The Philly Music Fest is fast approaching. On the weekend of September 22nd, a heaping of Philly’s most talented will descend upon World Cafe Live. In preparation for this event, we now have a trusted set time schedule.
And prepare we must, because there’s a whole lot of awesome local bands at this thing. I mean, the lineup’s more stacked than a can of Pringles. Continue reading →
I’m quite a sucker for crunchy guitars and ambient soundscapes. On their own, these two stylings are swell. But when combined, the result becomes supremely swell.
New Philly outfit Caracara demonstrated through their debut singles “Revelatory” and “Glacier” that they’ve earned this supremely swell title, so I’ve been pumped for more tunes from the W.C. Lindsay and Square Peg Round Hole brainchild ever since.
Today, the band has at last shared news of an upcoming debut album, Summer Megalith, by ways of a beautifully filmed teaser trailer shot by CJ Harvey. The record will be available on September 22nd via Cam Boucher’s (from Sorority Noise) label, Flower Girl Records.
Watch the teaser video below, and get ready for Caracara’s soon-to-be-released Summer Megalith. Continue reading →
Jersey pop punks The Front Bottoms have a delightful surprise to share on this fine morrow. It comes in the form of shiny new tunes — more specifically — an upcoming album titled Going Grey, which will be out on October 13th via Fueled By Ramen. Continue reading →
Two hundred and sixty three songs. The Roots have written and recorded 263 songs for their next album. Now, after we all take a moment to stare blankly in confused awe for a few seconds, I think this is the part where we plebeians who are not The Roots go and bow in grace and honor to the musical wizards that they are. Continue reading →
Remember that super secret, super cool Sofar Sounds Philly show in partnership with Amnesty International we let you know about a few weeks back? You know, the one with the winning recipe of: a heaping of community, a splash of mystery, and a million cups of good tunes. Well, friends, the lineup has been revealed, and it’s pretty dang tasty. Continue reading →
Philly-bred, Nashville-living, sardonic rock ‘n roller Ron Gallo is making his way back home this fall with announcement of a First Unitarian Church show on November 21st.
Since the February release of his incredible record, Heavy Meta, Gallo and crew have been touring extensively — wowing various festivals, Europe (yep, just the collective whole of the continent,) and Non-COMM back in May, with their intense and critically self-aware jams. And soon enough, they’ll be bringing these catchy existential riffs for a hometown show along with support from Seattle’s Naked Giants. Continue reading →
The Philadelphia Music Alliance has announced this year’s inductees for the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame, and 2017 is all about soul. From Jill Scott to McFadden & Whitehead to Sister Sledge, the honorees come from different decades and genres but all have made significant contributions in music and Philadelphia. Continue reading →
LA-based jazz master, Kamasi Washington, will be bringing his stylish, forward-thinking saxophone jams to Union Transfer this November. In addition, he’s announced a date for the release of his new EP, Harmony of Difference, which is set for September 29th via Young Turks. Continue reading →
The Killers are going back to the old grind with an announcement of an upcoming tour this winter and a release date for their upcoming album, Wonderful, Wonderful — which will be out on September 22nd. Continue reading →
I’m going to run you through a sad little timeline, folks. It’s a devastating tale of woe involving me, Pinegrove, and the lack of my presence at their shows. Like I said, sadness.
I admit I am far late in the Pinegrove cult game, and for that I am sorry. However, I found myself entrenched in it over the later half of this year. I had coveted tickets to their epic show at First Unitarian Church, and even had a chance to watch their live session for World Cafe. But alas, both times were thwarted. Continue reading →