Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (AKA Will Oldham) and Dawn McCarthy from the band Faun Fables are playing Union Transfer on Tuesday, July 30th. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 29th at Noon. The duo recently released a new album, What The Brothers Sang, a collection of covers of lesser known Everly Brothers songs. Watch the trailer below.
XPN2’s Folkadelphia just announced its latest showcase on November 13th featuring Chicago’s Angel Olsen; Philly artists Meg Baird and Brendan Codey to be held at Studio 34. Olsen, formerly of Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Cairo Gang band, just released her first full-length LP, Half Way Home in September to critical acclaim. Baird also collaborated with Billy’s Cairo Gang, and her 2011 record Seasons on Earth, was well received by critics, with NPR putting her in a league among Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Codey, whose EPs and singles are available digitally and as limited-edition cassettes, has had his music described as “a meditative hailstorm, placing the listener right in the eye of the storm looking out” by the Deli Magazine-Philly. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $8.00 in advance; more information can be found here. Watch Olsen’s new video for “Acrobat” below.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy plays an all-ages show next Sunday, June 24th at Trocadero. Opening is British folk singer Michael Chapman. We have two pair of tickets to give away. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21st. We’ll select the winners at random and notify you via email; once you’ve confirmed that you and your guests will be attending the show, your names will be added to the venue’s guest list. (Just make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sell your contact info or sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.)