The Lumineers | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | www.joedeltufo.com
The Lumineers‘ career has skyrocketed in the year since we first met them, so we’re excited to announce that the Denver folk-pop five-piece will headline this year’s XPoNential Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 at the Susquehanna Bank Center with our friends Dr. Dog. Tickets for reserved seats will go on sale this Friday, February 8, at 10 a.m.
The festival takes place from July 26 to July 28 at Wiggins Park, and the full Wiggins Park lineup will be revealed on April 16th. As with last year, three-day pass holders will be admitted to the lawn seat area at the Susquehanna Bank Center show on July 27. Go here for more information about tickets.
The Lumineers were one of the first bands to take the stage at last year’s XPoFest; watch a video of them performing “Stubborn Love” below.
Here at The Key we’re big fans of JUMP Magazine and their extensive coverage of the broad-reaching Philly music scene – pop to punk, jazz to jam band, and whatever else you can think of. Beginning this week, we’ll regularly highlight some of the features from the pages of JUMP here on The Key, starting with their coverage of our Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA last night. Eric Slick played an impressive live score to his film Primal Essence, JUMP editor and publisher G.W. Miller III was there with his camera, and this is what he had to say:
This month, John Vettese (below, on the right) and The Key are hosting the Tuesday Tune-Out shows at PhilaMOCA and they kicked off their portion of the ongoing series with an amazing show.
Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick, who also drums for Norwegian Arms, Ape School and others, performed a solo show set to a video he produced (with the help of his Norwegian Arms bandmate Brendan Mulvihill and friend Andy Molholt). The video, titled Primal Essence, featured Slick in a dream sequence – in which he had a romantic liaison with a slice of pizza.
Photo of Toby and Scott of Dr. Dog by Joe Del Tufo
Another unexpected treat for Philly music fans came a week ago today; Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick – who is playing the first of The Key’s Tuesday Tune-Out shows at PhilaMOCA on January 8th – shared this live recording of the boys jamming on “Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles” from Captain Beefheart‘s 1972 LP Clear Spot, with former touring Magic Band member Denny Walley on guitar. Slick posted:
here’s a special treat that i’ve been saving just for today. dr. dog featuring captain beefheart guitarist denny walley performing “her eyes are a blue million miles”. we learned it that evening so there’s a couple mistakes…hah!
I don’t know, it sounds pretty rad to my ears. Give a listen below. The song was recorded live at The Masquerade in Atlanta on November 16, 2012.
We’ll begin January 8 with an exciting solo set by Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick, continue on January 15 with some funky noir-hop from Zilla Rocca, present an improvisatory instrumental set from Birdie Busch and Carl Cheeseman on January 22 and conclude on January 29 with a rare solo performance by Frances Quinlan, frontwoman of Hop Along. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St., are all-ages, with $5 suggested donation for admission. After the jump, get details about each show with links for more information. Continue reading →
Dr. Dog hit the stage at the Moody Theatre in downtown Austin, Texas for the latest episode of Austin City Limits. You can watch the Philly band’s debut ACL appearance below courtesy of PBS (their set begins at 26:30 minutes into the video behind a set by The Shins). If you like what you see, download NoiseTrade’s free Dr. Dog fall sampler here.
Free-music curators NoiseTrade are offering a retrospective of Dr. Dog‘s recent history in the form of a six-track fall sampler. Pulling tracks from 2010′s Shame, Shame, 2012′s Be the Void and this month’sWild RaceEP, the collection showcases some of the Philly psych-rock band’s best (and most popular) work. Stream and download the sampler for free in the player below. Continue reading →