Photo Recap: A modest tribute to Elliott Smith with Our Griffins, September Call-Up and more

Our Griffins | Photo by Elizabeth Mazenko

September Call-Up set the mood right with “Angel in the Snow”; Angel Ocana got choked up on “Rose Parade”; and the crowd adding the “Because I love you” line to Burned Out Still Glowing’s stripped-down version of “Kings Crossing.” Last night local blog, Tri State Indie, hosted a beautiful but modest tribute to the late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith at the World Cafe Live. Despite his tragic story, the performance was filled with a pleasant sweetness knowing that everyone in the room was there for the same reason – their intimate connection to Smith’s music. Read up on why the handful artists wanted to be part of the tribute here. Check out a photo recap of the show below.

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Listen to “Stranger” from Philly rockers Modern Suits (playing with Valencia’s Shane Henderson at Ukrainian League on 10/26)

Hard rocking Philly band Modern Suits just their new EP Promises on Tuesday, and this weekend they’re playing at the Ukrainian League in Fairmount with Promise of Redemption – the new project of Shane Henderson from Philly alt-punk favorites Valencia. Details for the all ages show can be found here; the show starts at 6 PM. Below, check out their Modern Suits’ first single from Promises, “Stranger.”