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Weekend Warrior, May 11 - 13

The tandem of Lauren DeLucca and Rachel Dispenza, a.k.a. Coping Skills, will be celebrating the release of its sophomore album Worst New Music (Citywide Records), with a show tomorrow night at Everybody Hits. The duo delves into the daily ups and downs via episodic songs, providing peeks into the songwriters’ psyches. Unobstructed, personal insights create a genuine connection of shared experience. Whether exploring points of doubt or frustration or finding moments of contagious euphoria, there’s a gritty, unpolished closeness that simultaneously bubbles over into jubilation. On this showcase (which will benefit No More Dysphoria), they’ll be joined by the dreary-romantic, shoegazing daydream of So Totally (whom have a new record in the works), the acoustic-driven, emo-crashing waves of Vivian K., and the raw, riff-rockin’ Big Quig. Also, hailing from Venezuela,  the experimental-punk of Zeta completes this billing. – Michael Colavita

Other places to hit this weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Past Life, Whine Moms, Punk Hands, SAT Coping Skills (Record Release), So Totally, Vivian K, Big Quig

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Straw Hats, SAT Grandchildren

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Goodnight/Goodluck (Record Release), Secret American, Wax Wav 

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Sparrow Steeple, Yuzo Iwata/Brother JT, Jo Kusy/Night Drive/OneSixty, SAT Timothy Tebordo, The Bells/Fame Lust, SUN Loafass, Fucksake/Saint Wilde

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI FV, Rich People, Moses Mosima, SAT Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Dean & Company, Whiskeyhickon Boys

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Black Panther Burlesque, SAT Cosmo Baker

TLA (334 South St.) FRI Varial 

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Mo Lowda & The Humble, Kirby & The Vibe Tribe

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Monnette Sudler, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Diane Monroe, Lee Smith, Sonny Troy, V. Shayne Frederick, Byron Landham, SUN Minas Mother’s Day Brunch

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Dysphoria, Vicious Embrace/Jacopo & The Late Saints.  Zap Goes Pop!, This Way to the Egress

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnust St.) FRI Mike Pinto, Jay D Clark, SAT Stella Ruze, NorthEast Corners  

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Hetz, Berdmajik, Night Bloom, DCTC/Tiger Castle, Dear Forbidden, I Am Not The Universe, SAT Hallowed Bells, The Russian White, Argyle Rings

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 800, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Johnny Moskal, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2ndSt.) FRI Mike Matteson & The Sketchy Freaks, Line Leader, Slomo Sapiens, SAT Tucker Hill Band (Album Release), Miss Cantaloupe, Sitting In Cars, SUN The Ones Group Mixer

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT BrainFest: Stinking Lizaveta, Alright Junior, Camera Thief, The Good Mess, Resilient, Dirty Dollhouse, School of Rock Philadelphia, The Sea Tease, The Cozy

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Pierson

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SAT Ian Saint Laurent

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) SAT Alexis Cunningham

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Catullus

 

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI In Different Sounds, Kate Dressed Up, Wallace / Grimace Federation, Nakama, Gorgeous Porch, SAT Of The Archive, Echo Lad, Countdown From Ten, SUN Echo Lad

LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Leadrs, Buster, Spring Onion, SUN Knifeplay, Spellbinder

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Good How Are You Fest: Ntive Flora, Yeenar, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, Honeytiger, Busy Bee Project, Secret Nudist Friends, Mavis the Dog, Overwinter,StateSchoolGirl

Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Good How Are You Fest:Puppy Angst, Kat Hamilton, Elaine Rasnake, Erik Kramer, Kelsey Cork & the Swigs, Trash Boy

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) FRI Eliza Edens, Brian Hamilton, Sudden Forever

JJ’s Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Blueroom, James Barrett

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Arthur, Buddie, SAT Dialer, The Invasive Species, Aphid Daughters

Hole Foods (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Earth Telephone, Party Muscles





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist Poll Winner: Kate Dressed Up

Philly singer-songwriter Katie Miller, a.k.a. Kate Dressed Up, first caught our attention when she released a music video for “I Wish” (below), a transatlantic folk-fusion collaboration with London-based Ganda Boys. The wistful nature of the song and its mellifluous harmonies and melodies transported us away from the abrasive sounds of the city, if only for a moment. Miller has been quite active, of late – recently winning our Featured Artist Poll and wrapping up an April residency (hosted by Lost Compass). She’ll also be kicking off her Midwest Tour with Elaine Rasnake this evening at The Pharmacy, backed by a full band. However, before all this takes place, take a moment to get to know Kate Dressed Up HERE.





