Tonight’s Concert Picks: Katie Frank and the Pheromones at MilkBoy, The Wood Brothers at Prince Music Theater, Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival and more

Photo by Will Hoover | Courtesy of
Photo by Will Hoover | Courtesy of

Foot-stomping folk rock band Katie Frank and the Pheromones will fill MilkBoy with their Americana roots sound tonight. This is the band’s record release party for Counting Your Curses, their debut full-length from Elizabethtown, Pa. native Frank. The band broke through with their country-influenced, twangy sound and shared their tunes with us in a Studio Session. Fit to their sound and style, their newest record was recorded in a homey, carriage-like recording studio outside of Philadelphia with Kawari Sound, according to an interview they did about the new album with The Vinyl District. Joining them will be indie-pop folk favorites The Lawsuits and folk/Americana artist Kevin KillenThis 21+ show will start at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door and can be purchased here.

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The Disco Biscuits announce three nights of groovin’ at the Electric Factory: February 20, 21 and 22


Legendary jamtronica band (spawned straight from Philly soil) The Disco Biscuits have announced a three night run at the Electric Factory happening February 20, 21 and 22. The funky hometown heroes will host special guests ICHISAN, RAQ and The Werks for three incredible nights of movin, groovin’ and shakin’. When the Biscuits return to Philadelphia it’s guaranteed to be special, and the February run shouldn’t be missed.

Limited discount 3-day passes go on sale tomorrow, December 11 at noon. Find tickets here. Tickets available to the general public go on sale Saturday, December 14 at 12pm. Find those tickets here. Watch Disco Biscuits perform “Portal to an Empty Head” below.


From the desk of The Disco Biscuits: City Bisco preview, part 2

The bright lights and electro-rock vibes of the extended Disco Biscuits family will set up camp at The Mann Center this weekend for the Biscuits’ inaugural City Bisco festival, happening on Friday October 5th and Saturday the 6th. This week, we enlisted the Disco Biscuits as guest contributors to The Key, beginning with a Spotify playlist from keyboard player Aron Magner here. Today, the festival overview continues with bassist Marc Brownstein. And don’t forget – we’re giving away a pair of festival passes, so enter now to win tomorrow.

What’s up Philly, it’s Brownie from the Disco Biscuits. I hope you all caught my bandmate Aron’s City Bisco Preview playlist the other day – if not, you can read and listen right here. Turns out he missed a couple of the 15 acts joining us at the Mann for the next two nights, so I’ve got his back – check out our UPDATED playlist here and read on for some deep thoughts…

Brothers Past are literally like the little brothers we never had. We keep inviting them back to our fests year in, year out for a reason… they’re awesome! Tommy even lives in Magner’s house! That’s how close we all are. I’ve been playing with them in bands for over a decade, and there’s no way we’d ever throw a Philly festival without having our closest friends in the scene right by our side.

Speaking of family, Wyllys (aka Wade Wilby) has been a part of the Disco Biscuits’ fabric for over a decade. When we started hanging out with him, we were surprised just how much he knew about our culture, our band, and our scene. In the ten years that we’ve been friends with him, it’s been a pleasure to watch him go from a total unknown to the leader of the nu-disco scene in the States. If you want to dance tomorrow, make your way up to the Skyline Stage at 4:00 as Wyllys kicks off an evening of nu-disco at the Mann. Wyllys isn’t on Spotify, but check out some tracks at his Soundcloud. Continue reading →


Contest: Win a pair of tickets to this weekend’s City Bisco Festival (starring Disco Biscuits, Diplo, RJD2 and more!)

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This weekend, the always-adventurous Disco Biscuits are taking over The Mann Center for the Performing Arts for their first City Bisco festival. As we’ve reported already, the lineup is a slammin’ mix of nimble beatmakers and instrumentalists, from hit-maker Diplo and turntablist A-Trak to local electronic mainstay RJD2 and the Biscuits themselves. You can check out the full schedule here; tickets and more information are available here.

And today, readers of The Key, you’ve got your chance to win weekend passes to City Bisco. Just comment below and let us know who you’re most excited to see on the lineup. Leave your first and last name – we’ll choose a winner tomorrow at 10 a.m. and contact them via e-mail. Get in the mood for the show by checking out The Disco Biscuits’ City Bisco Spotify playlist here.


Just Announced: The Disco Biscuits present City Bisco festival at the Mann in October

The Disco Biscuits just announced they are curating a two-day, multi-stage music festival at the Mann Center on Fri. Oct. 5th and Sat. Oct. 6th. The Biscuits will headline City Bisco and the festival line-up will feature special guests Diplo, RJD2, A-Trak, Paper Diamond, Papadosio, Aeroplane, Tipper, Cinnamon Chasers, Ott and the All Seeing (Live Band), Tiger and Woods, Brothers Past, Nadis Warriors, Wyllys and additional artists to be announced soon.

Tickets to the all ages festival go on sale Friday, July 20th at noon. Single day tickets are available for $47.50 and two-day passes are $75 each. Visit the Mann Center website here for tickets and more information.

Check out the Disco Biscuits song “We Like to Party” below.


Download the new Disco Biscuits album for free, playing IDentity Festival at Susquehanna Bank on Friday August 19

Disco Biscuits have released a new album called Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens that you can download for free below in exchange for your e-mail address. It is also available in high quality 320 kbps mp3, flac, or Apple lossless for only $4.99. The band are playing the IDentity Festival, an electronic music festival, on Friday, August 19th at the Susquehanna Bank Center from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Additional performers include Kaskade, Rusko, The Crystal Method, Booka Shade and more. Ticket information is here. Below the free download is a video of one of the recording sessions for the band’s new album.