One of the week’s most anticipated concerts, Kacey Musgraves at The Fillmore, is long sold out, but fear not: there’s still a terrific variety of live music at your fingertips this week. Here are 13 concerts you can see in the next seven days all around Philly. Continue reading →
Beloved Long Island rockers Brian and and Michael and D’Addario, better known as the Lemon Twigs, released a 6-minute multi-movement epic “The Fire”, the third single from their upcoming 15 track “musical” Go To School.
The album “tells the coming-of-age story of Shane, a pure of heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy” and features contributions from Todd Rundgren, Big Star’s Joey Stephens, and the D’Addario brothers’ mom and dad. Rundgren is an obvious point of reference on “The Fire”, which feels something like a montage of 70’s styles from AOR singer-songwriters to the theatrics of Elton John and Queen. How exactly the song’s narrative fits into the larger plot is a mystery yet to be known, but the story of “The Fire” alone is satisfying and even a bit moving in its absurd drama. Continue reading →
After an off week (to make time for that sweet, sweet XPNFest action), the Indie Rock Hit Parade is BACK! Listen at 11pm ET tonight, right after Land Of The Lost with Robert Drake, for a full two-hour return that’s bursting at the seams with brand new music. In the mix this for this week’s show are new tracks from Australia’s premier psych-dance troupe Jagwar Ma, teenage guitar poppers The Lemon Twigs, master of drama Bat For Lashes and much more. Check out those tracks and others below:
Brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario are The Lemon Twigs. The Long Island siblings recently released “As Long As We’re Together,” the first single off their soon forthcoming record, made with producer Jonathan Rado of Foxygen. Continue reading →
There are a lot of die-hards every year at XPoNential, but this year, one face in the crowd definitely stood out to those of us working backstage. Reuben Frank, who many of you might know from his reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles for Comcast SportsNet and WIP, as well as occasionally writing about music in Magnet Magacine. One of his claims to fame is his 25 Random Points column on CSN Philly, and we asked him to reprise that here on The Key, collecting things he heard and saw and thought about during #XPNFest.Continue reading →
France synthpopers Phoenix announced they’ll be back on the road this summer, spanning the globe on a world tour set to come to this fair city on June 2nd at The Fillmore with support from The Lemon Twigs. We haven’t seen any new full releases from the alt-rockers since 2013’s Bankrupt! — and this is their first tour since 2014 — so we hope this indicates new tunes from the group are on the way as well.
Time to ring in a new year of adventure on the Indie Rock Hit Parade, tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! Listen after the January edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P for a full two-hour show that’ll give you many reasons to start breathing heavily when you think about the music that’ll be out this year. New stuff in the mix tonight from Swedish swooner Jens Lekman, Philly drone-punks Creepoid, glam-pop young guns The Lemon Twigs and much more! Check out a few of the new tracks below…
This past October, Natalie Mering premiered Front Row Seat To Earth, her fourth offering under the Weyes Blood moniker and her third via Mexican Summer. Similar to albums from contemporaries the likes of Foxygen and The Lemon Twigs, Front Row combines 60s and 70s influences with modern perspective and subject matter, but where those artists tend to air more on the side of whimsy, Weyes Blood specializes in pure, unadulterated serenity. On the brand new video for “Used To Be”, Mering continues that trend. Continue reading →