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Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye.

May 6, 2014

Well Philly, it’s been real. Along with the bittersweet conclusion of my final year at college comes the unfortunate end to my internship at JUMP and the final weekend concert preview that lies here before you. It has been an amazing couple of months and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’d personally like to thank George Miller, Christopher Malo, Jessica Flynn, Brendan Menapace, Chris Fascenelli, the rest of the JUMP staff and all the bands and artists I’ve had the chance to talk to for being so open, patient and totally awesome.

DerrickKromSo, this is it. I don’t know what the future holds but I do know Philly will always have a place in my heart. Make sure to treat yourself to some great live music this weekend and continue to keep your eyes and ears open for all that this great city has to offer. But more importantly, continue reading JUMP because all the corporate magazines can pretty much suck it. Derrick Krom

FRIDAY

The Warhawks and Bacio at Kung Fu Necktie

A four-piece rock band straight out of New Jersey, The Warhawks blend an array of influences from “the 80s college alternative scene, the garage rock revival of the new millennium, as well as from the mid-20th century pioneers of rock” to produce powerfully driving tracks. The Warhawks will be releasing their latest EP Exodus at Kung Fu Necktie this Friday night with support by diverse and instrumental-driven outfit Bacio.

Jazz Residency Artist Bobby Zankel’s Works in Progress at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Join Jazz Residency artists for a FREE interactive public workshop that incorporates your own creative input to help expand and develop original concepts into new and complete works. Alto saxophonist Bobby Zankel, percussionist Francois Zayas and choreographer Raphael Xavier will “explore the constant, fundamental elements of African American culture that transcend discipline, time period, style, and place of origin.

SATURDAY

Mo Lowda & The Humble, Air is Human and Modern Colour at Bourbon & Branch

Since signing with Bell Tower Records and releasing its debut full-length Curse the Weather last year, Philly alternative rock trio Mo Lowda & The Humble has been garnering high praise and popularity throughout the local music scene. Soulful and dynamic, the three-piece is bound to put on a great show at Bourbon & Branch. Philly indie collective Air is Human and local rock trio Modern Colour will play support.

Nevada Color, Queen Jesus, Tippy and the Shy Guys and Plainview at Ortlieb’s Lounge

Since forming in 2012, Nevada Color—an indie five-piece out of Pittsburgh—“has eaten a lot of pizza, met a lot of cool people, and played a lot of music since.” The band will be bringing some of that music to Ortlieb’s this Saturday night, only a few days after releasing its debut LP Adventures. The second date on the band’s American tour, Nevada Color will be joined by Philly acts Queen Jesus, Tippy and the Shy Guys and Plainview.

SUNDAY

Howler, Frankie Teardrop and The Retinas at North Star Bar

Howler, an indie band hailing Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be hitting North Star Bar this Sunday night while on tour in support of their latest full-length World of Joy, released in March. An internationally critically acclaimed four-piece, Howler will play a slew of new material along with songs off its home-recorded debut, America Give Up. Psychedelic rockers Frankie Teardrop and raw and local Philly outfit The Retinas will open.

Terrible Things, Happy Body Slow Brain, Gavin Castleton and Modern Suits at MilkBoy

Terrible Things, the rock outfit helmed by Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday), is back and hitting the ground running on its very first headlining tour. With Steve Curtiss on drums and Aaron Van Allen on bass and backing vocals, the revived and energized three-piece will be supported by progressive R&B/rock band Happy Body Slow Brain, prog-pop singer-songwriter Gavin Castleton and Philly rock quintet Modern Suits.

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