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Free at Noon Flashback: no drums, no problem for Good Old War and Empty Houses

Empty Houses | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN
Empty Houses | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN

Today’s Free at Noon featured a double-header, opening up with Empty Houses, a three piece group introduced as Detroit’s “best kept secret.” Consisting of the soulful vocals of Ali Shea, the sassy guitar of David Mackinder, and the smooth keyboard work of Adam Mercer, Empty Houses produced a sometimes cute but always captivating motown-pop sound as they shared songs from their upcoming debut Daydream. They’ll play in support of Good Old war again tonight, and considering they also were one of the openers for Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties last night at Underground Arts, it’ll be the band’s third Philadelphia performance in 24 hours. Continue reading →

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Good Old War, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and The Morelings vibe out at WXPN’s Red Bull Sound Select Show

Good Old War| Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN
Good Old War | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

Chill vibes all around as Good Old War, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and The Morelings performed at The Foundry at The Fillmore on Thursday for the latest Red Bull Sound Select show curated by WXPN.

The Morelings started the night off with some psychedelic tunes, which we recently heard when they visited for a Key Studio Session. Their spacey sounds filled the room as the crowd bobbed their heads and swayed to the music. Gabriel Garzón-Montano then switched it up, giving the night an R&B twist. Joined by a percussionist, Garzón-Montano played keys. The acoustic set really showcased his strong vocals, and he performed songs off of his EP Bishouné: Alma del Hula, including his song “6 8,” which was sampled by Drake Last but not least, Good Old War took the stage as Keith Goodwin led vocals and Dan Schwartz on guitar. Fans were up close and personal against the barrier in front of the intimate stage as the duo performed their folk-pop love ballads.

Check out photos from the show below. Continue reading →

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Good Old War, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and The Morelings will play WXPN’s Red Bull SoundSelect show on 3/17

Good Old War | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN | cameronpollackphotography.com
Good Old War | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN | cameronpollackphotography.com

It’s been a minute since we’ve thrown a proper party with the Red Bull Sound Select folks, and we’re super excited to return to their series of gigs this winter with the XPN-curated showcase on Thursday, March 17th, featuring an acoustic set from folk-pop faves Good Old War, the stirring electronic soul of Gabriel Garzón-Montano and blissed-out psychedelia from Philadelphia’s The Morelings.

The show takes place in The Foundry at The Fillmore Philly and is $3 when you RSVP here, so do that right now, and read more about the artists below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Good Old War at Union Transfer, August John Lutz II at Bourbon and Branch, The York Street Hustle at World Cafe Live and more

Good Old War | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Folk-pop Philadelphians Good Old War headline their final hometown show of the year tonight at Union Transfer. Earlier this year the band released Broken Into Better Shape, its fifth LP and most polished to date. Watch video from their 2015 Free at Noon below. Tickets and information on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Free at Noon Flashback: Good Old War took the crowd’s breath away, onstage and off

Good Old War | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com
Good Old War | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Philly’s own Good Old War received a warm hometown welcome at today’s Free at Noon, and delivered a dazzling set. Tim Arnold – who left the band last year to raise his family – was back on the drums, once again adding his voice to the band’s signature 3-part harmonies.

Good Old War just returned from a tour in support of their fourth studio album, Broken Into Better Shapewhich was released this past June.  They played several cuts off that record, as well as old favorites.

The band was quite spirited on stage – vocalist/keyboardist Keith Goodwin showed off his dance moves, and guitarist Dan Schwartz kept an electric guitar on a stand, occasionally stepping up to shred some electric solos. Continue reading →

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Watch clowns under attack in Good Old War’s hilarious video for “Tell Me What You Want From Me”

From Good Old War's "Tell Me What You Want From Me" video
From Good Old War’s “Tell Me What You Want From Me” video
What kind of world is it where clowns are the ones having the bad time? In Good Old War’s latest video for “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” their single off of Broken Into Better Shape, we see an escape effort from different clowns as they try to weave and maneuver their way from being zapped and disintegrated into colorful dust. Continue reading →

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Philly bands at Phillies games: See Vita and the Woolf and Good Old War this weekend

Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Phobymo Photography
Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Morgan Smith |  phobymo.com

This weekend, a couple Philly musicians will take the field at Citizens’ Bank Park to serenade baseball fans. Both Good Old War and Vita and the Woolf will be performing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch of separate Phillies games; Good Old War will perform on Friday, June 26th in the Phils’ game versus the Nationals (the game starts at 7:05 p.m.), while Vita and the Woolf will play on Sunday, June 28th (the game starts at 1:35 p.m.). Continue reading →

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Watch Good Old War perform an acoustic version of their new album’s title track

Good Old War | Photo by Shane Tim
Good Old War | Photo by Shane Tim

We’re pumped for the release of Broken Into Better Shape, the upcoming album from Philly alternative duo (formerly trio) Good Old War. After getting a taste of what the album has in store with catchy singles like “Tell Me What You Want From Me” and “Broken Record,” you can now listen to the album’s title track. Continue reading →