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Gang Banging Out the Jams at JB’s July 16

Ever since Gang stormed onto the scene a couple years back with “Guess What You’ll Find”, they’ve been carving their own niche on the local music scene with their dance art-pop. The fashionistas are certainly not afraid to get the party started with their melodically catchy tunes, gang vocals from Amanda Damron and Jaclyn McGraw, operatic overtones, and stellar production work from The Big Kids combine to create a sound that feels like a Rocky Horror Picture Show performance on a rocket ship headed directly to the edge of the universe. Whether you find yourself singing along to “Rat Poison” in large doses or hitting the dance floor in a fast-paced frenzy, you WILL be strangely moved. And when they are matched up with a hot act like Kid Sister, a former Top Performer in The Deli’s Best of Chicago Poll, the pace will be 2 fast 2 furious (even for Vin Diesel)! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $15, 21+ - Bill McThrill

 

 

   

Early Ape Pop In at Millcreek Tavern July 16

Rock and roll dynamics and nostalgic pop vocals are what Early Ape will be bringing to Millcreek Tavern tonight. Their songs resonate the band’s varied influences like Spoon and Weezer, though a de-evolved version of the latter. Main man Nate Rylan is a Philly music veteran of sorts having been part of the Philadelphia Boys Choir, which helps explain his standout vocals. Having survived the possible physical and mental abuse that an adolescent might have felt from being in an all boys choir, you owe it to him to swing by and take a listen to what he’s been up to lately. Millcreek Tavern, 4200 Chester Ave., 9pm, $8, 21+ - Adam G. 
 

 

   

Univox’s New Video for “You Don’t Know”

Here is a new video from the guys of Univox for “You Don’t Know” from their ST debut album on ROIR. It was shot and directed by the band on their last tour. They’ll be performing next at KFN on July 28 w/Conversations with Enemies. - The Deli Staff

 

 

   

Chillin’ with Mirador at The Fire July 15

Some trippy shit’s goin’ down at The Fire tonight. Mirador is coming in like apparitions from a buried past, chiseling through the grime of everyday life as they build soundscapes with ebbing piano drops, echoing guitar lines and atmospheric samples. Dreamy and somewhat ominous - they still manage to find sci-fi type grooves. Chillwave? Definitely. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., $7, 9pm, 21+ - Katie Bennett
 

 

   

The Khyber Plans to Be Ready in September

Yes, Twitter was all ablaze today when news of The Khyber posting on their website that they would not be booking shows after July 31, which was obviously a bad sign. Well, it seems owner Stephen Simons had fired his booking agent, Andrew Miller (Sunny Day Music), who also books the North Star Bar. Simons plans to have a new booking agent ready for September. And a new sound system, please? - H.M. Kauffman