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Weekend Warrior, September 30 - October 2

Delicate is a concise characterization of the new album from Hello Shark, a.k.a. Linc Halloran. Officially released today via Chicago’s Orindal Records, the album plays like an unhinged door into Halloran’s head. Lyrically keen observations, anecdotes, and imagery paint an autumnal exposure as the songs mimic the soon-to-be sparsely-adorned trees. One gravitates toward the uninhibited exposure reminiscent to Pavement and Bright Eyes, as that relatable, melodic sense of melancholy aches with honesty and shivers with warmth. Encoding the fresh breath of catharsis with dense yet airy pockets of samples and instrumentation, Power Animal, a.k.a. Keith Hampson, captivates, while the enchanting, low-key serenade of Seattle’s Mega Bog and the bright but turbulent tones of Baltimore’s Amanda Glasser complete this billing. All Nite Diner, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Abi Reimold) - Michael Colavita

 
All Nite Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Harmony Tividad
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Pow Pow, King Britt, SAT Photon Band
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Aster More, Cabbage, SAT Riverside Odds, Welter/Julie Slick, Yadidi, SUN Timelapzzz, Little Strike, Bleu Velvet/Stroker, Metasplice, Billy Batts, Chaperone
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Mannequin Pussy
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Tweed, Agent Zero
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Anthony Green
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Low Cut Connie, New Sound Brass Band, DJ Case Bloom, Shy Boyz, SAT The Coochie Melters, Brian Elliot Experiment, Teddy Mangold
 
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Peedi Crakk, Oschino Vasquez
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) The Wallace Brothers Band, SAT (Upstairs) Blame Candy
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Fidel Sun, SUN Space Caravan, Mr. Grimstone
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Ill Doots, The Royal Noise, Thee Idea Men, SAT The Burgeoning, Gina Zo
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Morelings, Woven In, The Soft Spots, SAT Chestnut Grove, J.W.Farrell
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Ed Christof, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Hambone Relay, Misty Plum, The Phonies, SAT Alright Junior (Record Release), Sweet Eureka (Record Release), Matt Tom Conway (Record Release), Harmony Woods
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Rectors, Kate Nyx, Cthulhu Martini, SAT Human Sounds, The Skis
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI RJD2, Hardwork Movement
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Spicy Meatball, Hank Brady & Friends, Wolf Accent, Holy Smoke, M.A.Kingston
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Restorations
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Allison Crutchfield, The Spirit Of The Beehive, Eight
 
The Pharmacy 1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Marge, Husky Bundles, SUN Neolibz, Lead Pipe
 
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) FRI Ellen Fullman with Daniel Fishkin, SUN Composing the Tinnitus Suites 2016: Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, Ron Shalom
 
The Tusk (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Beer Me, The Barren Marys
 
Leninundergrad (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Tombo Crush, Butterfly Bandage

 
   

Melkbelly

Melkbelly recently released a new 7" single via Manic Static, "Mount Kool Kid" b/w "Elk Mountain". Side A is a sludge-filled psychedelic journey lead by the Kim Gordon-esque vocals of Miranda Winters. Side B, "Elk Mountain", is brought to life is the video below.

You can catch Melkbelly at The Empty Bottle with HSY and Earring on Nov. 9th and at Subterranean on Nov. 27th.

   

Buzz Alert: The Royal They mix garage and indie rock vibes on self titled album

Brooklyn-based trio, The Royal They serve up chunky punk rhythms with some serious melody writing chops. On their latest release, a self-titled EP, indie rock vibes are paired with deceptively heavy garage rock licks. It's control and chaos, nice and nasty. Check out the Royal They streaming below. - Olivia Sisinni

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best garage/punk songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

   

Foreign Air drops new single "Better for It" and play U Street

With soaring vocals and infectious backbeats, DC-based Foreign Air brings you "Better for It," the latest single from the alt/synth-pop duo. Starting with simple, delicate piano, the tune's momentum gradually builds, eventually doubling down and releasing into lush layers of instrumentation by the time the chorus hits. "Better for It" is ripe-for-radio ear candy, and we'd be shocked if you're not humming along with the hook by the track's end.  Stream "Better for It" below, and catch them at the U Street Music Hall 10/27 with the Strumbellas. - Olivia Sisinni

   

Hypoluxo releases debut album 'If Language' + plays Our Wicked Lady on 10.07

If you love musical paradoxes (and indie pop) we recommend you to check out Brooklyn quartet Hypoluxo, a band that combines a rather serene dream pop with crepuscular and monotone male vocals. The dichotomy actually works: the tracks' harmonic content is rich enough to entertain the ear, while Ocampo's dark tenor, appearing only occasionally, adds a layer of maudit character that true rock fans will find appealing. If you like the RIYL game, here it is: Real Estate, Joy Division, Lloyd Cole and the Commotion. The band will be releasing debut album 'If Language' on September 30th, playing Our Wicked Lady on October 7th, and then leaving for a truly insane 40+ day fall tour which should be named "the clockwise tour of the US of A." Way to go Hypoluxo, safe trips!

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!