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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nightlands at Johnny Brenda’s, The Sun Flights at MilkBoy Ardmore, Mean Lady at Mojo Main, In the Pocket at 23 East

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Nightlands play a hometown show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight, backed by a choir and supported by local bands Ape School and Our Griffins.  Dave Hartley’s “dream science” solo project released its latest LP Oak Island earlier this year after he closed out a multi-year tour with his main band The War on Drugs.  For tonight’s show, he’ll be performing with choral group The Sighborg Singers, who were featured on Oak Island as well.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show can be found here.  Below, watch Nightlands’ new video for “Born to Love.”

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Watch In The Pocket rock out “I Ain’t Searching” by The American Dream (playing The Colonial Theater on 1/11)

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s “Essential Songs of Philadelphia” project is unveiling its latest installment – a rendition of the The American Dream’s 1970 single “I Ain’t Searching” – this Friday, January 11, at The Colonial Theater. This lineup of his In The Pocket band features Hooters singer and guitarist Eric Bazilian, Steve Butler of Smash Palace and singer-songewriter Cliff Hillis. You can watch a video of the band performing the song below, download it here and get more information on Friday’s concert here.

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Stream all of the Essential Songs of Philadelphia by David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket (playing The Colonial Theatre on 1/11)

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s “Essential Songs of Philadelphia” project continues to revisit classic tracks from the city’s musical history – songs that were either written in Philadelphia, or recorded by Philadelphians – with In The Pocket, an all-star cast of Philly players. So far, the band has recorded “All My Mondays” by Youth Camp; “Open My Eyes” by Todd Rundgren and Nazz; “You Can’t Sit Down” by The Dovells; “Soon You’ll Be Gone” by The Hooters; “Change Reaction” by Robert Hazard & The Heros; “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps; and “I Ain’t Searchin” by The American Dream. With an appearance coming up at The Colonial Theatre on January 11, In the Pocket made the entire collection available as a Soundcloud set you can stream here. Download the songs at the In the Pocket website, and get more information about the show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Crystal Castles at The Electric Factory, David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket at World Cafe Live, Alejandro Escovedo at The Sellersville Theater

Experimental electronic duo Crystal Castles take over The Electric Factory tonight for a show with HEALTH.  The Canadian producers, who have an affinity for glitchy horror movie sound effects and ravey bass lines, relocated to Warsaw, Poland to record their upcoming record Crystal Castles III due out November 8th.  Tickets are $30 through Ticketmaster for the all ages show, with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. Below, listen to Crystal Castles’ track “Not in Love” featuring the vocals of Robert Smith.

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Listen to “Disco Inferno” by David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket featuring Schoolly D

David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket is back again with a newly recorded version of the classic “Disco Inferno,” originally recorded by The Trammps in 1976. According to Deep Soul, the song was inspired by the movie The Towering Inferno. The song’s co-writers, “Trammps keyboardist Ron Kersey and Leroy Green, penned the song after viewing a scene where a disco on top a building catches on fire.” The rest, as they say, is disco history. The new version features drummer David Uosikkinen, Graham Alexander on lead vocals, Matt Cappy on trumpet, Jay Davidson on sax, Greg Davis on guitar, Rob Hyman on keyboards, Richie & Charlie Ingui (the Soul Survivors) on background vocals and Fran Smith, Jr on bass. TJ Tindall, who played guitar on The Trammp’s 1976 version also performs on the song along with the legendary Schoolly D who adds more fuel to the fire (pun intended). Listen to the new version below, and A/B it with the original classic version. The new version of “Disco Inferno” will be available for download from Songs In The Pocket in September.

