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Cap off the summer with Empress Of at Making Time’s RAD-B-Q party

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Empress Of | photo by @bbbairoaaa via Instagram

The annual end-of-summer-blow-out that is the Making Time Labor Day Weekend Party is back, taking over Delaware Ave’s Bamboo Bar this Sunday, September 6th. The “outdoor oasis” will play host to the Making Time DJs (Dave P. and Sammy Slice), Mike Z., Dave Pak and a special appearance by NYC electronic artist Empress Of. Listen to her new song “Kitty Kat” below and pick up tickets for the event here.

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Spin around town with Ruby Buff in new video for “Bike”

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Ruby Buff | photo via Facebook

Local power pop outfit Ruby Buff have released a video for their single “Bike,” taken from the summer’s Insufficient Funs EP. Presumably filmed during the band’s recent Midwest tour, the clip is a montage of goofy scenes that usually involve at least one member spinning in place. They spin in chairs that look like a macaroni on top of a pepperoni, in front of colorfully painted houses, in a bedroom, at the World’s Largest Rocking Chair and at the Elvis museum in Memphis. Take the tour below and catch the band live at Kung Fu Necktie on October 5th with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fire and Pujol. Tickets and information are available here.

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PREMIERE: Howlish share new single “Black Ice”

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Howlish | photo by Jackie Papanier

If you think back to the start of 2015, you might remember a video of local band Howlish piled behind a coffee table with a slightly tilted painting hanging behind them. They’re performing a song called “Black Ice” for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert contest, a song that now appears on the band’s new LP 0uter and that we’re premiering today as the record’s first single.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Screaming Females at Union Transfer, Louie Louie at Johnny Brenda’s, Suburban Living at Underground Arts and more

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Screaming Females | Photo by Megan Lynch | meganlynchart.tumblr.com

New Brunswick rock mainstays Screaming Females will play Union Transfer tonight in support of this year’s Rose Mountain LP. They released a new video for opening track “Empty Head” last month, which follows a cast of paper cutout creatures around an industrial city. Watch it below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show with Vacation, Radiator Hospital and Pinkwash here. Listen back to Screaming Females’ Key Studio Session from last week here.

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Meet Philadelphia’s Mike Muli, listen to his new single “I Realize”

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Mike Muli | photo courtesy of the artist

Mike Muli is a storyteller. He sings and plays guitar, but his songs are centered around the kind of characters and plot-lines that help us better understand our own world. Today we have the premiere of “I Realize,” a song from Muli’s forthcoming debut acoustic record that is just one vignette of the story he is sharing.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Grandchildren at Johnny Brenda’s, Citizen Cope at The TLA, Lou at Bourbon & Branch and more…

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Grandchildren | photo via Facebook

Grandchildren release their new album Zuni at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The cinematic rockers stopped by for a Key Studio Session earlier this summer, giving us a sneak peek of some of the new songs and proving that band is still locked into the textures and sounds that made their earlier releases so captivating. Watch them perform “Walking Dead” below and pick up tickets to the 21+ release show with Spaceship Aloha and White Bike here.

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