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Arc Iris share two videos from their new Moon Saloon LP

Arc Iris | photo by Chattman Photography | via facebook.com/arcirismusic

Jocie Adams debuted her Arc Iris project back in 2014 after splitting with her cohorts in The Low Anthem. While that was initially surprising and disappointing for the band’s fans, Arc Iris has proven to be a wonderful addition to the avant-folk tapestry of American music. Their sophomore effort Moon Saloon is out now on Bella Union and they’ve recently shared two videos to go along with the LP.

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Watch Arc Iris cover Hall and Oates’ “Rich Girl”

Photo by Shervin Lainez
Photo by Shervin Lainez

The Providence, RI “sorcery” band Arc Iris recently recorded this fun cover of Hall and Oates‘ “Rich Girl” for Root Down In The Shadow’s Cover Club series. This series features various bands covering their favorite Philly artists. Hall and Oates will be opening The Fillmore Philly tonight with a sold-out show, while Arc Iris will be at Johnny Brenda’s on October 22nd. Watch the cover video below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Vaselines with Amanda X at Johnny Brenda’s, Mic Stew and Reef the Lost Cauze at Underground Arts, Arc Iris at Tin Angel and more…

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Scottish outfit The Vaselines visit Johnny Brenda’s with Amanda X tonight. The indie pop veterans first released material in 1987 on an EP called Son of a Gun. Seven more efforts followed, culminating in last year’s V for Vaselines LP which was partially a nod by The Vaselines to the sound of the Ramones. Tourmates Amanda X kept busy last year with shows near and far while recording a new 7″. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here; watch The Vaselines’ video for “High Tide Low Tide” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Red Baraat at Underground Arts, Arc Iris and Nicole Atkins at Johnny Brenda’s, Hezekiah at MilkBoy and more

Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

The rigorous rhythms and party atmosphere of Red Baraat stole the show at last summer’s XPoNential Music Festival, and they’ll return to town tonight for their Festival of Colors show at Underground Arts. Part of the band’s mission is celebrating bhangra music and introducing it to new audiences, and the motivation behind the Festival comes from a similar place. With featured openers Mandeep Sethi and Falu, Red Baraat wants to shine a spotlight on less-heard / less-seen South Asian artists in general. Read more in Shaun Brady’s writeup on the Festival, and get tickets and information at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Former Low Anthem singer Jocie Adams takes the kitchen sink approach to her new Arc Iris

Photo by Shervin Lainez
Photo by Shervin Lainez

Arc Iris is the new project from Jocie Adams, formerly of the indie-folk band The Low Anthem. Their self-titled debut (out April 1st on Anti- Records) is a deliriously ambitious collection of songs birthed from folk and country traditions, cabaret, jazz and classical, and seventies pop. It all sounds like quite a heavy musical stew, but it delivers on the promise of genres colliding together in part to the excellent songwriting, Adams’ lovely voice, and a superb quality of the level of musicianship. Below, listen to “Singing So Sweetly.” Arc Iris play Johnny Brenda’s on Thursday, March 27th, opening for Nicole Atkins.