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Listen to Aaron Parnell Brown cover Stevie Wonder’s “Golden Lady”

Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown | photo by Steve Parke

Philly native and soul singer-songwriter Aaron Parnell Brown (of Aaron and the Spell) recently released teasers of tracks from his upcoming album The Tin Man. You may have recently caught him on XPN for “Philly’s Local Pick of the Day.”

Brown’s latest offering is a downright impressive rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Golden Lady,” paying homage to one of his “all-time favorite songs.” The cover emphasizes the fact that Brown has the whole neo-soul thing down, while still deserving comparisons to the greats. After all, there’s a lot of hype surrounding his sophomoric album, considering 2012’s Sing helped him earn comparisons to soul masters like Otis Redding and Ben Harper. Listen to the cover below.
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: People Get Ready at Johnny Brenda’s, Aaron and the Spell at Pastorius Park, Nine Inch Nails at Susquehanna Bank Center

 

People Get Ready | photo by  Catalina Kulczar-Marin
People Get Ready | photo by Catalina Kulczar-Marin

Brooklyn’s People Get Ready bring their Physiques tour to Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The indie super group, which features members from Yeasayer, A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Lizzie Trulie released the LP in June earning praise from NPR for its blend of rock, dance and performance art.  Watch the video for the title track below and pick up tickets here.

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66th annual Pastorius Park Concert lineup announced with Hezekiah Jones, The Lawsuits, Mutlu and more

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo by Lisa Schaffer | skylerbug.com | courtesy of the artist

The 2014 Pastorius Park Concert series has been announed, starting Wednesday, June 18th with Hezekiah Jones. The weekly Wednesday night series goes through July 30th with soul and R&B singer Aaron & The Spell. Located in Chestnut Hill, Pastorius Park is two blocks west of Germantown Avenue on Millman Street.

18 June – Hezekiah Jones
25 June – Mutlu
2 July – The Lawsuits
9 July – Deb Callahan Band
16 July – Venissa Santi Quartet
23 July – The John Byrne Band
30 July – Aaron & The Spell

Below, listen to a sampling of music from several of the bands playing the series.

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66th annual Pastorius Park Concert lineup announced with Hezekiah Jones, The Lawsuits, Mutlu and more

HezekiahJonesThe 2014 Pastorius Park Concert series has been announed, starting Wednesday, June 18th with Hezekiah Jones. The weekly Wednesday night series goes through July 30th with soul and R&B singer Aaron & The Spell. Located in Chestnut Hill, Pastorius Park is two blocks west of Germantown Avenue on Millman Street.

18 June – Hezekiah Jones
25 June – Mutlu
2 July – The Lawsuits
9 July – Deb Callahan Band
16 July – Venissa Santi Quartet
23 July – The John Byrne Band
30 July – Aaron & The Spell

Below, listen to a sampling of music from several of the bands playing the series.

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Download free music from Aaron & The Spell via Noisetrade (playing XPoNential Fest and Pastorius Park)

AaronPhilly artists Aaron & The Spell make soul music in a refreshing way, reminiscent of the great artists of the 60s and 70s.  It’s powerful stuff, and today NoiseTrade is featuring a free sampler of five songs from the group.  Whether you’ve listened to them before or not, this is well worth the download.  Check it out here and be sure to catch Aaron & The Spell at The XPoNential Music Festival on July 26th and for a free show at Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park this Wednesday.

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The 65th Annual Pastorius Park Free Summer Concert Series returns to Chestnut Hill

Cheers Elephant at Pastorius Park, 2011
Cheers Elephant at Pastorius Park, 2011

The Chestnut Hill Community Association has released details for their annual free concert series, kicking off on June 19th with Suzie Brown and running through July 31st with John Train.  The shows will happen every Wednesday evenings and will feature top local acts in indie rock, Americana, jazz and more.  The full schedule is listed below; go here for more information.  Check out a photo recap of Cheers Elephant’s appearance at the park in 2011 here and watch Suzie Brown on NBC’s 10! Show below.

June 19 Suzie Brown
June 26 The John Byrne Band
July 03  The Dukes of Destiny
July 10  Aaron & The Spell
July 17  Cheers Elephant
July 24  Phyllis Chapell & SIORA
July 31  John Train

For more information on the Pastorius Park Free Summer Concert go here.