In the mid-1980s, when this came out, it was the coolest fucking thing in the world.
Guess what? IT STILL IS.
>>> Head out to Milkboy for some genre-meshing-and-blending all over the place at the Blayer Pointdujour Record Release Party featuring support from I Yahn I Arkestra, The National Rifle, and Philadelphia Slick.
>>> Abandon all hunger, ye who enter here: The long-awaited premiere of Pizza Brain will feature food, drinks, ice cream, music, haircuts, and everything else. Garden Variety’s pop up bar will also have food and drinks and ice cream. There’s no reason you can’t hit up both.
>>> Ortlieb’s loves their customers so much that they’re having Ortlieb’s Customer Appreciation Party with The Glotones & StopNotPlayin DJs after only 4 months of being open. You gotta love a place that loves you back.
>>> Old heads and new heads unite: The legendary Mission of Burma is playing Union Transfer with local favorites Purling Hiss.
>>> Dancewise, Hot Mess salutes Neil Armstrong with DJ Neil Armstrong (no relation) at Silk City. Wear your moonboots.
>>> Live Arts & Fringe Fest begins today, and we have your sensible person’s guide over here. Also, it’s First Friday, so check out what’s going on you art-heads.
>>> And finally, total nepotism alert: Arctic Splash makes its JB’s debut along with St. James and The Apostles and Weird Hot.
>>> The JAMC show at Union Transfer is this close to sold-out, so if you’re reading this, GET ON THOSE TICKETS.
>>> If you want to go somewhere where you can feel old, but also be in the company of others who feel old, there’s this: The Bigger Lovers are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Honey In The Hive at Johnny Brenda’s.
>>> If your vibe is “getting a solid buzz going while helping out a good cause” (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t feel that vibe), Phestiv-ale‘s got 50+ craft brews and money going to Cystic Fibrosis for ya.
>>> In the weekend’s third (at least) record release show, Roomtone celebrates a new record with Honeychurch, Yaker Brothers, and DJ Laris Kreslins at The Maas Building.
>>> The Awesome Fest doesn’t quit just because summer is ending: The Philadelphia-premiere of the LCD Soundsystem doc Shut Up And Play The Hits is screening at midnight at The Troc.
Prevent early-fall overload like so: Long brunch. Matthews Southern Comfort. Walking. Sun through trees.