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Tonight: XPN Welcomes David Uosikkinen’s “In The Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia” at World Cafe Live

Tonight at World Cafe Live, David Uosikkinen’s “In The Pocket: The Essential Songs Of Philadelphia” project will celebrate the release of the the fifth song in the series, a cover of the 1981 Robert Hazard And The Heroes song, “Change Reaction” (featuring Ben Arnold on lead vocals). In The Pocket features members of The Hooters including David Uosikkinen on drums along with Rob Hyman (keyboards and vocals) and John Lilley (guitar), Steve Butler from Smash Palace on guitar, bassist William Wittman and Ben Arnold on lead vocals. All five of the songs recorded by In The Pocket, including “Change Reaction” can be purchased here. Portions of the proceeds go to the Settlement Music School.

David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket performs at 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live; tickets to the show are $17 (a portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Settlement Music School).

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Listen to “Change Reaction” (Robert Hazard cover) by David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket featuring Ben Arnold

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Editor’s note: The stream of “Change Reaction” was only available for 24 hours.

The newest song from David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket is a cover of the 1981 Robert Hazard And The Heroes song, “Change Reaction” featuring Ben Arnold on lead vocals. “Change Reaction” is the fifth song in the Essential Songs Of Philadelphia series. It features members of The Hooters including David Uosikkinen on drums along with Rob Hyman (keyboards and vocals) and John Lilley (guitar), Steve Butler from Smash Palace on guitar, bassist William Wittman and Ben Arnold on lead vocals. All five of the songs recorded by In The Pocket, including “Change Reaction” can be purchased here. Portions of the proceeds go to the Settlement Music School. WXPN welcomes David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia to World Cafe Live on Tuesday, March 13th. Tickets and more information here. Go here to watch a video of the making of “Change Reaction.” Below be sure you watch the video of Robert Hazard and The Heroes performing “Change Reaction” at a live show at the London Victory Club from 1981.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: David Uosikkinen’s “In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia” at World Cafe Live

Tonight at World Cafe Live, David Uosikkinen’s “In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia” project will celebrate the official release of the fourth song in the series, “Soon You’ll Be Gone.” The single—which features appearances by brothers Richie and Charlie Ingui (of The Soul Survivors) as well as current Hooters members Rob Hyman and Fran Smith, Jr.—is a tribute to John Kuzma and Bobby Woods, two founding members of The Hooters who passed away earlier this year. ”Soon You’ll Be Gone” is available for 99 cents via songsinthepocket.org; below, you can watch the video. David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket performs at 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live; tickets to the show are $20–$30 (a portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Settlement Music School).

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Watch the new video for “Soon You’ll Be Gone” by David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket (performing Oct. 3rd at World Cafe Live)

The fourth release in David Uosikkinen’s “In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia” singles series “Soon You’ll Be Gone.” The single—which features appearances by brothers Richie and Charlie Ingui (of The Soul Survivors) as well as current Hooters members Rob Hyman and Fran Smith, Jr.—is a tribute to John Kuzma and Bobby Woods, two founding members of The Hooters who passed away earlier this year. The official release for the single is at 7 p.m. Monday, October 3rd, at World Cafe Live. Tickets to the show are $20–$30 (a portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Settlement Music School); you can purchase tickets here. ”Soon You’ll Be Gone” is available for 99 cents via songsinthepocket.org; below, you can watch the video.

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Charlie and Richie Ingui to perform with David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket at XPoNential Music Festival

This just in! Charlie & Richie Ingui of the Soul Survivors will be joining David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket band this Saturday night at the XPoNential Music Festival. The set is at 7:55PM on the Marina Stage and will also be broadcast on WXPN as part of the festival live broadcast. The Soul Survivors had a 1967 top five hit song with “Expressway To Your Heart.” It was the first big hit song for songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Charlie and Richie are joining Hooters’ drummer David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket band, which also includes Rob Hyman and John Lilley of The Hooters, Richard Bush (formerly of The A’s and current leader of the Peace Creeps), Tommy Conwell, Steve Butler (Smash Palace), Jay Davidson on sax and Cliff Hillis on bass. Below, check out the classic “Expressway To Your Heart.”

It’s not too late to get your tickets to this year’s festival, which starts this Friday at 5:30. Ticket information is here.

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