From tonight’s headlining set form DIY faves Adult Mom to Sunday’s hotly anticipated return of Anderson .Paak, singer-songwriters Lily & Madeline and a 20th anniversary tribute to Things Fall Apart, this week is packed with live music. Here are 15 concerts to see in the next 7 days, all around Philly. Continue reading →
There’s a frenzied unpredictability to Adia Victoria — it what makes her performances so captivating. It’s like an underlying current of electricity that bursts unexpectedly through her trademark soft and raspy vocals. And just as quickly as it comes, it disappears with a sweet smile, but is left with traces of daggers in her eyes.
It’s this undeniable swagger and confidence that oozes through the slinky, unsettling songs of Victoria’s acclaimed album, Beyond the Bloodhounds — which she entranced the XPN Fest crowd with today. Armed with a guitar and commanding vocals, Victoria strays from sugar-coated, predominantly white country music depictions of Southern life by unapologetically describing the harsh realities of living as a black woman in the South. Continue reading →
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Adia Victoria is WXPN’s Artist To Watch for July. Having just released her impressive debut album, Beyond the Bloodhounds, the Nashville based musician digs deep into her Southern musical roots for a collection of songs that blend, blues and rock with touches of psychedelia and dark imagery and haunting storytelling. Continue reading →
Pay attention because the powerhouse that is Adia Victoria has arrived. Brimming with youth and vitality, a voice both sweet and sticky that opens doors to southern rock and blues, Victoria is an imposing force. And during nearly 40 minutes on Friday, her unique sound was heard loud and clear. Continue reading →
Tiani Victoria officially released her debut mixtape Hard Candy this week, and wow – it is tight. The 15-track release is full of the artist’s unstoppable flow and smooth, crisp beats.
Opener track “Million Dollar Flow” kicks it off strong with laid back, classic hip hop vibes. The song was The Key’s original run-in with Tiani when she released it as a single a year ago, immediately putting her on our radar. Another quick favorite is her bumpin’ track “Marinate,” filled out with a danceworthy beat and eery vibes reminiscent of fellow Philadelphian Meek Mill. Continue reading →
This week’s Key Studio Session brought in a long set from The Downtown Club. Dark and broody, the trio recorded a mix of old and new songs – they’ll be releasing an EP in August. Stream and download “Victoria” below and get the full six-track set here.
Prepare yourselves, because there’s an incredibly good show coming our way this fall. So good that it may take a moment or two to process that it is actually happening. It hasn’t been too, too long since we’ve seen The Nationalin town(those who were lucky enough to score tickets, that is) — the band played to a very sold-out Kimmel Center in December, and performed their new album Sleep Well Beast to an even more sold-out Union Transfer last September for NPR Music’s First Listen Live.
This September, The National is coming back to Philly — not to either of the previously mentioned venues, but to the Mann Center. And if that’s not reason enough to get excited, the opening acts will be Cat Power and Phoebe Bridgers. What?! How does a lineup like this even come together? Maybe it’s best not to ask questions, but just mark our calendars and thank whatever cosmic forces made this happen. Continue reading →