Funk-rock musician Boy Wonder, a.k.a. host of World Cafe Live’s Philly Rising Open Stage, play World Cafe Live with singer/songwriter Mary Scholz. A native of Havertown, PA, Scholz will be returning to the area after a long stint in Los Angeles to perform. Below, stream Boy Wonder’s album Heavy, released in summer of 2012.
As you might have noticed, we’ve made a bit of a habit out of mentioning Cozy Galaxies in the last couple of weeks. The local rock quintet—previously known as The Major Leagues—released its self-titled debut last year, and songs such as “Dreamer” (featured in yesterday’s Philly Local Philes) and “Clean Yourself Up” (which we highlighted last week) have a way of burying themselves inside your brain. It’d be nice if that’s something we can take care of by hearing the band perform the songs live at tonight’s show—but, to be honest, we could probably live with those songs playing on permanent repeat in our heads for at least another few days before it starts driving us nuts. Cozy Galaxies performs with Giant Mind, Secret Mountains, and Clean Equations at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $5.
Things are fast in motion for rustic rockers Cozy Galaxies. Founded in Central PA in 2006, the five-piece recently relocated to Philly and put out its self-titled debut last year. Last week, we told you about their new music video for the song “Clean Yourself Up.” Today, the Philly Local Philes spotlights another track from the album, “Dreamer.” In concert, it’s become something of the band’s signature tune, and it’s hard to resist the Jim James-y vocal tone and drifty guitar lines. Plus they fit the word “Philadelphia” into a lyric without tripping all over its five syllables. In the past I’ve had a hypothesis behind this—how it is virtually impossible for our bands to sing our city’s name and pull it off—but Cozy Galaxies passes with flying colors. Check it out below, and let the song serve as a reminder: the band plays Kung Fu Necktie tomorrow night.