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Vicariously follow ZouZou Mansour’s road warrior badassery in Soraia’s tour diary on My Life in Sound

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Soraia | photo by Beth Herzhaft

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a frontwoman for a badass hard rock band? If you’re like me, your answer probably fell somewhere along the lines of “only all of the time always.” I mean, c’mon, these ladies are the epitome of coolness and kick-assery. A prime example: ZouZou Mansour of Philly rock group, Soraia. Local blog My Life in Sound is helping us unworthy plebeians live out our rockstar dreams vicariously through ZouZou’s tour diary, which documents Soraia’s time jamming along the East Coast this spring. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rick Astley at Electric Factory, Soraia at Milkboy, Erykah Badu at Boardwalk Hall and more…

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Rick Astley, circa 1987

Rick Astley rolls into town tonight for a show at the Electric Factory. The 80s popstar is touring in support of 50, his 2016 return to recording and first number-one album since the release of his 1987 debut. The Key’s Maureen Walsh previewed Astley’s visit earlier this week, highlighting a few songs she hope’s the “Never Gonna Give You Up” singer will play. Check that out here, pick up tickets here, and watch “Angels On My Side” from 50 below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mannequin Pussy at Everybody Hits, Soraia at The TLA, Steady Hands at Ortlieb’s and more…

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Mannequin Pussy | photo by Sam Rudich | courtesy of the band

Digging last week’s Key Studio Session with Mannequin Pussy? Catch the local outfit at Everybody Hits tonight to welcome them home from a long tour and celebrate the release of their stellar new LP Romantic. More information for the all-ages show with Spirit of the Beehive and Beth Israel can be found here. Stream the Key Session here and listen to “Emotional High” below. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Soraia at Johnny Brenda’s, Salt N Pepa at BB&T Pavillion, Spill at Chameleon Club and more

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Soraia | photo by Beth Herzhaft

Philly rockers Soraia open the show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight, joining local glam-loving crew Creem Circus for a night of guitar riffs and cranked amplifiers. The band’s new Less Than Zero EP features the jagged rocker “Electrocutioner,” which you can check out the music video for below. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Soraia revive 80s arena rock on “Electrocutioner”

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Soraia | photo by Beth Herzhaft

Before heading across the bridge to Mount Holly, NJ for Hollystock Music & Arts Festival later this month, local rockers Soraia will make a stop a Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday, August 6th. The band channels the raw glamour of 80s arena rock acts like Pat Benatar and Heart on their latest Less Than Zero EP, a highlight of which is the polished and catchy “Electrocutioner.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Radiator Hospital at PhilaMOCA, Carolyn Thorn at Milkboy, Mac DeMarco at the Electric Factory and more…

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Radiator Hospital | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Radiator Hospital return to PhilaMOCA tonight for their first local show since November. The Philly project of Sam Cook-Parrott released its latest LP Wedding Album in February, which features “old songs, new songs, borrowed songs and blue songs” including “Singer’s No Star” below. Pick up tickets for the all-ages show with The Spook School, Bent Shapes and Littler here.

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