Local bands A Day Without Love and Uncle/Father Oscar recently released a split EP, fittingly titled A Day Without Oscar. Alt-rock four-piece A Day Without Love, who just released their latest EP Confessions of the Innocent Mind earlier this year, starts out the EP with “Lost Children,” a song with the same apocalyptic feeling the band explored on Innocent Mind. However, during ”Broken Bridge”, the band puts on a more intense rock vibe, a slightly new direction.
We’re not sure if Waxahatchee‘s Katie Crutchfield lives in Philadelphia anymore, and frankly, that’s irrelevant: the woman makes incredible music, regardless of whether her zip code designates her as “a local artist.” We do know that Crutchfield maintains Philly ties – her sludgey stoner rock band Great Thunder was one of the headliners at Golden Tea House’s OK Fest, a benefit for Decarcerate PA – and we do know that another Waxahatchee album is due sometime in the near future. And with today’s tour announcement, we’ll got our first taste to hear some of the new tunes. Continue reading →
Local indie rockers Southwork will play Johnny Brenda’s tonight, celebrating the release of its latest record Wear Your Heart Out. The record was recorded in a South Philly row home on a reel-to-reel tape machine owned by frontman Mike Vivas’ cousins. The recordings are raw and heartfelt, just fuzzy enough to sound like a warp-y dream. Take a listen to “Tell You a Story” below and pick up tickets for the show with Tutlie and Purples here. Continue reading →
This months Philly Tapes Philly collaboration brings us a special edition featuring Richmond, VA’s Lobo Marino and Philly’s Langor. In the past, the installments were recorded to tape at the Gun Shop, home to PTP founders Commonwealth Choir. This time around the group takes things down the street and west a few blocks to Ortlieb’s, where the tape will be recorded in front of a live audience during the free release show.
Local R&B-soul singer songwriter Cookie Rabinowitz recently released a video for “Every St.” The song is off of his newest album, Four Eyed Soul. The album title refers to the “blue eyed soul” genre which has deep roots in Philly, where artists like Hall and Oates who brought the genre to commercial success.
Last year, the local-centric Made in Philly festival launched as a response to the lack of Philly artists on the Made in America lineup. And though this year Made in America does feature local artists like The Menzingers, Vacationer, Cruiser and Moosh & Twist, Made in Philly announced it will return for a second year. Continue reading →