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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tigers Jaw at Union Transfer, Cheerleader at Johnny Brenda’s, Geisha Facade at The Barbary and more…

Tigers Jaw | photo by Jimmy Fontaine | courtesy of the artist
Tigers Jaw | photo by Jimmy Fontaine | courtesy of the artist

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw make their highly anticipated appearance at Union Transfer tonight. Touring in support of this year’s spin, the duo recently filmed a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music; watch that set below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show with Saintseneca and Smidley here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Pinkwash at Everybody Hits, The Go-Gos at The Fillmore, Cheerleader at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Pinkwash |photo by AmyJuneBreesman | courtesy of the artist
Pinkwash | photo by Amy June Breesman | courtesy of the artist

Pinkwash just released their debut full-length Collective Sigh off of Don Giovanni Records in May and tonight they play Everybody Hits. The event page for the evening suggests, “bang yer head and take out your aggression on some current political situations with a bat and a ball. The world is over and music is all we have left.” Tickets can only be purchased at the door so be sure to get there early to snag yours. More info on the event can be found on its Facebook page. Get familiar with “Longer Now” off Collective Sigh below. Continue reading →

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Cheerleader team up with Funny or Die for “A Million Ways” video

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Cheerleader | photo courtesy of the artist

Though their hazy pop songs could easily be paired with colorful seascapes or montages of nostalgic flashback photos, Cheerleader chose to do something a little left of center for the music video accompanying “A Million Ways.” Teaming up with the creative minds at Funny or Die, the local band presents a refresher course in love.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Vita and the Woolf at Bourbon and Branch, Cheerleader at MilkBoy, Borns at the Electric Factory and more

Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

Philly electronic pop duo Vita and the Woolf step out to Bourbon and Branch tonight for their first Philly gig in a minute. The band teased some new music this spring – the asskicking “Brett” – and it lends support to the final night of Queen of Jeans’ May residency. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Cheerleader’s Carl Bahner releases remix of Aeroplane Mode’s “Aphrodite”

Carl Bahner | Photo by Nicky Devine | courtesy of the artist
Carl Bahner | Photo by Nicky Devine | courtesy of the artist

Carl Bahner, drummer of Philly indie-rock band Cheerleader, has released his own remix of Areoplane Mode‘s “Aphrodite”.

Released under the name “Bahner,” the mix takes the minimal pop of the original and takes it into the realm of house music while still emphasizing the soaring vocals of singer Jess Carvo. Bahner’s version grows off a steady bass pulse and jumping synths with samples of Carvo’s thrilling oohs and aahs. Continue reading →

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Cheerleader remixes their old tourmates The Wombats

Cheerleader | via Facebook.com/cheerleadersounds
Cheerleader | via Facebook.com/cheerleadersounds

Philly’s Cheerleader just gave the remix treatment to their old tour buddies The Wombats. Drummer Carl Bahner put an 80s dance party spin on “Give Me A Try” from The Wombats’ latest record Glitterbug, dropping in an awesome sax solo courtesy of Korey Riker at the end of the song. It’s a subtle but digable re-imagining of the song; give it a listen below. Continue reading →

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Free at Noon Flashback: Cheerleader revved up the crowd

Cheerleader | Photo by Megan Lynch | meglynchart.tumblr.com
Cheerleader | Photo by Megan Lynch | meglynchart.tumblr.com

Philadelphia indie pop act Cheerleader delighted the crowd with their high energy set at today’s Free at Noon. Fresh off of XPN Fest, attendees were familiar with their shimmery and fun-spirited sounds. Cheerleader kicked off their set with “Do What You Want” and was met with much applause from the F@N Caravan who biked 521 miles from Boston to attend the event, during the opening line “I feel like driving out of Massachusetts.” Continue reading →