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Locals Get Funky at World Café Live March 12

 
If you’ve had a long week and just feel like lettin’ loose and gettin’ funky, World Café Live has a local bill that is sure to rain down some horns on you. Looks like kicking off the night will be Black Landlord. This is why you know it’s going to be an ass-shakin’ night. These seasoned pros, who could actually headline and bring the house down on their own, are taking the early slot to get the party started. They’ll let the young bucks, The Hustle and Swift Technique, close out the evening. The Hustle are led by WXPN lyrical darling MC Kuf Knotz and vocalist La Ru, whose fun-lovin’ energy is infectious. Backed by a group of learned musicians and friends, their polished sound finds new heads nodding with approval at each gig. And you know Swift Technique would like nothing more than to perform a funkified marathon set leaving it all out on the stage. For you older heads, go home take a nap after work and get yourself ready while the younger cats will be rolling in from multiple happy hours. Either way, get yourselves ready! World Café Live (Downstairs), 3025 Walnut St., 8pm, $15, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

 

   

Gildon Works Building Walls of Sound at JB’s March 11

More than mere shoegaze, Philly sextet Gildon Works is a force to be reckoned with. Sincerely felt emotive nestled between deft melodies, what began as a side project between Gerard Angelini (ex-Relay) and Cody Ferdinand has evolved into a well-loved fixture of our city’s soundscape. The band composes a delicate fusion between atmospheric post-rock and chilled out indie pop with vocals reminiscent of Sunny Day Real Estate minus all the gloom. Paired with dreamy riffs and hushed percussion, songs like “Pity For the City” and “Artful Rifle” (the title-track of their debut), Gildon Works' sound avoids trendy cop-outs in favor of true musicianship. Headlining JB’s with Scout Niblett and Walker Lundee, Gildon Works live performance is guaranteed to please. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave, 9pm, $10, 21+ myspace.com/gildonworks - Dianca Potts

   

Peasant’s Shady Retreat CD Release Party at World Café Live March 11

 
On the Ground and the vinyl The End were both strong releases for Damien Nicholas DeRose, the Doylestown artist otherwise known as Peasant. His gentle, wispy tunes have conjured up plenty of comparisons to the late, great Elliott Smith. He’ll be celebrating the release of his latest album Shady Retreat on Paper Garden Records at World Café Live tonight before beginning his tour down south for SXSW. Seeing him off will be the beautiful Vibewrangler Records songbirds, Sisters 3. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Ave., 8pm, $13, All Ages myspace.com/peasant (Photo by Heidi Greenwood) - Bill McThrill

 

   

Artist(s) Who Deserve Your Friendship: Attia Taylor



Attia Taylor records seductive lo-fi experimental bedroom tracks with vocals and beats that should surely get remixed over and over again, which may get you dancing alone in your room or the most packed Making Time that you’ve ever been to. But for now, let’s appreciate the intimacy of her psych-pop/art pop recordings. You can check out her sweet, sweet video for “Flash Photography Class” above and/or catch her live tonight at the M Room, but I’m already looking forward to her show at Tritone with local lo-fi dance queen Lillie Ruth Bussey (a.k.a. Bianka Brunson) and Gemini Wolf, who will be celebrating the release of their remix EP. myspace.com/attiataylor - Q.D. Tran
   

Algernon Cadwallader and Mose Giganticus at DDG March 10

 
Maybe it's a little hard to ignore the Kinsella brothers influence with Algernon Cadwallader. Many will tell you they sound like Cap'n Jazz, and the truth of the matter is, well, they do. But one quick listen to these songs, and there's clearly so much more! Elaborate guitar lines serpentine around impassioned vocals to result in something more complex and refined than their forebears, but just as immediate. And then there's Mose Giganticus, whose claim to fame - heavy metal and hardcore accompanied by retro keyboards - may seem a little odd at first, until you realize we're talking about two very 80's things right here, and it's quite perfect. "Days of Yore" almost gets into doom metal territory, with its slow, crushing riffs, while some tracks, like "My Machine", even sport a vocoder. Put these two acts in the Danger Danger Gallery with Providence, RI's Math the Band and you have quite an interesting night. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 8 pm, $5 donation, All Ages myspace.com/algernoncadwallader, myspace.com/mosegiganticus - Joe Poteracki