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Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: Give Me Cheap Music!

March 25, 2014

MoLowda07DerrickKromIt’s really hard being a music fan on a budget. I should know. There have been plenty of times when I’ve seriously contemplated skipping a meal (or three) just to save up the dough for a new album or tickets to a show coming through town. We here at JUMP feel your pain and have a solution. This weekend’s concert preview features shows all under $15.00—not bad considering a few beers at any arena show will likely cost just as much. So look under the cushions and take a hammer to those piggy banks. There’s local music to experience and cheap tacos to eat. Yes, cheap tacos. You’re welcome. – Derrick Krom


Mo Lowda and The Humble, SpareChange and Treehouse at MilkBoy

After gaining a strong following through Temple University’s house party and campus bar scene with only a demo and EP under their belt, Mo Lowda and The Humble released their first full-length, Curse the Weather, last fall on Temple’s Bell Tower Records. With powerful, soulful and precise songs, this is an up-and-coming band you’ll regret missing. Philly rockers SpareChange and Williamsport indie septet Treehouse will round out the bill.

JUMP Magazine Spring Issue Launch Party featuring Likers and SteveO at Ortlieb’s (FREE!)

Come on down to Ortlieb’s for happy hour this Friday and celebrate JUMP’s newest issue, which features The Menzingers, RJD2, Zilla Rocca, Man Man, Get Up, Modern Baseball, NONA and so much more. Not only are we an awesome crew to hang out with, but there will also be half price drinks, $1.50 tacos (from 5:30-7:30) and great live music by Likers and SteveO from The Holy Mess.


The Kalob Griffin Band, Ali Wadsworth and The Visitors at Boot & Saddle

Witness the energetic and unique “KGB family” experience this Saturday night when The Kalob Griffin Band rolls through Boot & Saddle. Bringing an Americana rock ‘n’ roll sound and flavor along with them, the Philadelphia based outfit taps into a number of different genres and influences to create something memorable. They’ll be supported by local soulful songstress Ali Wadsworth and “neo-gospel cowboy alien band” The Visitors.

Rye Coalition, Fight Amp, Whores and School Girl at Kung Fu Necktie

Jersey City post-hardcore band Rye Coalition is widely seen as a seminal band that helped shape the early 90s New York/New Jersey punk scene. Since their inception, Rye Coalition has recorded with Steve Albini and Dave Grohl (who produced their latest album) and toured with the likes of The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters. Joined by fellow punk acts Fight Amp, Whores and School Girls, Rye Coalition will be playing its first Philly show in 8 years this Saturday night.


Banquets, Ma Jolie, Quiet Arcs and Podacter at The Fire

Coming off the release of their self-titled debut LP last year and the recent release of a split record with Nightmares For A Week, Jersey City punk rock band Banquets will be playing at The Fire this Sunday night. An extremely solid and straightforward melodic punk rock band, Banquets provide a refreshing take on the genre with passionate and powerful hooks, vocals and compositions. Banquets will be joined by fellow local punk acts Ma Jolie (above), Quiet Arcs and Podacter

Porches., Hermit Thrushes, Hello Shark and Rasputin’s Secret Police at Golden Tea House

There’s really no better way to end your weekend than by spending a night at the Golden Tea House. Fantastically written, emotionally drenched and moody throughout, New York’s Porches. shine on their latest release Slow Dance in the Cosmos and will undoubtedly bring that same talent and energy to the wonderfully intimate venue Sunday night. The “constantly evolving perfect, dissected pop” of Hermit Thrushes, Philly lo-fi minimalists Hello Shark and indie alt duo Rasputin’s Secret Police round out the bill.

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