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Rock Lititz turning Lititz, PA into “concert capital of the country”

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Rock Lititz Studio | photo via rocklititz.com

Right now Lititz, PA might be best known as the hometown of local favorites The Districts.  But in the coming months the Lancaster suburb will put even larger stamp on the live entertainment world with the recent opening of Rock Lititz Studio.  The rehearsal space (which claims to be the largest of its kind in the world) is the first of several buildings that will form the Rock Lititz concert hub.  With resources to develop all aspects of a large-scale live event production, including lighting, staging and graphics, “the campus will be a one-stop shop for designing and making a show” for some of the world’s largest acts.

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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 →