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Lake Street Dive played a free concert at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater

Lake Street Dive at the Sherman Theater | photo by William Harris for WXPN | facebook.com/lacertaphoto

Boston folk-pop favorites Lake Street Dive played a free concert to a sold-out crowd at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater last night. The concert was put on by WXPN, and featured opening remarks from General Manager Roger LaMay, morning show team Kristen Kurtis and Bob Bumbera, and assistant music director Mike Vasilikos. The band’s set included the upbeat new “Baby Don’t Leave Me Alone With My Thoughts,” crowd favorites like “Red Light Kisses” and “Bad Self Portraits,” and covers of Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One” and Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl.” Check out scenes from the show by photographer William Harris, and give him a follow on Instagram at @lacertaphoto. Continue reading →

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Listen to “Good Kisser” from Lake Street Dive’s new album Free Yourself Up, see them at The Fillmore

Lake Street Dive
Lake Street Dive | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

Boston quartet Lake Street Dive will be releasing their second album Free Yourself Up with Nonesuch Records on May 4th. On the same day, the band is kicking off their tour in Boston, and they’ll play Philadelphia a week into it, May 12th at the Fillmore.  Continue reading →

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Lake Street Dive shines at Union Transfer

Lake Street Dive | photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | <a href=http://michellemontgomeryphotography.com target="_blank">michellemontgomeryphotography.com</a>
Lake Street Dive | photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

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 →

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PREMIERE: Cuddle Magic collabs with Lake Street Dive on “Slow Rider”

Cuddle Magic | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist
Cuddle Magic | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

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 →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Free Cake for Every Creature at World Cafe Live, Lake Street Dive at Union Transfer and La Santa Cecilia at World Cafe Live Upstairs

Free Cake for Every Creature
Free Cake for Every Creature | Photo by Alyssa Yohana | courtesy of the artist

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 →

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Just Announced: Lake Street Dive to headline two nights at Union Transfer this October

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Lake Street Dive | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

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 →

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Lake Street Dive and The Suffers bring down the house at The Fillmore

Lake Street Dive | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com
Lake Street Dive | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com

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 →

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Listen to the new Lake Street Dive album, Side Pony

Photo via Big Hassle Publicity http://bighassle.com/publicity/lake-street-dive#photos
Lake Street Dive | Photo courtesy of the artist

Lake Street Dive are set to release their new album, Side Pony on February 19th. Named after a hairstyleSide 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 →