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Listen to Philly’s basement dwellers cover their favorites on ACLU-charity compilation We Won’t Stop

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We Won’t Stop cover | via poorlydrawn.bandcamp.com

Poorly Drawn Records, the newly formed label from the infamous Twitter account “Poorly Drawn Bands,” adds on to the resistance with the new compilation album We Won’t Stop, featuring a smattering of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming covering some of their favorite artists in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Basement hounds Weller team up with Steel City’s Rue for vulnerable split EP

Weller | from wellerpa.bandcamp.com
Weller | from wellerpa.bandcamp.com

Philly’s residential basement rockers Weller recently released a split EP with Pittsburgh’s equally emotional Rue, bringing together some of the keystone state’s best underground indie rock outfits. Each band takes half of the 6 song track list, collectively flowing through 18 minutes of relaxing vibes and self-reflective lyricism.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dweller at Kung Fu Necktie, RUNA at Pastorius Park

Dweller | photo courtesy of the artist
Dweller | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly’s Dweller is the project of indie rock dudes Luke Harsel and Cody Bluett, formerly of the band Family Vacation. The guys recorded This Is What Happens When You Wait Too Long over the winter, and released it earlier this month — read their interview with our Tyler Asay for more. Tonight, the band plays Kung Fu Necktie; tickets and more information on the show can be found here. Listen to the album below. Continue reading →

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Dweller bridges the gap between abstract and concrete on debut album, This Is What Happens When You Wait Too Long

Dweller | photo courtesy of the artist
Dweller | photo courtesy of the artist

Luke Harsel and Cody Bluett have been making music together for many years, and at this point they are two sides of the same coin. They met early on in college at Temple University and spent most of their time at school with Family Vacation, the breezy beach-pop band who recently called it quits when the several band members decided to go in different musical directions.

“We just wanted an outlet for other musical ideas than we were getting at the time through Family Vacation, and once that band broke up we put all our focus on just writing and recording new songs,” said Harsel about Dweller, the duo’s new project that just recently released their first album, This Is What Happens When You Wait Too Long. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Paul Weller at Union Transfer, Lloyd Cole at World Cafe Live, Jacco Gardner at MilkBoy

Paul Weller
Paul Weller | photo via Facebook

Paul Weller headlines Union Transfer tonight. The prolific musician is touring in support of last month’s Saturns Pattern LP, his 12th solo record. Weller began his career as the frontman for British punk / mod-rivivalist band The Jam in the 70s before transitioning to The Style Council in the 80s. Watch Weller perform the title track from his new record on Later… with Jools Holland below and pick up tickets for the concert here.

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Photos: I Am the Avalanche and The Swellers at The Barbary

I Am The Avalanche | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
I Am The Avalanche | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

On the heels of their newly-released album Wolverine, New York punk crew I Am The Avalanche headlined an all-ages show at The Barbary on Thursday night. Also on the bill were Flint, Michigan’s The Swellers, Virginia band Turnover and locals The Sixties. Check out photos from the show below.

I Am The Avalanche | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
I Am The Avalanche | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Waxahatchee at Morgan’s Pier, Paul Weller at Union Transfer

Tonight we’ve got an incredible double header at Morgan’s Pier.  Indie punk stalwarts Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will play with newcomer Waxahatchee for the low price of free (though you must be over 21 for the event).  Ted Leo and the Pharmacists released their incredible sixth studio album The Brutalist Bricks back in 2010 and it’s just as catchy as ever, featuring a musical combination of punk, rock pop and dub.  Waxahatchee, the solo project of Kate Crutchfield joins the band to bring an acoustic punk element to the event.  Her second album, Cerulean Salt, was released in March to critical acclaim and continued in her off-kilter folk-rock stylings from the past.  It’s a combo you really don’t want to miss. Click here for more information and check out some songs from the bands below.

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