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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Melaena Cadiz, Colleen Green and more

Melaena Cadiz
Melaena Cadiz | photo courtesy of Folkadelphia

Folkadelphia debuted a session with musician Melaena Cadiz this week. The Michigan native performed six stripped-down songs, pulling from her 2014 Deep Below Heaven and including one track from her recent song-a-month singles project called “Motel Evangeline.” Take a listen to that song below and download the full session here.

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Colleen Green just wants to grow up

Colleen Green | Photo by Colleen Green
Colleen Green | Photo by Colleen Green

On her new album, I Want To Grow Up, singer, songwriter and guitarist Colleen Green has traded in the homemade, bedroom pop sounds of her previous recordings with a band that includes drummer Casey Weissbuch of Diarrhea Planet, and guitarist and producer Jake Orrall of JEFF the Brotherhood. It’s a record steeped in mid-Nineties punk influenced pop music that’ll more than satisfy for yearning for the Nineties days of old with your favorite Veruca Salt and Weezer songs. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mickey Hart at The Blockley, Slutever at Kung Fu Necktie, Heyward Howkins at InFusion

Boundary-pushing percussionist Mickey Hart – who, along with Bill Kreutzmann, made up the rhythmic core of The Grateful Dead – visits Philadelphia tonight for a show with his seven-piece ensemble. His latest offering, Mysterium Tremendum, is a cosmic record in the literal sense – it’s music based on sounds emitted by stars and planets. Mickey and his band appear tonight at The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St., tonight at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available here. Below, watch a live performance of their song “Let There Be Light.”

Returned from their August tour, Philly brat-punk duo Slutever makes an appearance tonight at Kung Fu Necktie, supporting like-minded L.A. fuzz-popper Colleen Green. The 21+ show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8. Below, listen to “R.I.P. Maple” from Slutever’s Pretend to Be Nice 7″.

The new live music series at Mt. Airy’s InFusion Coffee begins tonight with a show featuring Heyward Howkins, Kettle Pot Black, Alec Gross and Jake Hill. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be recorded by Handsome Lady Records. Below, listen to “Spanish Moss” from Howkins’ Key Studio Session.