Alt Pop

Weekend Warrior, May 24 - 26

Conversations (Tone Tree Music), the new album from The Dove & The Wolf, is something worth talking about, and this Saturday, the band, led by Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat, are slated to celebrate its arrival at Johnny Brenda’s. Hypnotic harmonies and subtly layered instrumentation induce an intimate, daydreaming state. The gentle, jangly vulnerability of the songs endears with an empathetic, heart-aching honesty. They'll be joined by multi-instrumentalist and tourmate Michelle Blades, who creates graceful, compelling, genre-experimenting pop. Shamir will also be on hand with their latest, Be the Yee, Here Comes the Haw, in tow. – Michael Colavita

More shows to hit this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Carroll, SAT The Dove & The Wolf, Shamir

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Crozet, Arch of Love

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Bring Da Ruckus: Hip Hip 90s to Now (with special guest DJ Dame Luz), SAT Cardinal Arms/Fame Lust, SUN DRAMA!, Babe Grenade, lylyly

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Mazie, Zack Krall Band, Cold Soul, J Solomon

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Dj Baby Berlin

TLA (334 South St.) FRI A Benefit Concert for Michael Leavy: Jealousy Curve, Jeff Campbell, SAT Blac Papi, Yung K

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT So Far Gone: Dirty South Joe, Magglezzz

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Jesse Gimbel, Erin Fox, SAT (Upstairs) Native Harrow 

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Green Cathedral, Blackjack Rose, SAT The 1940s, Glass Leaf, SUN Haxon, Perennial

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Dean & Company presents: The Spectrum Series Vol. 3, The Quixote Project

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Nematode, Goodnight/Goodluck, Talk Louder!, SAT Longspells, False Tracks, SUN Effusion 35, Mr. Lisp, Secret Drawer

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Saver, Midfield, SAT The Magnificent ShitHawks Of The Greater Northern Americas, Space Caravan

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Silk City & Eric Wortham II Present: Feast of Art Part 7

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI John Gilbride, Emily Drinker, SAT Patrick Feliciano, Dizzy Valdez, SUN Katie Bird

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Tim Leslie, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI  Katie Barbato, AfroBear, Calla Bere

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Black Cat Habitat, One Hundred Men on Mars, Baffle the Cat, SAT The Barren Marys (Tape Release), Teenage Bigfoot, The P’ids, Under 95

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SUN DJ Drootrax

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) SAT DJ Kevin Kong, Fisher, Menace Cartel, SUN Ear Me Now, DJ Lean Wit It

The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Colin Lenox, SAGES, Masila Muli (w/Pet Lizard ), Goodthief, Elaine Rasnake, SAT Tubey Frank, Dweller, Andrew Huston & Friends

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI In Memorium: A Celebration of the life of Brendan Browning Lafferty: The Quelle Source, Seamus Browning, Cardillo

The Mothership (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) FRI Lifecycle: Aime, Max Swan, Eric Boss

Haus of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Polychromatics, Double Suede, Yeet

   

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07:00
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Song Squad of NY
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Arlene's Grocery
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New Son Step LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Son Step's new LP, Fossilillies, recently dropped via Grind Select. A dichotomy of calculated and free-flow, synth-soaked instrumentation converges, allowing the well-honed vocals to flourish. Within a psych-pop vessel, one is engaged on a journey of personal discovery, which retains a bright, backend buoyancy, while exploring place & purpose. Supported by Great Time and Data, you can also join Son Step at their album release show on Thursday, June 6 at Johnny Brenda's, performing a rare four-piece set.

   

New Ylayali Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Caterpillar Graveyard, the new collection of songs from Ylayali, a.k.a. Francis Lyons (of Free Cake for Every Creature), is now available via Sleeper Records. An intimate openness is met with a fuzz-forward, lo-fi buzz, creating a sense of chaos & tension. Hushed/whispered vocals make one listen intently as the instrumentation illuminates the lyrics. You can catch Ylayali performing this evening, along with Naps and Lesser. For more info, please go HERE.

   

Electro-pop trio Obil debut with engaging single "Your Name"

By the time you hear the vocals of Obil frontman Miguel Martinez in the band’s debut single “Your Name” (streaming), you have already been engulfed by the track’s sonic atmosphere. Faint electric guitar notes flutter around in a whirlwind of synth parts, all to the rhythm of an exquisitely groovy drum beat. The bass on the track seems to melt in the ears of the listener as the song progresses. Martinez’s smooth vocals resemble those of Kings of Convenience lead singer Erlend Øye, both sharing an alluring composure. The group has released the single just in time for the summer, a catchy song that signals good things to come from the band. - Rene Cobar