This Weekend’s Concert Picks: Warpaint at Making Time + The Antlers, Linfinity, Rickie Lee Jones

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Warpaint
Hyper-rager rad supertime Warpaint raddest 12/3 Voyeur Making Time just like a year ago

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
Part of the business of being an editor is occasionally reading something that makes you feel like your brain is going to explode like that dude in Scanners. Today, that moment comes courtesy of the folks over at Making Time, who put together this sweet beauty of a write-up about tonight’s Warpaint performance at Voyeur (you can read the full version here):

“Dear Philadelphia, About exactly one year ago we had a band called the xx play at Making Time. It was an interesting choice to have a band like the xx play Making Time. No….they aren’t the first band that comes to mind when you think of an all out hyper-rager are they?????…Well…..I’m not sure how many of you were lucky enough to attend that historic Making Time but….the xx helped create an energy that was unparalleled to any Making Time in recent history and not only did they contribute to making an epic night…..they helped make that Making Time on November 16th, 2009 one of the best Making Time parties in the history of Making Time. So….here we are again….one year later and another band has come along that isn’t quite the first band that comes to mind when you think…..HYPER-RAGER but…..Warpaint are making some of the raddest music at the moment and are surely one of the most exciting bands of 2010. So….when Warpaint came to us and asked to play Making Time we were so stoked to have them and the first thing that came to mind was the epic radness of Making Time one year ago with the xx…I believe we truly have another night of epic radness reminiscent of that night one year ago when the xx performed one of the most amazing shows ever at Making Time.

Warpaint performs at 9 p.m. at Voyeur; tickets to the 21+ show are $12.

Also playing: The Antlers + The Luyas at First Unitarian Church (7:30 p.m., all ages, $13); Dutch + Writtenhouse at Kung Fu Necktie (7:30 p.m., 21+, $10); James McMurtry at World Cafe Live (7:30 p.m., $30-$40)

LinfinitySATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
Do you like pork pie hats? Linfinity ringleader Dylan Von Wagner does—so much so that he’s seemingly issued one to each of the musicians he picked up to fill out his band. (And, when he ran out, he turned to fedoras.) Luckily for Von Wagner, everyone in the snappily dressed band is also on the same page musically. As noted in the band’s press release, after putting out solo EP and an album’s worth of demos back in 2007, DVW assembled a permanent backing cast, which then “learned how to work together, feeding off each others ideas as drum lines, guitar solos and effects, and string arrangements.” Which, you know, kind of sounds like how every band works. But those bands don’t have cute hats, do they? Linfinity performs with Waking Lights at 7 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $8.

Also playing: Stornoway + Franz Nicolay at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., 21+, $12); Rickie Lee Jones at Temple University Performing Arts Center (8 p.m., $38-$48)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
Tennis + Family Portrait at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $10); Tom Rush at World Cafe Live (7:30 p.m., $35-$45)