Calendar: Feb. 13-20

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Turning Violet Violet • This Philly five-piece offers up a bunch of tightly constructed, poppy rock songs stuffed with harmonies that will stick in your head for days. 8pm. $8. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919.


Scion Presents: Meshuggah 
• Technically gifted, academically lauded and Yiddishly named, the Swedish metal band Meshuggah will grace South Street with their heavy, polyrhythmic sounds. 6:30pm. $30. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011.


Why? • The trio of Cincinnati-born men who fiddle with skins, strings, bells and 
microphones comes to town to present 
their brand new album Eskimo Snow, a companion piece to last year’s celebrated Alopecia LP. 7:30pm. $15-$17. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100.


Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow • Head to this year’s outdoors expo in Oaks to browse all the latest gear you might need whether you’re itching to camp, fish or go looking for some ‘squatch. Leave your suit made entirely of bacon at home. Through Feb. 17. Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. 603.431.4315. 


A Valentine’s Day Mixmassacre 
• Four vastly different musical acts take the stage at the Troc tonight. Just like love, you might find your next favorite band when 
you least expect it. 7:30pm. $8-$10. The 
Trocodero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888.

Friday, Feb. 15


Bakery Boys

The Bakery Boys are not your average new hip-hop group. In a genre flooded with Jerry Springer-like levels of braggadocio, they go against the grain by sticking to their motto: Real music for real people. The focus of their airtight wordplay? Blunts, girls, skateboarding, vintage clothes, chilling with friends and other everyday interests of, you know, “real people.” Diabolicool, Ace Bangaz, TJ Atoms and Mark Ryan, the four local emcees who make up the BBs, each bring something unique to the table, but most apparent is their unified desire to bring hip-hop back to the glory days of the early ‘90s. Just download their newest album, 9Foe, or watch any of the accompanying music videos on YouTube, and hope that their blend of grit and soul could indeed renew rap’s good ol’ days. People are taking notice too: Just a few months ago, they got the chance to open up for Cypress Hill. Now they’re already headlining their first show at the same venue. ANTHONY TRIVELLI

8:30pm. $10. With D. Louie, OG Cano, Myke Kewl + De’KO. 
The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888.


The West Philadelphia 
Orchestra • In 2006, 11 professional musicians came together to play a Romanian ballad. Five years later, the West Philadelphia Orchestra is now a melodic community with a sound all its own, an adrenalin shot-fusion of Bulkan Brass Bands jazz and classical music guaranteed to leave you with goose bumps. 9pm. $10-$12. Johnny Brendas, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.


The Peek-A-Boo Review: 
Blow Me A Kiss • Philly’s premiere neo-burlesque troupe shimmies their way into your heart while hosts Christa D’agger, Joey Martini and Count Scotchula tickle your funny bone. 8:30pm. $19. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400.


In Liquid’s Silent Auction and Benefit • Dust off your checkbook for the chic-est benefit of the year. In Liquid, the city’s online hub for the visual arts community, is auctioning off a fresh crop of painting, sculpture and jewelry produced by some of the most vital artists in town. 6:30pm. $40-$50. Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St. 215.627.9888.


Jane Comfort and Company • Jane Comfort has been generating her own original genre-blending dance-theater pieces since 1978, choregraphing more than 45 pieces for her own company. Tonight, you’ll be treated to two of them: In Beauty, Comfort’s dancers work within the physical 
limitations of the design flaws of 
Barbie Dolls; and Underground is 
a magical collaboration with puppeteer Basil Twist and singer Toshi Reagon. 8pm. Free. Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., 
Swarthmore. 610.328.8000.


Sundanese Contemporary Painting • Catch a glimpse of 45 paintings produced by a tight-knit artist collective that found each other in war-torn Sudan in 1991. The continuity in the work reflects their one wish: Peace for Sudan. Noon. Free. Art On the Avenue Gallery, 3808 Lancaster Ave. 267.934.0593.


Allstar Weekend • This pop quartet has carried the title of the 
“Disney-Boys” since 2008, when they scored a contract with Hollywood Records after being selected as Radio-Disney’s Next Best Thing. But now the time has come for AllStar Weekend’s final headlining tour—ever! So if you don’t catch them tonight, you never will. 6pm. $20. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011.


OCD: Moosh & Twist • Catch local rap duo DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRea and Oliver “Twist” Feighan perform the freshest singles off their yet to be realized LP, Back to the Basement, live before they hit the road on their “Up to Know Good” Tour with Huey Mack. 8pm. $10. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100.


TGIF Line Dance Party • Roll your body or just your hips; learn how to stationary-pivot and slide across 
the dance floor with instructor Aretha Hall. 7pm. $5. Dowling’s Palace, 
1310 N. Broad St. 215.236.9888.


Who Do You Love • Yes, one whole year has passed since Philly-based rapper Chill Moody linked up with producer Hank McCoy and singer Beano to drop the Who Do You Love? mixtape. Now, the three will hit the 
mic to celebrate the fact. 9pm. Free. 
The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St.


Circus Terminal • The three artists of Root 222—D. Hettinger, A. Mark and S. Wanner—will produce a painting live in front of your eyes at the opening reception of a world-wandering exhibition that features more than 50 artists from 18 different countries. This show has landed in Amsterdam, London, Barcelona—and now Boyertown, Pa. 5pm. Free. Studio B, 39A E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. 610.367.8066.

Saturday, Feb. 16


Texas Is the Reason 

There’s something about that post-hardcore emo sound that can make you pissed off and nostalgic at the same time: pissed off because of the bubblegum pop-core its predecessors have become and nostalgic for outfits like Jawbreaker, Texas is the Reason and the Promise Ring, who seemed to know something none of us did for a while. Luckily, one of those bands, the New York-based Texas is the Reason, has reunited, for only the second time in 15 years (they played two NYC shows in 2006) and will be bringing that ‘90s vibe to Union Transfer tonight. They’re celebrating the release of Do You Know Who You Are?: The Complete Collection—namely, one full-length (of the same name) and a few EPs. / RANDY LOBASSO

9pm. $20. With Title Fight. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100.


Let’s Move It Philly! • In case you didn’t know, Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought of the Roots, is one MC who can do and say whatever he likes. Luckily, what he likes is helping people, evidenced by this fundraiser for his Grass Roots Community Foundation. Come enjoy Ursula Rucker, Chill Moody, Marsha Ambrosius and others in focusing on girls’ health. 8pm. $40. Sigma Second Stage, 212 N.12th St. 215.625.7988.

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