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




Weekend Warrior, July 16 - 18

Our Weekend Warrior pick has you crossing the Delaware River into Dirty Jerz and even dirtier Camden for XPN’s Xponential Music Festival, but Camden Waterfront is certainly one of the better spots in the city. However, three days of the fest are usually a little overkill for us, but Saturday anchored by Yo La Tengo and The Walkmen looks like the best day to hang, but it’s lacking the local love so we’re going to give some out with a little rundown of artists that you should try and catch. Friday is all about Free Energy and Toy Soldiers while Birdie Busch represents on Saturday, and Sunday closes hometown pride strong with Dr. Dog, Blood Feathers and The Great Unknown. Xponential Music Festival, Camden Waterfront - Wiggins Park, daily $20/3 day pass $45 (members) & daily $30/3 day pass $65 (general public), 12pm, All Ages
In case the fest is a little too adult contemporary for you…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Gang, SAT Mondo Topless
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT The Spooks
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Xponential Afterparty w/Cheers Elephant and Toy Soldiers, SAT Noncanon and Ladies Auxiliary
M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Deathbeds
The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Windlestrae Album Release Party, SAT The Midnight Beat and The Slot Cars, SUN Time Ghost
Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT Mr. Unloved, SUN Elliot Levin
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Many Arms
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Early Ape
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT Jukebox Zeros and The Handsome Petes
Eris Temple (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT Anti Emz and Lisa Sunshine
The Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum (3819 Hamilton St.) SAT The Dubsmith
Philadelphia Magic Gardens (1020 South St.) SAT A Stick and A Stone Album Release Party
The Brown Bear Art & Music Festival (Benefit for Haiti) - Clark Park (43rd and Chester) SAT Surgeon, The Last Barbarians, Alien Architect, Big Unkle, Floco Torres, Te V. Smith and more
Pop Festival - Liberty Lands Park (3rd and Wildey) SAT West Philadelphia Orchestra, The Weeds, The Mean, Betty Iron Thumbs, Elder Brother



Hot Guts Release Another Split 7” on Badmaster Records

Hot Guts just added another piece to Badmaster Records’ continuing split 7” series with two songs about paranoia and male prostitution. “Dar’rat Hessia” comes at you with screeching buzz-saw guitars and bludgeoning drum beats packed in just barely over two minutes of night sweats. They’ll be joined on the 7” by fellow post-punkers NYC’s Pop. 1280. You can purchase the album at Hot Guts is currently working on their debut full length so stay tuned. - H.M. Kauffman