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Celebrate five years of MilkBoy with Fishbone, The Weeks, and more

Fishbone | photo courtesy of the artist
Fishbone | photo courtesy of the artist

MilkBoy in center city has been hosting great shows for five years, and it’s time celebrate such an impressive milestone. On August 11th through the 13th, MilkBoy will host a three night anniversary party, and they’re holding nothing back in the process.

Big time out-of-town acts like reggae legends Fishbone and Mississippi rockers The Weeks will headline on August 12th and August 13th, respectively. Plus, it wouldn’t be a MilkBoy party without some of the finest local acts in Philly — so Nik Greeley and The Operators, Ceramic Animal, Foxtrot & The Getdown, Hardwork Movement, Carmalized, and The Last Generation On Film will all be joining the shindig. More acts are expected to be announced as the celebration draws closer. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Fishbone at Ardmore Music Hall, Cynthia G Mason at Bourbon & Branch, RFA at World Cafe Live and more…

Fishbone
Fishbone | photo by Chris Miller

LA’s Fishbone headline Ardmore Music Hall tonight. Dominating the alt-rock scene in the late 80s, Fishbone was known for their fusion of ska, funk, punk and soul. They released their latest EP in 2014 called Intrinsically Intertwined, which spawned a webisode series called “Unstuck.” Check out part one below and pick up tickets for the concert here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Lawsuits at Johnny Brenda’s, Fishbone at MilkBoy, North Mississippi Allstars at Weis Center

The Lawsuits | Photo courtesy of the artist
The Lawsuits | Photo courtesy of the artist

You can’t pinpoint the sound that Brian Dale Allen Strouse, Brendan Cunningham, Vanessa Winters, Josh Friedman, and Joe Bisirri create. You can hear some influences in the music they make as The Lawsuits, coming from gospel, reggae, folk and many more. This beautiful combination is probably the reason why they’re so adored in their hometown. Tonight, the band celebrates the release of its latest EP, Tumbled; check out their song “(Darla Nye) Never Love Someone” below, and get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →