Scranton’s Tigers Jaw make their highly anticipated appearance at Union Transfer tonight. Touring in support of this year’s spin, the duo recently filmed a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music; watch that set below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show with Saintseneca and Smidley here.
Carl Bahner, drummer of the Philly indie-rock band Cheerleader, has been reinventing himself for the last year or so as an electronic music producer — eponymously going by the handle Bahner. His specialty: remixing songs of fellow modern rock bands like The Griswolds and Panama Wedding.
His latest creation is a remix of “Not My Girl” by the Toronto’s Tokyo Police Club. Bahner turns the mid-tempo track into an upbeat song that highlights the newly reverberant vocals of lead singer Dave Monks with buzzing productions dominating the background. It’s the perfect track to transport you back to sunnier days and away from the bitter cold that’s just gotten hold of Philadelphia. Continue reading →
Pinkwash just released their debut full-length Collective Sigh off of Don Giovanni Records in May and tonight they play Everybody Hits. The event page for the evening suggests, “bang yer head and take out your aggression on some current political situations with a bat and a ball. The world is over and music is all we have left.” Tickets can only be purchased at the door so be sure to get there early to snag yours. More info on the event can be found on its Facebook page. Get familiar with “Longer Now” off Collective Sigh below. Continue reading →
Though their hazy pop songs could easily be paired with colorful seascapes or montages of nostalgic flashback photos, Cheerleader chose to do something a little left of center for the music video accompanying “A Million Ways.” Teaming up with the creative minds at Funny or Die, the local band presents a refresher course in love.
Released under the name “Bahner,” the mix takes the minimal pop of the original and takes it into the realm of house music while still emphasizing the soaring vocals of singer Jess Carvo. Bahner’s version grows off a steady bass pulse and jumping synths with samples of Carvo’s thrilling oohs and aahs. Continue reading →
Members of the Minnesota band Hippo Campus and Philly’s Cheerleader met on Cheerleader’s first tour across the country when Nathan from Hippo Campus came out to their show in Minneapolis in 2014. Mutual fans, Cheerleader have done a remix of “Suicide Saturday” that we’re premiering. Continue reading →
“Hey, you look like cool guys,” says the young lady walking past the TLA. “Know where we can get some awesome pulled pork sandwiches?”
Andy States shoots a glance over at Kyle Cook, who grins and shrugs his shoulders. Both are teetering on the verge of hysterical laughter. It’s not like the two guys play in Philly modern rock juggernaut Cruisr or anything; it’s not like they’re unpacking gear from their van to headline their biggest hometown show to date on this breezy September afternoon. Staying true to their nicest-dudes-ever rep, the guys suggest Percy Street BBQ a few blocks away; the culinary tourists are on their way, and Cruisr gets back to work.
For States and his mates, the road to this point has been both steady and sudden. Continue reading →
Philly’s Cheerleader just gave the remix treatment to their old tour buddies The Wombats. Drummer Carl Bahner put an 80s dance party spin on “Give Me A Try” from The Wombats’ latest record Glitterbug, dropping in an awesome sax solo courtesy of Korey Riker at the end of the song. It’s a subtle but digable re-imagining of the song; give it a listen below. Continue reading →
Philly’s Cheerleader totally brings good vibes wherever they play. From the XPoNential Music Festival last month to Free at Noon last week, to their slot opening for Cruisr at the TLA next month (which is sure to be a great time), these guys are feel-good pop incarnate. Continue reading →