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Hip Hop

Weekend Warrior, September 23 - 25

There’s no room for you to hide from conflict in the songcraft of Camae Ayewa, a.k.a. Moor Mother. Erring toward a jarring fantasticism that is well-grounded in reality, Moor Mother makes use of analog equipment, sampling and field recordings to churn out hauntingly oblique production, uniting voices throughout time into a common narrative of resistance. Beyond the grinding synths is a prolific artist, thinker and organizer. Ayewa’s Community Futures Lab - an initiative aimed at providing a gallery, workshop and collective memory project to marginalized communities - has been nominated by the Philly Geek Awards for Impact Organization of the Year. Local DIY art gallery Vox Populi is currently featuring some of her sound design work through the end of October, and her literature is available online in the form of zines and hardbound books.  Through various modes of production Ayewa’s projects explore identity politics, time and memory with a striking clarity, bringing to the forefront the anxieties of our historical present. Fetish Bones, Moor Mother’s debut LP on Don Giovanni Records, places her work in the company of other significant artists such as Downtown Boys and Screaming Females. Her record release party is this Saturday night in Brewerytown at the Yung Kandy Collective, and she’ll be joined on stage by fellow Philly experimental artist NAH. Yung Kandy Collective, 2809 W. Girard Ave., 7pm, $12, All Ages - Josh Kelly
More things to do this fall weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Bilal, Ursula Rucker, SUN Telepathic
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Lawsuits, Jeremiah Tall, SAT (The Dude Hates Cancer Afterparty) Lushlife, Swift Technique
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Cold Climb It, Matt Kelly, Birthday Boy, SAT Kodiak Park, Dear Forbidden/Rosali/Wassup Gina
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Badland Breeze, Anyee Wright, SAT Soul Glo, SUN Marge, Permanent Body
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells, Wizard Eye
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT The Final Philly Zombie Prom, SUN The Late Night Cabaret, The Roddenberries
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Neef Buck
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Spokey Speaky, SAT (Upstairs) The Newspaper Taxis
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Cheerbleeders, Thorazine, Rachel Radick and The Sadistic, 66 Stitches, Ganou, The Year End, Coronal Mass Ejection
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Goodnight Lights, Revolution, I Love You, Spring Onion, SAT Dear Friend (Record Release), Honeytiger, Tiny Vices
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Christine Irizarry, Keely Sibilia, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, SUN Charles Nolan
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Tribute to Blood Sugar Sex Magik: The Absolute Zeros, The Newspaper Taxis, Anomie Fatale, SAT Upstart Fest: Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman, Menace To Sobriety
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Ashes of Our Sins, Generation Empty
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Bazmati Vice, Matt Gauss Band, Los Festingos, SAT Dorkosaurus, Stealing Fame, Fatal by Design, The Black Market Opera
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Cultour, The Towering Pine, Monster Hands, SAT Tektonic, The Groove Merchants, Bohemian Mule, SUN Vital Stats, You Do You
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SUN Rhodes Less Traveled
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Three Man Cannon,, Slaughter Beach Dog, Sunshine Parker
Time Cube (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ursula, Dog Tears
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN The Guests, Nemesisters, Rabies Shot
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Downtrodder, Past Life Mud Guppies
The Waiting Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Boy Lawyer, Dear Friend, Water Polo
Magic Pictures (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) Bleeders, Fiona Parker & The Spitting Truth, Neolibz
Space 1026 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Abi Reimold, Laser Background
Little Italy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Fred Beans, Coping Skills

New Track: "Now & Then" - GrandeMarshall

Produced by J. Money, "Now & Then," the fresh single from GrandeMarshall slows things down, evaluating the transitions in a relationship that has potentially gone sour. Backed by a candlelight beat, memories are dissected, and a lingering sense of regret/resignation hangs overhead. You can find "Now & Then" as part of Throwed Mind's upcoming compilation.


