Tonight’s Concert Picks: Marc Neibauer at Johnny Brenda’s, K.T. Tunstall at Union Transfer, Work Drugs at First Unitarian Church and more

Marc NeibauerPhiladelphia-based singer/songwriter Marc Neibauer (formerly known as Eat Your Birthday Cake) takes the stage at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Following up on his LP Don’t Fall Apart, released last month on Bandcamp, Neibauer proudly posted a new demo called “How Long” on his Soundcloud earlier this week. It paints extensive aural landscapes with his intense, intimate voice over top of swirling guitar melodies. Take a listen to the haunting demo below. Find tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show here.

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Download Don’t Fall Apart, the new LP from Marc Neibauer (formerly Eat Your Birthday Cake)

Marc Neibauer

Marc Neibauer, formerly known as Eat Your Birthday Cake, has just released his new LP, Don’t Fall Apart, today. The album is available to stream below, and download on bandcamp. A DIY effort, the album was recorded and produced locally, mainly by Neibauer himself. It’s a melodic, alternative pop album – the single “Heart of Stone” is a mellow, indie-rock tune with swirling guitars and a hint of psych-pop. Neibauer and his band will be having a record release show on August 10th at the Prism Brewery in North Wales. Check out the full album below (“Amusement” and “Bleach” are also great tracks).


Eat Your Birthday Cake is dead; long live Marc Neibauer! (download a new single, “Playtime”)

Marc Neibauer

Marc Neibauer formerly made music under the guise of the poppy indie project Eat Your Birthday Cake. But over time, it became less of a band you’d see headlining shows, and more of a means for the jazz-schooled musician and teacher to record and release music. Now, Neibauer is recording under his own name, and just released the new single “Playtime.” Not as playful as the name might suggest, the tune is lush and soothing, with melodic guitar work – good stuff. Neibauer is set to release the Don’t Fall Apart EP next month. Meanwhile, get a taste of his new music with the free download below.


Tonight’s Concerts, June 19th: Gypsy Death And You, Eat Your Birthday Cake, Sade w/John Legend, + more

Philly’s Gypsy Death And You & Eat Your Birthday Cake perform at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $8)

Ugly Radio Rebellion with Ike Willis: A Tribute To Frank Zappa at The North Star Bar at 8PM. Tickets to the 21 + show are $10-$130.00.

“Do the Evolution”: a 20th Anniversary Tribute Celebration of the music of Pearl Jam at World Cafe Live at 7PM. Tickets are $15–$20. In addition to the ticket price, there is a $10 per person food and beverage minimum for all reserved seating at this show. There is no minimum for General Admission tickets.

Sade with special guest John Legend perform at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:30PM. Ticket information here


Download a new song from Eat Your Birthday Cake: “Kathy + Ken”

Eat Your Birthday Cake

We always enjoy hearing from our friends in Eat Your Birthday Cake. They dropped us a note yesterday with word of yet another new song—this one called “Kathy + Ken,” from their forthcoming album, Enemies. It’s a piece of bubblegum-pop that makes its way into your heart with distorted keyboards and minimalist beats.

In case you missed the first two songs they released from the record, you can grab them here; you can now follow the band on tumblr here.

Kathy + Ken by Eat Your Birthday Cake


Listen to Eat Your Birthday Cake’s new track, “You With That Short Hair”

Eat Your Birthday CakeHot on the heels of Eat Your Birthday Cake‘s recently released track “Poor Young Werther”—which will appear on the band’s upcoming full-length, Enemies—comes the new song “You With That Short Hair.” The local quintet posted the track all of three hours ago on its SoundCloud page. (Thanks to vocalist/keyboardist Marc Neibauer for the heads up.)

You With That Short Hair by Eat Your Birthday Cake


Listen to a new song from Eat Your Birthday Cake

Philly’s Eat Your Birthday Cake has a new album slated for a spring release. It’s called Enemies, and you can download a new song‚ “Poor Young Werther,” below.

Front man and keyboardist Marc Neibauer says the song was inspired by the book The Sorrows Of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The song also features Bill Storck on guitar and Robert Rouse on drums. From the opening soft-rock keyboard notes to the quick-step rhythms of the drums and the sonorous guitar playing, “Poor Young Werther” finds some common ground between the Alan Parsons Project and the French band Air.

Poor Young Werther by Eat Your Birthday Cake