Solarized

Weekend Warrior - August 30 - September 1

Hopefully you have Monday off to recover from this week’s Weekend Warrior pick. SRA Records will be hosting its 10th Anniversary Bash this Sunday at PhilaMOCA. The local indie label is never shy about bringing us some of the heaviest, hardest-hitting acts to come out of Philly. The celebration’s stacked lineup will consist of SRA family & friends – Chronic Anxiety, Psychic Teens, The HIRS Collective, Soul Glo, Solarized, Exmaid, FOD, and Gene London Calling. Get there early for the matinee hours and beyond! And if you happen to be one of the unfortunate ones who don’t have Labor Day off, then just quit already because they obviously don’t appreciate you. – Alexis V.

Other places where you can spend your Labor Day weekend…

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN SRA Records 10th Anniversary Bash: HIRS, Soul Glo, Psychic Teens, FOD, Solarized, Exmaid, Gene London Calling, Chronic Anxiety

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI YellPunk Fest: The Droopies, Gaz, SAT Dania Hallak 

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Sleep Tactics (Record Release), Savage Dads, Timelost 

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Possum Kingdom, The Agoraphobix / DJs Paul T and Sean Hearn, SAT Witching, SUN Necrosexual, Basilysk, Atomic Cretins

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Rebel Foster, DJ Dommis, Mike Voss, Ill Dill Tha Vill, PRLM CHLD, Boob Mile$, Patrick Feliciano, SAT DJ Richard Reich, DJ Elijah Arms

TLA (334 South St.) FRI Petty Levels & Saucy Sev

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Grunge-A-Palooza:The Elysiums, White Limo, Superunknown, Purple to the Core/Urban Guerilla Orchestra, Al Chestnut

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Put Children First Charity Event: Dead Robins, Tortuga, The 1940s

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Bazmati Vice, Ariel Skye, SAT Chalk & The Beige Americans, Dirty Soap, Kelsey Cork & The Swigs, Jesse Gimbel

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Adventure Lost, Det Cart Sid, SAT Body Spray, Nowhere, SUN Soft Idiot

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI A Benefit for Tina Quigley: Reward, Nonfiction, Brandish, SAT Michael Wavves, Trent Thomas,Alex Catrambone, Sami Rahman 

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Live Band Karaoke, SAT Live Band Karaoke, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Douse, Doused, SAT No Gods, Polemicist

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Scarlet and the Degenerates, DRACO, The Russells, Wormtooth, X88B88

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) SAT Kalicade, SUN Ear Me Now

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI This Temper SAT Packed Lunch, Moment To Capitalize, The Jumping Juvies

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Splintered Sunlight, Jah People

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) FRI Flesh Tomb, Schotzi, SAT Fixation, The Grip, SUN Moment To Capitalize

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) FRI  Grace Vonderkuhn, Miss Cantaloupe, SAT DJ Lean Wit It 

Couchtown (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI City Dressed, Rasan In The Heyday (Solo)

Free Candy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Moral Crayfish

Hubris House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Telyscopes, Vague Advice, Samryebread

TRUCK (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Puppy Angst

Made In America (Ben Franklin Pkwy.)SAT Pink Sweat$, SUN Lil Uzi Vert, Tierra Whack, Kur

   

Weekend Warrior, May 26 - 28

The Rotunda hosts a daylong hardcore/punk affair this Saturday; Break Free Fest hopes to shine a light on those that have been marginalized within the scene. Among the plethora of artists from near and far, the undeterred raw emotive eruption of Soul Glo holds nothing back, capturing an intensity soaked in sincerity. After recently releasing their new EP Modern MutantsComplex bombards the airwaves with the combination of Spanish-English that steadily rips at its core. Exposing the walls of injustice, the quick-hitting onslaught of S-21 tears at the foundation, while the murky, rumbling, noise-etching, pressure-building punk of Solarized and genre-melding, noise-filtered, dance-driven, sonic-concoctions of DJ Haram set off a day of excellence. - Michael Colavita

Other places to do your thang this Memorial Day Weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Nightlands, The Dove & The Wolf, SUN Valley Exit, Pulgas
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Fire In The Radio (Record Release), Digger, Crossed Keys, SAT OOLALA (Record Release), Minka, Carol Cleveland Sings
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Dreadlords/DJSC/Jesse Tyler, Sean Hearn, SAT Dull Knives, Human Shield/Fame Lust, SUN T.O.M.B., Bride
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Jason Killinger, I Think Like Midnight, The Improbables, SAT Blind Prism, SUN Lady Parts, Lizdelise, Carroll
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI DJ Kirsh
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Jared Feinman
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Mus Matos, SUN Final Showcase
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Swizzymack, Dirty South Joe, Gianni Lee, Heaven In Stereo
 
Festival Pier (601 N. Christopher Columbus Ave.) SAT Hoagiefest: Hall & Oates, Vivian Green, G. Love & Special Sauce, Marah, Son Little
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Soulidified/(Downstairs) Philly Bloco, Trinadelphia, SAT (Downstairs) Sharon Jones Tribute: PJ Brown & Her Resistance, York Street Hustle, Miss Martha Graham Cracker
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Sleepy Limbs, Mohican, Flamethrower, SUN Settled Arrows, Fetish Eyez
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Mars Parker, Aleana, Andrew Meoray, Cain Kerner
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Revolution, I Love You, War Twins, Revolution, I Love You, SAT Outside Eyes, The Morelings/Suburban Living (DJ Set), SUN The Vernes, Tigers + Thieves, Water Temple
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Astro 8000, DJ Sylo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Gibbous Moon, The Mojo Machine, Roxy Rollz, Disoriental, SUN The SlotCars
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Korean Sean, Tre Prada, Coop Poppy, RanShaw, Mack Sota, Dee Haze
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Andorra (EP Release), Somethin Divine, Backroom Dreamers, SAT Mel Alston, Dizzy Valdez, Troi Lauren / Thief, Steal Me A Peach, Faringwell, For Ages, More Than Sound, SUN DJ Ricochet
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beat Street, SAT DJ Kevin Kong, SUN DJ Lean Wit It
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Max Seidman, Bohemian Mule, SAT Post War Dream (EP Release), American Dinosaur, Saver
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SAT Splintered Sunlight, The Quixote Project
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Cave People, Cabbage, Dot Pony
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Eagle Daddy, Family Volleyball, Crooked Spine, SAT Molly Rhythm, Blushed
 
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St. SAT Break Free Fest: SAT S-21 Complex, Soul Glo, Solarized, DJ Haram
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI NAH, Kilamanzego, Weather
 
Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Nina Ryser
 
   

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