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Vintage folk-psych with a contemporary twist: meet Philly’s Rocky Bo

Rocky Bo
Rocky Bo

Rocky Bo, the solo project of guitarist and singer Cameron Kennon of Philly band Cold Foamers, released a four-track demo in late December. This laid-back set feels comfortable and inviting, but is never boring. The slow and spacious acoustic guitar is rounded out by piano, drums, and electronics. Kennon’s low, rolling voice and mellow guitar are reminiscent of older folk artists, but his tracks have a contemporary twist provided by sound effects, layered vocals, and electric guitar lines. Continue reading →

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Hang out with Alex G and friends at The Fire on August 17th

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Local indie singer-songwriter, Alexander Giannascoli, better known as Alex G, will be playing at the Fire on August 17th to celebrate the release of his new LP, DSU. The album has gotten a lot of attention lately, from Pitchfork and Rolling Stoneand, of course, the Key. In his review, John Vettese pictured Giannascoli as “a creative introvert holed up in some West Philly apartment or Fishtown warehouse, layering guitar drones and drum loops, harnessing the right feedback tones, crafting songs that expunge his ennui to tape.” Continue reading →