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Watch G Love perform “Back to Boston” for World Cafe via VuHaus

G. Love in World Cafe Studio | Photos by Rich McKie
G. Love in World Cafe Studio | Photos by Rich McKie

While out on the road in support of their latest effort, Philadelphia-born G Love & Special Sauce stopped by the World Cafe studio to record a live performance and interview with David Dye. Love Saves the Day is the band’s tenth album and follows 2014’s Sugar with a collection of songs that are chock full of guest appearances and classic G Love tales.

VuHaus was on hand to film a few songs during the session, including this clip of “Back to Boston.” Check it out below and tune into G Love’s World Cafe session on Friday, January 15th on 88.5 XPN.

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Catching up with G Love before his March shows at the TLA

via facebook.com/glovespecialsauce
via facebook.com/glovespecialsauce

G Love has been a staple of the Philadelphia music scene for what seems like forever, with his first album, G. Love and Special Sauce, coming out nearly 21 years ago. But G. (born Garrett Dutton) never stopped making music and is back to the old touring grind this March with an extensive U.S. tour, which includes two stops in Philly at South Street’s Theater of the Living Arts, to promote his newest album, Sugar.

But this year’s Sugar Blues Tour is just the latest in G. Love’s storied music career; he’s basically toured nonstop over the course of the past 20 years, and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. In this interview for The Key, G. talks about his band hitting the drinking age, the return of original bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and the grind that’s necessary to stay relevant in the music business. Continue reading →

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G Love releases new video for “Too Much Month”

G Love | photo via facebook.com/glovespecialsauce
G Love | photo via facebook.com/glovespecialsauce

Promotion continues for G Love & Special Sauce‘s new Sugar. The album, which was released last month, features the song “Too Much Month,” which has all the characteristics of a typical G Love track – sloppy, bluesy, yet splendidly cohesive. The song’s video features the band in an empty diner, with G Love decked out in his distinctive fedora, leather jacket, and harmonica (which he never even plays in the song, it just lies on his shoulders).  The black and whiteness of the video gives the song a particularly nostalgic feel as band members Jimi Jazz and Jeffrey Clemens jam along with him.

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Download a new G Love Song: “Fixin’ To Die”


One of our long-time faves G Love is releasing his new album Fixin To Die on February 22nd on Brushfire Records. The record was produced by The Avett Brothers at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. There’s a cover of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” and the stomping title song written by the legendary Bukka White.

As G says on his website:

“It was an emotional recording session and I was truly blown away by the level of focus, care and passion Scott & Seth brought to it. We felt connected the entire time – it was instantaneous. It always feels like crunch time in the studio but it never felt like that with these guys. It was a team thing, no drama, no agenda. It was a tremendously positive and encouraging experience. This is the most inspired I’ve ever felt making a record – let’s just put it that way. I’m still buzzing about it.”

Here’s the title song for you to download, compliments of G –

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Tierra Whack’s Hot 97 freestyle was filled with Philly love

Tierra Whack on Hot 97 | still from video

DJ Funkmaster Flex’s show on NYC station Hot 97 is something of a proving grounds for rappers to showcase their skills on the mic, those on the rise and established names alike. Last Wednesday, Philly MC Tierra Whack dropped by Funk Flex’s studio to take part in his freestyle series, and over two minutes of the beat from Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where I Can See,” she was fierce, funny and filled with Philly love. Continue reading →

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Ivy Sole tells a queer love story in “How High”

Ivy Sole | still from video

Philly-made rapper Ivy Sole has released a video for “How High,” off her debut album Overgrown. Directed by Sole in collaboration with Ethan Boye-Do, the video was shot in Venice Beach and shows Sole wandering the shore in the early morning, hand-in-hand with actress Andria Langston. The song captures that stomach-flipping rush of being in the proximity of someone you love. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Lady Lamb brings Deep Love tour to The Foundry this spring

Lady Lamb | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist
Lady Lamb | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

Lady Lamb a.k.a Aly Spaltro has announced her Deep Love tour of North America. The last time the artist toured was in 2016, in support of her solo EP Tender Warriors Club. Now Aly returns with the force of a full band, including guitarist Alex Schaaf (Yellow Ostrich, Tallest Man on Earth), bassist Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, Okkervil River) and Marian Li Pino on drums (La Luz). Continue reading →