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Lizdelise celebrated a stellar new album at the House Key Showcase with Strawberry Runners and Snake Boy Gang

Lizdelise at the House Key Showcase | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Last month, experimental pop Philly trio Lizdelise released their third album, Holy Matrimony, and this past Saturday they celebrated the new record (as well as the end of a two-week tour) with a packed homecoming show at Underground Arts for the second House Key Showcase.

The band’s set was a mix of pop hooks and fierce playing from guitarist and singer Elizabeth De Lise (that’s Lizard King to you), drummer Taylor Cullen, and bassist / keyboardist Mark Watter. Not to mention effusively thankful and contagiously happy banter from De Lise. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Lizdelise

In the near-decade that we’ve been recording The Key Studio Sessions, Philly’s Lizdelise may be the first artist to make their debut performance as a solo performer and return as a band. But singer / songwriter and guitarist Elizabeth De Lise has made a serious evolution over several years on our radar; from the storytelling jazz / pop of 2014’s To & Fro, to the headier loop-driven nature of 2016’s self-titled sophomore record. De Lise’s first appearance in WXPN studios with bassist and collaborator Mark Watter was otherworldly, yet grounded and accessible: as I described at the time, “the set swallows you in sound, with layers of vocal rounds floating alongside askew lead guitar.”

De Lise’s career path in the time since has taken off on an yet more exciting path, branching out into other artistic disciplines — particularly theater and dance. She performed as a guitarist and vocalist in La Medea by writer and composer Yara Travieso, and also worked on scoring in David Dorfman Dance and Liz Charky Dance. Continue reading →

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Listen to Grandchildren’s self-titled, Lizdelise’s Holy Matrimony, and other Philly albums out today

Grandchildren (left) and Lizdelise | photos courtesy of the artists

It doesn’t always line up that there are numerous new albums from the Philadelphia region on record release Fridays…but when that happens, we love spending the morning in our headphones and in our feels. Here are four new Philly records released on January 31st: Grandchildren‘s self-titled, Lizdelise‘s Holy Matrimony, Drift‘s Reflection(s) and Sagar Bumsweat‘s Greater Fool Radio. Continue reading →

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Hear Full Bush, Resilient, Lizdelise and more in NonMutant Presents’ Unite! benefit compilation

Full Bush | photo by Lindsay Steigerwald | via facebook.com/FullBushBand

Brooklyn-based label NonMutant has just released Unite!, its second volume in a series of charitable Bandcamp compilations. The 26-track volume features songs from emerging Philly and NYC artists, including familiar faces Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Lizdelise, Full BushResilient, and many more. All proceeds from its sale will go to United We Dream, an immigration advocacy organization that focuses on securing protections and educational access for immigrants, preventing deportations, and supporting LGBTQ immigrants. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cranes are Flying at Johnny Brenda’s, Lizdelise at Ortlieb’s, Amir Obè at The Troc

Cranes are Flying | via facebook.com/cranesareflying

Philly trio Cranes are Flying mixes up pop-punk and post-rock with a dose of anthemic modern rock on its latest EP, Code Switching, out today. The band has been on the scene since 2009 and celebrates its new record tonight at Johnny Brenda’s with Boy Lawyer, Glenn Matthews and Flat Mary Road. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; listen to the new EP below. Continue reading →

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Lizdelise share new single “Tell Me” after signing to Odd Gift Records

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Lizdelise | photo by Cecilia Brown | http://www.ceciliabrownphoto.com

Local outfit Lizdelise are returning to the fold after a two month tour and some time spent in NYC, where songwriters/musicians Liz De Lise and Mark Watter worked on their first joint material as a duo with a drum machine. “Tell Me” is the first release from those sessions and sees the band elevating De Lise’s eclectic sound to new heights.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lizdelise at MilkBoy and David Dondero at Bourbon and Branch

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Lizdelise | photo by Cecilia Brown | http://www.ceciliabrownphoto.com

Folk rock/pop duo Lizdelise will headline Milkboy tonight with The Living Strange and Water Temple. Their self-titled full-length dropped last September, and you check out a video for one of its singles “Baby Bird” below. Find their Key Studio Session from last year here and tickets and more information on the show here. Continue reading →

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Jesse Hale Moore announces residency at Bourbon & Branch with Lizdelise, Settled Arrows and more

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Jesse Hale Moore | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | hellerhound.com

Local favorite Jesse Hale Moore is taking over the upstairs stage at Northern Liberties’ Bourbon & Branch for a three-week residency packed with friends in the supporting slots. Beginning Thursday, March 2nd and running through March 16th, the keyboardist will welcome special appearances by Koof & Vessna, Heart Harbor, Lizdelise and more while (hopefully!) previewing his long-awaited debut LP.

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