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Vita and the Woolf unleash their latest single, “Super Ranger”

Vita and the Woolf | photo by Joe Del Tufo | moonloopphoto.com

Just as Jennifer Pague’s soaring vocals often explode, it’s easy to picture Vita and the Woolf blowing up once their debut LP hits shelves June 16. If the first few singles, like “Feline” and “Sun Drop,” were any indication, Tunnels is sure to take off in few weeks. But, for those in need of a little more convincing, you get one more single to build the hype. This one is called “Super Ranger.” Continue reading →

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Listen to Kurt Vile cover Lou Reed on ‘The Best Show’

Kurt Vile | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

It’s hard to predict what will happen each week on “The Best Show.” Tom Scharpling’s internet radio show/podcast goes live every Tuesday night and travels down a path somewhere at the intersection of music and comedy, but the conversation can stray to really anything. This week, that path took us to Philly’s own Kurt Vile, a frequent “Best Show” guest, covering Lou Reed, Steve Gunn intertwining his own tunes with one of John Mayer’s and plenty of Jersey Shore chatter. Continue reading →

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An ocean swim almost took Peter English’s life. It gave him this single instead.

Peter English | via peterenglish.bandcamp.com

Sometimes inspiration is just one life-threatening moment away. For Peter English, that moment was what began as a harmless trip to the Jersey Shore a few years ago. One dangerous attempt at reaching a sandbar later, English had the basis for his new concept single, “Like Remora,” two songs that tell a cohesive story of that swim in the sea. Continue reading →

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Members of Creepoid, Fight Amp and Ecstatic Vision team up for new punk trio Plaque Marks

Plaque Marks | photo by Adam Wallacavage | via plaquemarks.bandcamp.com

Creepoid, Fight Amp and Ecstatic Vision are all Philly bands that rock in their own right, so you would think a combination of the three would have to rock as well. You’d be correct, and proven so by Plaque Marks, a new hardcore trio formed by Patrick Troxell of Creepoid, Mike McGinnis of Fight Amp and Doug Sabolik of Ecstatic Vision. The band released a two-song single earlier this month and it sure is heavy. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: King Britt at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Kevin Morby at Johnny Brenda’s, Cabbage at Everybody Hits and more…

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King Britt | Photo by John Vettese

Get warmed up for a wicked run of summer shows at Spruce Street Harbor Park with an evening with legendary Philly Producer/DJ King Britt. It’s all part of the opening weekend festivities for the season at the park, the first-annual UNIVESTival. The show is free and gets rolling at 7 p.m. King Britt is coming up on the June 16 release of After…, the next installment of his Fhloston Paradigm project, which typically dabbles in the techno realm while using futuristic, sci-fi themes. Give one of his live sets a listen below. Continue reading →

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The Improbables’ new album Object To Be Destroyed will probably destroy PhilaMOCA on Friday

The Improbables | via facebook.com/theimprobables

Philly garage rockers The Improbables play their first show in over a year on Friday as part of the closing night of the Suitable for Framing art exhibition at PhilaMOCA. They’ll be joined by a Jason Killinger (of Spacin’ and Birds of Maya) solo set and I Think Like Midnight, which features members of both the Wishniaks and Dead Milkmen. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the small entrance request of a $10 donation. Continue reading →

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The Crutchfield sisters covered Sleater-Kinney and here’s video proof

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Katie and Allison Crutchfield of Waxahatchee | Photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com

Katie (Waxahatchee) and Allison Crutchfield paired up for a jam session at last weekend’s Vulture Festival, and video has surfaced of one of the jams going beyond the sister’s discography. The duo covered Sleater-Kinney’s “Modern Girl,” off the 2005 album The Woods. The only thing not perfect about this all of this that the video cuts off before we get a chance to witness the entire song. Continue reading →

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Vita and the Woolf’s new Audiotree session sounds great — and there’s a dog

Vita and the Woolf in Audiotree Studios | photo via Audiotree.tv

We’re about a month out until the Vita and the Woolf album Tunnels finally drops on June 16, and as admitted in the band’s Audiotree Live session, it’s an LP that’s been a long time coming. The band recorded the session with Audiotree late last month, and it just hit the interwebs this week.

Aside from sounding crisp on a dope tracklist that mixes new tunes and favorites from last year (“Brett,” “Sun Drop,” “Qiet,” “Diamond Hall,” “Feline” and
“Super Ranger”), the band offers a few glimpses into what they’ve been up to in the year since the current lineup fell into place. Continue reading →

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Yes, Paramore’s new album features mewithoutYou’s Aaron Weiss

Paramore | photo by Lindsey Byrnes | via facebook.com/paramore

Love it or hate it, Paramore‘s first album in four years is not exactly the same sound that brought the band from its Nashville roots to the stage it’s at now. The angsty teens that started in high school are long grown up and any trace of punk has turned to pure pop. But stick around through the bulk of After Laughter, released last Friday, and you’ll hear a familiar voice. Instead of those iconic Hayley Williams vocals, The album’s penultimate track features Aaron Weiss of Philly punk mainstays mewithoutYou on the mic. Continue reading →

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Watch the video for Sonnder’s “Siren Calling,” catch them at the TLA this weekend

Sonnder | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from Philly modern rock four-piece Sonnder. After a March gig, they said they were headed off the grid to work on a follow up to last year’s Entanglement LP. Good news: we’re told Ryan Weidman and the crew are finalizing some new music that should be on the way to listeners soon. But, in the meantime, Sonnder made some waves last week by dishing out a new video for a Entanglement‘s lead single “Siren Calling.” Give it a look down below. Continue reading →