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It’s always exciting to find out good news about our favorite Philly music folks, and today we’re positively stoked to report that Hop Along has inked a deal with venerable indie rock label Saddle Creek Records. The band’s follow up to the outstanding 2012 release Get Disowned – which will be either its second or fourth full-length, depending on whether you count the self-released albums Freshman Year (2005) or Is Something Wrong? (2008) – comes out on the Omaha-based label in spring of 2015. Continue reading →
Right now Lititz, PA might be best known as the hometown of local favorites The Districts. But in the coming months the Lancaster suburb will put even larger stamp on the live entertainment world with the recent opening of Rock Lititz Studio. The rehearsal space (which claims to be the largest of its kind in the world) is the first of several buildings that will form the Rock Lititz concert hub. With resources to develop all aspects of a large-scale live event production, including lighting, staging and graphics, “the campus will be a one-stop shop for designing and making a show” for some of the world’s largest acts.
The first round of artist announcements for the annual SXSW music festival came out today and Philadelphia is officially on the bill; locally-based outfits Cheerleader and Low Cut Connie will be playing official showcases in Austin. If you’ve never been, the enormous event strives to give independent bands much-needed attention, with last year’s bringing out over 28,000 music industry professionals and supporting over 2,300 acts. For more information on this year’s SXSW music festival, you can visit their official site here. Check out music from Cheerleader and Low Cut Connie after the jump. Continue reading →