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Ticket Giveaway: Here We Go Magic & Laser Background at Underground Arts This Thursday

Oh yes - we’re back again today with another ticket giveaway! Enter to win a pair of tix for this Thursday’s show at Underground Arts with Here We Go Magic (Secretly Canadian) and Laser Background. Just send us an email at thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line “It’s Laser Magic Time!” Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good Luck! 


Laser Background Comes to the Forefront at KFN Feb. 7

Andy Molholt’s quirky musical exploration Laser Background headlines Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The band’s music has an “everything is not as it appears” vibe to it. Initially, it might seem as though one has entered into some twisted spacey combination of a haunted house and circus, but if you wait a moment - catch your breath and reevaluate your surroundings - the true nature of the music comes to the forefront. It has a dreamy calmness that counters a subtle enjoyable rhythm, which balances the moments of unadulterated freaky chaos with the lyrics grabbing you for better or worse. The hazy pop-rock of Avery Rosewater, the project from Julien Rossow-Greenberg (ex-Arches), whose name is derived from the Kurt Vonnegut novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, serves as this evening’s opener, while DJ Set (Eric Slick & Nicky Devine) also factors into the equation. Kung Fu Necktie,1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Michael Colavita 


Weekend Warrior, September 28 - 30

The Norwegian Arms/Laser Background Philly house venue residency tour continues this evening at University City DIY staple Pilam. The guys are reliving their college days camped out in a couch fort, and they may or may not still be trippin’, but they’re ready to entertain some rowdy college kids. They’ve also brought along DRGN King, who was recently signed to Bar None Records, and Ladies Auxiliary to keep the party vibes going. It’s back to school time, y’all! Just don’t try a “Triple Lindy” off the stage tonight. Pilam, 3914 Spruce St., 8pm, $1 - $5 donation, All Ages - Alexis V.
Other entertainment as fall comes upon us this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI BITBY One Year Birthday Bash w/Faux Slang, Turning Violet Violet, Heyward Howkins, SAT Hermit Thrushes
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT (Early) The New Connection, (Late) Dear Althea, The Pretty Greens, Kate Ferencz, SUN Liz and the Lost Boys
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Sunburster, Skeleton Hands, SAT On Top, Clashing Plaid
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI I Yahn I Arkestra, dub-for-light, ANDtheNAMELESS, SAT Shortbread, Squalor Folk, SUN Mohican, Bengali Cockfight, Air Is Human
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Sparta Philharmonic
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Katie Barbato, Ella Dars
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Liz and the Lost Boys, SAT The 2012 Philly Zombie Prom w/Live Not On Evil, The Young Werewolves
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Aaron and the Spells, Sonja Sofya, David Cope, SAT Sylvia Platypus, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Ashes of Our Sins, Mach22
Triumph Brewery (117 Chestnut St.) FRI Suzi Analogue, Swarvy, SAT Looseleaf Trio, SUN Elliott Levin
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) SAT Rock & Rule w/The Wurxs, MICrophone Tone, Carter Woodz, SUN XVSK
Milkboy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Grand Nationals, Thee, Idea Men, SAT Early Ape, Grubstake (Vinyl Release Show), Satellite Hearts
Ortlieb’s (847 N. 3rd St.) SUN Leanna Song
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Ground Up, The Lawsuits, Mazon
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Beta Phase, Phantasm, Last Hour Battle, Scott Radway, SAT Long Walk Home
The Boom Room (1300 N. Front St.) SAT One Year Anniversary Party w/Grimace Federation, The W.e. Feat. Jaguar Wright, Kuf Knotz, Twister Baby, Cultureal, Edison and More
Cha-Cha’Razzi (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more deets.) FRI Gypsy Death and You EP Release Show w/True Gold, Great Red Spots

New Video: “We Trust” (BITBY - BCKSTG) - Laser Background

Below is a stripped-down performance by Laser Background of the song “We Trust,” which is the opener to their self-titled debut EP. The session was recorded on the roof of their Port Richmond practice space by BITBY. They'll be performing this Friday at Johnny Brenda's for the Ape School LP Release Party.


Laser Background EP Release Show at KFN July 19

When psych-pop outfit The Armchairs decided to part ways after throwing down for their best show ever, there was no doubt in my mind that Andy Molholt would be back performing on stage again. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has returned with his even quirkier (in a good way) solo project Laser Background. Molholt will be celebrating the release of his self-titled debut EP at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The new album is available on UK label Stroll On Records (which houses work by Ku Klux Glam - the collaboration from oddballs Ariel Pink and R. Stevie Moore) and his own imprint. He’ll be bringing the freakiness this evening backed by a recently assembled full band, and will also be joined by pals Arrah & The Ferns and Circadian Rhythms. Good times and vibes will surely be filling KFN so don’t miss out! Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


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