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Tutlie Opening for Trails and Ways at KFN Oct. 27

Particularly on a day when the sun takes refuge behind the celestial bodies, one could use a shimmer of solace. Tutlie emerges as a break in the clouds this evening at Kung Fu Necktie. Fusing elegantly ascending vocal harmony with the strong, revitalizing wonderland of instrumentation, hovering in a substantial yet feathery floatation, Tutlie is a refreshingly crisp musical breath, especially when they'll be playing a set of material from their new record. Tonight, they’re paired with the unfiltered emotive pensions of Clique, whose melodic ebb and flow simmers and swells with a tranquil but unsettled energy. This local pairing sets the stage for the brimming bubbles of dream pop from Oakland’s Trails and Ways, whom recently released their sophomore LP Own It. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Bob Sweeney) - Michael Colavita

   

New Track: "Geranimo" - Aphra

Below is a lovely new track from Aphra, the solo project of Rebecca Way (ex-Tutlie), called "Geranimo." It's lead single from her upcoming EP Sadness Is a Gesture, due out this spring. You can catch Aphra performing live this Friday, November 27 at W/N W/N. (Photo by Megan Matuzak)

   

Weekend Warrior, July 31 - August 2

Once again, NoLibs’s 2nd Street will be mobbed this Sunday for Philly’s annual 2nd Street Festival, the city’s biggest block party. There will be two stages of live music, featuring local talent such as The Extraordinaires, Dogs on Acid, LOUDS, Tutlie, Tin Horses, Satellite Hearts, and many others. (Check out the schedule of performances HERE!) The streets will also be filled with food stands/carts, beer gardens, art, workshops, and craft vendors. Start working on that excuse for why you’ll be late or won’t be able to make it in on Monday! 2nd Street Festival, N. 2nd St. (between Germantown & Green Sts.), 12pm-10pm, Free, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

 
Other places to party down this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI St. James and The Apostles (Five Year Anniversary), Mark Lanky & his band, Sad Actor, SAT Grubby Little Hands, The Orange Drop, Man Illuminated, Murmuration
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Roof Doctor
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Momma Hankston, The Plums/Fenris/DJ Sean Hearn, SAT Humanshapes, Address/Grimace Federation (Record Release), Beard o Bees, Colma, Crouse, SUN Salems Outlaws/Whaler (Cassette Release)
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Sheer Mag
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Dean Ween Group
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI WIDE: DJ Coolout, Yolo Ono, SAT (Black Box) Satellite Hearts
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) This is Infinity, SAT Lainey Quinn, 10 Cent Days, Spoken Life, SUN (Balcony) Behind Deadlines, Girl From English
 
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Box of Rain, Pure Jerry
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Upstairs) Katelyn Jae
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Stammer (CD Release), Mock Suns, Blood Sound, SAT (4:30pm) Final Showcase, Upstream Color, The Phosphenes, Everything I Lack/(9pm) Thorazine, The Workhorse III, SUN Del Sur
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Lets Get Furious at Cancer (Benefit Show) Kingsnake, Hellblock 6, Cheerbleeders SAT August John Lutz II
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Adalie, Skyline the City, SAT Rosali
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Pool of Thorns, The Unwarranted, The Droogettes, SAT The Escape (CD Release), Night Trip, Nobody Yet
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Vikter Duplaix, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Starkey, Dev70, Noah Breakfast
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) Sat Will Paynter
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI New Pony, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI Kate Says, Knightlife, Red Letter Life, Jonathan Monument, SAT (12pm) Thought Patterns, Baby Blitz/(8pm) Bill Bradford, Atomic Sky
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Dark Lo, DJ Geez
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Thief, Steal Me A Peach, Hopscotch Jefferson, SAT Undergun, RFA
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Thanks2U, Last Full Measure, Our Fair City, SAT Keely Sibilia, Nicky P, Adam Travis & The Soul
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James, SUN (2pm) DJ Jugo w/percussionist Josh Robinson /(9:30pm) DJ Royale
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) Illvibe Collective, Rich Medina, SAT DJ Francisco Collazo
 
XO Lounge (1439 South Street) SAT My Dog Bill
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Spent Flesh, Kids
 
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT King Azaz, Crime Hands, Girl Dog, Matt Holden
 
Berks 14A (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Aphra, IIl Faut
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Lost Ships, Sadhana, Dmnq Lndn
 
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Three Man Cannon, Krispy Kareem
 
Cha-Cha’razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI NAH, Soul Glo, Grower
 
Kat Frat (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Anomie, Littler
 
Venue Boy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Seismic Thrust (Tape Release), Pill Friends
 
   

CRUISR Go For It at JB's June 5

CRUISR headlines a three-pronged billing of local bands this evening at Johnny Brenda’s. The lineup, which also includes Tutlie and Suburban Living, shares the thread of easily lovable, movement-enticing music. The quartet of CRUISR serves up naturally positive bounce that bubbles over, pushed by a melodic core and sustained by a constant percussive pop and subtly sharp reinforcing guitar lines. Tutlie occupy the middle slot surrounding you in an intricately designed orchestra of sound that lifts one into the upper atmosphere, rather than weighing you down with their powerful vocal interplay. Wesley Bunch guides the heart-pumping emotive synth-pop vehicle of Suburban Living, jumpstarting your night while weaving in and out of the shadows with a combination of urgency and ease. Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

Mercury Girls Opening for Suburban Living at Bourbon & Branch April 11

Mercury Girls offer an interesting, organic spin, pulling from a Brit-pop foundation to create clean, jangly pop-rock that invites you along for the journey. The quartet unites former Catnaps members Adrianne Gold (Tender Vision) and Carolyn Haynes (Ghost Gum) with Literature members Kevin Attics & Chris Schackerman, and begins their new musical adventure this evening opening a tri-fold bill at Bourbon & Branch. The invigorating baroque pop of Tutlie bridges the gap. The intoxicating vocal interplay of Jessie Radlow and Rebecca Way takes one into the upper atmosphere as the delicately layered instrumentation establishes a cozy, ethereal environment. Wesley Bunch–led Suburban Living headline as part of their month-long residency at the NoLibs venue. Bunch’s controlled (yet emotively stirring) vocals take a ride on the perpetually moving 1-2 punch of synth and percussion, cruising along the shadowy, dream-pop terrain. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita