Free At Noon Flashback: Bahamas floats and shines through World Cafe Live

Bahamas | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN |

It’s nearly ninety degrees and sunny today in Philadelphia, and it feels as if summer is here to stay — ignoring the clear dad joke that all but writes itself, the sunshine and hazy heat perfectly embodied the feeling of Bahamas‘ sound during their Free At Noon show at World Cafe Live.

Bahamas’ Alfie Jurvanen began the performance on the tip of his toes, floating along with the light, breezy, rhythmically meditative and lyrically reflective set. Much of the set featured tracks from Earthtones, Bahamas’ fourth full-length record released earlier this year. Beginning with the simple, introspective “No Wrong,” Jurvanen showcased the album’s multifaceted sounds as he moved through the upbeat ‘No Expectations” and the funky “Opening Act.” Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Corin Tucker Band at Johnny Brenda’s, Joe Jackson at The Keswick, Florence and the Machine with The Weeknd at SBC, Market East at Kung Fu Necktie

Get your riot grrrl on for The Corin Tucker Band album release show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight!  Tucker was the vocalist/guitarist in the influential feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney alongside Carrie Brownstein in the nineties, but took a break from recording to start a family after the band’s split.  She has since returned to the studio and releases her solo band’s sophomore album Kill My Blues today.  Also billed are fishtown duo Trophy Wife.  Doors for the 21+ show are at 8:00pm.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Watch the video for “Riley” below, off of The Corin Tucker Band’s 2010 album 1,000 Years.

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