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+HIRS+ Opening for Melt-Banana at JB's May 22

Philly trans queer grindcore outfit +HIRS+ unleashes a fury of tenacity at an epic level. It’s hard, fast, uncompromising thrash that consumes one's senses with the all out barrage of punches thrown so quickly that the opponent doesn’t stand a chance with what analysts define as “heavy hands,” shaking the earth with quaking percussion and primal vocal cries. Tonight, they’re the opening act for a sold-out show that also includes San Diego trio Hot Nerds, who create delightful, dance-generating, hyperactive yet slightly strange, noisy art rock that magnetizes. The turbo-charged experimental noise-rock of Japan’s Melt-Banana serves as the exclamation to an intense evening of music. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $15 (Sold Out), 21+ - Michael Colavita

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Curly Castro & Carl Kavorkian Opening for Billy Woods & PremRock at KFN May 22

Not headed down the shore this weekend? Philly is hosting plenty of shows that will make you want to stay in the city over the long Memorial Day Weekend. Start the holiday off right on Friday with Curly Castro and Carl Kavorkian, who are opening for progressive/alt hip-hop artists Bill Woods and PremRock at Kung Fu Necktie. Emcee/producer/DJ Carl Kavorkian will be kicking things off, so make sure to get there early! Since 2002, Kavorkian has shared numerous releases, including the cult favorite, Uglyass Music series ("ugly" because the tracks are rough mixes that were recorded on old formatting). Brooklyn native turned Philly rapper Curly Castro has been on the scene for the last decade, working with a group of talented local artists, dubbed the Wrecking Crew, as well as some NYC big hitters, like PremRock. On his debut label release, FIDEL (ManBitesDog), he seamlessly drops references to icons like W.E.B. Du Bois and hits on racism and segregation on tracks like, “Colored Water Fountain.” He also just self-released his latest LP Restroy & Debuild. These artists will all be touching on the big issues, so keep your ears open for some words of wisdom. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., $10, 7pm, 21+ - Emily DiCicco


New Small Professor LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

What happened to all the beautiful weather? Today has us feeling some kind of way. So we're just going to sit here and stare out the window while taking in the smooth beats from Small Professor's latest LP Mixed Jawns III. You should join us.

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Free Download: "Dead End Got Plumbing" - Alan Ens

Art-popster Alan Ens (of Tongue Sculptors) has released a new song entitled “Dead End Got Plumbing.” Complimented by Josh Machiz on bass and Charlie Heim on drums, the song develops a pressure-elevating intensity, momentarily calmed via vocal harmonies. Its sprinting in a semi-violent dash, and still preserving a gliding feeling. You can stream and download the track for free below.


New Music Video: "Adventure Kids" - Teen Men

Teen Men’s self-titled debut LP is slated for release on June 9 via Bar/None Records. The quartet’s multimedia approach is apparent in the Meghan Doherty directed video for “Adventure Kids,” which employs a playful child-flavored enthusiasm while also executing an artistic point of view. Catch them next week at Johnny Brenda’s on May 26 & 27 when they open for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s 10th Anniversary tour.

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