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Intern Matthew’s Weekend Picks: New Releases And Lots of Philly Love.

October 18, 2012

Every week, intern Matthew Albasi brings you his musical selections for the coming days …

This weekend is shaping up to be one filled with new releases. We’ve got two new full-length albums coming out from local musicians Luther and Ryan Tennis. On top of that, we have a locally produced movie Jacob’s Ladder making its premiere on Sunday with the bands that made the soundtrack opening the event. It should be a pretty awesome weekend to liven up your record collection with some new local tunes.


Cuddle Magic @ Tin Angel

Cuddle Magic, a six-piece band from Brooklyn and Philadelphia, makes some pretty awesome tunes. Their vocal harmonies are on point and the drummer is amazing. I’d love to see these guys packed onto the tiny stage at Tin Angel, but since I can’t make it this video of them (above) crammed in a stairwell will have to do.

Luther, Static Radio, The Arteries, Scarier Area and Idiot Kid @ The Fire

Philadelphia favorites Luther are celebrating the release of their new LP, Let’s Get You Somewhere Else. This show is also the last one Static Radio will ever play in Philadelphia so, get out and show your support.



Oldermost, Fenster, The Great American Canyon Band and Mock Suns @ Johnny Brenda’s

This show brings together some really talented bands who all have a similar spooky/beautiful indie sound. Locals Oldermost are headlining and, also local, Mock Suns are opening. The rest of the night will be rounded out with the strange, strange people of Fenster, a weird-pop band from Berlin.

Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band, GRiZ and Brittany Ann @ Milkboy Philadelphia

Milkboy will be alive with the sound of local folk music Saturday night with three big local names. Ryan Tennis is celebrating the release of his first full-length album, “Pack Light but Bring Everything.” GRiZ has been making music in Philly for as long as I can remember and he just gets better every day. Brittany Ann Temple student/folk genius will be playing as well.


Three Man Cannon, Fellow Project, The Cell Phones and Amanda X @ The Cracker Factory

I always love house shows and this one should be no exception. Three Man Cannon has an awesome lo-fi sound with a touch of pop punk and a tad of thrash. It’s the perfect kind of music for the imperfect sound of a house show. Fellow Project is coming down from New York and The Cell Phones are coming in from Chicago. The all-girl beach punk band Amanda X will also be there.

The Quelle Source and The Chairman Dances @ Filmtech

This show will be interesting. J. Randolph Brown, a local director, is premiering his new short film, Jacob’s Ladder at Filmtech in South Philly. Before the movie starts, the two bands that made the soundtrack, The Quelle Source (above) and The Chairman Dances, will be playing a show. Eight bucks gets you in and lands you a copy of the split CD soundtrack. Can’t beat that.

I hope you all enjoy your new albums from these awesome bands. Have a good weekend, Philly. See you next week.

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