Friday, July 18, 2008

A Hot Weekend

The mercury is going to be high, as is the humidity, this weekend. Don't let that deter you from checking out some shows.

A couple of festivals are happening this weekend. In Baltimore, the all weekend party known as Whartscape is going on with the likes of Celebration, The Mae Shi, Black Dice and Beach House, just to name a small few. Elsewhere, in Arden, Delware is a more laid back festival, Arden Music Fest, sporting acts like Hoots and Hellmouth and The Spinto Band.

mp3: Celebration - Heartbreak
mp3: Beach House - Home Again
mp3: The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy

If you aren't up for a scorching outdoor concert, you can catch some festival artists at other locations in the area. Hoots and Hellmouth are at Jammin Java Friday night. Black Dice is paired with The War On Drugs on Saturday and The Mae Shi are joined by Skeletonbreath on Sunday in Philly at The Barbary.

mp3: Hoots and Hellmouth - Want On Nothing
mp3: Black Dice - Kokomo
mp3: The War On Drugs - Taking The Farm
mp3: The Mae Shi - Lamb and Lion
mp3: Skeletonbreath - Louise

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelstin is back on tour and hitting the IA area this weekend. With them is their Springfield, MO neighbors Ha Ha Tonka. You can also see our friends Bellman Barker at the DC show.

7/18: Philly @ World Cafe
7/19: DC @ Black Cat

mp3: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Think I Wanna Die
mp3: Ha Ha Tonka - 12 Inch 3 Speed Oscillating Fan (Daytrotter)

As for the rest of the weekend, it shaped up like this:


Junior League is at the Rock & Roll Hotel and J Roddy Walston and the Business is across the Potomac at IOTA.

mp3: Junior League - Puppeteers
mp3: J Roddy Walston and the Business - Used To Did


It's a CD release party for Philly's own The Silence Kit and their new disc A Strange Labor at The Manhattan Room. Their influence list is a who's-who of post-punk royalty and their sound attests to that.

Speaking of new albums, Dr. Dog has a new album dropping on Tuesday. You can catch some of the new songs plus all of your favorites at The Chameleon Club in Lancaster.

If free is more your thing, Thrushes is at Metro Gallery with The Go Station. Let them know you heard about it here. This is part of Baltimore's even bigger, Artscape Festival.

And at IOTA, Cobra Collective and Pittsburgh band Triggers take the stage.

mp3: The Silence Kit - A New Dissapointment
mp3: Dr. Dog - My Old Ways
mp3: Thrushes - Heartbeats
mp3: Cobra Collective - Legionnaire


If you are at the Jersey shore, get into Atlantic City and go to the House of Blues for one of the greatest soul singers, The Reverend Al Green. Down in DC at DC9, Icelandic artist Olafur Arnalds performs.

mp3: Olafur Arnalds - Fok

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