Photos: Ali Wadsworth celebrated the release of her debut LP with much pageantry at RUBA

Ali Wadsworth | Photo by Matthew Shaver | All photos by Matthew Shaver |

Philly singer Ali Wadsworth celebrated the release of her self-titled debut record on Saturday night at the R.U.B.A. club with a lineup of local luminaries – Divers, Auctioneer, Thom McCarthy and an unannounced set from T.J. Kong and the Atomic Bomb. Check out photos from Wadsworth’s set in the gallery below, and catch her live at The Troc on November 30th when she performs as Emmylou Harris in the mega tribute to The Last Waltz.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: St. James & The Apostles at RUBA, Folkadelphia presents ((TACO)), Prairie Empire and The Sun Flights at Green Line Cafe, We’re About 9 at PSALM Salon, XPN Welcomes Garland Jeffreys at World Cafe Live at The Queen, Many Arms at The Rotunda

St. James & the ApostlesHardworking Philly outfit St. James & The Apostles play RUBA Club Studios tonight alongside Themuffinmanisaband.  St. James is Jamie Mahon and The Apostles are Mahon’s cousin Mike Kiker and second-cousin Jeff Castner.  Together, the trio fuses anthematic rock with moments of twang and the refreshing power of Kiker’s organ playing on their latest record Baphomet.  More information about the 21+ show can be found here.  Below, watch St. James & The Apostles’ BITBY video filmed this past October.

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Experience the end of the world with Cirque Skeletique (happening at RUBA on 12/21)

Antique Matter
When the world is about to end, why not live dangerously?  With fire breathers, sword swallowers, contortionists and aerial acrobats, Cirque Skeletique is welcoming the apocalypse with a spectacle of dark desires and fanciful fears:

Cirque Skeletique vacillates between conscious and subconscious experiences, portraying the final canto of a dream in security culture infested metropolis, manifesting amidst a city on the periphery of apocalypse; alienated people oppressed by fascism face their dreams, fears, and darker inclinations.

Presenting their ode to mankind with Cirque Skeletique is Antique Matter, featuring members of TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb, Pig Iron Theater Company’s Twelfth Night and the West Philadelphia Orchestra.  The gathering will take place at Ruba Club-Studios this Friday, December 21st at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance (available here) and $12 at the door.  Below, watch Antique Matter perform at the Highwire Gallery in Philadelphia.

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