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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Sun Flights at Bourbon & Branch, Former Belle at Steel City, Dogs on Acid at Ortlieb’s

The Sun Flights
The Sun Flights | Photo courtesy of the artist

Growing from a duo to a full band, The Sun Flights debut their new lineup at Bourbon & Branch tonight. We got a glimpse of the new members and a new song in the video for “Stories,” a beautiful example of their harmony-driven folk music. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Friendship and Dylan Jane can be found here, watch “Stories” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Weather Station at Johnny Brenda’s, Dogs on Acid at Boot & Saddle, Robyn Hitchcock at Sellersville Theater

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The Weather Station | photo by Yuula Benivolski | courtesy of the artist

Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman performs as The Weather Station at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The band’s third LP Loyalty was released last year via Paradise of Bachelors and was heralded as one of 2015’s best indie folk records, earning a featured spot on David Dye’s World Cafe: Next podcast. Listen to “Way It Is, Way It Could Be” below; tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at The Fillmore, Speedy Ortiz at First Unitarian Church, Dogs on Acid at Ortlieb’s and more…

thievery corporation
Thievery Corporation | photo via Facebook

DC electronic duo Thievery Corporation headline The Fillmore tonight. 2015 marks the group’s twentieth year as a band, a career that started over an admiration of club life and a love for dub, bossa nova and jazz music. 2014’s Saudade is their most recent release; watch the video for “Depth of My Soul” below and pick up tickets to the show here. Continue reading →

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Embracing Things as They Are: Craig Scheihing takes a universal approach to filmmaking

 

Craig Scheihing | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Craig Scheihing | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Craig Scheihing is a visual artist, filmmaker, and photographer who is an integral part of the Philadelphia DIY music scene. About three years ago, Craig began working out of a personal studio at Big Mama’s, an art space in Philly that is absolutely bursting with young talent.

After a year of working in the space, Craig created Big Mama’s Cinematheque, which he says “grew out of a desire to create an accessible DIY space for film and video artists to share their work, help cultivate a new generation of filmmakers through a workshop initiative, and share the tools and resources I’d amassed through my own work.”

With his obviously gifted eye, a DIY mentality, and a connection to many young bands, Craig has produced music videos, album artwork, and, most recently, adapted films to project alongside bands as they perform live. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dogs on Acid at Boot and Saddle, Joyce Manor at Union Transfer

Dogs on Acid | Photo by Tim Owen | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us

An outgrowth of Philly-area emo/punk icons Algernon Cadwalader, Dogs On Acid headline Boot and Saddle tonight after celebrating the release of it’s self-titled LP with a riled-up show at Graffiti Pier (pictured above). Check out the record below and get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Dogs on Acid toy with delightful slacker rock on “Make It Easy”

Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us
Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us

Local hotshots Dogs on Acid released another new track, “Make It Easy”, off their debut LP yesterday. The record is due on August 28 via Jade Tree.

Featuring Peter Helmis of Algernon Cadwallader, Joe Reinhart of Hop Along, and Nate Dionne of Snowing/Glocca Morra, they’re the scene’s most underground supergroup to date. And it’s an understatement to say that there’s major hype for this upcoming album. Continue reading →

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Dogs On Acid premiere “The Prick” off their debut album

Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us
Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us

Dogs on Acid have quickly become one of the most popular names in the local scene, and there’s good reason for that. They manage to combine the most beloved aspects of 90s style emo and garage rock in a neat, and insistently likable package, and with a lineup boasting members of Hop Along, Snowing, and Algernon Cadwallader, it should really be no surprise they’ve taken off. Continue reading →

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Love on the Streets Fest is coming to Paine’s Park in May

Radiator Hospital | via Facebook
Radiator Hospital | via Facebook

Two passions of this city (music and skateboarding) are colliding for a day at the Love on the Streets Festival at Paine’s Park come Saturday, May 9.

The LOTS Fest boasts an awesome local lineup, with Radiator Hospital, Dogs on Acid, Moon Bounce, W.C. Lindsay, Jack DeezlClique and Mr. Sampson all taking the stage, not to mention performances by the the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts as well as skaters from Powerfulnailya and the Philadelphia Skateboard Academy. Continue reading →

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Another local punk band, Dogs on Acid, signs to Jade Tree Records

Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us
Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us

In less than two weeks, Jade Tree Records scored two local punk bands: West Chester trio Spraynard, and Dogs on Acid, a foursome composed of members originating from bands like Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing.

A snippet from Jade Tree’s announcement:

Two signings in two weeks?! What is this, 1999? …Dogs on Acid combine the spontaneity of indie rock with the fun of pop to create songs that are as enjoyable as they are catchy, and promise to stick in your head for days.

Member Nick Tazza (original drummer of Algernon Cadwallader) swapped emails with us about the signing. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dogs on Acid at Boot & Saddle, Louds at Johnny Brenda’s, Jamaican Queens at Milkboy

Dogs on Acid
Dogs on Acid | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Dogs on Acid headline Boot & Saddle tonight, along with Quit and The Spirit of the Beehive. As Dogs wrote on their Facebook page, it’ll be a night of “friends in the same room doing the two things they love the most with the people they love to do it with.” The Algernon Cadwallader / Snowing spin-off is gearing up to release a new 7″ on Asian Man Records and you can hear “flushed” off of the effort below. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.

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