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Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: It’s Safe To Go Outside Again.

April 8, 2014

DerrickKromIf you’re anything like me, it’s been awhile since you’ve been able to enjoy being outside. Snow, rain and clouds were becoming a large part of our everyday lives. There was even a dark period last month when I forgot the sun was a thing. But all that has changed because spring is in the air. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, baseball is back in season and we couldn’t be happier. If you’re looking for an excuse to finally get out of the house, why not spend a day out on the town and cap it off with a live show this weekend? As you know, Philly always hosts a number of great musicians and bands so go ahead and treat yourself. Trust me, it’s safe to come outside again.- Derrick Krom


Work Drugs and Teen Men at Boot & Saddle

Kick off your weekend with Work Drugs, a Philadelphia-based “sedative-wave/smooth-fi” outfit helmed by Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana. A dream pop duo that is sure to give you that springtime feeling, Work Drugs will be touring in support of their latest album Insurgents. Teen Men, a visually enticing collaboration between two musicians and two visual artists, will also be on the bill.

Bang, Serpent Throne and The Company Corvette at Johnny Brenda’s

If you like things a little heavier, make sure to stop by Johnny Brenda’s this Friday night and catch proto-metal legends Bang play their first hometown show in over 40 years. Despite the briefness of their initial career (1969-1973), Bang were at the forefront of the music movement later known as heavy metal. Joining the band’s resurrection are local hard rock acts Serpent Throne and The Company Corvette.


The Phlight Plan featuring Chris Vance, No Headliner (Jeide Prince & Chev V. Kaang), Emperess, Eclips, LaBré Tyler and Philly Will at The Fire

Phlight School, the local self-sufficient hip-hop collective, will be putting on its first official showcase this Saturday night at The Fire hosted by “The Gathering” MC Fame Vasquez and featuring all members of its roster. Each member of the collective will be backed musically by Phlight School creator and resident DJ Philly Will, from the hip-hop artistry of Chris Vance to the eclectic singer-songwriter LaBré Tyler.

The Shackeltons, Hot Jam Factory and A Deer A Horse at Ortlieb’s

Recent winner of Indie Punk Band of the Year at the Third Annual Tri State Indie Awards, The Shackeltons will be bringing its energetic live show to Ortlieb’s. Touring behind their latest album Records, The Shackeltons are bound to play the small stage as if it were an arena. Pennsylvania rockers Hot Jam Factory and Brooklyn indie trio A Deer A Horse will play support Saturday night.


Andy Suzuki & The Method and Jessica Carvo at World Café Live

Hailing from New York City, independent folk/rock/blues band Andy Suzuki & The Method will be playing upstairs at World Café Live this Sunday in support of their latest definitive full-length crowd-funded album, Born Out of Mischief. Having already played a number of national and international shows, the songwriting trio is gaining a large following. Fellow NYC pop-folk singer-songwriter Jessica Carvo will support.

MenzingersJFonline01The Menzingers “Rented World” Listening Party featuring Scumbag Petty and The Paper Shakers at Boot and Saddle

Critically acclaimed Philadelphia-by-way-of Scranton punk band and JUMP cover stars The Menzingers don’t release their latest album Rented World until April 22nd. But you have the chance to hear the new album in its entirety this Sunday night (for free!). Along with the listening party, Boot & Saddle will play host to Rust Belt rockers Scumbag Petty and Philadelphia rock band The Paper Shakers.

Please note this is NOT a Menzingers gig … but still an awesome chance to hear the new album along with some great live music.


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