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A Dreamy Ode to Moving On: Sonnder releases its latest monthly single, “Late October”

Photo by Christopher Young via Sonnder Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sonndermusic?_rdr)
Sonnder | Photo by Christopher Young | via facebook.com/sonndermusic

Philadelphia alternative rock quintet Sonnder have slowly been garnering a solid music collection as they continue to release a single every month this year. Today they dropped another track, though this one stands as a key to understanding the birth of the group. “Late October” is a dreamy, emotional anthem that focuses on one of life’s biggest hardships- letting go and moving forward. Continue reading →

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German duo Milky Chance will perform at the Mann this Summer

Milky Chance | Photo by Carsten WIlde | via facebook.com/milkychancemusic
Milky Chance | Photo by Carsten WIlde | via facebook.com/milkychancemusic

German electropop duo Milky Chance just announced a tour this summer, following a winter North American run that sold out almost immediately. They’ll be playing the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center on July 28th.

The duo got a lot of attention in the U.S. with their October 2013 debut album, Sadnecessary which showcases their eclectic take on the mix of reggae and folk-pop. Continue reading →

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Suburban Living’s Wesley Bunch talks to us about his April residency at Bourbon & Branch

Suburban Living | Via Facebook.com/suburbanliving
Suburban Living | Via Facebook.com/suburbanliving

About eight months ago, Wesley Bunch packed his bags in Virginia Beach and headed to Philly, only knowing a handful of people in the area. Performing under the moniker Suburban Living, Bunch left behind his hometown, but quickly connected with prominent local talent, landing him his first Philly show alongside CRUISR and Dream Safari.

“It’s been a total whirlwind,” Bunch said. “I’ve really fallen in love with the city and everything it has to offer.”

Suburban Living’s standout dream pop sound has us feeling lucky to have Bunch around. And with an upcoming residency at Bourbon & Branch, Suburban Living will play alongside local artists throughout April.

“The city is full of awesome musicians,” Bunch said. “I feel super lucky being able to curate all these upcoming shows.”

Here’s a rundown of each week’s lineup, with snippets of Bunch’s commentary on why he picked these openers. Continue reading →

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From Waxahatchee to Smallpools, here are 5 Philadelphia concerts not to miss in April

Smallpools | via Facebook.com/smallpools
Smallpools | via Facebook.com/smallpools

Lots of celebrated musicians are headed to Philly in April, and a handful of shows are already selling out. If you’re bummed about not grabbing those Jose Gonzalez or Father John Misty tickets while you had the chance, head over to StubHub or catch tickets to these April shows while they’re still hot. (It goes without saying that we think Key Fest is a pretty rad three-day lineup over at MilkBoy too.) From electronic to folk, here are five Philadelphia concerts not to miss this month. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Legendary Divorce at Kung Fu Necktie

photo via facebook.com/legendarydivorce
photo via facebook.com/legendarydivorce

If their band name didn’t tip you off, Philly’s Legendary Divorce got together in the first place over a shared love of Nirvana. They actually were a Nirvana tribute band at a 2012 Halloween party, but had such a fun time at it that they started writing their own songs together. Brian Schmutz of The Starting Line is their bassist and Itarya Leo makes a compelling frontwoman. Their EP Make Me came out in August and they headline Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Tickets and information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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The Center City Jazz Festival announces final schedule, adds venue

Huntertones  | Photo Credit: Simon C.F. Yu | via Facebook.com/Huntertones
Huntertones | Photo Credit: Simon C.F. Yu | via Facebook.com/Huntertones

We’ve been anticipating the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival, and the final schedule has been announced, as well as the addition of Franky Bradley’s on the schedule of venues.

On April 25 from 1 to 7 p.m., an array of jazz musicians will bring their talent to a handful of Philly spots. Catch the full schedule below, and get acquainted with some of the performers here. Continue reading →

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The War on Drugs blissed out The Tower for their biggest hometown show to date

vThe War on Drugs | Photo by Kate McCann | katemccannphotography.com
vThe War on Drugs | Photo by Kate McCann | katemccannphotography.com

War on Drugs shows becoming a major event is a trend I can get behind. Last night, the Philly psych-rock favorites kicked off their winter tour by headlining the Tower Theater – their biggest-ever hometown show, preceding a run through the largest U.S. venues they’ve played to date.

It was the sixth time I’ve seen them perform and, like every other time, just when I think they can’t get more exciting, they up the ante. Continue reading →