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PREMIERE: Explore the end of a relationship with Jesse Gimbel’s “Don’t Get Comfortable”

Jesse Gimbel
Jesse Gimbel | photo courtesy of the artist

After spending four years working on other people’s music, Philadelphia’s Jesse Gimbel (you might know him from his Basement project) has returned to his own material with Decathect, set for release this fall via Wissahickon Records.  Leading up to the release, we have the premiere of Gimbal’s video for emotional new single “Don’t Get Comfortable” below.

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Cuddle Magic, Verbatum Jones, Delta Spirit

Cuddle Magic
Cuddle Magic | photo courtesy of Folkadelphia

Folkadelphia once again eschews the traditional definitions of “folk” in this week’s session with Cuddle Magic.  Eclectic and all over the maps in terms of genre, the Brooklyn / Philadelphia group recorded four songs for this session that move from pop to avant-garde folk and back again. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Pretty Greens at North Star Bar, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Chameleon Club, The Warhawks at Kung Fu Necktie and more…

The Pretty Greens
The Pretty Greens | photo by Jason Blake | http://www.jason-blake.com

Local punk trio The Pretty Greens play North Star Bar tonight.  The self-described feminist art-garage pop-punk outfit released an EP called Jealous Waves earlier this year, reaching out to melodic surf punk to create a Best-Coast-with-a-mission vibe.  Watch the band play the title track to the EP live below.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Pattern is Movement at Spruce Street Harbor, Drake at Susquehanna Bank Center, Family Vacation at RUBA

Pattern Is Movement
Pattern Is Movement | photo by Mark Schaffer

Spruce Street Harbor Park‘s free summer concert series ends tonight with Pattern is Movement.  The duo of Chris Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux got home from touring with Wye Oak just a couple of weeks ago, supporting their own new self-titled record out on the road.  The album took years to complete and was introduced slowly to fans by way of a listening party mash-up at PhilaMOCA last year, where it was paired with an edited screening of There Will Be Blood.  The electronic / R&B duo will perform alongside Moon Bounce tonight.  More information can be found here.

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Celebrate music education with Rally for Rock at Franklin Square next month

Rally for Rock
Kuf Knotz | photo courtesy of the artist

Rock to the Future will present its second annual Rally for Rock on September 13th at Franklin Square.  Benefitting the organization’s free music education programs, the event will feature live music from Kuf Knotz, Hezekiah Jones, Joey Sweeney and the Long Hair Arkestra and the Rock to the Future Student House Band.

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Listen Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band’s celestial new song “I Ain’t Waiting”

Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band
Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band | photo by Constance Mensh

With a full band debut release set for October with Intensity Ghost, local experimental rockers Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel band have shared the first song from the record with “I Ain’t Waiting.”  The 5-track LP will be out on October 28th through No Quarter and follows Forsyth’s 2013 Solar Motel effort.

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Download Modern Inventors new single “Selfish Generation”

Modern Inventors | photo by Ryan Farber | www.facebook.com/ryanfarberphotography
Modern Inventors | photo by Ryan Farber | www.facebook.com/ryanfarberphotography

Local indie pop / rockers Modern Inventors have released a new single called “Selfish Generation,” the first studio follow-up to last year’s debut LP Trains and Aeroplanes.  We first heard the track in the band’s 2013 Key Studio Session, and you can download both versions below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: DJ Cash Money at Rittenhouse Square, The Strypes at Union Transfer, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and more…

DJ Cash Money
DJ Cash Money | photo courtesy of the artist

DJ Cash Money opens this week’s free concert at Rittenhouse Square, presented by Philly Weekly.  The legendary turntable master started his DJ career in Philadelphia in the eighties, coming up alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff.  He’s credited with creating a number of DJ techniques, including the “Pee Wee Herman” scratch and the “Babuggamas” scratch.  Check out his moves tonight, along with Pablo Batista and Worldtown Sound System – more information can be found here.

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