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Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: Music Is Your Medicine.

April 29, 2014

DerrickKromPhilly, I have a simple question for you: What are you planning to do with yourself this weekend? I’ll give you a second to think about it. No seriously, go ahead… Now if all you could come up with was watching Netflix with your cat while drinking wine out of a box, I’m here to help.

Luckily, the thriving musical metropolis you call home is once again putting on a packed weekend filled with record release parties, free all-day events, fundraising shows and a number of other live concerts in some of your favorite local bars and venues throughout the city. So get out of bed, put on some pants and treat yourself to a night out on the town. In Philly, music is always the best medicine. Trust me, I know a guy who knows a doctor. – Derrick Krom


Worshyper, Power Animal, Dream Safari and Shraf at Bourbon & Branch

Blending R&B vocals with electronic instrumentation, Philadelphia psychedelic soul trio Worshyper will be throwing an intimate LP vinyl release show in support of their latest album KEEPS at the upstairs venue Bourbon & Branch in Northern Liberties. DJ Chris Clark, DJ Bear Bait, Power Animal, Dream Safari and Shraf will open.

A Brood of Vipers, The Spirit World and The Gang Age at Kung Fu Necktie

The eclectic Philadelphia four-piece A Brood of Vipers will be bringing its experimental blues punk sound to Kung Fu Necktie this Friday night for a record release show in celebration of the band’s newest album Ghosts of Bedlam. Local trio The Spirit World and riot grrrl inspired grunge pop outfit The Gang Age will play support.


Break-In Fundraiser Show featuring Mat Burke, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Ali Wadsworth and Satellite Hearts, Penrose and Levee Drivers at Underground Arts

Come out to Underground Arts and support local artist Mat Burke, whose home was broken into late last year resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars worth of borrowed studio equipment. Every dollar made from ticket sales will go towards replacing the stolen equipment. Supporting Burke are fellow Philadelphia musicians TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Ali Wadsworth and Satellite Hearts, Penrose and Levee Drivers.

South Street May Festival featuring FREE Live Music at The Legendary Dobbs

The 2nd Annual South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival will be taking place this Saturday, bringing food, beer and free music to the iconic Philly street. The Legendary Dobbs will be hosting a number of local acts—from BlackRue to Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good—beginning in the early afternoon and continuing late into the night.


Leopold and His Fiction at Ortlieb’s

A revolving group of friends led by lead singer and guitarist Daniel James, Leopold and His Fiction is a raw garage rock/blues/folk outfit that will bring its powerful show to Ortlieb’s Sunday night. Having played support slots for bands like ZZ Top and The Cult, Leopold and His Fiction—along with James’ killer mustache—is bound to be great.

Michelle Lewis and Don McCloskey at World Café Live

World Café Live will be hosting an album release party this Sunday for “uniquely intimate and surprisingly polished” Boston Americana singer-songwriter Michelle Lewis in celebration of her newest full-length The Parts of Us That Still Remain. Independent Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer Don McCloskey will kick off the night.

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