Dominic

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.

   

Weekend Warrior, April 21 - 23

Rowdy, restless, riff-charged Dark Web tied us in with their self-titled album (The Deli Philly’s April Record of the Month). This Saturday, their nonstop sewer punk sounds serve as the primer for a Record Store Day lineup at Repo Records that doesn’t quit. The stampeding, snarling, punk anthems of Posers enter the fray, while a fire-breathing, raw-rock fury explodes from the down and dirty exploits of Residuels. The murky, mystic, synth-laced, darkwave of Remote Control will dial you in, and sticky, psych grooves and sweltering exploratory guitar runs set off the closing solo set from Purling Hiss

As the day dwindles down, Eris Temple Arts will host the release show for chamber-folk ensemble On the Water’s new EP Superposition. Whether dashing forward in exuberant rock or swaying in reflective melodies, Dominic resonates. Potentially showcasing material from their forthcoming album Burn Bridges, Burn Pies, the Mad-Hattered, quirky concoctions of OhBree is on the slate, as are the adventurous-eclectic instrumentation merged with captivating songwriting of Dear Rabbit. The duo of Baby & Shylow, which features Aleks Martray (Grandchildren), kicks off the proceedings. - Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy your weekend…
 
Repo Records (538 South St.) SAT Record Store Day: Purling Hiss (Solo), Remote Control, Residuels, Posers, Dark Web
 
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT On the Water (Record Release), Dominic, OhBree, Dear Rabbit, Bay Shylow
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Philly Loves Prince
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Archawah, SAT No Good Sister (Record Release), Andrea Nardello
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mr. Falcon, SarahCuda, SAT Monie & Meeks, Rye-Li/Behind Deadlines/Fame Lust, SUN Knightlife, Future Dinosaurs, In Different Sounds/Congenital Death
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI PRINCE: The Man and His Music: Oolala, David Fantasy & Adult Content, Monopop, Genesis Z & The Black Mambas, Mars Parker, The Ardvark Felon, Amari Rebel, Vessna Scheff
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Federation Sound
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Krieg, Crypt Sermon
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Ron Gallo, SUN (Upstairs) Hurricane Hoss
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Rasan Allbritton, SAT Teef , David Lyve, Chalk & The Beige Americans
 
MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Jim Stephens' Full Tilt Boogie Band, SAT Rockers Galore (Release Show), Joe Jordan Experiment
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Vita & The Woolf, Deadfellow, SAT Jake Bernard, John Gilbride, SUN The Morelings, Sun Hat
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Rootology, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Raw Honey, Ali Wadsworth, Carolyn Thorn, Cicada Jade, Morgan Pinkstone, Dwight Remmington, Eve Sheldon, Sara B Simpson, Lauren Scott, Valentina & Sunshine Superman, Sweetbriar Rose, Emily Mineo, SAT Kenty Love
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Naps Past Noon, Elephant Odyssey, Mata Hari, SAT The Sly Foxes, Montoj, Somethin' Divine
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Pet Cheetah, Bazmati Vice, The Bad Larrys
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN NAH, Madam Data
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Palberta, Drums Like Machine Guns
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI The Last Barbarians, Janelle, Lightninging/Worst Ones, SAT Manbeast, Disappearances
 
The Maas Building (1325 N. Randolph St.) FRI Dirty Dollhouse (Record Release), Former Belle, Caroline Reese
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Heavy Harold, Dwight Remington, Julia Rainer, Shadow Band, Jacob In The Floorboards, Joy Riding, Wax Wav, Dark Web, The Whips
 
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bahdeavn
 
   

Weekend Warrior, February 3 - 5

Celebrating new music is the encompassing motif as this week draws to its end. The Menzingers surprised fans, booking an intimate, sold-out show this evening at Kung Fu Necktie. And neighboring Fishtown music venue/watering hole Johnny Brenda’s will also be playing host to a dual record release show. Dominic, a.k.a. Dominic Angelella (Lithuania, DRGN KING), uncorks Goodnight, Doggies., which is now available via Lame-O Records. The set of songs explore personal levels, retaining a lingering depth, while exhibiting the warmth of comforting, melodic instrumentation. Available via Mutual Crush, Girard Freeloader, the latest from Norwegian Arms, is textured electro-soul, finding a delicate balance between the steady, omnipresent flow of bright beats and the gentle plucks from Brendan Mulvihill’s signature mandolin work. With a new record, Jump Ship, scheduled for release via Lame-O on February 24, No Thank You, a.k.a. Kaytee Della Monica, will be opening the festivities.
 
Garage-psych rockers American Dinosaur will also be celebrating the release of their latest EP One for the Birds this Saturday at MilkBoy. They’ll be kicking the jams with Philly electro-rock outfit Man Like Machine and Harrisonburg, VA indie popsters The Dawn Drapes. - Michael Colavita
 
Other places to chill this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s
 (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Dominic (Record Release), Norwegian Arms (Record Release), No Thank You
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI What Nerve, SAT The End Of America, Former Belle, Dogs On Main Street
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Menzingers, Roger Harvey / DJ Deejay, SAT No Gods, Holy Smoke / Ghost Ghang, Torito, SUN The Tough Shits, Tom Lax (DJ Set)
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Destroying Angel, Mike Bruno
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Quadie Diesel, Ken Rosa
 
The Fillmore Philly (1100 Canal St.) FRI The Disco Biscuits, Swift Technique, SAT The Disco Biscuits, American Babies
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI DJ Sylo
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Biz Mighty, Milton, Tana Black, Richie Navigator, Mad Squablz, Rich Quick, SAT Don Cephas
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Baby Blue Sound Collective, SAT 5th Annual Winter Doldrums Benefit Concert
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Molly Rhythm, Seeing Snakes, SAT Amora / Santi Suede, Tioga
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT American Dinosaur (EP Release), The Dawn Drapes, Man Like Machine
 
MilkBoy South Street (401 South St.) SAT Chris Wood
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Elison Jackson, SAT Hold Down The Ocean, Worst Ones, SOLD, Tiny Vices
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Hired Guns Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Ivory, Fitonia, Taylor Kelly, SAT Sonny Knockout, Popular Creeps, Scene Points
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Ben Vaughn Quintet
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Knightlife, Endless Taile, A Ship Named Beagle, SAT Apple Juice Jones, Jam Traffic
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Broken Arrow, AM Radio
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Ursula
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Humanshapes, Bone Bats, Gladys the Gardener, SAT Secret Nudist Friends, Doggo, Along The Way. Cacciato
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Guests, Haz Lo Correcto, Cornelius The Third, Yung Nila
 
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Old Maybe
 
   

New Dominic Album Available for Streaming

Dominic Angelella always seems to have something going on musically. He's currently playing bass for mewithoutYou, co-fronts the band Lithuania with his good bud Eric Slick (of Dr. Dog), and is all set to release a new solo album this week under the moniker Dominic. Goodnight, Doggies. premiered earlier today over at Brooklyn Vegan, and it will officially drop this Friday, February 3 via Lame-O Records. Dominic will also be hosting a dual record release celebration with Norwegian Arms that same evening at Johnny Brenda's.