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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Peach Kings at World Cafe Live, Deftones at Sands Bethlehem, Grandchildren at Boot & Saddle

The Peach Kings | via facebook.com/peachkings

The Los Angeles duo The Peach Kings bring The Night Sweat tour to World Cafe Live tonight, featuring Mobley and Bett. Comprised of couple Paige Wood and Steven Dies, the band’s sultry sound pairs well with the lyrical detailing of their life and love story. Tickets and more information can be found over at the XPN Concert Calendar. Check out the track “Say What” below. Continue reading →

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Watch Grandchildren’s new video for “Things They Buried”

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Grandchildren | Photo courtesy of the artist

Philly indie rock band Grandchildren embrace a darker yet playful energy on their song, “Things They Buried”, from their recent LP ZUNI, and you can feel it in the new music video the band released for it this week.

Directed by vocalist Aleks Martray, the video depicts a small child’s journey from the backseat of a car into a world of surprises and imagination. The kid’s perspectives of imaginary friends and blanket forts are taken from the carseat to the extraordinary. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eddy Sids of Grandchildren at The Fire, Lucero at Union Transfer, Tall Heights at Milkboy and more

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Grandchildren | photo via Facebook

Eddy Sids of Philadelphia orchestral pop-band Grandchildren will be performing a rare solo set tonight at The Fire. His band released its third LP, Zuni, back in August – we got a taste of it in their appearance on The Key Studio Sessions back in the spring. Get tickets and info at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to Zuni below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Grandchildren at Johnny Brenda’s, Citizen Cope at The TLA, Lou at Bourbon & Branch and more…

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Grandchildren | photo via Facebook

Grandchildren release their new album Zuni at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The cinematic rockers stopped by for a Key Studio Session earlier this summer, giving us a sneak peek of some of the new songs and proving that band is still locked into the textures and sounds that made their earlier releases so captivating. Watch them perform “Walking Dead” below and pick up tickets to the 21+ release show with Spaceship Aloha and White Bike here.

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The Key Studio Sessions: Grandchildren

When The Key launched just about five years ago, we had our sights pretty strongly locked on the West Philly avant-pop six-piece Grandchildren. They were the fearless sonic adventurers of Baltimore Avenue, a band that blended the audio collage sensibilities of Animal Collective with the live intensity of a really tight punk band. We’ve checked in several times in the years since, at shows, at SXSW and when they followed up their debut LP Everlasting with an excellent EP called The Golden Age.

But things have been a little quiet over in camp Grandchildren for a little while now, so we’re extremely psyched to have them breaking the silence this week with a Key Studio Sessions performance of two brand new songs, along with the first news about their third record and a show where you can hear the entire thing live. Continue reading →

Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
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Grandchildren, West Philadelphia Orchestra and Gliss to perform at End-of-Beer-Week free music fest

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Grandchildren | photo courtesy of the artist

Beer Week is coming to an end, but its not over yet. The week will close out with the Dock Street 6th Annual End-of-Beer-Week Free Music Fest and Scavenger Run. This year, the fest lineup includes Philly artists Grandchildren, West Philadelphia Orchestra and Gliss. The three performers bring an array of musical genres to the festival stage. Orchestral pop band Grandchildren will craft soundscapes with tons of synth, while West Philadelphia Orchestra is rooted in Eastern European folk and brings the traditions to life. Rapper Gliss rounds out the bill, bringing the heart and soul of hip-hop in his music. Catch the three performers this Sunday, June 8 outside Dock Street Brewery. The music fest is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Philly Beer Week website. Listen to all three of the artists’ music below.

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Night Panther and Grandchildren playing a NYE weekend show at Boot & Saddle on 12/28

Night Panther | photo via www.facebook.com/nightpantherband
Night Panther | photo via www.facebook.com/nightpantherband

Night Panther and Grandchildren are kicking off the pre-New Years Eve weekend together at Boot & Saddle.  The disco / dream pop folks in Night Panther released a single off of their recent debiut LP last week via yvynyl called “Pleasure To Meet You,” available for a limited time as a free download below.  Grandchildren also released an LP this year called Golden Age.  The orchestral pop outfit was featured in The Key’s Unlocked series back in April, where we dug into the new record and all the work that went into recording it.  Check out the feature here and download “End Times” from Golden Age here.  Tickets and information for the bands’ December 28th show at Boot & Saddle can be found here.