In October our pals Good Old War announced via Instagram that they were releasing a new live album. More details have been revealed and the band are releasing the new collection, Live From The City of Brotherly Love on December 10th. The album was recorded at Union Transfer and features material from their previous studio albums. Pre-order the collection here and it will ship one week before its release. The band is currently out touring with Anthony Green as part of his back up band. Track listing for the album is below.
2. Looking for Shelter
3. Weak Man
4. Can’t Go Home
5. Not Quite Happiness
6. Woody’s Hood Boogie Woogie
7. Over and Over
8. Coney Island
9. Better Weather
10. Just Another Day
11. That’s Some Dream
12. Calling Me Names
13. Amazing Eyes
14. We’ve Come A Long Way
Philly trio Good Old War took to their instagram this week to announce a new live album. The band has been relatively quiet since the release of last year’s Come Back as Rain but recently performed at the Life is Good festival in Massachusetts. Watch them do “Amazing Eyes” below, and look for the as-yet untitled live album in December.
XPN welcomes California band Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) to The Blockley tonight. SIgned to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records, ALO create a laidback, jammy brand of surf rock / pop that has bound them to other Johnson-fan favorites Donavon Frankenreiter, Matt Costa and G. Love. In 2012 ALO released their seventh studio album Sounds Like This. Tickets and information for tonight’s 18+ show with Ryan Montbleau Band can be found here. Watch an acoustic performance of “Storms & Hurricanes” from the new album below.
Denison Witmer celebrates his album release at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The self-titled record is Witmer’s ninth and most personal effort since the start of his career fifteen years ago. Recorded at his Brooklyn studio The Honey Jar (co-run by Philly native Devin Greenwood), the Lancaster-born musician called in friends Sufjan Stevens and Greenwood for creative collaboration, though the stories told on the album’s ten tracks are purely Witmer’s. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Soporus can be found here. Below, stream and download “Asa,” a song named for Witmer’s young son.
New Sweden head down to Phoenixville for a show at Steel City Coffeehouse. The Wilmington five-piece enthralled a Saturday morning audience at the 2011 Noncommvention with their rootsy, robust folk rock and they’ve been climbing the proverbial ladder ever since. With two Tri-State Indie awards on the shelf and a buzzy appearance at SXSW earlier this year, the local band hasn’t slowed down one bit after the release of their debut LP The Mountain. Tickets and information for tonight’s show with The Turnips can be found here. Watch New Sweden perform “Frying Pan” below.
The Hooters and Good Old War play a hometown show at The Electric Factory tonight. An institution in the Philadelphia musical cannon, The Hooters got their start in the 80s with hits like “All You Zombies” and “And We Danced.” In recent years, members of the band have sparked their own projects, with drummer David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket and vocalist / keyboardist Rob Hyman’s Elm Street Studios in Conshohocken. Good Old War, a trio that is becoming a local institution in their own right, returns to the stage in support of 2012′s Come Back As Rain while working on material for a new album. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here. Below, watch The Hooters’ video for “And We Danced” followed by Good Old War’s “Amazing Eyes.”
Emerging Philly acts Good Old War and Vacationer brought their respective tours home last night at The TLA, playing a festive show with Christmas lights, a tree, and a DJing Santa Claus. Check out a photo recap of the night in the gallery above.
XPN Welcomes back local indie rock trio Good Old War and dream pop four-piece Vacationer to Theatre of the Living Arts tonight. Good Old War took off this year after the release of their third album Come Back as Rain, which features hits like “Better Weather” and “Calling Me Names.” Vacationer, a “mysterious endeavor” from The Starting Line‘s Kenny Vasoli, also released their record Gone in March which drew comparisons to bands like Beach House, Grizzly Bear, and Vampire Weekend. Tickets to tonight’s all-ages show can be found here; below, check out the video “Trip” from Gone.
WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Snow Falls Down” by our friends Good Old War, who perform tonight at the TLA with Vacationer opening the show. It’s been a busy and quite successful year for Good Old War. They released Come Back As Rain last March and since then the band has been on almost non-stop tour which included their performance at last July’s XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here. Below, download “Snow Falls Down.”
Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Local indie rock trio Good Old War will be playing a special Christmas show at The TLA with fellow Philadelphian Vacationer on December 20th. Both bands released records earlier this year, with Good Old War’s full-length Come Back As Rain and Vacationer’s Gone EP. Tickets will be $29 through LIveNation, available here beginning this Friday. Relive your summer days with Vacationer’s video for “Trip” and check out the official video for Good Old War’s “Calling Me Names” below. Continue reading →
This month’s Tuesday Tune-Out series at PhilaMOCA is curated by The Swollen Fox’s Kevin Kennedy, so you know each night will feature some stellar local acts (read an interview with Kennedy previewing the series here). Tonight’s event is a doubleheader with Thom McCarthy and Toy Soldiers’ Ron Gallo each playing a set, followed by a screening of a film that “may not be directed by (and starring) a legendary silent-film era comedic star.” The event is open to all ages; doors are at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. with the movie screening beginning at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Below, watch Thom McCarthy perform his song “Tiempo” at PhilaMOCA from May 2011.
Powerhouse Philly singer Ali Wadsworth just released two rocking new songs from her forthcoming full-length solo album, just in time for her free show at City Hall tomorrow. The songs feature Tim Arnold of Good Old War on drums, Jaron Olevsky of Amos Lee on piano/organ, Toy Solders’ Dominic Billett on congas and percussion, as well as fellow local musicians Phil D’Agostino on bass, and Dan Schwartz and Joe Bisirri on guitar. Below, listen to Wadsworth’s new tracks and, if you like what you hear, make sure to RSVP for her City Hall Presents performance tomorrow night. The show runs from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at the Mayor’s Reception Room (City Hall, Room 202). RSVP ahead here, as seating is limited.