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This Day in Music History: U2 win the Limerick Civic Week Pop ’78 talent competition, Caroline Corr & Hozier are born

Hozier | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://michellemontgomeryphotography.com/
Hozier | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://michellemontgomeryphotography.com/

 

1957 – Elvis Presley buys the Graceland mansion from Mrs. Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. The 23-room, 10,000 square foot home on 13.8 acres of land is expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the King moves in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been used as a place of worship by the Graceland Christian Church and was named after the builder’s daughter, Grace Toof.

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Take Me to Church: Hozier sanctifies the Electric Factory

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

I’m trying to be more poptimistic this year. Those that know me, or regularly read my pieces here, or follow me on the consuming void that is Twitter know of my general disdain for popular music. So it’s with the spirit of diversity in mind that I found myself standing in a packed, sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the Electric Factory, getting churched by the one and only Hozier. Continue reading →

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Hozier takes control of a sold out crowd at the Trocadero

Hozier | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://michellemontgomeryphotography.com/
Hozier | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://michellemontgomeryphotography.com/

Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier, serenaded a sold-out crowd at the Trocadero on Saturday night. Playing what he described as his first proper show in Philly, he performed an entrancing set of his passionate and poetic music off his recently released self-titled debut album. It’s not often that you come across a musician with such a hauntingly beautiful voice that makes an entire crowd go silent, but that is exactly what Hozier did at the Troc. As soon as he took the stage, the crowd went crazy cheering for him. Once he started singing, it seemed that the slightly rowdy crowd went silent and became completely immersed in his performance. Continue reading →

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Hozier playing Electric Factory on March 7th

Hozier | Photo by Cameron Pollack
Hozier | Photo by Cameron Pollack

Singer-songwriter Hozier has announced his 2015 tour with a stop in Philadelphia at the Electric Factory on Saturday, March 7th. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 26th at 10 a.m. After being swept away by “Take Me to Church” last year, WXPN named Hozier an Artist To Watch in April, and he made his Philly debut at WXPN’s Non-COMMvention music conference in May. His upcoming show at the Trocadero is sold out. Continue reading →

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Watch Hozier cover the Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?”

Hozier | Photo via BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e3gbj5
Hozier | Photo via BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e3gbj5

Singer-songwriter Hozier took to the BBC Live Lounge, performing his hit song, “Take Me To Church,” along with a cover of the Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?” With two EP’s to his name, Hozier is releasing his self-titled debut on October 7th, and is playing a sold out show at the Trocadero on Saturday, October 1st. Continue reading →