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Die Choking

Weekend Warrior, June 23 - 25

After a pressure cooker of a week, this weekend offers the opportunity to let out some steam, ease the tension, and let loose. This evening, Cheerleader heads the billing at Johnny Brenda’s. The quintet’s misty, refreshing melodies wash over you in a pleasantly cruising daydream. An inherent, rolling, rhythmic optimism sticks into the grooves, escaping the day-to-day grind. Tonight, they’ll be supported by Buffalo garage-rock trio Made Violent and the Brooks Brothers-led musical ensemble of Louds, whose bright, bubbling pop-rock naturally spills over on to the dance floor.

On Saturday at Johnny Brenda's, the quirky sing-along, carnival, musical troupe of OhBree brings out all the bells and whistles, celebrating their new record Burn Bridges, Burn Pies. Orchestrating their precision-oriented, multi-faceted soundscapes, Grandchildren helps in setting the musical scene, along with the engaging, energy-rich ebb & flow of Mumblr and the subdued pop of Glenn Matthews.

And whether you simply aren’t ready for the party to end or are an early riser ready for some Sunday day-drinking, get on over to The Barbary for the first annual Psychedelic Breakfast with psych-garage trio Residuels, local grindcore three-piece Die Choking, An Albatross, and much more. - Michael Colavita

Other places to escape the chill this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Cheerleader, Louds, SAT OhBree  (Record Release), Grandchildren, Mumblr, Glenn Matthews, SUN Scantron, Matt Kelly

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Milton, SAT Oh, Are They?, Starterjacket

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Rosali, Valley Exit/Sky Valley, SAT Chvnce, Matt Arthur, Ellen Siberian Tiger/X-Hunters/Fame Lust, SUN Decap Attak, Buzzherd, Blasphemous, My Son Bison

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Palm, Palberta

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT Elvin T, Siyoung, Alex Burkat, Chris B, Shawn Ryan, Fosho & Tell

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Tigers Jaw, SUN Hemming

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI 56 Men, Teen Dads, I Think Like Midnight, SAT On The Cooling Board, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, TC Cole Riot, SUN Tapes & Tubes, Jesse Gimbel

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Blac Papi, Kyte Wilson , Blum Bros., Born Cold, SUN Lee Mazin, Kur, DJ Diamond Kuts, Bri Steves, Phat Geez

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Chris Paterno Band / Joe Trainor Trio (Evening of Billy Joel)

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Geisha Façade, So Totally, SUN Die Choking, Residuels

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  SUN Marielle Kraft

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Cold Roses, Chalk & the Beige Americans, Christine Irizarry

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Broad St. Burlesque, SAT Family Volleyball, Salfi

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT Drama, Spazz Ripley, Xilomen/DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Ellipses, Wack Cheddar, The Phonies, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Riverside Odds, 66 Stitches, Seeing Snakes, Beer Me, SAT Thunder & Glory, The Charley Few

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI J.O. The Last Man, SUN Heavensake

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Kevin Kong, SUN Slainte

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Sly Foxes, Bazmati Vice, The Cultour, Jam Traffic, SAT Spicy Meatball, Adam Travis & The Soul, Brodi Valos

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI The Sermon. SAT Jah People

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Eagle Daddy, Black Dirty, Mage Hand/Disappearances, Sunstroke, Kochiyama, SAT The Stone Eye, Highburnator/Birthday Boy, SUN Clique, The Point Breeze Country Club/Truant Minds, Rentboys, Pretty Words

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Elaine Rasnake, Gravers Lane 

Glitter Galaxy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Thin Lips

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Carroll, Cerulean Blue

Die Choking Record Release Show at Boot & Saddle Nov. 7

Grindcore trio Die Choking invokes a physical prowess on their full-length debut III, released via Compound Records. The album, which enlisted the expertise of engineer Will Yip, storms your sonic system. Quick bursts of instrumentation and a growling vocal intensity smash through obliterating any obstacles that lie within their path. Die Choking approaches the stage like a drag strip, hitting the gas hard and roaring furiously ahead in an exhibition of high-performance speed and power. They celebrate the release of III this evening at Boot & Saddle. Constructing scorching, melodic metal serving as the soundtrack to an epic sojourn, Surgeon kicks the night off. New Jersey grindcore five-piece Organ Dealer and Cleveland’s Grin and Bear It aid in keeping the musical fire stoked. Boot & Saddle, 1131, S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita


New Track: "Dwell" - Die Choking

The forecast of rain all day has us feeling some kind of way. So we'd like to release some pent-up frustration by sharing the latest from Philly grindcore outfit Die Choking, called "Dwell," which you can stream HERE. The trio is made up of former and current members of Cop Problem, Total Fucking Destruction, and Burden - Josh Cohen (drums), Paul Herzog (bass/vocals), and Jeffrey Daniels (guitar). The group recorded its forthcoming LP, III, with Will Yip at Studio 4, and will be releasing it on October 8 via The Compound Records.


PAWS Benefit - A Night of Music, Art & Animal Love w/Die Choking, Drones for Queens, Dying & More at The Pharmacy July 10

Philly underground music blog Blow The Scene will be presenting a benefit art and music showcase this evening at South Philly's The Pharmacy. The music portion of the night will feature local grindcore trio Die Choking, thrashers Drones for Queens, and vegan straight edge hardcore outfit Dying alongside bruising touring acts Grin And Bear It, Mother Brain, and Gut Feeling (featuring members of Catharsis and Undying). Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from various contributors during the show (check out the list of participants HERE), as well as a few days after the event. All proceeds from art sales and admission will be donated to the good, kind folks at PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). Remember - badass moshers and bangers can have a soft spot for animals too! The Pharmacy, 1300 S. 18th St., 5pm, $10, All Ages - Alexis V.


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