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This Weekend’s Concert Picks: Coup Couroux at Milkboy Philly, Faux Slang at Kung Fu Necktie

Coup Couroux

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6th
Rev TJ McGlinchey + Dani Mari, Up The Chain, Joe D’Amico at World Cafe Live (8 p.m., $17.50-$22.50); Liat + Amanda Wells, Sarah Donner, Sun Flight at Tin Angel (10:30 p.m., 21+, $10); Artie Appleseed + The Trowels, Zwanendale, McRad at Johnny Brenda’s (8 p.m., 21+, $10)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7th
Local quartet Coup Couroux—which XPN2’s John Vettese recently highlighted in his Philly Local Philes—performs with Lamagier + Synth Sircus, and Audio Kings Of The Third World at 9:30 p.m. at Milkboy Philly; tickets to the 21+ are $8-$10. You can listen to the track “Sneaking Suspicion” off the band’s self-titled EP below.

Faux Slang performs with Mount Olympus and Heavy Sons at 7:30 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $8.

Also Playing: Beretta76 + Lefty’s Deceiver, St. James And The Apostles at Johnny Brenda’s (9:15 p.m., 21+, $10); See-I + The Pimps Of Joytime at Union Station (9 p.m., all ages, $10-$13); Geppetta + Liz And The Lost Boys, Thank You Rosekind, Dear Deer, The Something Society at PhilaMOCA (10 p.m., 21+, $10)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8th
Lifetime + Title Fight, Iron Chic at First Unitarian Church (8 p.m., all ages, SOLD OUT); Spraynard + Slingshot Dakota, The World Is…,Everyone Everywhere, Stable Boys at The Fire (6 p.m., all ages, $8)

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Philly Local Philes: Coup Couroux’s “Sneaking Suspicion”

 On the one hand, irresistibly funky foursome Coup Couroux recalls the big-beat era of late-90s electro-pop; Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Chemical Brothers, and the like. But while today’s Philly Local Phile, “Sneaking Suspicion,” might sound like something Norman Cook would have brewed up in his lab circa 1997, this music is clearly the product of songwriters as much as bodyrockers. Give a listen to the track below, hear their entire self-titled EP over at Bandcamp, and catch them this weekend when they headline Milkboy Philly.

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Philadelphia Bandcamp Hunter: Coup Couroux

Coup Couroux is an electronica- and pop-influenced quartet with dance-rock flair. The band recently released its four-song self-titled EP (which you can download here). Coup Couroux includes lead vocalist and guitarist Simon Lowe, Hyatt Morrill on bass, Tyler Hayduk on keyboards and syntheziers, and Nathan Lackey on drums. Several of the EP’s tracks were produced by DJ Afro (Jose Luis Pardo) of the Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles. The band performs on Saturday, September 10th, at Kung Fu Necktie. Listen to a couple of songs from the band’s EP below.

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Up-and-coming local band Coup Couroux holding EP release party tonight at Roosevelt’s Room VII

Young Philly indie-dance-rock group Coup Couroux first began attracting attention after winning the Beta Hi-Fi Festival last fall. The band is comprised of four longtime musicians; bassist Hyatt Morrill has been playing gigs in bars with his father’s band since he was 15, singer/guitarist Simon Lowe is totally self-taught, drummer Nate Lackey is a classically trained pianist, and keyboardist Tyler Hayduk plays with several side projects, including The Classic Hunt. The group has just finished recording their first EP, which features three tracks that were produced by DJ Afro of Grammy-nominated Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles.

Tonight, August 4th, Coup Couroux will hold a release party and performance for their new EP at Room VII at Roosevelt’s Room VII (23rd & Walnut). Opening the show will be NJ duo Boy With Robot, and an electro/disco/moombahton set from local female DJs Stab & Grab will close out the night. The 21+ event begins at 9 p.m. and costs $3; more information can be found here.

Steam a new track from Coup Couroux below, and click here to purchase the full EP.