (vegetarian, meatatarian and vegan) grilled by a crew of Badmaster all-stars as well a keg and fancy adult drinks from their wet bar. This definitely sounds uber-fun! The event also coincides with “West Philly’s 2nd Saturday Craft Fair” hosted by VIX Emporium and Satellite Café so it looks like you have a good reason to hand out all day and night on the other side of the Schuykill River. Younglove, 5011 Baltimore Ave., 5pm, FREE, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman
 

 

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Schoolly D Opening for Aqua Teen Hunger Force at The Troc May 8

When it comes down to it, Aqua Teen Hunger Force are “#1 in the Hood G”, and if you’re a fan then that’s why you’re probably scrambling to see the show’s creators put on a live performance at The Troc tonight. But Frylock, Meatwad and Grand Master Shake wouldn’t have received that timeless moniker if it wasn’t for our local “Godfather of Gangsta Rap”, Schoolly D, who will be opening the evening. Along with the show’s theme, expect him to dish out his latest single “Family Affair”, and some songs from his upcoming album International Supersport! The Troc, 1003 Arch St., 8pm, $24, All Ages (Photo by Jonene Taddel) - Bill McThrill

 

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