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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ali Wadsworth at Ruba Club, The Deli’s 5th Anniversary Bash at PhilaMOCA, River City Festival at Penn Treaty Park and more

Screen shot 2013-08-20 at 9.30.04 PMAli Wadsworth is not a new voice in Philly by any means, but she’ll be releasing her debut solo LP at Ruba Club tonight.  The celebration will be an incredible one: a cocktail hour, sets by Auctioneer, Thom McCarthy and Divers and a “super top secret party band” will surround the centerpiece performance by Wadsworth and her band. Before striking out on her own, Wadsworth was a member of Unlikely Cowboy with Good Old War’s Dan Schwartz, Goldiebox with her sister Claire and Philly super-group Fantasy Square Garden.  The new album, recorded by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), features songs written for Wadsworth by her friends and fellow musicians.  Tickets and information for the all-night party can be found on the Facebook event page.  Watch Wadsworth perform “Still Not Over You” at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology below.

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Listen to BOY cover Air’s “Playground Love” (playing the TLA on 10/5)

BOY BOY, the German/Swedish girl duo that includes singer Valeska Steiner and bassist Sonja Glass, stole our pop music hearts with their infectious debut Mutual Friends. Just recently they released Mutual Friends Acoustic featuring a cover of the French band Air’s “Playground Love,” from the movie The Virgin Suicides (and sung by “Gordon Tracks” AKA Thomas Mars of Phoenix). Listen to it below. BOY are playing the TLA on Saturday, October 5th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Boy at World Cafe Live, Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour at the TLA, SpaceGhostPurrp at Underground Arts

BoyXPN welcomes Boy to World Cafe Live tonight. Celebrating their first US tour, the Swiss-German duo will be bringing their unbelievably happy medley of indie music to the quaint stages of World Cafe. The duo envelopes themselves within upbeat rhythms and sounds in the same vain as iconic indie groups such as Phoenix and Feist, with a little bit of Vampire Weekend thrown into the mix. Coupling with their debut tour in the US, the band will also be treating fans with tracks off their debut album Mutual Friends, which was released in 2011.  Tickets and information about their show with Ari Hest can be found here. Below is a video for their hit track “Little Numbers” off of Mutual Friends.

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The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Chill Moody, BOY, Matt Pond

Local rapper Chill Moody teamed up with Freeway for the grooving new track “Change Coming.”  The song is included on Moody’s latest RFM album, which he previewed at his sold-out headlining gig at The TLA this past week.  Stream and download the Joe Logic-produced song below, and check out Moody’s plans for 2013 in our interview with him here.

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My Morning Download: “Little Numbers” by BOY (XPN Welcomes to World Cafe Live in March)

A new band for 2013 that we’re excited about is BOY, two women – Valeska Steiner & Sonja Glass – from Hamburg and Zurich. BOY’s debut album, Mutual Friends, is being released in the States on Nettwerk Records on February 26th. Their single, “Little Numbers” has gotten a little over 7 million views on Youtube and the album is filled with charming, melodically rich indie-pop songs. WXPN Welcomes BOY to World Cafe Live on Wednesday, March 27th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, in exchange for your e-mail address you can download a sampler of songs from BOY’s forthcoming debut. Continue reading →

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Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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BOY making their Philly debut at World Cafe Live in March

One of our favorite new musical discoveries, BOY, are playing Philadelphia on March 27th at World Cafe Live. BOY are two women, Valeska Steiner & Sonja Glass. Steiner sang in several bands in her native Switzerland before moving to Germany, where she met Glass. Their debut album, Mutual Friends, is being released in the States on February 26th on Nettwerk Records. Mutual Friends is a collection of delicious and infectious indie-pop songs, as the video to the band’s first single “Little Numbers” in the States attests to below. Go here for more information on the show.

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