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The Afterglows

Weekend Warrior, February 22 - 24

The 12th annual celebration of duos, better known as Two Piece Fest, will be taking place this Saturday, beginning in the afternoon and running through the evening at Everybody Hits. The pairing of Michael Cantor (The Goodbye Party) and Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital) creatively connect as The Afterglows. In a manner, it seems rather natural; songwriting and singing peacefully, poignantly converge in their music. Radiating with earnest emotion, reinforced by finely threaded, fire-kindling harmonies, the two-piece is a fine example of how deft simplicity transmits over a large expanse. The Afterglows will be part of a diverse, locally loaded-lineup that also includes Drums Like Machine Guns, 7th Victim, Hermit High Priestess, Brown Rainbow, Camp Candle, Korine, and many more. So make a day of it, and catch some dynamic duos at Philly’s favorite batting cages/DIY venue. – Michael Colavita 

More tunes to fill your soul this weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Two Piece Fest: Peter&Craig, McGarnagle, Drums Like Machine Guns, Burnt Nurse, Hatchers, Hermit High Priestess, 7th Victim, The Afterglows, Sour Spirit, Camp Candle, Beloved Binge, Static Brothers, Brown Rainbow, Korine, Geb the Great Cackler, Petty Laugh, Hollywood Milk

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI David Vassalotti, SAT Philly Loves J Dilla

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Midnight Singers, Cowmuddy, Cabin Dogs, SUN Crying In Public, Kaytee Della Monica, Aster More

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Daeva/TRL Dance Party, SAT Ruby the Hatchet, Heavy Temple/Fame Lust, SUN Pravda, Ketosis, Vixen77/Internal Rhyme, OG Juan Shinobi, Digital Crates, Fresh Side Twins, Bran Bav, Aleasha Watson Mitchell, AP The Plan, The Mighty Farooq

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Catbite/Webbed Wing

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Guests, SUN Maaly Raw, Astro 8000, Killsing

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN So Colloquial, Proper Dark, We're From Antarctica, LaBella & Poole, Andrew Huston

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Philadelphia Funk Authority, SAT (Upstairs) Philly Gumbo, Badd Kitti/(Downstairs) Things Fall Apart 20 Year Celebration of The Roots Iconic Album: Ill Doots, Hardwork Movement, Chill Moody, Zeek Burse, Drusef, Emyne, SUN Kids Rock Philly: A Benefit for LiveConnections

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Three Chord Money, SAT Teenage Bigfoot, The Lot, Assemble, Brandish, SUN Snake Charmer, Last Minute Hero, Basic

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Frances Luke Accord, Rob Clancy 

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Brown Rainbow, People Eating Fruit, Laura, Laura, SAT Commonwealth Choir, Buddie, SUN Blood Sound, Line Leader

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Aybe, Teef, The Young King, Aquarius, SAT Holy Mountain, SUN Andross, Danger Club, Auburn Row, Goodnight/Goodluck

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Dj Aktive, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Eric Wortham II 

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT  Knightlife, Andorra, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The Preps, Ramoms, Atomic Sky, SAT Battalion Zośka

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Brian Toll

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI P-Rents, Blackjack Rose, E. Joseph & The Sparrows, SAT Goodthief, SUN Babes of Bourbon & Branch Drag Brunch/Tetra

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI The Russells, Hover, Rowhome, SAT  TFD, Night Raids,  Atomic Cretins, No Gods

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Lust for Nothing, DJ Archangel Angelo

The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Party Line, SAT Plastic Club, Tamara Anderson

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT  Urban Guerilla Orchestra, SUN Countdown to Ecstasy

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI The Chairman Dances, Camera Thief, SAT Old Charades,  Heaven Man, Mat Burke, The Tisburys

The Music Ward (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Kluster Phunk, SAT goldenSpiral

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) FRI Tate, Fast Car Slow Car, Cory Paternoster, Lunch, SAT Love Your Friends Fest: Who Loves You, Coping Skills

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Kelsey Cork and the Swigs, Busy Bee Project, Too Dogs, Canine 10

Super Wimpy HQ (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Love Your Friends Fest: Patches and Pins, Tall Child

Gonesville (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Love Your Friends Fest: SOUL GLO, Tombo Crush, Fred Beans


Playlist: The Deli Philly's Anniversary Takeover of Y-Not Radio

Thank you, all, who tuned in yesterday to Y-Not Radio for The Deli Philly's takeover, and extra special thanks to Josh T. Landow for the invitation and support over the years! Below is the playlist that I shared, and if you haven't taken a listen to it yet, please feel free to do so now and enjoy. As always, I hope that you discover your new favorite artist and latest obsession. You deserve it. TREAT YO SELF! - Q.D. Tran

