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A Benefit for Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims at FUC Nov. 5

“We seek to lead meaningful lives, to love one another without prejudice, and to build a just and sustainable world.” These words are written in the mission statement for Philly’s historic First Unitarian Church in Center City, who will be hosting A Benefit for Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims today. A plethora of hometown do-gooders such as +HIRS+, Soul Glo, S-21, Body Party, and Solarized are bands whose music embody a fierce tenacity and political clarity that lays the invaluable groundwork for effecting positive change. The headlining act for the evening is queercore outfit Limp Wrist, who will also be supported by New Yorkers Krimewatch and D.C.-based Homosuperior, as well as DJ sets during the day and into the night from DAME LUZ, precolumbian, and Alex DB. Everyone will be donating their time and talents for what is sure to be a raucous, unabashedly fun throwdown, intended to aid the victims of the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in U.S. history. Hardcore acts and DJs alike will take the stage to get people moving en masse, to take a stand against the antipathy directed at the community, who fell victim to the horrendous attack, and to unite various peoples under the common cause of communal care and respect. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 3pm, $15, All Ages - Josh Kelly
   

New Track: "Build Your Own Bro Smasher Original Soundtrack." - +HIRS+

Wake the fuck up! It's Friday, and time to make your ears bleed this morning, in a good way, as we get ready for the weekend. Forgive us, we have grown accustom to +HIRS+ releasing about 100 tracks at a time (literally) so it feels a bit strange to just be sharing with you their latest single "Build Your Own Bro Smasher Original Soundtrack." And for those who know what we are talking about, just try and think of this track as an EP.

   

+HIRS+ Attacking the Status Quo at Everybody Hits Sept. 6

Some bands warm to the task incrementally shifting upwards to maximal speed and power. +HIRS+ is not one of those bands. The grindcore outfit unleashes primal revolts in obliterating sonic bursts, attacking the status quo with tireless kit-into-kindling percussion, thrashing guitar that momentarily simmers in a sludgy stomping march, and thundering vocals. It’s a sonic boom that rushes past you demanding that you get on board or get out of the way. The mind-warping, psych/shoegazing experience of Harsh Vibes marinates one's brain, seeping in with a steady hypnotic sear, occupying a cosmic domain. In support of their latest LP Death & The Internet, Brooklyn trio Advaeta doses out soothing yet gritty shoegaze vibe, tearing through the upper atmosphere with an irritated traffic-jam edge. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., $5-$7, 9pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita

   

+HIRS+ Opening for Melt-Banana at JB's May 22

Philly trans queer grindcore outfit +HIRS+ unleashes a fury of tenacity at an epic level. It’s hard, fast, uncompromising thrash that consumes one's senses with the all out barrage of punches thrown so quickly that the opponent doesn’t stand a chance with what analysts define as “heavy hands,” shaking the earth with quaking percussion and primal vocal cries. Tonight, they’re the opening act for a sold-out show that also includes San Diego trio Hot Nerds, who create delightful, dance-generating, hyperactive yet slightly strange, noisy art rock that magnetizes. The turbo-charged experimental noise-rock of Japan’s Melt-Banana serves as the exclamation to an intense evening of music. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $15 (Sold Out), 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

New +HIRS+ LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Prolific Philly trans queer grindcore group +HIRS+ has a new album for us somewhat aptly titled HIRS - 2nd 100 Songs. You can purchase the actually 101-song LP on white vinyl via SRA Records. Also, take a listen to an in-depth recorded audio interview with +HIRS+'s Jenna Pup HERE, which was documented for Loud! Fast! Philly! by Joseph A. Gervasi.