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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Kath Bloom at Johnny Brenda’s

Kath Bloom | photo via artist’s Facebook page

Veteran singer-songwriter Kath Bloom put out new material this past spring with an album titled This Dream Of Life. Tonight she’ll be gracing us plebeians with her powerful songstress presence at Johnny Brenda’s, alongside a bill including Friendship and Most Selfless Cheerleader.  Find info on the show here, and watch the heartbreaking and touching video for Bloom’s new track “I Just Can’t Make It Without You,” below. Continue reading →

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Folkadelphia presents Kath Bloom with Lac La Belle and Cave Country tomorrow at Studio 34


Fred Knittel’s Folkadelphia presents the latest in its folk music concert series with American songstress Kath Bloom, who will perform with folksters Lac La Belle and Cave Country tomorrow, Friday June 15th, 8pm at Studio 34 in West Philly. Tickets to the all-ages performance can be purchased for $9.27 (includes service fee) here, or for $10 at the door. On June 25th, Kath Bloom will release her new EP, Here I Am, on Carlo Verde Records. Below, watch a video of Lac La Belle performing “I Love My Love.”

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Listen to Friendship’s steady-going, emotional new single “If You See My Beloved”

Friendship | photo by Abi Reimold | courtesy of the artist
Friendship | photo by Abi Reimold | courtesy of the artist

Philly indie folk outfit Friendship have just shared a new single in addition to announcing a release date for their sophomore album, Shock Out of Season, which will be out on November 3rd via Orindal Records.

“If You See My Beloved” is a five minute long track that edges along to a steady beat and a static electro atmosphere. The power of the song lies in the lyrics, however, with frontman Dan Wriggins’ conversational, stream-of-conscious words painting a picture of a deteriorating relationship through his realistic recount of a rainy day excursion. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: The Powder Kegs’ vinyl-release show at Johnny Brenda’s

The Powder KegsTonight, The Powder Kegs get a little bit of extra mileage out of their full-length debut, The Amanicans. As we mentioned back in March, when John Vettese highlighted the Philly-based pop quartet in his Philly Local Philes, The Amanicans (which was recorded at Miner St. Studios and released on March 30th) celebrated its official release with a show at Kung Fu Necktie on April 3rd. Two months later, the celebration continues: this time, with a vinyl-release show at Johnny Brenda’s. Sure, it’s the same songs and the same record—but, this time, it’s on vinyl. [That said, vinyl remains awesome and hopefully will always have a place within indie-rock—and the more bands who release vinyl versions of their albums (while ditching the CD format for straight-up digital downloads), the better.] The Powder Kegs perform with Paper Cat and Communipaw at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.

Also playing: Meg Baird + Kath Bloom, Ember Schrag at Kung Fu Necktie (7:30 p.m., 21+, $8)