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Mumblr Staying Active at Everybody Hits April 1

Alt rockers Mumblr were one of the most active local acts last year, willing to perform anywhere and everywhere around Philly. That spirit has continued into 2015 with the band gearing up to hit the road next week for an East Coast tour with Soda Bomb. However, they do have a rad show this evening at Everybody Hits where you'll find the group hosting The Deli NYC's 2013 Artist of the Year, Big Ups. They'll also be joined by fiery NYC transplants Mannequin Pussy and all-female punk-pop trio Blowdryer. No, this is not an April Fool's prank, and hump day just got a whole lot better! (BTW: Check out Mumblr's recent visit to Sleepless Sound Studio for their Red Room Series HERE.) Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $7 Donation, All Ages - Alexis V.

   

Weekend Warrior, March 13 - 15

There are few (if any) shows in town that are going to be better this weekend than this Sunday’s bill at South Philly’s A House Named Virtue. Headlined by NYC transplants via Connecticut and New Jersey, Mannequin Pussy, the trio of Marissa Dabice (guitar/vocals), Thanasi Paul (guitar), and Kaleen Reading (drums), perform with such ferocity that you just can’t help but instantly become a fan. Well, that’s if you enjoy being obliterated by loud, aggressive punk; however, they also have the ability to create haunting, anthemic melodies that lie under their thick wall of noise. Ex-Dangerous Ponies’ Chrissy Tashjian, Kyle Pulley, and Mike Tashjian are back together again with Thin Lips, a project that holds on to the combination’s ability to write infectious pop hooks, while giving Pulley room to unleash his inner hardcore kid. Cousin Brian, with their new lineup, will be performing their first show since Halloween. Also joining the house party are Boston’s Ben Katzman’s Degreaser and Miami’s The Jellyfish Brothers. A House Named Virtue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages - Alexis V.
 
Other places to enjoy the better weather this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Serpent Throne, JJL. Randall of Nazareth, SUN Bondage & Discipline
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)FRI Lover’s Secret Domain/Profligate, Decade, SAT Bozai/The Parameters, Missing Elements, SUN Vektor/Satellite Hearts
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Conversations (Record Release), Dogs On Acid, Joe Jack Talcum
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Underwater Sounds, SAT Friends With Wolves Fest: Rosu Lup, Square Peg Round Hole, The Chairman Dances, Sympathy & The Lion, Gretchen Lohse, Sierra Cooke, John Vetteese (DJ Set)
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI A Fistful of Sugar, The Late Saints, SAT Corporate Hearts, Mat Burke, Rob Clancy (of Cold Roses), The Stonewall Vessels, SUN Alec Stewart, Ross Bellenoit
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Whiskey Kitten Cabaret, Vilebred, Jantones, Sun (Balcony) EPOD, Mr. Bad Dreams
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI G. Love & Special Sauce, SAT G. Love & Special Sauce
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SUN The Menzingers
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Downstairs) John Byrne Band, No Irish Need Apply, SAT (Downstairs) Minas, SUN (Upstairs) (6pm) Giovana Robinson/(9pm) Widow Maker Social Club
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Mimos, The Poet, Ebenezer, The Mellowells, SAT Hollander Crouse Duo, Red Means Run, The Late Greats
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Drone Ranger, Son Step, SAT Seismic Thrust
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Locals, Hello and Yes, SAT Mercury Radio Theater, Evan Cory Levine
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI North End, War on Orchids, SAT Upperfields, Delco Pacers, Pilkington
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Skeleton Lipstick
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Man About A Horse, Valley Creek
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI C. Lynne Smith, Bosom Band/Wild By Law, SAT Transistor Rodeo/The Band of Rivals, Music Box Dynamo, Thee Glitter Bombs, SUN Mazzerati
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Curtis Jr., Cold Roses, Modern Colour, Visoon, SAT The Phonies, Brosef Gordon-Levitt, Poster Child
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Matt Gauss Band, Jason Ager, SAT Kenny Price & Friends
 
Ardmore Music Hall SUN A Tribute to Jerry Garcia: Steve Kimock & Friends
 
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Eric Petersen, Dark Watchers, Shitty Sumer, Westboro Baptist Choir
 
The Pharmacy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Severed, Incisor
 
Black Vulture Gallery (208 E. Girard Ave.) SAT Jenkem
 
Cha-Cha'razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Problems, Material, Cannons, The Cloth
 
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Krispy Kareem, Three Man Cannon, Matt Holden, Second Marriage
 
Lava Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Soul Glo, Pinkwash, Space Chumpy
 
The Petting Zoo (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Marcus & Rome
 
   

Weekend Warrior, January 2 - 4

It’s going to get loud and heavy this Saturday night at Golden Tea House. Rifftastic locals Hound will be unleashing the rock, inducing plenty of headbanging from the rafters. The combination of Perry Shall on guitar and Chis Wilson on drums will be locked and loaded. Beavis and Butthead certainly wouldn’t think that they suck! With Marisa Dabice taking resident in the big old Creepoid/Brian McManus West Philly house, New York transplants Mannequin Pussy have been making their presence known around Philly. They’ll be playing host to Amherst, MA’s California X and Newton, CT’s Ovlov. Get there early because I expect this show to sell out! Golden Tea House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7:30pm, All Ages - Alexis V.
 
