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Cap off the summer with Empress Of at Making Time’s RAD-B-Q party

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Empress Of | photo by @bbbairoaaa via Instagram

The annual end-of-summer-blow-out that is the Making Time Labor Day Weekend Party is back, taking over Delaware Ave’s Bamboo Bar this Sunday, September 6th. The “outdoor oasis” will play host to the Making Time DJs (Dave P. and Sammy Slice), Mike Z., Dave Pak and a special appearance by NYC electronic artist Empress Of. Listen to her new song “Kitty Kat” below and pick up tickets for the event here.

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Spin around town with Ruby Buff in new video for “Bike”

Ruby Buff
Ruby Buff | photo via Facebook

Local power pop outfit Ruby Buff have released a video for their single “Bike,” taken from the summer’s Insufficient Funs EP. Presumably filmed during the band’s recent Midwest tour, the clip is a montage of goofy scenes that usually involve at least one member spinning in place. They spin in chairs that look like a macaroni on top of a pepperoni, in front of colorfully painted houses, in a bedroom, at the World’s Largest Rocking Chair and at the Elvis museum in Memphis. Take the tour below and catch the band live at Kung Fu Necktie on October 5th with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fire and Pujol. Tickets and information are available here.

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New Philly emcee Yoitscj! releases first single “Go”

Yoitscj  | via facebook.com/yoitscj
Yoitscj | via facebook.com/yoitscj

Newcomer Yoitscj! has just hit the Philly hip hop scene hard with his new trap single “Go.”  The song, produced by Rob Devious and featuring vocals from Tay Jones, infectiously capitalizes on a hip hop subgenre that’s been blowing up as of late thanks to artists like Post Malone. With Kevin Durant and basketball references being ever so prominent, the entertaining song and equally entertaining video is a solid first effort. Check it out below. Continue reading →

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Meet Brackish, listen to their debut single “Any Better”

 

Brackish | Photo by Dan Bassini | via brackish.bandcamp.com
Brackish | Photo by Dan Bassini | via brackish.bandcamp.com

Brackish is either the place where saltwater and fresh water meet, creating a habitat that can only support certain life, or it’s an up and coming local punk act. Their first single “Any Better” is a testament to the late 90s emo movement, and is best listened to while wandering the streets aimlessly. Continue reading →

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Download “Cranekiss” by Tamaryn

Tamaryn | Photo by Alexandra Gavillet
Tamaryn | Photo by Alexandra Gavillet

Tomorrow night, Thursday September 3rd, Tamaryn are performing at Johnny Brenda’s. The band is named for its front woman and songwriter Tamaryn Brown, originally from New Zealand, and based in New York. Since the release of Tamaryn’s debut full length album – The Wave – five years ago, words like shoegaze, shoegaze, and um, shoegaze, have been used to describe the kind of music she creates. While there have been shoegaze touch points on her previous records, with each album Tamaryn has evolved, and this time around, she’s made a flat out pop album, dressed in lush keyboards, synths, beats, and driving hooks. Continue reading →

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Philly’s Mumblr gets expansive on the new Super! Premium! Deluxe! EP

Mumblr | Photo by Michelle Rose | via mumblr.bandcamp.com
Mumblr | Photo by Michelle Rose | via mumblr.bandcamp.com

Philly punk four-piece Mumblr charges ahead in a few different directions with their latest collection, the Super! Premium! Deluxe! EP, out today. While the band previously sported a raw and hooky post-emo sound, the new collection dabbles in different styles, from early 90s grunge melancholia (“Super!”) to vicious noise pop (“Deluxe!”) and a curious spoken work piece to classic emo interlocking guitar lines (“Premium!”). The EP is bursting with urgency (“We recorded this live in one day thank you thank you” sayeth the Bandcamp liner notes) and is available for a free download here. Give it a listen below, and catch Mumblr when they play Ortlieb’s on September 22nd; tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert CalendarContinue reading →