>>> OOH, IT’S A BIG ONE. Lots to do this weekend, so let’s get to it: There’s our pool party, which our Facebook and Twitter followers know about.
>>> And in the realm of real rock for now people, HOLY CRAP, Cock Sparrer and The Cro-Mags at Union Transfer and Ty Segall at Johnny Brenda’s. Both shows are highly recommended if you’d like to reconnect with the glorious beer smells of another time.
>>> Meanwhile, UK “spectral funk” sensation Kindness rings in year twelve of Making Time. And yes, that is an electro cover of the Replacements classic.
>>> YO, IT’S THE ITALIAN MARKET FESTIVAL on both Saturday and Sunday! Do not invite William Joel.
>>> And of course, there’s the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, which is looking to be a HUGE day out this year. Also, Byko, Pizza Brain and Sweeney, among others are this year’s judges. Dear god.
>>> Also! Spend the afternoon with Rufus Wainwright, Dex Romweber Duo, Sons of Fathers, Elle King at Nick Waterhouse on UPenn campus; free but you must RSVP.
>>> And Clemente Fest, too! Holy moly! GOD IS TELLING YOU TO GO OUTSIDE AND DRINK A BEER AND EAT A HOT DOG!
>>> At night, do please consider Justin Townes Earle at the TLA; Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang at The Station in South Philly; Reggie Watts and Doogie Horner at The Troc; and finally, attn. people from the 1990s: The Wayward Wind is playing Fergie’s. Your attendance is requested.
>>> Morrissey’s birthday/Donna Summer RIP karaoke. Worry not about the consequences. For this weekend is your marvelous reward. Have a good one, everybody!