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The Top Philadelphia Concerts for September 2009

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Trying to find the best shows going on this month, but are too overwhelmed by how many choices are out there? Here’s a Look at some September shows that might just be a little too good to pass up!

AA Bondy Friday September 11th at Kung Fu Necktie 7:30PM
People have been taking note of AA Bondy ever since his debut album, “American Hearts” was picked up by Fat Possum. And considering he recorded and mixed that album to perfection in a barn near his Alabama home, that praise is pretty well deserved. He’s currently touring the United States and Europe in support of his newest release, “When the Devil’s Loose”, and will be stopping in to do an intimate show show at Kung Fu Necktie.
AA Bondy
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Vice Rag

Busdriver Wednesday September 16th at Kung Fu Necktie 8:00PM

Fresh off his appearance at The Roots Family Picnic. Out of the legendary Project Blowed crew, Busdriver has carved a niche in underground hip hop with unique performance and freestyle skills that combine elements of vocal jazz, theatrics, spoken word, and machine precision with witty and incisive free association lyrics. A frequent collaborator with many of Los Angeles’s hip hop elite,his releases for Celestial, Massmen, Mush and Afterlife, have received glowing praise in The Wire, Muzik, Village Voice, and XLR8R among many others,landing him a spot in Urb’s lauded Next 100 as well as getting a ton of critical praise for his latest album, “RoadKillOvercoat”.
Busdriver
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Me-Time

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Thursday September 17th at First Unitarian Church 8:30PM

Best Band Name Ever! And You Will Know Of By The Trail Of Dead are an unexpected mix bag of retro pop and roots rock, with just a little bit of post punk left over from their earlier years. Their newest album, “Halcyon Days”, was recently released over the summer, and the band is launching a US tour in support of it. They will be doing an all ages R5 Productions show at First Unitarian Church.
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
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Mistakes and Regrets

Gildon Works CD Release Show Saturday September 19th at Johnny Brenda’s

Philadelphia Weekly dubbed Gildon Works a “Philly sextet is shrouded in gorgeous, shimmering guitar, and is big on building lush, moody crescendos that glisten like morning grass in Fairmount.” And they aren’t the only one’s who have been praising the band for it’s layered and ethereal rock with an urgent and driving rhythm. Their Newest Album, “Artful Rifle” launches on this night; and they will be doing a special album release show with fellow Philadelphia bands Pattern Is Movement, and Arc in Round in support of it.
Gildon Works
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Arcanum Ghost

Moby Sunday September 20th at Theatre of Living Arts 8PM

Who doesn’t know the decorated and bald DJ, musician, and tea mogul who has toured extensively and played well over 3,000 concerts? He has a new album out called “Wait For Me” (And even had a music video directed by David Lynch – Shot in the Back of the Head), And will be touring the US and Canada in support of it. He stops in Philadelphia on this night to play the TLA on South Street.
Moby
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Porcelain

Butthole Surfers Tuesday September 29th at the Trocadero Theatre

Butthole Surfers are best known for their chaotic and disturbing live shows, black humor, a sound that incorporates elements of punk rock, psychedelia, heavy metal, noise rock, and electronica, as well as their use of sound manipulation and tape editing.They have been tearing up stages with their crazy shows since their first EP released in 1983. And it will be no exception when they play the legendary Trocadero on this night as part of a full US tour.
Butthole Surfers
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Who Was In My Room Last Night?