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The Extraordinaires

The Extraordinaires Carry Plot Lines at The Pharmacy August 13

The Extraordinaires produce an entertaining multi-dimensional sound. Beginning with strolling keys and a dash of lively brass, their inviting lyrical tales transport listeners to a creative environment were musical moments carry plot lines. Rich with flowing instrumental adaption and time-honored vocal harmony, the band captures an inherent flight of the imagination that lifts one’s spirits in vivid infectious fashion. Tonight, at the Pharmacy, those casual airy vibes will be juxtaposed by the scuzzy noise-rocking exploits of Drums Like Machines who industrial sound reaches toward the future. A pair of New York-based ambient rock artists, Spreaders and Matt Luczak, round out an evening that shifts the borders of traditional sound. The Pharmacy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) 9pm., All Ages –Michael Colavita

Weekend Warrior, July 31 - August 2

Once again, NoLibs’s 2nd Street will be mobbed this Sunday for Philly’s annual 2nd Street Festival, the city’s biggest block party. There will be two stages of live music, featuring local talent such as The Extraordinaires, Dogs on Acid, LOUDS, Tutlie, Tin Horses, Satellite Hearts, and many others. (Check out the schedule of performances HERE!) The streets will also be filled with food stands/carts, beer gardens, art, workshops, and craft vendors. Start working on that excuse for why you’ll be late or won’t be able to make it in on Monday! 2nd Street Festival, N. 2nd St. (between Germantown & Green Sts.), 12pm-10pm, Free, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

Other places to party down this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI St. James and The Apostles (Five Year Anniversary), Mark Lanky & his band, Sad Actor, SAT Grubby Little Hands, The Orange Drop, Man Illuminated, Murmuration
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Roof Doctor
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Momma Hankston, The Plums/Fenris/DJ Sean Hearn, SAT Humanshapes, Address/Grimace Federation (Record Release), Beard o Bees, Colma, Crouse, SUN Salems Outlaws/Whaler (Cassette Release)
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Sheer Mag
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Dean Ween Group
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI WIDE: DJ Coolout, Yolo Ono, SAT (Black Box) Satellite Hearts
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) This is Infinity, SAT Lainey Quinn, 10 Cent Days, Spoken Life, SUN (Balcony) Behind Deadlines, Girl From English
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Box of Rain, Pure Jerry
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Upstairs) Katelyn Jae
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Stammer (CD Release), Mock Suns, Blood Sound, SAT (4:30pm) Final Showcase, Upstream Color, The Phosphenes, Everything I Lack/(9pm) Thorazine, The Workhorse III, SUN Del Sur
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Lets Get Furious at Cancer (Benefit Show) Kingsnake, Hellblock 6, Cheerbleeders SAT August John Lutz II
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Adalie, Skyline the City, SAT Rosali
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Pool of Thorns, The Unwarranted, The Droogettes, SAT The Escape (CD Release), Night Trip, Nobody Yet
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Vikter Duplaix, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Starkey, Dev70, Noah Breakfast
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) Sat Will Paynter
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI New Pony, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI Kate Says, Knightlife, Red Letter Life, Jonathan Monument, SAT (12pm) Thought Patterns, Baby Blitz/(8pm) Bill Bradford, Atomic Sky
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Dark Lo, DJ Geez
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Thief, Steal Me A Peach, Hopscotch Jefferson, SAT Undergun, RFA
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Thanks2U, Last Full Measure, Our Fair City, SAT Keely Sibilia, Nicky P, Adam Travis & The Soul
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James, SUN (2pm) DJ Jugo w/percussionist Josh Robinson /(9:30pm) DJ Royale
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) Illvibe Collective, Rich Medina, SAT DJ Francisco Collazo
XO Lounge (1439 South Street) SAT My Dog Bill
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Spent Flesh, Kids
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT King Azaz, Crime Hands, Girl Dog, Matt Holden
Berks 14A (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Aphra, IIl Faut
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Lost Ships, Sadhana, Dmnq Lndn
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Three Man Cannon, Krispy Kareem
Cha-Cha’razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI NAH, Soul Glo, Grower
Kat Frat (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Anomie, Littler
Venue Boy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Seismic Thrust (Tape Release), Pill Friends

Conversations Opening for Little Tybee at Bourbon & Branch July 14

Conversations may have dropped the discussions with their "enemies" and directed their energy towards the much-needed after-school music program, Rock to the Future. However, husband and wife combo, Josh and Jessica Craft, still enjoy churning out feel-good, indie-pop ditties, like the ones found on their latest project's debut release Totally Redeem Yourself, which was recorded with Joe Reinhart at Headroom Studios. They'll be opening for Atlanta folk outfit Little Tybee this evening at Bourbon & Branch. Also helping to bring a bit of sunshine on this cloudy day will be whimsical folk-pop trio The Extraordinaires. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

The Extraordinaires - Just What the Doctor Ordered at The Pharmacy March 18

Sometimes making a run to the Pharmacy mid-week can be just what the doctor ordered; such is the case this evening. The Extraordinaires open the show with their patented concoction of horn-laced folky pop. Grabbing a piece of lively nostalgia and offering an updated and at times, quirky augmentation, the band delivers precise compositions with an ever-inviting casually loose feel. That measured layered atmosphere utilizes natural harmonies and an array of instrumentation to create warm breezy invigorating tunes that stick to you as you wander through the reawakened outdoors. A pair of Massachusetts outfits will join in on the fun. The genre-spanning, jazz-infused folk of Mal Devisa pulls you in close, while the space-y, lo-fi rock of Wydyde, a.k.a. Van Kolodin, sets you comfortably adrift. The experimental multimedia musical discovery of Indira Valey, a.k.a. Valerie Perczek, completes the evening as she invites you into her sonic laboratory. The Pharmacy (Please Contact One of the Acts or Venue for More Info), $7, 7pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita


New Video: "Blue Moon" (Live) - The Extraordinaires

The Extraordinaires already shared a charming music video for their track "Blue Moon," off the band's latest LP Dress for Nasty Weather. And while on tour in Charlottesville, VA, they stopped in at Blue Moon Diner for a lovely live serenade with Garage Video Sessions before feasting on a tasty-looking breakfast. Here is a good argument for why you should allow your children to play with their utensils. Enjoy!


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