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Mourning Anna Log Eulogizes at KFN July 27

Mourning Anna Log (awesome fuckin’ band name!), the solo project of Ed “Dead Bird” Burke is bringing his beautiful weirdness to Kung Fu Necktie tonight. His sound is one of quite calming down-tempo electronica that glitches and glides on a wave of lush polyrhythmic beats created by chopped and screwed drum and vocal samples assembled to perfection. The songs remind me of glitch DJ Gold Panda or a bit less aggressive Squarepusher. Dead Bird is part of the West Philly collective The Manhattan Projekt, a DIY non-profit record label slash promotion company. Oh and birdman insists on you listening to his songs with headphones so I played them from my PC laptop speakers on low. But really I busted out my monster headphones and shit am I happy I did, these songs certainly do “bump”. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 Front St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Adam G.
 

 

   

Free Show with Social Junk at Younglove July 26

Philly is great! You can pop in on something interesting any night of the week, and there is a good chance that it will be for free. The folks at Younglove, Danger Danger Gallery’s friendly vintage store neighbors, want you to come out tonight for FREE “adult (cold) beverages” and performances by primal experimental psych outfit Social Junk as well as Ducktails, a solo project from Matthew Mondanile of Real Estate, and fellow Jersey mates, Big Troubles. There will also be art featured by John Williams and 10% off on everything in the store. Younglove, 5011 Baltimore Ave., 7pm, FREE, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman
 

 

   

R5’s BIGGEST Punk Rock Flea Market Ever July 25!

What’s on the agenda today? It’s simple. Go to R5’s Punk Rock Flea Market. (It’s the BIGGEST one ever.) Donate money. (Keep good shows coming to Philly.) Recycle - buy people’s cool used stuff. (Be green and create less trash.) Buy new stuff from vendors. (Help feed artists and the people who support them.) Have a good time! Cheers! The Punk Rock Flea Market Dome , 461 N. 9th Street, 10am - 5pm, $3 donation, All Ages - The Deli Staff
 

 

   

Do You Need the Service? Album Release Party at JB’s July 24

In typical Saturday night fashion, Johnny Brenda’s is pulling out the party with a triple-header featuring an album release celebration for I Hurl Myself Towards Glory and fusion junkies Do You Need the Service?, a band who wants to know: “Can you keep a clown secret?” This is just a hint to let you know that by listening to their tunes you’re about to transcend your comfortable suburban upbringing and lose yourself to a wiry base undercurrent of experimental jams or that you might get molested by a group of thirty-something, married dudes dressed like John Wayne Gacy. Joining them will be post rockers/mind-fuckers Grimace Federation. This crew plays only the wildest psychedelic jungle rock, kin to Chicago’s Black Moth Super Rainbow, enjoyed best with a tab or two of the finest shit to make your head spin out of line and in step with the music, which I’m sure they saw plenty of last weekend at Camp Bisco. For a slight change of pace, there’s also seasoned veterans Photon Band who will be bidding farewell to long-time comrade Dr. Art DiFuria before he heads off to Savannah, GA, where he will be a professor at Savannah School of Art and Design. Wish him and Nancy well! Cheers! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Katie Bennett
 

 

   

Sun Ra Arkestra Battles the Heat at The Walnut St. Free Library July 24

I know. IT’S FUCKIN’ HOT. But if you are like me and think that it’s not that bad, then you need to come out this afternoon to a free performance by the Philly intergalactic orchestra Sun Ra Arkestra (behind the Walnut St. Free Library in University City). Currently led by Maestro Marshall Allen, this band of space age misfits have been invading audiences’ minds since 1968 when Le Sony’r Ra assembled his army of musical shape-shifters. Just make sure to bring plenty of water. The Walnut St. Free Library on 40th St. (outside directly behind the building), 6pm, FREE, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman