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Maitland unveil Glimpse, announce release show at Johnny Brenda’s on 6/9

Maitland | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | spotlightviews.com
Maitland | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | spotlightviews.com

With the Tiny Desk Contest showcase sold-out, Maitland have announced their follow-up performance and boy is it a biggie. Josh Hines’ project, which is currently a quartet, will release their new album called Glimpse at Johnny Brenda’s on June 9th, with Former Belle and Dirty Dollhouse in the opening slots.

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Lizdelise share new single “Tell Me” after signing to Odd Gift Records

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Lizdelise | photo by Cecilia Brown | http://www.ceciliabrownphoto.com

Local outfit Lizdelise are returning to the fold after a two month tour and some time spent in NYC, where songwriters/musicians Liz De Lise and Mark Watter worked on their first joint material as a duo with a drum machine. “Tell Me” is the first release from those sessions and sees the band elevating De Lise’s eclectic sound to new heights.

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Questlove Supreme kicks off second podcast season with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

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Questlove’s interview / music podcast Questlove Supreme returned to earbuds last week with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, the Grammy Award winning musician behind songs like “Every Time I Close My Eyes” and “Take a Bow.” During the conversation, Babyface talks about collaborating with superstars like Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men, as well as his early music days. New episodes for the second season of Questlove Supreme will drop weekly over on Pandora, with Nelly Furtado, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis slated as guests. Watch a behind the scenes clip of Questlove’s prep routine below.

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Jay Som shares “Turn the Other Cheek” for the First 100 Days comp, announces show at the Church

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Jay Som | photo by Cara Robbins | courtesy of the artist

Oakland musician Jay Som is the latest artist to contribute a track to Our First 100 Days, a compilation that benefits organizations supporting LGBTQ rights, immigration, and more in response to the new presidential administration. Melina Duterte’s dreamy, bubbly pop single “Turn the Other Cheek” comes in at #98 in the list and accompanies the announcement of a tour that stops at the First Unitarian Church on September 22nd.

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Daniel De Jesus shares music inspired by Adam and Eve on new Triptych EP

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Daniel de Jesús | photo by Elena Kamenskaya | via artist’s Facebook page

Philadelphia based cellist Daniel De Jesús has released a three-part EP called Triptych, a set of compositions inspired by an eponymous play by New York writer Albert Andrew Garcia. The Latin Roots alum first presented the work at Dixon Place in New York in September of 2016, accompanied by an experimental dance and movement performance.

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Listen to an early stream of Littler’s new Bad Hand EP ahead of it’s Friday release

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Littler | photo by Emily Burtner | via artist’s Facebook page

A solid three years into their career as a band, Philly / Cali quartet Littler will release their latest studio outing on Friday. The Bad Hand EP follows last year’s Of Wandering full-length with an evolution of ideas and perspectives presented as meditative assertions of self-worth and acceptance.

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The NFL drafts Chill Moody, Strand of Oaks and more for its Draft Experience concerts

Chill Moody | photo by Reji B. | courtesy of the artist | www.rejibphotography.com
Chill Moody | photo by Reji B. | courtesy of the artist | www.rejibphotography.com

The NFL draft comes to town this weekend, bringing a three day “football festival” to the Ben Franklin Parkway on Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29th. There will be autograph signings, interactive games, equipment demos, and apparently a well-curated roster of free live music.

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Koof & Vessna debut recording collaboration with music video for “Echoes”

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Koof & Vessna | photo via artist’s Facebook page

Koof & Vessna are two talented local artists who have teamed up for a new collaboration, sharing their debut single and music video “Echoes” this week. Koof Ibi can usually be found behind the camera at the Random Tea Room Sessions or behind the horn in West Philadelphia Orchestra; Vessna Scheff is a singer-songwriter with crystal clear vocals and a trusty ukulele. Together, the pair create an atmosphere of soulful, reflective solitude.

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