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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dreambook at Boot & Saddle, The Family Crest at World Cafe Live

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Dreambook | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philadelphia atmospheric rock four-piece Dreambook headlines Boot and Saddle tonight. The band is preparing to head into the studio to record its second EP, and will debut a handful of new songs at tonight’s show. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to last year’s burn the light out EP below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tygaton at Ortlieb’s, Anderson East at World Cafe Live, David Bowie Tribute at The Fire

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Tygaton | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philadelphia space-rock band Tygaton will be at Ortlieb’s tonight. The band blends classic rock dramatics and new-age instrumentation with hints of krautrock and psychedelia. Also at the show will be Dreambook and Woven In. The show is 21+ and costs $10. More information here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jesse Hale Moore at Boot and Saddle, Fidlar at Union Transfer, Dreambook at Johnny Brenda’s and more

Hale | Photo via http://cargocollective.com/jessehalemoore/About-Jesse-Hale-Moore
Hale | Photo via http://cargocollective.com/jessehalemoore/About-Jesse-Hale-Moore

Philly-based musician Jesse Hale Moore will be performing tonight at Boot & Saddle. Moore has been part of several Philadelphia bands but now focuses on his piano-based mix of pop, soul and R&B. He will be joined by Bucks County’s psych-folk quartet, Upperfields. Go here for more information on tonight’s show. Continue reading →

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Listen to Dreambook’s dark Burn the Light Out EP, see them open for Rainer Maria on Saturday

Dreambook | photo via dreambook.bandcamp.com
Dreambook | photo via dreambook.bandcamp.com

Local shoegaze four-piece Dreambook just released a new EP called Burn The Light Out, showcasing their captivating melodic rock sound. Twanging guitar riffs work off each other in the six-minute “Machine,” nodding to early 90s British favorites Slowdive with fuzzed-out bass and vocals, while “In My Time” delves into dark riffs and a haunting sound. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hurry at Boot and Saddle, Anjuli Josephine at Tin Angel, A Fistful of Sugar at World Cafe Live and more

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Photo by Madeleine Lesperance

Boot and Saddle welcomes local bands Hurry, Dreambook, and Mock Suns to its stage tonight. Hurry just released a new single “Oh Whitney”, which you can stream below, from their upcoming LP Everything/Nothing. The band is the solo product of Matt Scottoline of emo four-piece Everyone Everywhere. Dreambook released Only Shadows last year which features their signature distorted guitar sounds and layered drum beats. Psych-pop headliners Mock Suns released their debut album Here Nor There back in 2012. All three acts are lo-fi dream pop-oriented with a splash of something unique. Get tickets here and check out tracks from the bands below.

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Mock Suns to headline Boot & Saddle on 1/10 with support from Hurry and Dreambook

Mock Suns

Philly’s sixties-esque psych rock band Mock Suns will be headlining Boot & Saddle on January 10th with supporting bands Hurry and Dreambook. Two extremely fuzzy bands opening for even incredibly spaced out one; this show is sure to be entertaining. Mock Suns’ 2012 release Here Nor There puts strange mechanical effects alongside edgy and loud riffs. Listen to the album below via Bandcamp. The band also recently announced that their second full length album has been mixed, so keep an eye out for a release date. Get your $10 tickets to the 9 p.m. show here.

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Float away with Dreambook’s “Ghosts,” see them at Kung Fu Necktie on 10/18

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Next Friday, October 18th Kung Fu Necktie will host the dreamy, fuzz-bass sensation Dreambook, an emerging local crew who made a spash on the scene this summer performing with bands like Creepoid and Palma Violets. Droning, distorted guitars and fuzzed out bass are the major markers of the band, with vocals that float overhead, sometimes even sounding Morrissey-esque. The long, drawn out guitar lines are intoxicating, and it’s quite impossible not to be hooked. Listen to their track “Ghost” below, watch their Bands In the Backyard session and get information at the show’s Facebook Event Page.

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Watch Dreambook go outside with “Stay Inside” on this month’s BITBY episode (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 7/12)

dreambookThis month’s Bands in the Backyard episode introduces us to emerging Philly band Dreambook, which performs a brand new song called “Stay Inside.”  It’s a hazy piece of shoegaze music, sometimes touching on psychedelic, with multiple guitars vamping along to a steady drum beat and heavy bass line.  Check out the video below, and be sure to catch them at Johnny Brenda’s July 12th along with Creepoid and Amanda X.