Cayetana

Weekend Warrior - August 2 - 4

Cayetana performs for the final time (in the foreseeable future) this Saturday evening at Union Transfer. We certainly have a soft spot for the Philly trio - so much respect goes out to the ladies for deciding to pick up instruments for the first time and just go for it as a band. Their music finds a way to exhibit earnest vulnerability that gets under your skin, while simultaneously serving as an exhilarating, cathartic release.  The locked-in powerful push of rhythm unites with the expressively raw, soulful vocals, pulling one into the deftly-detailed, memorable, lyrical scenes. They’ll be joined by the glimmering, melodic, twang-infused narratives of Katie Ellen and the charming storytelling of Dave Tomaine’s Cave People. (Photo by Mary Ferrigno) – Michael Colavita

Other places where you might want to end an evening…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Lojii, Swarvy

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Hollow Comet

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Knolling Bones, Seeking Spades, Burnout Star 

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Swearin’, Dark Thoughts, SAT  Joe Jack Talcum, Street Vengeance, Trash Knife

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Cayetana (Final Show), Katie Ellen, Cave People 

TLA (334 South St.) SAT Ghost Light

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI DJ Economix

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Taylor Kelly, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element, Sophie Coran

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Too Many Talk Shows, Slokey

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Alright Junior, SAT Dominy

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Delmont, Goodthief, SAT Littlun, SUN Crozet, Arch Of Love

Khyber Pass Pub (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI  Roger Harvey, Wild Flowers of America

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Parsnip Revolt, SAT Hotbed, Z by Z, SUN So Totally

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN The Business, Jay Lubes

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Roi Lush, Masta K, Taste of Vomit, SAT Disoriental 

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Annalise Curtin, Lomax Lane, Knightlife, SAT The Becoming, Eric Vain, SUN Candy Cigare77es, Total Whine

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI God Root, Witching, Caged, Yuckmouf, Pit Hair, SAT Schotzi

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Live Band Karaoke, SAT Live Band Karaoke, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) SUN Ear Me Now

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Craig Dash

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Greg Sover Duo, SAT The Output (CD Release), Evergo, MaMa’s Juice Box, The Smoking Lightbulb

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Hezekiah Jones, Chris Kasper, Under the Oak, Splintered Sunlight, Big Mind, SUN John Kadlecik & The West Philly Fadeway 

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Samryebread, CJ Mills

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Busy Bee Project (Final Show), lylyly, Faucet

The Tide Pool (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Slokey (EP Release), Oni, Forest Kids Collective, Mr. Hideyoshi x Toadofsky, SAT Humilitarian, People Eating Fruit

Haus of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Trot, Glass Spitter, Moyogash, Cop Jokes

Free Candy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Line Leader, Don Babylon 

   

New Weathervane Music Benefit Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

An assemblage of local artists unites on a new compilation benefitting FONE (Friends of Neighborhood Education). All the songs featured on Equal Loudness Vol​.​1 - Music to Benefit Philadelphia Public Schools were recorded at Miner Street Recordings, and released in collaboration with Weathervane Music. American Trappist, CayetanaSquare Peg Round Hole, Julia Rainer, and Bitter Bitter Weeks are among the cavalcade of contributors whom hope to raise awareness and funds for schools. This is an excellent example of musicianship paying it forward/back to the future by providing much-needed aid to education.

   

Weekend Warrior, September 22 - 24

Summertime has come and gone, and fall is upon us. However, those in need of some music therapy can hone in on one place, and make a two-day appointment. This Friday and Saturday, World Café Live hosts the succinctly named Philly Music & Arts Fest. Among the plethora of local artists canvassing both levels, the spellbinding free-floating melodies of Kississippi, the experimental existential-searching of Eric Slick, the serenading surges of Abi Reimold, the cruising, cosmic psych-pop of Ceramic Animal, and the infectious, rumbling emotives of Cayetana. The quintet of Tiny Hueman kicks off the affair on Saturday afternoon with the endearing open-book of Dominic continuing down the line. Familiarity meets futuristic in the groove-spiraling, psych folk of Pine Barons. Exploring personal depths with a robust energetic push, Sports instantly adheres. And the episodic, comforting narratives of Slaughter Beach, Dog and the candidly soulful hip-hop, hybrid observations of Ivy Sole serves as a snapshot of a lineup that offers a solid sampling of the litany of artistic excellence within our city. – Michael Colavita

