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Electronic Bliss: Beacon brings their A-game to Boot and Saddle

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

Relativity is important to keep in mind when discussing music. There is plenty of empirical data to show that somebody did something better than someone else, sold more albums, had a better quality of sound, but at the end of the day, the heart wants what it wants. So, while the Boss came to town and made a lifetime of dreams come true for thousands and thousands of fans, further uptown a few dozen of us huddled in to the warmth of Boot And Saddle. Not as some sort of consolation prize for not being able to hit the refresh button fast enough on the ticketing website, but as the exact place we wanted to be.

Beacon are hot on the heels of their second album for Ghostly International (purveyors of some of the finest electronic and forward thinking indie music around). For a local connection, they will be releasing Philly harpist Mary Lattimore’s next album. Music geeks of the nth degree, they have are equally adept in modern downtempo electro pop as they are the kind of 90s RnB that Bad Boy put out. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Japanese Guy at PhilaMOCA, Femme Fest at Sellersville Theater, Cruiser at Ortlieb’s Lounge, Telequanta at Kung Fu Necktie

Japanese Guy

Japanese Guy perform at PhilaMOCA tonight.  The less-talked about side project of a Fleet Foxes member, Japanese Guy is the experimental / noise endeavor of Skyler Skjelset with Andrew J.S. and Chris Icasiano.  The trio released their self-titled debut in January of this year after recording the 8 song album in northwestern Washington last spring.  They’ll be joined by the local avant-garde / experimental projects of Nick Millevoi and Air is Human; tickets and information can be found here.  Below, watch Japanese Guy perorm “Glass Cave” and an untitled track live.

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