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Moor Mother

Weekend Warrior, June 16 - 18

Corresponding with today’s release of their new EP Crime Waves (Don Giovanni), creative collaborators Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry are tabbed to perform at their release show this evening at Trash House. Slowed-down, trance-inducing, grim and grimy beats cultivate a sonic canvas on which Camae Ayewa lyrically paints. An unwavering, impassioned perseverance permeates as the music continues a timeline of commentary, extending in both directions. Smacking with sincerity, this collection of songs retains a raw refinement that’s penetratingly powerful. Tonight’s show, presented by All Mutable, also features the minimalist noise/hip hop of Manikineter, a.k.a. Carl Kavorkian, the discovery-oriented, space-age, electro beats of Madam Data and the continuously-morphing, bass-forward beats of Kilamanzego. - Michael Colavita

Other places to be this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Joy Riding (Album Release), Sad Actor, SAT Juzz Uno, The Bul Bey

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Mutlu, John Beacher, SUN Shy Boyz

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Sarah M., Lulu Wish, Maxray Savage/Shawn Ryan, DecoSoul, Dr. Plotkin/Bosom Band, SAT Percussor/DJ PHSH, SUN JJL

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Infinien, Gnarbot, SUN Memorial Concert & Benefit for Richie Ingui of The Soul Survivors: Charlie Ingui & The Soul Survivors Band, David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, Rob Hyman, Don Van Winkle

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Cookie Rabinowitz, Little Stranger, SAT Soraia

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Interminable

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Louis Futon, Armani White

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Eric Bazilian, SUN (Upstairs) The Dull Blue Lights 

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Bison's Big Bang, SAT RFA

Milkboy South (401 South St.) FRI Fitonia

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Grey Palmer/Kinyon Lanier and My Funky Brethren, SAT Edgewise (EP Release Show), Eaten Alive, Disappearances/DJ Baby Berlin, DJ Littlespaceyy, Blood Sound, SUN Acolytes, getXwell, Los Vigilantes Oscuros

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Remote Control, Sad Heaven, SAT Creem Circus, Cowbell Superstar, Lonesome Crow, SUN Poor Devils, Lightninging

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Kid Roc

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Posers, The Droogettes, SUN Old Scratch, Devon Czekaj, Emily Neblock.

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Kaonashi

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT I’m Not Okay: A Live Music and Burlesque Tribute to Emo

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Naps Past Noon, Andrew Jude, SAT J.W.Farrell, Emmett Drueding, Justin Kerecz

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SAT Ardmore Pop (50th Anniversary Celebration of Monterey Pop Festival): Johnny Showcase (Otis Redding), Dean & Company (Grateful Dead), Ali Wadsworth (Janis Joplin), The End Of America (The Byrds)

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beat Street, SATDJ Lean Wit It, SUN Sunset Live: Piano Fight Club: Burnt Sienna

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Pansy, Steve Layman, Coats/Thought Patterns, Yeenar, SAT False Tracks, SubLaymen, Telepathic, SUN Yeenar,Sleepy Limbs, Heavenward

LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SAT Pinkwash

Safety Meeting (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI NYXY NYX, YCIB


New Track: "Hardware" - Moor Mother x Mental Jewelry

In collaboration alongside local producer Mental Jewelry, Moor Mother will release a new EP Crime Waves via Don Giovanni Records on June 16. Utilizing an entrenching, bass-blasting beat, “Hardware” is a grimy tale of perseverance in spite of saddening violence. It’s a heavy sobering commentary. Moor Mother will also be appearing this evening at The Rotunda. 

New Music Video: "Parallel Nightmares" - Moor Mother

Camae Ayewa, a.k.a. Moor Mother, takes to the woods in her latest lyric video for "Parallel Nightmares," with co-director Bob Sweeney. Found on 2016's Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni Records), the track comingles with the shaky, blurry, black & white footage in ominous fashion that feels more frightening than a hike with the folks of Blair Witch Project or doctored video sightings of Slender Man. It's a match made in your deepest, darkest fears. Moor Mother is set to kickoff her European tour tomorrow at the World Minimal Music Festival in Amsterdam. (Photo by Bob Sweeney)

The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica Artist: Moor Mother!

We just completed our final poll for the categories of Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica. After compiling the jurors', readers'/fans' and writers' votes, congrats go out to Moor Mother, a.k.a. Camae Ayewa! We first encountered the experimental musician/poet/curator/activist as Camae Defstar, co-fronting politically charged punk/hip-hop outfit The Mighty Paradocs. She later began producing and releasing her own solo material as Moor Mother Goddess, before dropping last year's critically acclaimed Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni) under her revised, current moniker. The hometown renaissance woman has been grinding away for years in the Philadelphia music scene, refining her artistic vision, while being a supportive force in the local music community, so we are very happy to see her gaining recognition and continuing to do so on her own terms - bravo!

We'd also like to send out some love to our most recent Readers'/Fans' Poll Winners, Wax Future, who also finished second overall in the Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica category. And coming in third, Hardwork Movement have proven in 2016 that their band name is more than just a name; it's their ethos. We'll be sharing our final results for this year's Best Emerging Philly Artists Poll with our list of Top Performers, so remember to check back tomorrow! 

New Track: "Time Floats" (King Britt Remix) - Moor Mother

Philly's own King Britt just remixed rising avant artist Moor Mother's "Time Floats," which closes out her latest critically acclaimed album Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni). It was part of an ongoing collaborative series between acts from this year's Moogfest lineup. Moor Mother explains, "'Time Floats' speaks about the environmental warfare that continues to plague historical African American and low income communities."


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