Other places where the locals will be hanging out this weekend…

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Philly Music Fest: (Upstairs) Slomo Sapiens, Kississippi, Harmony Woods, Abi Reimold, Skull Eclipses, West Philly Orchestra/(Downstairs) Chris Kasper, Eric Slick, Ceramic Animal, Work Drugs Cayetana, SAT Philly Music Fest: (Upstairs) Tiny Hueman, Sea Offs, Dominic, Local Smokes, Shannen Moser, Sports, Ivy Sole New Sound Brass/(Downstairs) Sixteen Jackies, Cheerleader, Pine Barons, Deadfellow, Slaughter Beach Dog, Strand of Oaks, SUN (Upstairs) Jeremiah Tall

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Frances Doefeen, American Trappist, Greg Mendez, SUN Matt Pond PA

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Career Crooks, SAT Phantasm (Release Show)

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI This Way To The Egress (Record Release)/Petunia, Lawn Talk/Philly Soul Syndicate/FeauXX, SAT No Gods, Assayer/Total Discharge/Fame Lust/Labyrinth, DJ Ha, SUN Full Blown Cherry/Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Long Hots

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Remote Control

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Burlesque-N- Beyond Presents: Music To Strip Bi

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI The Russells, Automatic Colors, Down The Way, SAT Dev79

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Only On Weekends, Saver, Faringwell, SUN Boogieman Dela (Album Release), E. Berrios / Twiceyoung

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI 1AM, Shon Goner, Jermie Falcone, Scottie Kash, SAT Mo Lowda & The Humble, SUN Jim Stephens, Boy Wonder, Xpresidents, Melissa Clampffer

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Long Miles, SAT Soraia (Record Release)

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Muppet's Titanium Stardust Machine, Mercury Retrograde, SUN The Tisburys, Mat Burke & The Pain Killers

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Breathing, House Plant, The Ardvark Felon

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI S.R. Frost & The Sanctuary Band, Samryebread, SAT The End A.D.

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Cozy, Shark Tape, Under This Fire, Stealing Fame, SAT Matt Duke, Greenough+ Wilde

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SUN Conjunto, Ensemble Novo

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Kevin Kong SUN Burnt Sienna

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SUN You’re Welcome Philadelphia

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN Solarized, Callowhill

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT DJ Haram, DJ  Delish, Andre Altrez,  SUN Yowler, Junipur

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Cavity Kids/Sidenail, Kelsey Cork, SUN The Retinas, Tremellow

LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SAT Manikineter, Downtrodder, Disappearances

Double H Ranch (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Loose Tooth, Clique, Yankee Bluff

 

   

New Get Better Records Benefit Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

Get Better Records recently put out an extensive (119 song) compilation, whose title says it all: A Benefit Comp To Help Pay Medical Bills For Those Activists Fighting Against Fascism & Racism. With proceeds aiding those injured in Charlottesville, as well as those affected by Hurricane Harvey, one can listen to a massive collection that includes a multitude of local talent Bren Lukens, Cayetana, Sadie Dupuis, Mischief Brew, Soul Glo, HIRS, S-21, Radiator Hospital, Mannequin Pussy, Worriers, Dominic, Jon Loudon, and Roger Harvey among many others. Especially in times of crisis it’s important to standup for what one believes in, reach out to those who have sacrificed and suffered, and help in any way you can.

   

Snail Mail tours, plays Union Transfer 07.14 with Waxahatchee and Cayetana

Baltimore indie-rock act Snail Mail is playing Union Transfer on July 14th with DIY favorites Waxahatchee and Cayetana. On Snail Mail's most recent EP, Habit, fuzzed-out and reverb-drenched guitars lay the groundwork for Lindsey Jordan's resonant vocals, which often seem to drift out of painful, nebulous daydreams: "I wanna spend the entire year/Just face down/And on my own time/I wanna waste mine." The show will kick off the band first US tour of the year, followed by a second leg in October. Check out the video for "Thinning" below.  - Ethan Ames