June 30th, 2011
Out Print: Curly Castro, El Malito, John Maus, Humanization 4-tet, Stinking Lizaveta, Satanized, Diplo, ?uestlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dom Kennedy, Work Drugs, Michael McDonald, and Jucifer
There’s too much music happening in Philly to fit it all in print. Here’s a rundown of this week’s recommended concerts that didn’t make it onto the pages of the magazine.
Thursday, June 30: Philly’s Starkey, a.k.a Paul Geissenger, is a DJ, producer, and co-operator of the Slit Jockey and Seclusiasis labels. The dubstep-grime-bass god hooks up tonight with local emcees Curly Castro – whose Winston’s Appeal debut dropped earlier this year – and El Malito for a show at Rogues Gallery (9pm. Free. 11 S. 21st Street). The youtube clip above features a tune from Starkey’s new Space Traitor, Vol. 2 EP with Curly Castro on the microphone.
Friday, July 1: There’s an art opening out at Osvaldo Romberg Studio tonight with two music performances. MFM – an improvising collective led by David Stanley Aponte (whose new paintings debut at the show) – present a live score for Vsevolod Pudovkin’s 1925 film Chess Fever, and then there’s a set by the Humanization 4-Tet. The latter is a skronky jazz outfit featuring two renowned Portuguese musicians (saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and guitarist Luis Lopez) and the Gonzalez brothers from Texas (double-bassist Aaron and drummer Stefan). (7pm. Free. 3232 Collins Street). If you miss them tonight, they’re also playing West Philly tomorrow. Details below.
Saturday, July 2: Five bands are playing out at The Wherehouse tonight in West Philly: Beer Breakfast Dungeness Crab, a quintet version of MFM (a different line-up than at Friday’s show), post-punk squad Erode & Disappear, punk-metal-fusion legends Stinking Lizaveta, and the only non-local act, Humanization 4-tet (7:30pm. Cost Unknown. 5027 Beaumont Avenue). Over at Kung Fu Necktie, three dangerously noisy bands punish the stage: Philly’s Satanized, whose new Technical Virginity cassette is out now, Providence’s Tinsel Teeth, and locals Drums Like Machine Guns. (7:30pm. $8. 1250 N. Front Street).
Sunday, July 3: Theatre of the Living Arts has some live hiphop going on with headliner Dom Kennedy, and Casey Veggies and Philly’s Kuf Knotz and Moosh & Twist supporting. (7pm. $18. 334 South Street). Voyeur Nightclub’s hosting a massive dance party with a bunch of DJs who need no introduction: Diplo, ?uestlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Rocc, and DJ Spinna. (10pm. $20. 1221 St. James Street). At Johnny Brenda’s you can check out Work Drugs, CSLSX, Wrestling and DJ team Smooth Sailing: Red, White & Smooth (9pm. $10. 1201 N. Frankford Avenue). All three of these events are affiliated with The Roots’ 4th of July thing. For the h-pop and dance set, Making Time’s hosting T3ETH, Puro Instinct, Geneva Jacuzzi, the much-buzzed John Maus, and the usual DJ crew over at Bamboo Bar (6pm. $12. 927 N. Delaware Avenue).
Monday, July 4: In case you didn’t know, it’s Independence Day, and The Roots, Mr. Sweet Freedom (a.k.a. Michael McDonald), Earth, Wind & Fire, Estelle, Sarah Bareilles, and DJ Jazzy Jeff are playing (7pm. Free. Benjamin Franklin Parkway).
Tuesday, July 5: Stay home. Give it a rest. Take Voltaire’s advice. Cultivate your garden.
Wednesday, July 6: Athens, Georgia’s Jucifer, who’ve released a few records on Upper Darby’s Relapse label, bring their sludge-pop-metal to Kung Fu Necktie (8pm. $12. With Sourveign & Hour of 13. 1250 N. Front Street).