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New Track: "Somethin' Wicked (Gothic Moment)" - A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Bi-continental outfit A Sunny Day in Glasgow quietly released a new single yesterday entitled "Somethin' Wicked (Gothic Moment)." Angelic female vocals waft in as a guitar riff lays down an infectious groove before airy synths take you away to another time, another place. The soundscape eventually gives way to shimmering yet abrasive electronics that dissolve into the ether. (Photo by Zoe Jet Elis)


Red Bull Sound Select w/Pissed Jeans, Amanda X, Cheerbleeders & More at Underground Arts March 19

Red Bull Sound Select is presenting this evening's show, curated by Jump Philly, at Underground Arts, making it feel like this weekend has started a day early. The unforgiving sledgehammer of sound that is Pissed Jeans headline. The four-piece consistently brings a menacing attack of hardcore noise. That adrenaline oozing with an unrelenting sinister style can divide and conquer any room. It’s that commanding sense of heavy instrumental artillery that involuntarily allows you to submit, accepting that downhill smack of backend, guitar that sears and stabs, and that primal order of vocals. The garage-pop trio of Amanda X cleanly enters your head as their lyrically contagious songs are surrounded by a united surge of refined grit. The dark buzzing, bass-popping punk of The Abandos and Cheerbleeders' speed-cruising, fuzzy fun set the groundwork for a barrage of music that you’ll want to go into battle with. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., $10 ($3 with RSVP), 8pm, 21+ - Michael Colavita

New Music Video: "Clap" (Feat. Freddie Gibbs, Chill Moody & Apollo The Great) - Mr. Green

New Jersey producer/DJ Mr. Green has been grinding it out in the local hip-hop scene for years now, impressively churning beats and refining his craft. We can still remember him handing us his business card at Silk City in the early years of The Deli Philly. Well, in his latest music video for the track "Clap," you can see how the talented sound sculptor brings together recorded samples from his street adventures to create such a smooth, badass jam for one of our favorite contemporary emcees, Freddie Gibbs, local rising star Chill Moody, and Apollo The Great to lay down some serious bars over. You can can find this single on his forthcoming LP Live From The Streets, which is due out on April 7 via Duck Down Music.


Free Download: "July 22nd" (Demo) - Mercury Girls

The new quartet of Mercury Girls unites Kevin Attics & Chris Schackerman of Literature with Adrianne Gold (Tender Vision) and Carolyn Haynes (Ghost Gum) formerly of Catnaps/When I Was 12. “ July 22nd,” of half their recently released demos, floats a dialogue of vocals, and pushes it with steady-handed combination of bass and drums as a jangly guitar cuts through, giving the song an 80’s Brit-pop vibe. You can catch Mercury Girls on Saturday, April 11 at Bourbon & Branch.


The Extraordinaires - Just What the Doctor Ordered at The Pharmacy March 18

Sometimes making a run to the Pharmacy mid-week can be just what the doctor ordered; such is the case this evening. The Extraordinaires open the show with their patented concoction of horn-laced folky pop. Grabbing a piece of lively nostalgia and offering an updated and at times, quirky augmentation, the band delivers precise compositions with an ever-inviting casually loose feel. That measured layered atmosphere utilizes natural harmonies and an array of instrumentation to create warm breezy invigorating tunes that stick to you as you wander through the reawakened outdoors. A pair of Massachusetts outfits will join in on the fun. The genre-spanning, jazz-infused folk of Mal Devisa pulls you in close, while the space-y, lo-fi rock of Wydyde, a.k.a. Van Kolodin, sets you comfortably adrift. The experimental multimedia musical discovery of Indira Valey, a.k.a. Valerie Perczek, completes the evening as she invites you into her sonic laboratory. The Pharmacy (Please Contact One of the Acts or Venue for More Info), $7, 7pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita



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