The Retinas – “Accident”

Abi Reimold – “Morning”

Eric Slick – “The Dirge”

Allison Crutchfield – “Rose Knows”

NAH – “Same Fucking Line”

RemoteControl – “Wasteland”

The Writhing Squares – “Astral Trane”

The Afterglows – “Born Again”

Spring Onion – “Egg (Driving Song)”

Cherry – “Alligators”

Jo Kusy – “New Devil Beat”

Honey Radar – “Ft Wayne Mermaids”

Them Jones – “Outburst”

Queen of Jeans – “Rollerdyke”

Suburban Living – “Lovely Times”

LOUDS – “Speak”

Residuels – “Valley Of Fire”


Weekend Warrior, September 2 - 5

Though the corporate monstrosity known as Made In America will be taking over Center City Philly this weekend, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have a safe haven away from the mainstream crap that will be flooding our streets. Tonight at Nacho House, get the feels with the warm, comforting harmonies of The Afterglows. The natural musical partnership of West Philly housemates Michael Cantor (The Goodbye Party, ex-Ambulars) and Sam Cooke-Parrott (Radiator Hospital) will be celebrating the release of their collaborative self-titled debut LP, which you will be able to purchase this evening on vinyl. It will be a “chill” night of “soft sounds” that will also include local singer-songwriter Shannen Moser and former Chumped frontwoman Anika Pyle. And you won’t have to consume any crappy, overpriced Buds! Nacho House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, Free, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

Other places to end your summer at this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Strange Parts, Valley Exit, Emily Robb (DJ Set)
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Andrew Winter/Los Campeones, Las Noches/DJ Deejay: MKOClub, SAT Toska/Loose Tooth, Shelf Life, Blue Smiley/Slow Tongued Beauty, CC, Deflector (DJ Set)/Cosenza, Shizz Lo, Gordon Bombay
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI King Azaz, Kilamanzego, Ex. by V.
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Sylk 130: King Britt
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Haddy Mack, Pedro Fresco, DJ Astro 8000, SAT La Capitaña, Greg Phoenix Experience, SUN Johnny Popcorn
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Soldier On, Pete Groch
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT F.Knitty, M Geez, Md Zeek, SUN The Philly Reggae Band, Tree Rats, Xtra Alltra
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Maria Maslin, Elissa Velveteen
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Elissa Janelle Velveteen, Ken James & Bridget Foley, Joshua Adair, Khalil Ali
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN King Britt, Mr. Sonny James, Cosmo Baker
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Sam Vile
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Plantation, Rogue Methods, SAT Whiskey Effect, Melissa Menago, Angelique Zuppo, The Founders
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) SAT Mr. Sonny James
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Franky’s Foxes w/DJ Chris Urban, SAT Ed Christof
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI  American Dinosaur, Liberty Tribe, Von Roz, Cerrebelles, Harlowe Jones (EP Release show), SAT Danny Newport, Deadfellow, Banned Books
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Harmony Tividad
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Kilamanzego, Groppler Zorn, Control Top, Downtrodder, SUN Soul Glo, Sommelier, MON Whaler, The Phosphenes
FDR Skatepark (1800 Pattison Ave.) SAT Liberty Tribe, American Dinosaur, Mixed People, Delmont
Ben Franklin Parkway SAT-SUN Made In America: Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Lil Uzi Vert


Debut The Afterglows LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The Afterglows, the musical union of Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital) and Michael Cantor (The Goodbye Party), recently shared their self-titled debut full-length album. The home-recordings capture the innate ability of the duo to turn heartache into melody, with Cook-Parrott's acoustic strums and Cantor's layered electric tones as backdrops. It's an intimate look into the late-night, open, honest dialogue between the two housemates. You can stream and download the album below, which is also available on vinyl via Salinas Records.

New Track: "Angels In The Sunshine Hotel" - The Afterglows

Michael Cantor (The Goodbye Party) and Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital) have united to form The Afterglows. "Angels In The Sunshine Hotel," currently available for streaming at NPR Music, represents the first glimpse into the duo’s self-titled debut album, which will be released via Salinas on August 19. The song captures a sense of fragile intimacy as strings and acoustic guitar mingle with delicately natural vocal harmonies. The result is an unsettling push and pull, whose proximity is warm, yet eerily unresolved.


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