MilkBoy’s Third Anniversary

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If you want to get technical, the MilkBoy name has been around much longer than three years.  It got its start in the ‘90s as a North Philly recording studio before franchising a coupla eateries across greater Philadelphia.  While the since-closed shops in Ardmore and Bryn Mawr may not have fared so well (and the since-relocated studio has), the restaurant-bar combo in the heart of Center City has also turned out to be one of Philly’s best new music venues, and it will be devoting the better part of the weekend to celebrating its third birthday—with three nights of free shows.

The festivities kick off on Thursday with a headlining performance courtesy of the crew in Black Landlord, led by the dapper wordsmith Maxx. Fusing Motown-era instrumentation with a ‘90s hip-hop lyrical sensibility, the resulting throwback cocktail is a must for fans of alt-rap. Friday’s show is sure to attract an entirely different crowd, with a set by long-forgotten pop-punk outfit The Ataris, who achieved minor success back in ’03 with their album So Long, Astoria and its lead single “In This Diary,” for which they are currently in the midst of a slightly belated 10-year anniversary tour. Capping off the soiree on Saturday is the eclectic icing on the cake that is The Lawsuits, another group of proud locals (and PW “Concerts in the Park” veterans), who last year dropped their latest LP, Cool Cool Cool, a collection of dreamy chamber folk ballads that set their sights on bleeding the heart dry. // JAKE ABBATE

Through Sat., Aug. 16. 8pm. Free. With ILL Doots, Thee Idea Men, Cheerleader, Alright Junior, Strap, Mo Lowda & The Humble + Our Griffins. MilkBoy Philadelphia, 1100 Chestnut St. 215.925.6455. milkboyphilly.com
 

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WHEN
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
1100 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 08/14/2014. .

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