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5 Shows to See in August: Langhorne Slim & The Law, Bleachers, The Hotelier, Temples, and Kishi Bashi

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It feels like we just talking about beginning-of-the-summer shows, and somehow it is almost August.  It’s still summer though!  So make sure you take advantage of the outdoor weather as much as possible at these 5 awesome shows throughout August. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Honeyblood at MilkBoy, The Philadelphia Jazz Project at World Cafe Live, and Leon Russell at Sellersville Theater

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British ambient surf-pop babes Honeyblood take the stage at MilkBoy tonight.  Their self-titled album was released a little over a week ago and have been compared to acts like Best Coast, Speedy Ortiz and Savages.  A few days ago, they came out with a music video for their track “Super Rat,” off Honeyblood.  Watch the video below and pick up tickets for their show tonight here. Continue reading →

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Where do The War on Drugs like to eat and drink when they’re home in Philly?

Photo by Rachel Barrish
Photo by Rachel Barrish

Music, food and culture app Supper recently sat down with The War on Drugs’ Robbie Bennett and Dave Hartley, to talk about their favorite places to eat and listen to music in Philly. They recommend spots from Chestnut Hill to West Philly and of course show some love for the burgers at Johnny Brenda’s.  To hear more reccommendationss from the band read the full article over on Supper here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: My Son Bison at Kung Fu Necktie, Cassavetes at Bourban and Branch, Roger Daltrey at Verizon Hall

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Philly four-piece My Son Bison is at Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  Back in May, they released a music video to go along with their track “Stable Places” off their Electric Singles EP.  Watch the video below and check out the guys tonight along with Dead Fingers and Laura & Greg.  Tickets and info here. 21+. Continue reading →

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XPNFest Recap: Harmonica maestro James Cotton revvs up the Marina Stage

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James Cotton | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Mississippi harmonica master James Cotton took to the Marina Stage at the XPoNential Music Festival tonight, showing the crowd what blues is all about. He was backed by a lively three-piece rhythm section that riffed on an introductory number before the 79-year-old Cotton took the stage. Continue reading →

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Watch Ryan Adams debut new song “Stay With Me” before his XPoNential Music Festival performance

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A few weeks ago, we shared Ryan Adams’ newest single “Gimme Something Good.”  A few nights ago in Portland, Maine at his first live show of the year, Ryan shared another new track from his self-titled album, “Stay With Me.”  The song steers away from his softer “Come Pick Me Up” days and sounds more like an 80′s rock anthem. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Purling Hiss at Spruce Street Harbor, Sarah McLachlan at the Mann, Yikes the Zero at Kung Fu Necktie

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Philly fuzz rockers Purling Hiss will play a free show tonight at the Spruce Street Harbor as a fundraiser for Vox Populi Gallery.   A re-issue of their 2011 record, Dizzy Polizzy, was recently released and we can expect their new record, Drag City, on September 23rd.  Click here for more info about the pop-up show tonight. Continue reading →

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Deep house trio Les Professionnels sign with Nervous Records and release EP, Pure Love (Endless Love)

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Philly dance music heads Drew Kramer, Christopher Schor and Daniel Reizes – AKA Les Professionnels – made a few exciting announcements this week. First, the Philly deep house trio announced via their Facebook page that they have signed with NYC-based house label, Nurvous Records. Continue reading →

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XPoNential Artist Spotlight: Escaping the everyday with Jersey singer-songwriter Ginger Coyle

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There is nothing ordinary about Ginger Coyle.  From her style as a vocalist to the lyrics in her songs, she shows us that creativity has been an innate thing for her ever since she was young.  She is proud to be making music here in the Philly scene (she lives just across the bridge in South Jersey) and is excited to take the XPoNential Music Festival stage this weekend.  This week, we swapped emails with Ginger to get to talk about blasting Billy Joel and Carole King, to get a taste of her new single “The Big Picture” and see who she’s excited for at XPoNential. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ex Hex at Johnny Brenda’s, Sun Kil Moon at Union Transfer, Bronze Radio Return at Haddon Lake Park

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Ex Hex is the new project from Mary Timony (formerly of Helium and Wild Flag).  Their newest single “Don’t Wanna Lose” is explosive from the outset; it is loud, in your face and full of girl power.  Listen below and see their show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s along with Hospitality and local fuzz-pop outfit Hurry.  This show is 21+. Continue reading →