Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is pairing up with jazz-pop four-piece Lake Street Dive for a summer tour that comes through the Philadelphia region on June 10, at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10 a.m. Continue reading →
Lake Street Dive played an incredible set on their first of two nights at Union Transfer on Tuesday night. The four-piece group is currently touring in support of their sophomore album, Side Pony, which was released earlier this year. By fusing together the sounds of rock, R&B and soul along with a ‘60s influence, Lake Street Dive’s sound is catchy and unique. As soon as the band took the stage, the crowd went wild with excitement in anticipation for their set to start. Continue reading →
Psychedelic indie six-piece Cuddle Magic has been sending cerebral pop vibes from its dual home-bases of Brooklyn and West Philly for the better part of the past decade.
The band’s fifth album, Ashes / Axis, is due out on Northern Spy Records early next year, and the band recently began teasing songs from it. First there was the song “Trojan Horse,” which appeared on Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton’s New Music Mix on NPR Music last week. With a Philly headlining date on the horizon, today we’re excited to bring you another song from the record. Continue reading →
Indie-pop quartet Free Cake for Every Creature plays tonight at World Cafe Live. The Philly-based group released their first full length album, Talking Quietly With You, last April. Joining them will be Philly favorite Hello Shark, who just released Delicate, and Florida-based indie duo Sales. Tickets and information for the all ages show can be found here. Watch the video for “All You Gotta Be When You’re 23 Is Yourself” below, released last spring on their latest LP. Continue reading →
Boston luminaries Lake Street Dive just announced their return to Philly, following a headlining engagement at The Fillmore in support of their new record Side Pony. (See photos here.) The band will headline Union Transfer on back-to-back nights this fall, on Tuesday, October 11th, and Wednesday, October 12th. Continue reading →
Friday night’s show at The Fillmore was all about tons of dancing and stellar front-women. The sold-out event began with The Suffers, from Houston, Texas, rocking the stage, as lead vocalist Kam Franklin strutted the stage in a green sequined dress. Franklin really warmed the crowd up with her soulful voice, big stage presence, and inspirational story of finding a second career in music. The ten-piece band is touring behind a couple EPs and their self-titled LP, and has gained a strong following for a band whose debut album is only a month old.
By the time Lake Street Dive arrived, the crowd was ready to keep dancing after chugging a few more cocktails at one of the many bars. Singer / frontwoman Rachael Price began their set with a similar enthusiasm as Franklin, as she danced and smiled with each sultry lyric. The band just released their fifth LP, Side Pony, with Nonesuch Records, and with it came a new energy and a clean look; Price donning high heels and a skirt as she stands at center stage. By the middle of the set, Price pulled a scrunchy out of her hair, shot it into the audience and the band went into the title track “Side Pony,” which really got the audience boogying. Continue reading →
Lake Street Dive are set to release their new album, Side Pony on February 19th. Named after a hairstyle, Side Pony musically builds on strengths of their last studio album, Bad Self Portraits, strengths rooted in R&B and soul, classic pop, a little blues, pure sheer musical fun, and lead singer Rachael Price’s powerhouse vocals. Continue reading →