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The Mellowells Providing a Natural Ease at Lavender Town Nov. 15

There’s a natural ease to The Mellowells, a gentle steady climb of sound piecing together a denser/stronger overall product along the way. So, when a song reaches the top looking down, you don’t realize how far you’ve traveled. That fluid, rolling energetic groove and vocals that have a stream of consciousness, spoken-diary/observation feel with just enough aches to squeeze into your house and a raw outpouring of instrumentation once the band reaches the pinnacle. Tonight, The Mellowells are a part of the birthday celebration at Lavender Town. Speaking of which, Mumblr has that manner of developing catchy pop-punk tunes that form around Nick Morrison’s versatile vocals and then explode with instrumental fervor. The show also features the emotive-lined rock of Clique and intentionally rough around the edges, single candle illuminated catharsis of Abi Reimold with its jagged cutting guitars and smooth but penetrating vocals. Lavender Town, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info),7pm, $3-$5, All Ages – Michael Colavita


Weekend Warrior, November 14 – 16

Just before SideOneDummy released Restorations' latest album LP3 the indie post-punk quintet embarked on a big tour of the US. The impressive nine-track album that was cut at Miner Street Studios and the bands homecoming is certainly worthy of a big celebration, which is happening at First Unitarian Church this Saturday, and they'll be joined by a great supporting cast of locals. Pop-punk femme fatales Cayetana have had a huge year that culminated with the release of their debut full-length, Nervous Like Me, and a spot on the Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Showcase. And the girls are poised to move onto an even bigger 2015. What started out as a one-man project by Everyone Everywhere's Matthew Scottoline has evolved into the lush power-pop trio that is Hurry. The show will also feature Three Man Cannon, who will be playing tunes from their latest, Pretty Many People. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $13, All Ages - Bill McThrill
Other places to escape the chill this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI JJL, Gondola, The Improbables, SAT Modern Inventors, Commonwealth Choir, SUN Banned Books
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Black Horse Motel, New Sweden Music/Truant Minds, Strawman, SAT The Bad Bees, SUN Cheap Dinosaurs, X-Hunters, Chronicles of Sound/Destroying Angel
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Ground Up, Mazon, Rone, SAT Hemming
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Bad Braids
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT (Balcony) Cycle, Pseudologic, Rocky VII, Public Noise
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Reward, Able Moving Hearts
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Tara Hendricks, SUN (Upstairs) Almshouse, Deep City Healers, Jefferson Berry & Urban Acoustic Coalition
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Maitland, In Place, Josh Miller, SAT (Early) Hanna Paige, Megan Knight, Kai Botak/(Late) Roof Doctor, Glitter, The Phosphenes, SUN Down With Homework (EP Release), Teenage Bigfoot, Lamplighters, Sinking Ocean Gods
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Chelsea Kills
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Silence Kit
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI August Lutz, TJ Kong
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Joshua Thomas, Jennifer Pague (of Vita & The Woolf), Cape Wrath
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Christopher Davis Shannon
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI 12horse, 13 to 1, Citadel/ Elspeth Tremblay, The Boiled Owls, Inconsiderate Bastards SAT Working Class Villains (CD Release), Hoochie Coochie Men, Chowder/Raleaf, Sacred Cube, Natural Black SUN (Afternoon) Elspeth Tremblay
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Goddamnit!, Paths 2 Glory, Down With Homework, SUN Man Illuminated, Overfield
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Blacklisted
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Montoj, Matt Gauss Band, The Barren Wells, Los Festingos, SAT Morse Coda, Spotted Atrocious, Saint Elouise, A Reckless Darling
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI You Do You (EP Release), The Racket Boys, The Extraordinaires, SAT Static Mountain
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Scott McClatchy
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI Mike Bell & The Movies, 1994!, Forever Lesbians, Blue Smiley, SAT Sylvia Platypus, Green Cathedral, Horsey, Dental Dames
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Danger O’s, Scuzbot, Mike Bell & The Movies, SUN The Cloth, Space Drugs, Push Ups
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Mumblr, The Mellowells, Clique, Abi Reimold
Fort Tender (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Bike Crash, Seethroughgirls, Marlo Reynolds
Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT The Goodbye Party, Marge

All Swag & Blunts w/Ground Up at Union Transfer Nov. 14

It’s gonna be all swag and blunts at Union Transfer tonight. Temple University’s own Ground Up, who have been making beats since Freshman Orientation in 2008, produce the kind of pop-y hip hop (think Taylor Gang) that hardcore rappers are sometimes quick to dismiss. However, it’s not easy to write off the guys who have opened for the likes of Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Chiddy Bang, released an impressive nine mixtapes in just three years, collaborated with the likes of Action Bronson, and have their hands in their own clothing company, MDCCXI Cloth. The collective has some talented openers from across the country, like the ultra-cool Harrisburg-based rapper Mazon (who they’ve collaborated with for tracks like “I Remember” and “Filthy”) and MAVi & Christian Express, coming all the way in from Cali. Local battle rapper Rone is also slated on the bill. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8pm, $15, All Ages - Emily DiCicco


Mike Bell & the Movies Opening for Nayuta at Eris Temple Arts Nov. 14

Japan's premier krautrock band Nayuta perform a very rare West Philly house show concert tonight when they play at Eris Temple Arts. And they'll be backed by an eclectic lineup of local artists. In a short amount of time after the release of their debut album, Nothing Works, Mike Bell & the Movies have become a buzz-worthy power pop band. And when a group features members of acts like Dangerous Ponies, Bandname, and Algernon Cadwallader with the lead singer ballsy enough to get punched and slapped in the face for the sake of shooting an original music video, it’s well-deserved. And their live performances feature that same kind of unbridled energy. Previous winners of our Featured Artist(s) Poll, Forever Lesbians will also show you why they're ready to gain a following when they play songs from their latest album Love, Respect & Wisdom. Rounding out the lineup will be Lancaster punks 1994! and Blue Smiley. Eris Temple Arts, 602 2. 52 St., 8pm, $5-$7 Donation, All Ages - Bill McThrill

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: The Basement Boys

When you read off the list of artist influences for The Basement Boys, it doesn’t seem surprising that we gravitated towards the band, nominating them for our Featured Artist(s) Poll. And though the group’s name may come from something they learned in Spanish class instead of possibly where they might spend most of their evenings, they are sure to fit in just fine in our ever-growing DIY community. After all, you gotta have a soft spot for a group that gets kicked out of Dobbs after a member strips down to his underwear. Keep it weird, Philly! You can check out the rest of our interview with The Basement Boys HERE.



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