Philly modern rock five piece goodnight/goodluck is releasing its debut EP missing this spring. Though the five bandmates are longtime friends who have played music together since they were kids, this is their first proper release — and based on what we’ve heard, it’s an anthemic, riff-heavy feast for the ears that’s solidly steeped in the crossover between underground emo and mainstream rock. When their demo surfaced online last year, I noted its heavy Get Up Kids / Rainer Maria vibes, and asked y’all to give them a hi-five next time you see them.
As of right now, that next time is May 12th at Boot & Saddle, where the band celebrates the release of missing with Secret American and Wax Wav. Today, they give a teaser of the experience with the new music video for “Ice Cream & Red Wine,” which is mostly comprised of a single black & white shot filmed along Salmon and Seltzer streets in Fishtown (which, speaking of odd culinary pairings, salmon seltzer, people. Crazy.) As the bandmates play their instruments in the street and along the sidewalk, singer and lyricist Sarah Puleo makes an exit from Kitty’s Luncheonette, and they march along the Olde Richmond freight line until popping through a wormhole of sorts, appearing in a field in living color. Continue reading →
The week starts with blues rock ripper Selwyn Birchwood out in the burbs and wraps up in South Philly with the contemplative singer-songwriting of The Afterglows. In between: classic soul, immersive psych, punk rock and more. Here are 17 concerts to see in and around Philadelphia this week. Continue reading →
Got plans this week? Because, wow, have we got plans for you. It’s a jam-packed seven days ahead of us, with no fewer than 22 concerts at your fingertips in the Philadelphia region (most within city limits, some a short drive away). Get out. See live music. And we’ll catch up with you on the other side. Continue reading →
The annual NPR Music #TinyDeskContest revealed its 2018 winner last month: Naia Izumi, a Georgia-born, Los Angeles-based busker who excels at swift guitar licks, live looping and fervent rock and soul vocals. While we’re certain to hear more from Izumi and team Tiny Desk in the coming weeks and months, let’s not get too far from this year’s competition without celebrating the plethora of impressive Philadelphia-based entries. Continue reading →
Here at The Key, we spend a lot of time each week digging through every new release from Philadelphia that shows up on Bandcamp. At the end of each week, we present you with the most interesting, most unusual and overall best of the bunch: this is Items Tagged Philadelphia.
One of the best thing about growing up Catholic and then growing out of it is that realization that Sunday is a normal day, just like any other day of the week. People go to work, or go to the store, or go on a morning run — as I did this morning, on a decently crowded Wissahickon Trail.
It was my first run since the autumn; it was five miles long. It didn’t hurt too too badly but it didn’t feel great either. Gotta run more often. But again, it was not just a Sunday, but Easter Sunday, which when you’re a kid in the Catholic church is impressed upon you as like the most important Sunday of all time and all the world should stop to rotate around its glory — and maybe there was a time, 60 or 70 years ago, when America actually did function that way. Thankfully, Easter today is able to exist as a normal day, just like any other, at least in Philly. Continue reading →