Now this is a bit more like it. Last Tuesday’s edition of The Week Ahead was a bit tighter, a quiet first week of year. This week, though, we’ve got 18 shows for your consideration, from Brit rockers The Wombats at Union Transfer to the heavy atmospherics of True Widow at Johnny Brenda’s, Philly rapper PnB Rock headlining a homecoming gig at The Fillmore, and a lot more. Add into the mix a healthy slate of continuing Philly Loves Bowie Week activity, and you’ve got plenty of reasons not to stay in from the cold. Continue reading →
After a few years of mixtapes, guest spots and EPs, singer and songwriter SZA made her full-length label debut this year with CTRL, and it is glorious. Beginning with an R&B base, she layers on elements of downbeat electronic music, atmospheric rap and rock for a wholly unique and captivating listening experience. Check out the video for “Love Galore” below and get tickets and information on SZA’s show tonight at The Fillmore Philadelphia at the XPN Concert Calendar.
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After the hoot of a time that was XPN Fest Day One, I arrived this morning more than a little sleepy and armed with a large cup o’ joe. I was very ready to hunker down in the lawn for the first set of the day, but as soon as Philly duo, The Dove and the Wolf‘s captivating atmospheric, sounds echoed out in the crowd, I knew there was no chance of me sitting for this one.
The Parisian-turned-Philly duo of Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard were practically heaven-sent to start off the second day of the weekend, as everything about the group drips floaty, breezy vibes; fitting as a wonderfully ideal match for easing in this morning of tunes. Continue reading →
If Lucius and The War on Drugs got together, the result would be The Dove & the Wolf. The tight harmonies, soulful songwriting, and expansive sound that the duo have created can be heard tonight at Spruce Street Harbor Park‘s free summer concert series, happening every Thursday and featuring some of our favorite Philly artists. The Dove & the Wolf re-released their sophomore record I Don’t Know What to Feel in March, making their label debut with Fat Possum Records. Check out the Philadelphia-via-Paris group’s recent interview and preview of a new track on Dan Drago’s 25 O’Clock Podcast. They will also be performing at the XPoNential Music Fest in July. For more information on tonight’s show, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Dan Drago’s 25 O’Clock Podcast has long been a favorite listen for us here at The Key. Now on its 73rd episode, the podcast frequently features guests from all over scene, diving deeper into their life than we can see from the surface. Over the years, Philly music’s finest has been a consistent presence on the pod, the latest guest being Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard of The Dove and the Wolf. Continue reading →
Philly duo The Dove and The Wolf have successfully escaped the grey Northeast winter vibes that hit our city today; they’re down in Austin for the next several days, playing the #AmplifyPhilly showcase tonight doing the whole industry showcase thing for the next few days before heading out on an EU tour with Jens Lekman.
The other great news for the band, of course, is that they’re now on Fat Possum Records, and their debut EP I Don’t Know What To Feel reissues on March 24th via the label, with a couple bonus tracks that weren’t on its original release. We’ve got one of them for you to listen to today.
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For the third year running, the Philly music scene has its own SXSW showcase on 6th Street in Austin. This year’s #AmplifyPhilly party, co-sponsored by the City as well as the folks from RecPhilly, takes place March 14th, 2017 — the second night of SXSW — at Buffalo Billiards, with a headlining performance from rock and roll force of nature The Districts.
Also on the lineup is electro-rock / soul soundscaper Son Little, eclectic pop visionary Bilal and dynamic R&B four-piece Good Girl. Philly / LA artist Julian King joins the lineup as well, along with breezy indie poppers Queen of Jeans and spacey folk duo The Dove and The Wolf; between sets, DJ Aktive spins. Continue reading →
Cover songs often pose a tricky predicament. Do you stay as close to the original as you can? Completely transform the song into your own? It’s very risky territory, especially when covering a song by a legend like Leonard Cohen. But all this didn’t hinder Philly-based indie pop duo, The Dove and the Wolf, from taking the leap and covering Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye.” And I’m super glad it didn’t, because Paloma Gill and Lou Hayat-Camard’s take on the sweet and simple folk tune is a beautiful gem of a cover. Continue reading →