Check out a new collab from Gina Ferrera and City Rain (playing PhilaMOCA Thursday)

Local singer Gina Ferrera and Ben Runyan, the creative mind behind City Rain, just released the first track from their recent collaboration. The song, “Smacker Cracker,” is a ambient lo-fi track that combines Ferrera’s soulful vocals with Runyan’s synth-driven composition. Runyan is also gearing up for the release of City Rain’s EP Montage on August 28th and will be playing a show this Thursday at PhilaMOCA with Cold Fronts, The Mendles, and more. For additional info on the event visit the event page here. Listen to “Smacker Cracker” in the player below.


Tadoma, Gemini Wolf, and Gina Ferrera to perform at Still Life local ambient showcase on Dec. 9th

 The next Still Life—a bimonthly showcase of experimental Philadelphia music—is Friday, December 9, at the First Unitarian Chapel. Still Life is curated by John Vettese who hosts the Philly Local Second Shift on XPN2 (Thursdays, 5 p.m.-midnight) and also records and produces all of our Key Studio Sessions. From John’s tumblr:

On the bill is Tadoma, the musical alter ego of Data Garden Records’ Joe Patitucci, doing minimal, hazy, Music for Airports-esque ambient pieces; Gemini Wolf, the abstract electronic dance project of Michael McDermott and Megan Cauley; and Gina Ferrera, who inventively fuses xylophone, mbira and West African percussion with keyboards, samplers and drum machines.

Admission is $8 at the door; the First Unitarian Chapel is located at 2125 Chestnut Street.