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Guilty Giraffe bring their multifaceted post punk to Sunnyvale on 12.28

Guilty Giraffe is one of those drums/guitar duos that can sound like an army - in the tradition of The White Stripes if you will, although they don't sound anything like them. Rather, Mat McGinnis and Felipe Reis play an ever evolving kind of post punk that flirts with drone rock, noise rock, post-hardcore and psychedelia. Their debut mini-album “A Time to Slime”, which includes grimy energetic tunes such as “Stop the Slime” and “Try and Figure” (streaming below) was entirely self produced, and shows a confident hand and interesting ideas. Noise lovers don’t want to miss out next Wednesday, December 28th when they take over Sunnyvale BK. - Jocelyn Huggler

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Ticket Giveaway: Hot Snakes at Underground Arts Next Wednesday

Let's face it. Not much work gets done these last two weeks of the year so you might as well enjoy what's left of 2016 and catch Sand Diego garage-punks Hot Snakes next Wednesday, Decemeber 28 at Underground Art on us! To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Hot Snakes on a Plane". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

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Death Vacation brings guts and glory to new EP "When Bones Grow Cold"

If your way of staying warm during the bleak New York winters has less to do with sipping cocoa by a fire and more with sweating it out in the middle of a mosh pit, Death Vacation's new EP may be more welcome than a holiday trip to Florida. The NJ/NY-based singer, Michelle Mancuso, spits and snarls her way through the 5 tracks that make up Bones Grow Cold, and her gut-busting vocals are paired with grindcore beats that are coated with enough grime to satisfy even the nastiest hardcore fiends. Though the tunes definitely have melodic moments, the real payoff here is in the visceral, chomping percussive-ness of the tracks that grate against your ears alongside all the blood and noise. Check out the band's track "Parasitic" streaming below. - Olivia Sisinni

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Weekend Warrior, December 16 - 18

As we approach the end of what will be remembered as 2016 - a sea of overwhelming sentiment and saturation - we can reflect on our experience with a resounding NAH. Philly sound sculptor Michael Kuhn captured a devoted following with his work in the explosive rock duo 1994!. In recent years, he has departed in large part from “guitar music” to reemerge into the musical ethos as a harbinger of defiance, affronting musical norms through experimentation and a healthy skepticism of traditional genre boundaries. Shreds of sonic imagery sound out into the whir of Kuhn’s bewitching rhythm section, recalcitrant while bearing a unity that is tangible at a live set. A NAH show creates a space to engage in the reassuring positivity and thrill of being present, as selves and as participants in the greater communities we occupy. He’ll be celebrating the release of his new LP Michael (Ranch Records) this Saturday in Brewerytown at Yung Kandy Collective, where he'll also be supported by special guests Drums Like Machine Guns, Slums, and What NerveYung Kandy Collective, 7:30pm, $7, All Ages (Photo by Gabe Coffey) - Josh Kelly

 
More places to hide from this frigid freeze…

Johnny Brenda’s
 (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Aubreylyn, SUN Bel Heir
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT The 6th Annual Work Drugs Holiday Spectacle: Work Drugs, Mercury Girls, RFA, SUN Irreversible Entanglements (featuring Moor Mother)
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Snails, Medusa's Disco, Something Like A Monument/The Snails, SAT The Lunar Year, HoJun Yu/DJ PHSH, The Bul Bey, SUN Slowburn, South Philly Big Band, Jack and His Saint Clair Allstars
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT BEATS500, SUN NoDAPL Space Festivus Benefit: Green Meteor, Space Chumpy
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI MARAH - Philadelphia Holiday Spectacular
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT The Starting Line, Hurry
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Big Mess Cabaret: Featuring The Divine Hand Ensemble, SAT Big Mess Cabaret: Featuring The Divine Hand Ensemble
 
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Urban Celebrity Presents 6th Annual Philly Hip Hop Awards
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Three Fourteen, Local Smokes, The Ardvark Felon, SUN Josh Nussbaum, Julia Hudak, Amanda Hagenbuch
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) The Stray Birds, SAT (Upstairs) Jeremiah Tall, August John Lutz II, SUN (Downstairs) The Peek-A-Boo Revue Holiday Spectacular
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Cerebelles, E.Joseph & the Sparrows, The One2s, SUN Dirty Purple, Jeanette Lynne
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Johnny Popcorn, Keely Sibilia, SAT Argonautic, Las Palabras, Christophonic (DJ Set)
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Lovers League, No Good Sister, SAT Matt Kelly, SUN In The Pines
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Railroad Fever, SUN Rusty Cadillac 
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Fell Into Yesterday, The Good Mess, Goodbye Sunrise, Dead Robins, Sweet Eureka, Sex With Rollercoasters
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Steve Layman, SAT Dirty Purple / Counterfeit
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Dead Fellow (Release Show), The Sly Foxes, The Primaries, Rob Tomlinson, SAT Whackbat, Route 611, Study Electricity, Flat Mary Road, Anthony Coppa
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Reef'd, SAT Beru Revue, SUN Café Ole’
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Moor Mother, HIRS, E. Grizzly (Release), Carl Kavorkian (Release), Static Brothers (Release)
 
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Sports
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Downtrodder, Motherwhore, Blushed, Patches and Pins, Busy Bee Project, Matt Day, Ellen Siberian Tiger
 
The Blink (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Dead:Stop
 
 




A band to check out: Language plays Pine Box and Alphaville on December 17-22

If you have ever wandered how The Feelies would have sounded if they played their instruments like Fugazi (you obviously haven't, have you?) you'll find the answer in 'Pre-Campaign,' a pretty darn tense post punk gem by Brooklyn's Language. The track opens their latest EP 'Junket,' which proceeds along post-punk/post-hardcore coordinates, showcasing an invetive attitude sprinkled with math tendencies. Check out second track 'Lex' below, and - if you are in the mood for some sublime, loud noise, don't miss them live at either Pine Box Rock Shop on December 17th or at Alphaville on the 22nd.

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