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Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: Still Partying After The Party Season.

March 19, 2014

DerrickKromBy now, I’m hoping you’ve all recovered from the spring break, Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day festivities that have taken place over the past few weeks. If you haven’t – and let’s admit it, we’re all still feeling a bit groggy – then I think I’ve finally got the cure you’re looking for: live music. That’s all there is to it. When all else fails, live music is there to clear your head, refresh your senses and cleanse your soul. Philadelphia will be hosting a number of amazing acts this upcoming weekend, from rock ‘n’ rollers to singer-songwriters and everything in between. So get up, go out and experience something exciting, unique and new. And yes, there will be beer. – Derrick Krom

FRIDAY

Jake Clemons at World Café Live

Not only is Jake Clemons an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, but he’s also the nephew of legendary late E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons. He has spent a large part of his young life playing for and with music royalty—Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Eddie Vedder—and is now taking his own rock and roll solo project on the road.

The Sideshow Prophets and A Brood of Vipers at Ortlieb’s Lounge

The Philadelphia-based seven-piece punk rock R&B band The Sideshow Prophets has been tearing up stages for over 10 years. Joined by A Brood of Vipers, The Sideshow Prophets will be bringing their unique blend of punk attitude, rebel rock ‘n’ roll, sweet Sixties soul and old-time R&B to Ortlieb’s Lounge this Friday night.

Sharkmuffin at Murphy’s Tavern

Murphy’s, apparently, is in Roxborough, which is way too far to bike to. But Sharkmuffin, a noise-pop trio of Brooklyn-based babes, makes the trek well worth the effort. The new-ish band makes garage-like fuzz rock with an attitude and they’ve been garnering impressive reviews over the past year or so. Murphy’s may seem like an odd venue for the band – there will also be karaoke happening that night – but this stop is but one on a mini-tour of odd stops. Sharkmuffin played in a barn in Texas, a coffee shop in North Carolina and will hit a house show near Rutgers on Sunday.

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SATURDAY

Ex Hex, Lantern and Cayetana at Boot & Saddle

Ex Hex—an all-girl Washington DC punk power trio of bass, guitar and drums—will be performing at Boot & Saddle this Saturday night. Formed towards the end of last year by Wild Flag, Helium and Autoclave member Mary Timony, Ex Hex is coming off the release of its new 7” on Merge Records and will be joined by local maniacal rock duo Lantern and Philadelphia punk trio Cayetana (pictured above).

Oldermost, Dead Professional and Song Dogs at Johnny Brenda’s

Celebrate the release of Oldermost’s debut full-length album I Live Here Now at Johnny Brenda’s this weekend. Praised for soft beautiful melodies and delicate harmonies, Oldermost are the perfect band to help clear your head. Local rock and roll band Dead Professional and the dynamically vintage-sounding Song Dogs will round out the bill.

SUNDAY

RAC, SPEAK and Prides at First Unitarian Church

RAC used to be known for creating more than 200 official remixes of popular songs, taking the focus away from dance-ability and attempting new and interesting arrangements. But now it’s the solo project of André Allen Anjos who is releasing a two-part album of original material titled Strangers, featuring a slew of popular singers. RAC will be performing this new material live along with dreamy pop rockers SPEAK and Prides.

The HYPE! Presents: An Evening of Singers & Songs featuring Jamie Kent & The Options, The Gang Age, Steve Marchion & Dave DeHart, Daniel Scholl, Jennifer Logue and Dana Fiero at World Café Live

The HYPE! returns to World Café Live this Sunday for a night featuring some of the region’s best and brightest new singer-songwriters. Drawing on a number of modern and classic influences, Jamie Kent & The Options will close out the night with Philadelphia riot-girrrl trio The Gang Age and numerous other singer-songwriters completing the lineup. It’s bound to be an amazing night.   

One Comment
  1. Jeremy permalink
    March 21, 2014 2:55 pm

    Murph’s Bar is on Girard Ave for Sharkmuffin gig

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