More places to hang this weekend…
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Philadelphia Slick, McRad, SAT (2pm) The Jazz June/(8pm) The Jazz June, Field Mouse, Joy Riding
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Bleu Velvet, Lapses, Skeleton Lipstick/Sic Bacchus, Natalie Portland, SAT (5pm) Repellers/Ashes of Our Sins, Rollin’ Loaded, Cause of Affliction, SUN Thief, Steal Me a Peach
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Andalusia, The Sixties, Readership, Problem Solving
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI The Mellowells, Red Rising, Cold Roses, SUN (Balcony) The Phix, The Funky T, David Hoagie and His Heroes
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Grayscale, Fourth Line
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI KISKA, Square Peg Round Hole
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Lost Haven, Furthermore, Hope For Heyden, SAT (Upstairs) Buzzchopper, Mike McMonagle, Ton Taun/(Downstairs) The Tinnitus Awareness/Benefit (TAB) Concert: Roland de Castro, SUN (Upstairs) Alyssa Joseph, Amy Faden/(Downstairs) Good Girl
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI (5pm) Entropy/(9pm) Brielle, Jacqueline Constance
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Kinyon Lanier, Sarah Kane, Dante Kennedy, Mare Floyd, SAT The Parameters, Missing Elements, The Subtractive
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Cocktail Party Phenomenon, BlendMode, SAT Dirt Dirt, Hearing Colors, The Plums, Risen Resilient
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI E-Hos/Maddie Hogan, Momma Hankston, Kill The Broadcast, SAT Little Heartbreakers, Sucker, Scars Like These, Pistol Monk/Seoul Delhi, Ol'Souls, Andrew Meoray, Supreem Da Rezarekta', Dorkosaurus
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI The Racket Boys, Blakeslee, Mister K & The Mighty Horns, The Wondershop Showdown, Jason McCue, SAT The Spinning Leaves, The Discount Heroes, Dylan Jane, SUN Rev. TJ’s Blues Church
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI The Late Greats, The Black Moons Band, Red Means Run, Heavy Harold, Germany Hill, SAT Andrew Milicia
 
Ardmore Music Hall SAT Highkick, The Griz Band, Droppin’ Deuce, Hunter’s Cannon, 40 Ounces
 
Pageant Soloveev Gallery (607 Bainbridge St.) FRI Dead Lion, Christian Mirande
 
Kat Frat (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more information) FRI Pinkwash, Sunny Ali & The Kid
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more information) FRI Clique, Legs Like Tree Trunks, Shelf Life, Goat Mumbles, SAT Hound, Mannequin Pussy
 
The Farm (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more information) SAT Sheer Mag, The Holidays
 
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more information) SAT The Basement Boys, Forever Lesbians, Krispy Kareem, The Danger O’s
 
Central Plexus (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more information) SUN Precolumbian, Bad Canoes
 
The Petting Zoo (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more information) SUN Hoser, Blue Smiley
 
 
   

The Deli Philly’s New Year’s Eve Show Roundup

There is too much great local music happening tonight that you can’t possibly cover and see it all. Here’s a roundup of some shows that you should be at to ring in the New Year this evening. A hot one will be newly signed to Saddle Creek, Hop Along, at Johnny Brenda’s for a sold-out show with Thin Lips and roses. The group recently wrapped up its stint in the studio where they’ve been working on their next label album with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., etc.) so there should be plenty of new material. Philly indie-rock mainstays Man Man, opening for Gogol Bordello at the E Factory, should be a fantastic show. Our friends at PhilaMOCA will be hosting Mannequin Pussy and the Jawbreaker reunion. A Sunny Day in Glasgow are capping off their holiday run at Boot & Saddle. Shaky Jake and his Killer Bangs crew are taking over Kung Fu Necktie with psych outfit Drone Ranger and stoner metalheads Ruby the Hatchet. And take some swings at batting cages/DIY music space Everybody Hits with The Spirit of the Beehive and Mike Bell & The Movies. And the list goes on and on… Share how you’re spending your NYE?

   

Mannequin Pussy - Your Remedy for the Mondays at Hazard Hall Dec. 1

The beginning of the week can drag; however, Hazard Hall has a remedy this evening. Mannequin Pussy taps into multiple levels of sound. The trio can lay out there with an unveiled agitated punk release, or lay back somewhat sweetly, stacking up the grit in a controlled yet forceful grunge-injected melody that's half bubbly and half volatile. That ability to sit back and/or setup at opportune moments illustrates the band’s conscious powerful sense of dynamics. Thin Lips, an offshoot of Dangerous Ponies featuring Kyle Pulley bookended by Chrissy Tashijans, supply excellent riff-centric tunes as Tashijans finds a comfortable spot, distinctly delivering lyrics that you’ll naturally sing along to. Cool Points mesh the threshold of pop-punk and noise adding a menacing undercurrent that coldly cuts. Cincinnati, Ohio’s lo-fi, dream-punk three-piece equation Leggy round out this Monday special. Hazard Hall, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, All Ages (Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk) - Michael Colavita