Leagues combines the talents of three Nashville rock scene veterans. The group, comprised of Thad Cockrell, Tyler Burkum and Jeremy Lutito, recently released an EP of jangly pop rock. They’ve opened for the likes of The Fray and Matt Kearny, but they’re headlining their own shows as they tour the country for the next month. Tonight’s show at MilkBoy promises to be a dance party. On the band’s website, it boasts music so joyous, it actually provokes laughter. Tickets and information for the 21+ show are available here. Below, watch the music video for their song Spotlight.
Philly rockers Adam and Dave’s Bloodline are back with a new EP called 2 x 2 on Founding Fathers Records – a nod to the city’s Constitutional roots – and they’re celebrating it next month with a release party at Johnny Brenda’s. Set for next Friday, February 22, the lineup features St. James and the Apostles, Sleeping bag and Arrah and the Ferns. Find out more info at the WXPN concert calendar and download the lead single “Counting Backwards” – a nervous and caffeinated staple of the band’s live set if you’ve caught them in the past year and a half – in the player below.
Here’s a quick anecdote about how dedicated Low Cut Connie is to their retro 50s rock stylings. Even though singer Adam Weiner can rock a fierce Jerry Lee Lewis piano-maniac persona without really trying, it’s not enough to merely do it with electronic keyboards and synthesizers. The band actually hauled an old upright piano up two flights of narrow stairs at Johnny Brenda’s last night, around tight corners, and up onto a three-foot stage for maximum effect.
Weiner is a master showman, leaping on the piano bench, leaning hard on the keys, teetering the thing perilously close to the edge of the stage, all while knocking out windmill kicks and gyrating his hips at the dancing fans in the front of the stage. Continue reading →
If you’ve been following our Key Studio Sessions, you’ve seen and heard Daniel Ryan Belski in action already. He was the charismatic redbearded lead guitarist in our video session with Arrah and the Ferns, and he also was a counterpoint player when Lady recorded their session last year. But Belski was a songwriter in his own right before getting involved with either of those bands, recording and performing first under the name The Divine Lorraine, and later under his own name. Now, the collection of songs he’s been toiling over for the past two-plus years is about to see the light of day in the forthcoming release They Always Haunt at Night, and we couldn’t be more excited for him. Below you can check out the EP’s first single, “Seems To Last Forever” – it begins as a folk-pop song with a slick bass groove, but adds sophisticated symphonic flourishes as the song progresses, ending up with a snappy three-and-a-half minute piece that’s tonally rich and has us itching for more. Thankfully we won’t have to wait long – Belski is throwing an EP release party at PhilaMOCA on Friday, June 29, with Key favorites Adam and Dave’s Bloodline and Lion Versus.
Local rock quintet Adam And Dave’s Bloodline is currently working on its next full-length album—and, in the meantime, has just released a new four-song EP for your summer listening pleasure. The Easy Enough EP, which was posted to the band’s SoundCloud page yesterday, was recorded and mixed by Matt Schenck at Studio Bisco and mastered by Stephen Egerton at Armstrong Recording.
Thanks to Adam Garbinski for giving us the heads up!
Adam And Dave’s Bloodline’s next show is at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9th, at North Star Bar with Fang Fang, Giant Mind, and El Dorado And The Ruckus; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.