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.
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.”