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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jacob Snider at World Cafe Live, The Lighthouse and the Whaler at Johnny Brenda’s, Communion Philly with Darla at MilkBoy and more

Photo by Doug Seymour via facebook.com
Photo by Doug Seymour via facebook.com

XPN favorite Jacob Snider is a singer-songwriter whose music is both rich and full while remaining uniquely intimate. Tonight Jacob will be at World Café Live in support of Brooklyn-based Jean Rohe beginning at 8 p.m. For more information on the show head over the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bully at Boot and Saddle, Wolf Alice at The Trocadero, Air is Human at Kung Fu Necktie

Bully| Photo by Matthew Shaver | brightloud.com
Bully| Photo by Matthew Shaver | brightloud.com

After making a huge splash at all the summer festivals they played (and there were a lot of them), Nashville rockers Bully headed out on a solo tour that brings them to Boot and Saddle tonight. Their debut LP Feels Like dropped on Colombia Records this summer, and their music is loud and gritty guitar rock (the best kind of guitar rock). More information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to Feels Like below. Continue reading →

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Watch Air is Human’s experimental session with Out of Town Films

Air is Human | photo courtesy of the artist
Air is Human | photo courtesy of the artist

Multi-instrumental duo Air is Human recorded with Out of Town Films this past November. The Philly ambient duo of Jeff Lucci and Josh Aptner recorded a nearly nine-minute session of an unreleased track titled “Fugue {Ø}.” Lucci takes on guitar, bass, rhodes, and synth for Air is Human while Aptner plays intricate rhythms on drums, vibraphones, and other modes of percussion. Continue reading →

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Commonwealth Choir, Pine Barons, Weekender and more to play at BITBY Summer Sounds

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Photo by Mike Bucher

Bands in the Backyard is bringing together some of Philly’s best for a one-night-only concert at the Theater of the Living Arts. BITBY will host the concert Summer Sounds on August 15. It’s a killer lineup topped by Bucks County rock band Commonwealth Choir as headliner (fresh off their slot at XPoNential Music Festival this weekend). Continue reading →

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Watch a brand new Philly Tapes Philly preview with Air is Human and Gretchen Lohse

Philly Tapes Philly Vol. 4 with Air Is Human and Gretchen Lohse
Philly Tapes Philly Vol. 4 with Air Is Human and Gretchen Lohse | Photo by Wendy McCardle | wendymccardle.com

Volume 4 of Philly Tapes Philly‘s local collaboration project will be released at Ortlieb’s this Thursday, June 26th featuring Gretchen Lohse and Air is Human.  The local acts spent a day recording together at The Gun Shop last week and have shared photos by Wendy McCardle and a sneak preview video by Bob Sweeney to show us what’s in store for the new tape.  The two songs will be released for free on 50 limited edition cassettes at the (also free) release show this week.  More information for the event can be found here.  Below, check out the video that includes a snippet of one of the tracks followed by a photo gallery of the entire recording process.

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Air is Human, Grethen Lohse will collaborate on the June Philly Tapes Philly release

Photo by Scott Troyan | via instagram.com/gretchenlohse
Photo by Scott Troyan | via instagram.com/gretchenlohse

Philly Tapes Philly is back with their June installment.  This month the concert and split cassingle will feature experimental rock group Air is Human and singer/songwriter Gretchen Lohse. This spring AiH took over Ortlieb’s in Northern Liberties, while Lohse just the other week played a Double Decker Music concert (read more here). Both bands will perform at the tape release party at Ortlieb’s on June 26th.  You can find full info for the event here. Check out music from both artists below.