Funk-rock musician Boy Wonder, a.k.a. host of World Cafe Live’s Philly Rising Open Stage, play World Cafe Live with singer/songwriter Mary Scholz. A native of Havertown, PA, Scholz will be returning to the area after a long stint in Los Angeles to perform. Below, stream Boy Wonder’s album Heavy, released in summer of 2012.
Cozy Galaxies, Toy Soldiers and The Slackwater News perform at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. This indie/blues/folk shakedown features three up and coming bands from the Philadelphia area who write catchy songs that hearken back to soft, rootsy jams–but with a modern twist. Both Toy Soldiers and The Slackwater News have put out releases in the last year, as well as multiple videos. Watch the video below for The Slackwater News’ song “Ghosts.”
Alt-punkers Scuzbot play The Fire with guests Barncat, The Delaware Riviera and White Hot Noise. Scuzbot, who released their first EP entitled Shapes and Trends last year, recently released an acoustic performance of the song “Washed Up” from their EP. Below is a video for the White Hot Noise track “Let It Out,” which was a one-take recording of the band recording in the studio.