Weekend Warrior, September 16 - 18

I love getting to see talented artists for free! Now, nothing is ever really, truly for free with corporate-sponsored events, but I’m cool with giving up my junk email (you know you have one) for a day of performances by gifted, homegrown Philly acts. This Saturday afternoon at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey has recruited local up-and-comers Tunji Ige, GoGo Morrow, and Anthony Somebody (of Quite Hype) for a block party to celebrate our city’s neighborhoods. And though she no longer lives here in the City of Brotherly Love, I have definitely mad love for Santigold, who is (in my humble opinion) one of the most underrated contemporary artists of our time. If you’ve never experienced her live, then do yourself a favor and make sure to make it happen. Santigold effortlessly destroys (like it ain’t no thang) every time she hits the stage. Masterfully combining music, visual art and choreographed dance, in a way that would certainly impress my spirit animal, David Byrne, I always feel like the happiest/baddest motherfucker alive each time I walk/dance out her show! That’s why I make it a point to never miss her when she’s in town, and you shouldn’t either. The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd St. #21, 2pm-7pm, Free +1 (w/RSVP), 21+ - Q.D. Tran
More places to enjoy this beautiful weather this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Needle Points (Record Release)
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Foxtrot & The Get Down, Morning River Band, SAT Mutlu, Katie Barbato
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Mitch Esparza/Booklegger/Matthew Law, SUN Posers/Mt. Vengeance, Petunia, Along The Way
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Splintered Sunlight
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Catullus, Attic Tapes
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Rated Raw, Ream Raw, SAT 56 Men, I Think Like Midnight
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Philly Gumbo/(Downstairs) Book of Love (30th Anniversary Show), DJ Robert Drake
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Marah, Ben Arnold, SAT Grand Re-Opening Festival: Mumblr, Chalk & The Beige Americans, Archawah, Levee Drivers, Dirty Dollhouse, The TC Cole Riot, Harmony Woods, Thought Patterns, RFA, Dirty Soap Blues Band, Anjuli Josephine/Amanda X, Hemming, The Obsessives, SUN The Ill Fated Natives, I Yahn I Arkestra
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Phonies, Kodiak Park, SUN Outer Heaven, Moros
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Gina Sicilia, Liz Anne Knott, Gretchen Schultz
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Tom Morris Quintet, SUN Anomie Fatale & Great Neck, Alexander Stopp, The Absinthe Drinkers, Cthulhu Martini
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) SAT Mr. Sonny James
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Rasputin’s Room / Craig Dash, DJ Sega, SAT Ed Christof
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI No Stayer, Alement
Fiume (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Cast Shadows, Evan Cory Levine
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Zymotic Flow (EP Release Show), Danielle & Jennifer, SAT The Tisburys, Local Smokes, Weezer Tribute (feat. members of Post War Dream)
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Philly is the Boss (Celebrating Springsteen): Tom Hamilton’s American Babies (with special guest Aron Magner), The Once Was, SAT June Rich, Christine Havrilla
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Left & Right (Record Release), Friendship, Horsecops
Goldy’s (732 Chestnut St., 3rd Floor) SAT Tremellow, Doubles, Dweller
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Sports, Free Cake For Every Creature

NAH Opening for Mykki Blanco at PhilaMOCA Sept. 15

Menacing, bombastic beats that authoritatively engulf their surroundings, shifting the dial in a raw-real street style that hits now while pointing toward the future, NAH smacks with sonics. While percussion consistently asserts its presence, atmosphere-altering, electronic sequences illustrate the morphing, combative setting in which this music resides. Simultaneously meshing dark, dramatic structures with dance grooves tying in a sense of torment with vocal aggression, the results are an ear-popping, edgy, experimental brand of hip-hop. Tonight at PhilaMOCA, he lays the groundwork, at this R5-presented show, for Mykki Blanco, whose debut solo album Mykki will be released tomorrow. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., $15, 8:30pm, All Ages (Photo by Gabe Coffey) - Michael Colavita

A Deli NYC Video Premiere: Googie - “Big Mouth Arcade”

Pair up Jimi Hendrix's penchant for psychedelia and Luda's gravelly inflection and you get a close approximation to the Jersey-cum-Queens rapper affectionately known as Googie. Prolific member of the intrepid Karma Kids label, Goog's newest album ‘Tis What ‘Tis builds on an already impressive catalog of work with a tighter, more polished, and enthralling release. The Deli is proud to premiere his new video for “Big Mouth Arcade.” Produced by Blockhead, this banger is a glimpse at his mania via the streets of his West New York neighborhood. ‘Tis What ‘Tis is available here. - BrokeMc


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