New Track: "The Problem Is Us" - Gladie

Pairing partners Augusta Koch (Cayetana) and Matt Schimelfenig (Three Man Cannon), a new project, Gladie, has emerged. Sean Hallock (Rozwell Kid) and Candice Martello (Hemming) currently round the band into form. With a debut EP Everyone is Talking About You due out on May 17, the band’s first single “The Problem Is Us” has just arrived. Akin to the reverberating buzz of traffic, the song sets an ambient beginning. Then, Koch delivers personal observations, which gather momentum as the instrumentation (keys, percussion, etc.) is further fleshed out, joined vocally by Schimelfenig to create an emotive yet calming discourse. The band is slated to perform at Everybody Hits on Wednesday, May 23, alongside Doll Baby, Bat Boy, and Big Nothing.





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The Deli Philly's Featured Artist Poll Winner: Kate Dressed Up

Philly singer-songwriter Katie Miller, a.k.a. Kate Dressed Up, first caught our attention when she released a music video for “I Wish” (below), a transatlantic folk-fusion collaboration with London-based Ganda Boys. The wistful nature of the song and its mellifluous harmonies and melodies transported us away from the abrasive sounds of the city, if only for a moment. Miller has been quite active, of late – recently winning our Featured Artist Poll and wrapping up an April residency (hosted by Lost Compass). She’ll also be kicking off her Midwest Tour with Elaine Rasnake this evening at The Pharmacy, backed by a full band. However, before all this takes place, take a moment to get to know Kate Dressed Up.

The Deli: How did you start making music? 

Kate Miller: I grew up in a house where music was playing constantly - everything from Chuck Berry to The Beach Boys to Celine Dion. I started piano lessons at age 7, and I first picked up a guitar around 10 years old. My dad, who is also a musician, taught me a few chords, and from there, I taught myself how to play, using chord charts on the internet. Early on, I taught myself all of Green Day's American Idiot from a chord book. I started writing music in my teens, and it was something that I always did for myself. Eventually, I decided to start performing my songs for people, and along the way, Kate Dressed Up came into being.

TD: Where did the name Kate Dressed Up come from? 

KM: Well, my real name is too common to find in a Google search, so I knew I needed some other moniker for my solo art. Kate Dressed Up sort of came into my mind out of thin air, and it just felt right. I think it has something to do with my art being the part of me that I like to show off, but I'm not really sure. It's hard to explain, but I know it fits my music perfectly.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

KM: My biggest musical influences are folk artists, for the most part. The big three are Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. Some of my contemporary influences include Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, and Fleet Foxes. I listen to a ton of different kinds of music, but those are the artists that I always come back to over time.

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

KM: My favorite local artist right now is Foxanne (NYC), who is about to release her first EP, Halfling. Foxanne has the most beautiful voice I have heard in a while, and her songs are incredible. She has two singles out right now off her upcoming record, and they're gorgeous. My friend Wallace (PHL) just put out a super catchy rock and roll single called “Sunny Monday” that's been stuck in my head for a few weeks now too. Other than that, I've been getting into the most recent Dispatch album and listening to lots of Fleetwood Mac.

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

KM: The first concert I ever attended was at NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. I saw Alicia Keys with my mom and cousin when she released The Diary of Alicia Keys. I think it was for my 13th birthday or something. I remember it being a really amazing time and being captivated getting to watch somebody perform music right there in front of me. The first album I ever bought was The Eminem Show, but my dad would only let me get the clean version. I still love that album, and have since listened to the explicit version.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

KM: I love that there are so many different parts of Philly, and each one is totally distinct from the rest. It's been fun getting to know the different neighborhoods since I moved into the area a few years ago. I also love the music scene, of course. There are a lot of opportunities for local artists to connect with one another and perform lots of different places, especially at the DIY level.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?

KM: The potholes and the Parking Authority. And being away from my family.

TD: What are your plans for 2018?

KM: I'll be releasing a music video for a new single sometime this spring that is preceding what I'm hoping will be my first full length record by the end of the year. I've also been booking some DIY tours for myself up through New England, then out to Chicago with Elaine Rasnake (PHL), and then to North Carolina with my drummer Chris in June. 

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

KM: It was the kick off date of my residency with Lost Compass, which I'm lucky enough to work closely with. I booked all three dates myself, and I really had no idea what to expect. Mostly, I was just hoping that the other artists on the bill would have a full room to play to. This weekend we had a packed house before the music even started, and it stayed that way to the end of the night. The rest of the artists on the bill were absolutely amazing, and everyone who came seemed to have a really good time. I also got to play with my full band, which is my cousin and two best friends, so there was a lot of love in the room that night. It was the culmination of a lot people's hard work, and I couldn't have asked for a better turnout.

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

KM: It varies depending on my mood, but I can always go for a good Italian sub, especially if it's from a deli in North Jersey (where I grew up). I almost never eat cold cuts, but that is my one exception.

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