Saccharine Melodies and Punk Snarl: Honeyblood takes on Ortlieb’s

Honeyblood | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN
Honeyblood | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

Glaswegian indie-rock duo Honeyblood got a little attention from NPR’s nationally syndicated Sound Opinions a few weeks back, when co-host Jim Derogatis turned a spotlight on them as a newly recommended “buried treasure” band. The episode featured a clip of their new song “Walking At Midnight,” pulled from their upcoming sophomore LP Babes Never Die, out next week.

The fans who made it out to see them slay a stage at Ortlieb’s on Tuesday night though were treated not only to an opportunity to snag an advanced copy of the record, but to a killer live set of almost every new track, interspersed with fan favorites from their self-titled debut. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Gene Shay Tribute with Janis Ian and more at First Unitarian Church, Future Punx at Boot & Saddle, Honeyblood at Johnny Brenda’s and more…

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This afternoon at the First Unitarian Church friends and fans celebrate the 80th birthday and recent retirement of Gene Shay. David Dye hosts performances by Tom Paxton, Janis Ian, John Flynn and more while proceeds from the event benefit the Sing Out! foundation for the preservation and support of folk music. Read more about Gene Shay’s decades behind the Folk Show mic here and get more information about the concert here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Honeyblood at MilkBoy, The Philadelphia Jazz Project at World Cafe Live, and Leon Russell at Sellersville Theater

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British ambient surf-pop babes Honeyblood take the stage at MilkBoy tonight.  Their self-titled album was released a little over a week ago and have been compared to acts like Best Coast, Speedy Ortiz and Savages.  A few days ago, they came out with a music video for their track “Super Rat,” off Honeyblood.  Watch the video below and pick up tickets for their show tonight here. Continue reading →