This week’s installment of Spruce Street Harbor Park’s Waterfront Sessions features Philly bassist Derrick Hodge. Hodge takes over the two sets of the night, playing tunes in anticipation of his 2016 release The Second. Find info on the event here, and listen to the title track, “The Second” below. Continue reading →
Singer-songwriter Mal Blum along with her band (the Blums) are coming through Philadelphia for the second show of their three-city July mini-tour, their last time in Philly being a sold out night at PhilaMOCA. Mal’s last album You Look A Lot Like Me was released in 2015 via Don Giovanni Records and balances exploration of periods of depression with well-placed humor. Catch the show tonight at Everybody Hits. Click here for more information. Continue reading →
The Spruce Street Harbor Park summer music series continues this week with a pair of local favorites. We fell hard for Candice Martello’s solo Hemming project last year when she released her debut self-titled LP, and even harder this year when it turned into a full band after recording a Shaking Through session. Vita and the Woolf, meanwhile, remains the primary electro-pop outlet of Jennifer Pague and drummer Adam Shumski, who are working on a follow-up to their 2014 debut Fang Song. More information for the free, outdoor show can be found here; watch Hemming’s video for “Some Of My Friends” below.
Free studio time and an opening slot at a 5,000 seat venue are two of the prizes in the city of Philadelphia’s inaugural PHL Live competition. The project to spotlight emerging local musicians across a spectrum of genres, launched earlier this summer, announced what its participants were vying for in a press conference at City Hall last Thursday. Continue reading →
All this week, the annual Beta Hi-Fi competition has showcased a variety of new, local bands at World Cafe Live. The shows have been a great way to get to know emerging artists in the region and tonight marks the final set of performances for the week. The groups were chosen by the audience’s votes, so all your favorites will be on stage tonight. The show starts at 7 and best of all (besides the great new music) is that it’s free. Click here for more information about the show.
War – the band that released the hip, funky song “Low Rider” in 1975 – will be coming to the Dell Music Center tonight. They will be playing in addition to George Cinton’s late band, Parliament Funkadelic. Tickets are $40 plus fees, the doors open at 6 p.m. Get down and get funky!
Noisemaking goth-punks Psychic Teens return to Kung Fu Necktie, opening for recent Sub Pop Records signees Metz. Like the Teens, Metz makes high-energy wall-of-guitar ragers, like the song “Headache” which you can download below.
English punk band Anti-Nowhere League started making chaos in 1980. And they’ll be heading over to Union Transfer tonight for an all ages show. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 8 p.m. Below you can listen to their song “Let’s break the law”