The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Calexico, Quilt, The Naked Sun

Bringing their sunny psychedelic sounds to Philadelphia, Boston’s Quilt recently stopped by the Folkadelphia studios to record a live session full of warmth and color.  The 60s vibe of the band seems so natural it’s easy to slip into a dreamy daze while listening to the five tracks they recorded.  Stream and download “Arctic Shark” below and head over to Folkadelphia’s Bandcamp to get the rest of the session.  Quilt will be back in town this Saturday, February 16th for the 2013 Northern Liberties Winter Music Festival at The Fire.  Tickets and information can be found here.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras early with New Sound Brass Band and Cask & Co. (playing Field House on 2/8)

Ultimate show host (and band leader) TJ Kong presents Philly’s New Sound Brass Band with Cask & Co. this Friday at Field House.  The Brass Band is made up of 2 St. mummers emulating the authentic New Orleans marching sound with bold, energetic performances.  Also playing are Cask & Co., featuring TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb drummer Dan Cask in a rootsy, foot stomping outfit tagged as “holler rock.”  The show is free, and more information can be found on the Facebook event page here.  Below, check out New Sound Brass Band letting loose with The Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk.”