Lansdale power pop punks The Sixties teased their new EP Haunt Me (out April 11th) with their newest single “Let’s Lose It All”.
Marking their first new material since 2014’s There It Isn’t, we find an upbeat indie-esque tune akin to some classic Gatsby’s American Dream, spilling the ultimate conundrum of roaming through life without a well-established purpose. A prancing guitar dominates the song in an instantly catchy fashion, landing the single as another anthemic track from the quintet.
Though they are no longer hosting shows at their West Philly DIY space, the folks of 502 South have continued to be crucial supporters and promoters of local music. They spread their love in a big way with the annual Philly Rock Comps CDs, and volume three has just been released for streaming on Bandcamp.
Just last week we reported on the Communion Philadelphia’s October showcase which featured such awesome bands as Secret Someones, Darla and Mr. Sampson. The folks over at Communion Music continue the monthly event with a just-announced November lineup featuring up and coming bands from around the east coast – including some local acts. Continue reading →
Local Americana group Oldermost continue to support 2015’s It’s Difficult To Know Anything At All with a show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s in support of California’s The Donkeys. The one-two punch of Oldermost’s easy-listening, yet ever-evolving sound with The Donkeys’ sunny, West-coast vibe will make for a relaxing and enjoyable night for all. Go to the XPN Concert Calendar to find out more about tonight’s concert. Continue reading →
Lansdale, PA, trio The Sixties are “unapologetically hard rock, aggressive and anthemic,” says The Key’s John Vettese. “Loaded with hooks, vocal bravado by frontman C.J. Morgan and serpentine shreddery by lead guitarist Chris Wagner,” says Vettese, the band – also featuring Chris Mehr on drums – released the red hot There It Isn’t in June. Continue reading →
Local indie rockers Southwork will play Johnny Brenda’s tonight, celebrating the release of its latest record Wear Your Heart Out. The record was recorded in a South Philly row home on a reel-to-reel tape machine owned by frontman Mike Vivas’ cousins. The recordings are raw and heartfelt, just fuzzy enough to sound like a warp-y dream. Take a listen to “Tell You a Story” below and pick up tickets for the show with Tutlie and Purples here. Continue reading →
The Sixties were reared in the DIY scene surrounding the Montgomery County burg of Lansdale, and are tight friends with some of its players (including The Wonder Years, who they opened up for at The First Unitarian Church last year). But don’t let that typecast them. They’re only sorta punk; they’re not even remotely pop-punk. More to the point, these dudes are unapologetically hard rock, aggressive and anthemic and loaded with hooks, vocal bravado by frontman C.J. Morgan and serpentine shreddery by lead guitarist Chris Wagner. Continue reading →
Lansdale rockers The Sixties recently released a new music video for its song, “Jean Jacket” from its debut album, There It Isn’t. A mix of alternative and punk with a heaping dose of garage, the song’s video follows a character making a choice. Should he put on the business suit and continue on with his mundane, bleak life or put on that jean jacket and return to his rocker ways? It’s like one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. In the end, he picks the jean jacket (right choice) and joins The Sixties — taking lead singer C.J. Morgan’s place. Check out the music video for “Jean Jacket” below and download There It Isn’t here.