Johnny Brenda’s trips out big time, housing Japan’s Acid Mothers Temple for the night. Headed by Kawabata Makoto, this psychedelic collective has spanned 20+ years, touring the world with their large brand of psychedelia. The gig is 21+, and more information/tickets can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.Continue reading →
Ecstatic Vision, riding high after the release of their latest Raw Rock Fury LP, play the First Unitarian Church tonight. The local psych-rock outfit spoke with The Key’s Brian Wilensky about their “blistering” new effort earlier this week, highlighting the songs’ party rock vibes that are carried over from the live shows. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here. Listen to Raw Rock Fury single “You Got It (Or You Don’t)” below.
Boston indie rockers Pile make a headlining stop back at First Unitarian Church with +HIRS+, Gnarwahl, and Palberta. The band’s recent record A Hairshirt of Purpose records stripped-down dreams with simple sounds, creating that DIY aesthetic perfect for the sweaty underground of the Church. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Cayetana’s been sharing much good news lately, and today there’s even more. They band just released their new single, “Certain for Miles,” which should hopefully keep fans slightly more sated until the release of album, New Kind of Normal, because it’s one heck of a jam.
With opening lines confessing “I always seem to doubt / what everyone seems so certain about,” the song continues to meditate on the universal feeling of uncertainty, and thinking that everyone else has it all figured out. The honest and introspective lyrics are impeccably quotable, with later building-in-intensity lines questioning: “When the world bears down on me / will I laugh at its audacity?” Anthemic in sound, this jam will be a beauty to see performed live, when the crowd will most definitely build upon these verses with a collective voice. Continue reading →
May 5th just went from an awesome day to a supremely wonderful hooplah of a day. In addition to the upcoming Cayetana record New Kind of Normal beingreleased, Guild Shows just announced that Cayetana will rock a record release show that night at First Unitarian Church alongside the likes of Katie Ellen, Shannen Moser, and Aster More. Can I get a heck yee. Continue reading →
Vessna Scheff grace the stage tonight at Bourbon and Branch, and you can expect clear, sultry vocals atop ukulele strumming and saucy trumpet backings (courtesy of Koofreh Umoren.) Yes, this eclectic combination is a real thing, and it’s refreshingly amazing. See for yourself by watching Vessna Scheff perform “Nodding (Always On My Mind)” live below, and then head over to the XPN Concert Calendar for more info on the show. Continue reading →
Tom Moon brings his Ensemble Novo to Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill for the second of a three-night Latin jazz run tonight. The local outfit released its balmy Look To the Sky EP last month, following up 2013’s Blue Night debut with six new songs you’ll be able to dance to tonight. More information for the event can be found here; listen to “Vento Bravo” below.
Cayetana posted a 23 second teaser trailer on Facebook late last week, which can only mean one thing: grand-spanking new tunes are on their way. The clip features a slow-mo, reverse shot of what looks like bassist, Allegra Anka, being immersed in a tub of water, with a sharp cut to the bold words “New Kind of Normal.” Oh and not to mention, an ominously-building new song called “Dust” plays for a quick sec. Continue reading →
Grayscale loves Philadelphia, and an almost visual love letter to the city takes shape in the form of their new music video for “Midwest”, the second tune off of their 2016 release What We’re Missing to get the video treatment.
If First Unitarian Church hasn’t already set a high enough bar for next year with announcing gigs with Title Fight, Lemuria and You Blew It! , then get ready to raise it a little bit more. Pittsburgh’s unorthodox Code Orange will be making a stop at the church February 11th to celebrating their newest album Forever, also out in early 2017.