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Just Announced: The Decemberists will headline The Fillmore this spring

The Decemberists | photo courtesy of the artist
The Decemberists | photo courtesy of the artist

Portland folk rock favorites The Decemberists are seven albums deep into an illuminating career, with their most recent outing — 2015’s What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World — garnering acclaim among fans and critics alike. The band just announced a short, two-week run in April along the east coast, with singer-songwriter Julien Baker in tow, and the tour stops at The Fillmore on Friday, April 14th. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Plaid at Underground Arts, Queen of Jeans at Siren Records

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Plaid | photo via Facebook

British electronic group Plaid headline Underground Arts tonight. The duo is touring behind last year’s The Digging Remedy LP and will be joined by The Bee, a fellow electronic artist who contributed some instrumentation to the record. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Watch “Do Matter” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Gun$ Garcia at Ortlieb’s, Chill Moody and Reef the Lost Cauze at Johnny Brenda’s, Cold Cafe at Underground Arts and more…

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Gun$ Garcia | photo via Facebook

Local DJ Gun$ Garcia headlines a free night of music at Ortlieb’s. The D.C. native honed her record-spinning skills while at art school here in Philadelphia, joining up with the Brick Bandits collective and getting tapped for sets at the Mad Decent Block Party thanks to her dance-centric style of DJing. Stream Garcia’s remix of “A Little More” by Ariana Grande below and get more information for tonight’s show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Standing Rock Benefit at HH Ranch, Frank Turner at The Fillmore, Ceramic Animal at Johnny Brenda’s

Brujo De La Mancha | still from video
Brujo De La Mancha | still from video

HH Ranch has organized a fundraiser this evening to benefit the Standing Rock Water Protectors. The night will live video projections and painting, spoken word, performances by Eight, Mitch Esparza, and Princess Rabbit, and traditional Aztec ritual and dance from Brujo De La Mancha. A suggested donation of $5-$10 will go directly to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council. Check out a Brujo De La Mancha performing a traditional fire dance below. Then, Find more information on the event here. Continue reading →

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Queen of Jeans, Lily Mae and more will benefit A Woman’s Place at Siren Records’ Women’s Showcase

Queen of Jeans | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN
Queen of Jeans | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

This Sunday, January 22nd, Doylestown’s Siren Records will host a Women’s Benefit with live performances from Queen of Jeans, Lily Mae, and Julia Hudak. The event will also feature food and drink from local vendors Perfect Day Coffee, Manoff Market Gardens and Small Batch Kitchen — the proprietors of which all happen to be women as well. The event is free to the public, but that doesn’t mean you should come with an empty wallet. If you donate $5 or more, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Siren Records Gift Card and t-shirt — and all funds from the raffle will go to A Woman’s Place, an organization that combats intimate and domestic abuse. For more information, consult the Facebook event page. Continue reading →