a stick and a stone Release Party at Philadelphia Magic Garden July 17

Spend an enchanting evening in Philly’s Magic Garden when a stick and a stone celebrate the release of Opal Nightly in a truly beautiful setting. Their haunting otherworldly compositions and bend-but-never-break Sinead O’Connor-esque vocals on tracks like “Medicine” and “Mustard Green” are breathtakingly captivating. Its moody melancholy is so simply and tastefully orchestrated, once again, stacking the argument of “why Philly’s music scene is so diverse and interesting” in our favor. Philadelphia Magic Garden, 1020 South St., 6pm, $10, All Ages - Q.D. Tran



Ladies Auxiliary for Your Lazy, Hazy Summer at The Fire July 17

Somewhere between Dr. Dog and older Ariel Pink, newcomers Ladies Auxiliary craft a lo-fi, yet highly textured mix of country rock balladry and AM radio pop. In most cases, the formula is the same: distant, warbling vocals nuzzle up against beautiful lap steel and electric organ. But there are always surprises for those who wait! Take "West Columbia" for example, which kicks off with swirling electronics and odd clipping before sliding into more familiar tones. So look no further than Ladies Auxiliary if you're longing for that hazy sunset feeling. They’ll be sharing the bill tonight at The Fire with Noncanon and Atlanta's Nomen Novum. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave, 10pm, $5, 21+ - Joe Poteracki




Mr. Unloved Needs Your Love at Tritone July 17

Mr. Unloved is coming to Tritone tonight. He has a bizarre logo that looks like Michael Johnson meets Contra and a lounge-y, boozy sound that reminds me of some strange act I saw in that dive bar recently. Deja vu? The vocals are smoky and the harmonica flourishes are aplenty. He has bluesy jam sessions and even some warped spoken word thrown in for chuckles or just simply tangents of a lunatic. Come drink many specials and talk about the good old days with the appropriate soundtrack. Tritone, 1508 South St., 9pm, $7, 21+ - Adam G.



Grandchildren Unveil Cover Art & Tracklisting for Debut LP!

Grandchildren just unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for their debut LP Everlasting due out on Green Owl Records on September 28! Expect a Fall U.S. Tour in support.
1 - Cold Warrior
2 - Winterlude
3 - Heartbreaker
4 - Saturn Returns
5 - Toss & Turn
6 - Everlasting
7 - OK I'm Waiting
8 - Little Big Ones
9 - Anthill
10 - When You're Not Lookin
- The Deli Staff



PW Announces Concert in the Park Open Contest Winners

Congrats to The Homophones, Gang and Government Cheaze! It was just announced today that they’ve won the right to open one of the three dates for Philadelphia Weekly’s Concert in the Park series. Cheers ladies and gents! - The Deli Staff