support from Ballantine IPA
Thin Lips made their Key Studio Session debut this week. A spin-off of former Philly outfit Dangerous Ponies, Thin Lips refocuses the latter’s carnivalesque energy into high-octane punk. For this session they recorded two tracks from a 7″ called Gemini Moon. Catch the band playing new material at Johnny Brenda’s on New Year’s Eve with Hop Along and check out the title track to the 7″ below.
J Roddy Walston and the Business, Benjamin Booker, Fly Golden Eagle, Brandi Carlile, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Old Crow Medicine Show and Rodrigo y Gabriela are some of the bands featured on a new ATO Records Winter Sampler that you can download for free. Continue reading →
Brandi Carlile’s performance at the Kimmel Center this Saturday was nothing short of inspirational.
Performing with her band and a string trio on the beautifully conceived “Pin Drop Tour”, Carlile et al. unplugged and dispensed with amplification, opting instead to trust in the theater’s beautiful acoustics and their own power to sustain us for the evening. It was an intimate distillation as embracing and as warming as any spirit, and with much more soul than I had prepared for. Continue reading →
Tomorrow is the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival at Appel Farm in Elmer, New Jersey. Tomorrow’s weather looks sunny and hot for a great day of music (lineup is above). You can get tickets and directions here. Below, five reasons why Appel Farm is bound to be great. See you in Elmer, New Jersey!
The haunting, surrealist movies by filmmaker David Lynch always have the perfect moody musical accompaniment – and Pittsburgh ensemble Silencio picks up on that big time. The group plays World Cafe Live tonight, performing a selection of musical moments from Erasherhead to Mullholland Drive, from which the group borrowed its name. The giant red curtain at the back up the upstairs stage will probably make more than a few audience members think of Twin Peaks. Tickets to the show are $15 and available here; below, watch Silencio perform Eraserhead‘s “In Heaven.”
WXPN welcomes Brandi Carlile to the Merriam on Friday, October 26th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 2nd at Noon. Brandi released her recent album, Bear Creek in June. Before the album came out, she made a stop at World Cafe Live to perform at WXPN’s Non-Commvention that you can listen to here.