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Save the date: The Clark Park Music & Arts Festival is September 21st (featuring The Fleeting Ends, The Districts, Black Stars, Thee, Idea Men and more)

Clark_Park_Poster.1 The Clark Park Music & Arts Festival is happening on Saturday, September 21st, starting at Noon. The festival will feature over 40 vendors and 9 bands to celebrate the community supported Clark Park Fall Equinox Festival. Some of the bands performing include The Fleeting Ends, The Districts, Jackie Paper, The Deadeyes, Seismic Thrust, Black Stars, THATAFS, Thee, Idea Men and Southwark. Clark Park is located 43rd and Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia and is all free and all fun. Below, sample some tunes from a few of the bands that will be performing.

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Watch The Stone Foxes swagger and sway on a smoking live version of “Everybody Knows” (playing Milkboy Philly on Thursday, April 4th)

Photo by Staci DeGagne
Photo by Staci DeGagne
San Francisco’s Stone Foxes are one heckuva rock and roll band. They recently released a new album, Small Fires that’s filled with big rock riffs, bluesy bolts of swagger and excellent songs. You like the Black Crowes? Then these guys are the next new band you need to check out. They headline Milkboy Philly this Thursday evening, April 4th. Opening the show are two of our favorite local bands, John The Conqueror and the Black Stars. Go here for tickets and more information on the show. Below, watch a scorching live video if “Everybody Knows.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Reef the Lost Cauze at The Blockley, Modern Suits at The Barbary, Satellite Hearts and Black Stars at World Cafe Live

Reef The Lost CauzePreeminent Philly MC Reef the Lost Cauze performs tonight at University City’s The Blockley. Following up the release of Reef the Lost Cauze is Dead, he recently dropped an instrumental / remixed version of his early SnowGoons-produced project Your Favorite MC. Joining him on the bill is up-and-coming Philly names Grande Marshall, Assad and the inimitable DJ Afrodjiak; the 21+ show begins at 8 p.m., more information at the venue’s website. Below, listen to Your Favorite MC’s Favorite Beats.

Philly pop-punk / modern rock five-piece Modern Suits headline The Barbary tonight. The band recently released its debut EP Promises, which you can listen to below. The all-ages show with Pretty and Nice begins at 6 p.m., more information can be found at the XPN concert calendar.

Philly rockers Satellite Hearts and Black Stars play upstairs at World Cafe Live tonight. Black Hearts is celebrating the release of its new self-titled EP. Tickets and information on the show can be found here. Listen to their song “Raise Your Soul” below.

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Watch Satellite Hearts perform their new single “Cost of Living” at Walla Fest (playing World Cafe Live on 3/24)

SatHeartPhilly rock band Satellite Hearts will release their new single “Cost of Living” on March 21st ahead of a mini spring tour.  The single comes after the four-piece’s debut full-length Imperial Green (released last November) and proves that the band is still on their game of creating catchy rock & roll tunes that cross the decades from classic rock to indie psych / rock.  Tickets and information for their all-ages show at World Cafe Live on Sunday, March 24th with Black Stars and Early Ape can be found here.  Watch the live video of “Cost of Living” from January’s Walla Fest in Norristown below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cheap Dinosaurs at PhilaMOCA for Tuesday Tune-Out, Swift Techniqe at The Blockley, The Gallerist at Kung Fu Necktie

CheapDsContinuing their month of Tuesday Tune-Outs, 8static presents Cheap Dinosaurs tonight at PhilaMOCA.  The local chiptune / rock band will perform a set of their “wall of sound” productions before screening the 1982 independent sci-fi film Liquid Sky.  Like their Tuesday Tune-Out predecessor Chipocrite, Cheap Dinosaurs recently performed at Mag Fest in NYC where they participated in a showcase of chiptune music makers.  Admission for tonight’s all-ages event is a suggested $5 donation at the door; more information can be found here.  Watch a live video of Cheap Dinosaurs performing at PhilaMOCA from April 2011 below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Psychic Ills at Johnny Brenda’s, Bilal at World Cafe Live, XPN Welcomes Northern Liberties Music Fest with Ruby the Hatchet and more to The Fire

New York experimental rock band Psychic Ills headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The psychedelic-infused outfit recalls the distorted and distressed, laidback sound of early Kurt Vile with lo-fi vocals and hypnotic arrangements that seem on the verge of exploding.  Psychic Ills will be releasing One Track Mind on February 19th via Sacred Bones Records, following up 2011′s Hazed Dream.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Nothing and Mike Bruno & The Black Magic Family Band can be found here.  Stream “Might Take A While” from the upcoming record below.

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Watch Satellite Hearts perform two new songs at Walla Fest (playing World Cafe Live on 3/24)

Philly rockers Satellite Hearts played a set at Norristown’s Walla Fest recently, psyching out to songs from their recent Imperial Green LP and sharing two new songs with the enthusiastic crowd, “Fearless Freaks” and “Fools Gold.”  The tracks highlight the best of Satellite Hearts, with a rousing instrumental jam, anchored by bassist Lucas Rinz’s driving groove, threading the two songs together.  Watch a video of the band performing “Fearless Freaks” and “Fools Gold” at Walla Fest below.  Tickets and information for their show at World Cafe Live upstairs with Black Stars and Early Ape on March 24th can be found here.

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