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There’s a Lot of Philly Music Love This Weekend.

July 12, 2012

There’s a lot of Philly talent playing around town this weekend. Here are a few great shows you should see.


Cheers Elephant (above, in an image by Colin Kerrigan) puts on a really, really fun live show. And you get to see Hezekiah Jones, one of the leading folk groups in the region, plus Griz? That’s a great night of music. Show details are here.


Chocolate Milk is that genre-blending hip-hop crew you would want to be a part of. Smooth rapping over live instruments, with a danceable, jazzy sound? It’s like pre-gangsta rap era hip-hop, and that’s a wonderful thing.

Check out their show at Milkboy on Saturday when they open for Keys N Krates. Find show details here.

Download Chocolate Milk’s latest release here for free.

Philly-based Misstallica (above) is an all-female Metallica tribute band. They’ll perform at the TLA with few other metal cover bands. Show details are here.

Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan has one of the most enchanting voices around – powerful and delicate at the same time. They’ll perform at Johnny Brenda’s with the fun-time folks of DRGN KING. Show details here.


Nick Millevoi can shred. His music ranges from punk to jazz to pure out experimental and all the while, he masters that guitar (both the 6 and 12-string variety) in a way that is mind-boggling. He plays in numerous bands but on Sunday, he’ll perform solo at the Cafe Clave, with Surface to Air and Rake. Find show details here.

Our summer issue cover boys, OCD: Moosh & Twist return from touring to perform at the TLA, where they had their breakout performance last year (fans were lined up around the block). If you were at The Roots Picnic this year, you know these guys put on a mean show and everyone will be bouncing. They are full of energy … and it will be totally amped up in front of the home crowd. Show details are here.


Yeah, it’s a little far off but it’s a good one: Laser Background (above), the new project from The Armchairs‘ Andy Moholt, will hold an EP release party at Kung Fu Necktie. It’s a pretty stellar all-local lineup – Arrah & The Ferns and Circadian Rhythms will also perform. And the show is only $5! Details here.

(Also, see Intern Bree’s weekend picks here).

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