Philly folk trio Dirty Dollhouse are all dolled up and waiting for love in their new holiday track “Party Dress”. Lead singer-songwriter Chelsea Mitchell has a voice that soft and dainty as she yearns: “All I want for Christmas is to win your heart” in the song that features her lovely harmonies with vocalists Vanessa Winters (of The Lawsuits) and Amber Twait who complete the trio. See them perform live when they open for Kalob Griffin Band at World Cafe Live on December 21st. Get tickets here and listen to “Party Dress” below.
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Folk-pop singer-songwriter Heyward Howkins heads home tonight to celebrate the release of his new record Be Frank, Furness at Johnny Brenda’s. In a recent interview with Jason’s Jukebox, Howkins discussed his transition to becoming a solo artist following his work with The Trouble With Sweeney, Philly’s influence and calls the city “the perfect combination of size, culture, historical significance and even natural beauty”. Get a feel for his sound via the record’s title track “Be Frank, Furness” and get tickets to the show here.
New York indie-rock duo Cibo Matto are back with a new album and new tour that will blaze Philly on February 11th. The band first surfaced in the mid-90s with Viva La Woman which featured humorous songs about food such as “Birthday Cake”, “Beef Jerky”, and “Know Your Chicken”. Their last album, 1999′s Stereo *Type A, marked a progression in sound for the band as they ventured into the realm of ambient sounds, a spark of maturation that was left burning once they disbanded in 2001. Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda will pick up where they left off on their new album Hotel Valentine (due February 14th). Watch their new video for “MFN” below. Tickets for their February 11th show at Boot & Saddle are available Friday, December 13th here at noon.
Indie pop singer-songwriter St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) will play Union Transfer on February 28th fresh off the release of her new self-titled album (due February 25th via Republic Records). Last year, she released Love This Giant, a collaborative album with David Byrne (ex-Talking Heads). Listen to St. Vincent’s new gloriously synthy track “Birth in Reverse” below and download it for free on her official site upon joining her mailing list.
The Pixies have enlisted a new bassist, Paz Lenchantin, to join their 2014 world tour following the departures of original bassist Kim Deal in June and her replacement Kim Shattuck. Lenchantin has played with A Perfect Circle and Queens of the Stone Age.
Additionally, the band invites you to vicariously witness ice-cream-toting ninjas, racing ambulances, and over-sized infants through the lead character’s journey in their new video for “Another Toe In The Ocean.” The song is from their most recent offering EP-1 in September which is among the band’s first set of new material in 20 years. Get tickets to their January 24th show at the Electric Factory here watch the video below.
Hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will play the TLA on January 25th. Discovered by late West Coast rapper / N.W.A. member Eazy-E in the early ’90s, Bone Thugs began crafting their melodic rap music (with spit-fire fast lyrical flows) in a time where the genre was still shifting from gangster themes and rebellious attitudes. The Ohio natives are best known for their 1995 album E. 1999 Eternal which yielded hit singles “1st of tha Month” and “Tha Crossroads”, the ode to lost loved ones which won them a Grammy award in 1997. Despite Layzie Bone’s departure back in August, the group is still pressing on as fans await new material. Tickets for the show go on sale here Friday, December 13th at noon.
In addition to playing what McDermott describes as “soothing ambient tones and subtle beats”, the app uses the iPhone’s microphone or headset to mix in sounds from the listener’s environment. It sounds like a pretty cool way to spend 99 cents.
Watch a trailer for the app-album below and download it here. Experience Edge of Nostalgia live tonight when Gemini Wolf plays West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square. Tickets are $5 – $10, more information can be found at the show’s Facebook event page.