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Listen to Church Girls’ new single “Young Planes”

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Church Girls | photo by wrznasty.tumblr.com/

Local indie rock outfit Church Girls have released a new single called “Young Planes,” following up a pair of tracks that were released last month.  The five-piece is lead by primary songwriters Mariel Beaumont and Evan Anders with a mostly rotating cast of complimentary musicians that has included Marc Neibauer, drawing on acoustic folk rock sensibilities for their introspective songs.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Spelling Reform at Ortlieb’s, Ought at Johnny Brenda’s, Com Truise at First Unitarian Church

Spelling Reform
Spelling Reform | photo courtesy of the artist

Local indie rockers Spelling Reform continue a month-long residency at Ortlieb’s tonight with help from Ashley Cubbler and Luke Pigott.  Stylizing each show as a tribute to a different band, tonight’s event will honor the songs of Wilco.  Spelling Reform sprung up earlier this year out of several other Philadelphia bands, including The Quelle Source and Monday Appreciation Society.  You can listen to their debut single “Together Apart” below.  More information for the free 21+ show can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: JoyCut at Johnny Brenda’s, Flying Lotus at The Tower Theater, Citizen Cope at The TLA

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JoyCut | photo by Eleonora Birardi

Italy’s JoyCut are bringing a world tour to Johnny Brenda’s tonight in support of its latest LP PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround.  The Bologna-based electronic trio was introduced to wider audiences through tours with Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, winning over crowds with their optimistically upbeat dark-wave compositions.  Pieces was released on Italian label IRMA Records in 2013.  Watch JoyCut perform “Wireless” and “Domino” live below.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Bells and The Silence Kit can be found here. Continue reading →

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Watch Ganou: An Introspective, listen to “Set Yourself Free”

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Ganou | photo via www.facebook.com/ganousings

Local electronic singer-songwriter Ganou has shared an intimate interview clip ahead of the release of her new music video for “Set Yourself Free.”  In “Ganou: An Introspective,” the Paris-born musician is shown picking berries in an overgrown lot along the Reading Viaduct, singing a short a capella excerpt and talking about how she seems to be most creatively active while riding her bike. Continue reading →

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The Who bringing 50th anniversary tour to the Wells Fargo Center

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The Who | photo by Joe del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

The Who will bring its 50th anniversary (and reportedly final) tour through Philadelphia, making two stops at the Wells Fargo Center.  We’ve got a little time to wait though – the legendary English rock group won’t be hitting our town until May 17th and November 4th of next year.

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Adam Granduciel shares a year in photos with The New York Times

Adam Granduciel
Photo by Adam Granduciel for T Magazine

During the whirlwind year that has been 2014 for The War on Drugs, frontman Adam Granduciel managed to balance his love of performing with his love of photographing.  In a new feature with T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the Philadelphia resident shares a collection of pictures he took while circling the globe with his Lost In the Dream bandmates. Continue reading →