Ted Leo is back and bringing his trusty crew, the Pharmacists, with himto Union Transfer tonight. This past week, Leo smashed his seven year hiatus with the new record, The Hanging Tree, which was funded through the generosity of his fans via a successful Kickstarter campaign. Watch his latest video for “Can’t Go Back,” below, then find info on tonight’s show here. Continue reading →
Whether you were introduced to him through his collaborations with Gorillaz or you followed his work back through the early 90s, Cali rapper Del The Funky Homosapien has a voice that probably made you snap to attention while simultaneously easing into a cool and collected groove. That’s the dichotomy he works; commanding but easygoing, incisive but insouciant. His latest is the Iller than Most LP, which you can listen to below, and his Bandcamp page is a treasure trove of like his entire discography in one handy spot, from I Wish My Brother George Was Here to Deltron 3030. Continue reading →
This was the question that alt-R&B amazon Dawn Richard (aka D∆WN) posed again and again to an absolutely rapt audience last Friday night in Philadelphia. It was equal parts invitation and threat, hinting at a sense of giddy validation even when asked with “Are you not entertained?” steeliness. Richard was as enticingly elusive onstage as she is on record, and after every permutation of the phrase across an exhaustive, exhilarating 90-plus minute set, the answer from the crowd was an obvious, resounding “yes.” Continue reading →
As the RECPhilly crew gears up to bring some fresh Philly talent down to Texas for South By Southwest 2016, they teamed up with StartupPHL to host their SXSW send-off party and announce the official talent lineup that will be performing down in Texas this past Thursday at Coda Nightclub.
The night was complete with a photobooth in front of a Philly LOVE sign, a DJ to kick off the night and sponsor giveaways. RECPhilly’s co-founder David Silver along with
Philly Startup Leaders ‘s Yuval Yarden put together a presentation introducing Amplify Philly and how they are working with various sponsors in the Philadelphia community to make this SXSW showcase possible. With an abundance of artists, businesses, sponsors and fans eager to hear who would be representing their city, together the Philly crew was able to get #AmplifyPhilly trending on Twitter in Philadelphia by the end of the night. Continue reading →
World Cafe alums Bad Bad Hats play Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The indie rockers showed host David Dye around their hometown of Minneapolis, MN last year for a Sense of Place feature and recorded a session in support of their debut LP Psychic Reader. Check out a video of “Midway” recorded live for World Cafe below, revisit their full feature here and pick up tickets for tonight’s 21+ show with Hey Marseilles here.
As the full crowd filed into World Café Live, it was apparent they weren’t sure what to expect from Kaleo, today’s Free at Noon artist. After all, the Icelandic indie-folk quartet have only released a few songs here in the United States, but as the crowd soon realized, it won’t be long till Kaleo will be a well-known name. Continue reading →
Members of 12-piece Worldtown Soundsystem come from all over the world: Jamaica, Nigeria, Brazil, Alabama, and Vermont, joining forces right here in home sweet home, Philadelphia.
As expected, this multicultural band infuses an eclectic global mix of sound, and completely rocks it live, two qualities shown in the new video for their electronic/house/reggae track, “The Boutique.” Continue reading →