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New Crooked Spine EP Available for Streaming & Download

Crooked Spine recently dropped its new tape End of Days, which is "about a UFO cult." A mysterious urgency holds one in a suspenseful state. However, amid the torrent of instrumentation, a first-person narration offers a kind of levity against the sonic surge. With the recent departure of bassist Garrett Bolin, the next incarnation of the band plans to touch down this fall.

   

New Music Video: "E.C.C.B." (Starring LUNCH) - American Trappist

American Trappist and LUNCH recently issued a split EP, aptly titled LUNCH with American Trappist. Directed by Ian Kelly, there's new video from Joe Michelini and friends for the single “E.C.C.B.,” which also stars the gang of LUNCH. Set along the shoreline, the footage depicts a day at the beach & boardwalk, with the custom quirkiness/oddity of that mask-adorned sea creature. You can catch both bands this Thursday, August 22 at Bourbon & Branch, along with Minor Moon. (Photo by Kara Donnelly)

   

New Soft Idiot EP Available for Streaming & Download

Byrrie is the latest EP from Philly singer-songwriter Justin Roth, a.k.a. Soft Idiot. Intimately enchanting, nostalgic, bedroom-folk tales retain a sense of endearing beauty and warmth. However, the fractured fragility of a relationship hangs in the air. Soft Idiot is slated to perform at Ortlieb’s on Sunday, September 1, with Dead Neighbors and all boy/all girl.

   

Ticket Giveaway: Talib Kweli with Chill Moody & Dell-P at The Ardmore Music Hall Next Thursday

Consciousness-raising emcee Talib Kweli (Black Star) will be bringing his words of wisdom to The Ardmore Music Hall next Thursday, August 29, where he'll be supported by local Philly talent Chill Moody and Dell-P. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line: "Independent Thinkers & Doers Wanted". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

   

Krust Toons: "More Shoes?" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "More Shoes?" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.