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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lizanne Knott Philabundance benefit at World Cafe Live, The Phosphenes at The Fire, and Cuddle Magic at Boot and Saddle

Photo by Lisa Schaffer | skylerbug.com
Photo by Lisa Schaffer | skylerbug.com

Philly’s Lizanne Knott will play a show benefiting Philabundance tonight at World Cafe Live. The longtime local favorite released her last album Standing in the English Rain back in 2012. Featured in indie films, TV movies, and documentaries, Knott’s music is praised for its raw and honest quality. Watch “Miss You” below and get tickets here.

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Lushlife to play next Red Bull Sound Select event on 9/17 with Cuddle Magic, Heliotropes and Johnny Showcase

redbullsoundselect The next Philly Red Bull Sound Select show will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at a secret location TBA. Curated by Tayyib Smith of Little Giant Media, the showcase will feature Cuddle Magic, Heliotropes, Johnny Showcase and Lushlife. Tonight is the August edition of Red Bull Sound Select at The Blockley with Kilo Kish, Nico’s Gun, Mic Stewart & Joie. Go here for more information about tonight’s show, curated by Veteran Freshman. Below, listen to some tunes from Lushlife, Cuddle Magic and Johnny Showcase.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Misfits at The Trocadero, OFF! at First Unitarian Church, Cuddle Magic With Jesse Sparhawk at Tin Angel, Auctioneer at Kung Fu Necktie, We Juke Up In Here Film Screening

Just in time for Halloween, the Misfits will be continuing their Devil’s Rain tour tonight at The Trocadero. The aggressive New Jersey punk legends released their seventh album Devil’s Rain in 2011. Tickets for the all-ages 8 o’clock show are available here. Watch the video for “Dig Up Her Bones” from the Misfits’ 1997 record American Psycho below.

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Catch some jazz, funk, and more at the Magic Gardens’ July Music & Mosaic Concert Series

South Philly’s Magic Gardens‘ ongoing summer music series is back for its July installment with a full day of jammin’ tunes and jammin’ vibes. Check out funk n’ jazz acts like Hot Bijouxx, Ollin Yolizti Calmecac, and The Really Cooks during the daytime street fair today, which begins at 12:30 p.m. Later, starting at 5 p.m., swing by for more music from the likes of Brooklyn avant-pop outfit Cuddle Magic, indie poppers Catnaps, and the infectiously energetic 20Somethings, among others. Check out the full line-up and get more information here. Admission to the evening show is $12 at the door, Magic Gardens is located at 1020 South Street. Below, stream “Jason,” from Cuddle Magic’s latest album, Info Nympho.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Cuddle Magic at Johnny Brenda’s

Fresh off the completion of their third album, Info Nympho, members of the indie ensemble Cuddle Magic are on the road for their longest tour yet. Boasting a mercurial line-up of about 10 members from both New York and Philadelphia, the group had a lot of people to cram into the studio when making their latest collection of mellow, folk Americana songs. The close recording space only aided the groups’ attempt at making a record completely free of computer-generated editing, so as to come as close as possible to simulating how the band sounds live. The use of piano and string instruments (with a quirky but quiet xylophone) indicates that the group’s tour should serve as a cozy backdrop to the changing (and cuddle-inducing) autumn weather. Cuddle Magic performs with The Powder Kegs and Is And Of The at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $10. —Marielle Mondon

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Philly Local Philes: Cuddle Magic’s “Say When”

Cuddle MagicDrawing musicians from Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, the indie-folk ensemble Cuddle Magic crafts a striking balance between earthy and ethereal. Their instruments and song styles are a steadfast riff on American roots music, but they’re not above ripping loose on a 10-minute space jam (or performing with a three-foot plastic penguin onstage). Today we present you with “Say When,” a (relatively) focused cut from Pictures, the band’s recent release on FYO Records. The dozen-strong group kicks off its tour of the
northeast U.S. tomorrow night, Oct. 5, at Johnny Brenda’s.

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