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Philly Free Song Friday is bringing a free show to Bourbon & Branch next Friday

 

Paul Hocynec | via Soundcloud.com/paulhocynec
Paul Hocynec | via Soundcloud.com/paulhocynec

Paul Hocynec admitted that he was, at one point, negative about the local music scene.

“I wasn’t really the best supporter. I’d complain that nobody was at my shows, but wasn’t necessarily going out to shows and supporting other people,” Hocynec said. “I came to a bit of a weird time in my life and I realized I wanted to be part of a community more than anything else. I just wanted to be connected with other local bands.”

Starting in August, he began Philly Free Song Friday, inviting musicians to his local studio space, Woodbrook Recording, under a few conditions: they have a few hours to record whatever they want, but it must be an original song, and they have to be okay with Hocynec releasing it as a free download come Friday. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cheers Elephant at Johnny Brenda’s, The 9 Songwriters Series at Milkboy, and Sonni Shine & the Underwater Sounds at The Blockley

Philly indie favorites Cheers Elephant with be rocking out at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with local surf rock quartet The Great White Caps and Virginia indie band The Trillions. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9:15 p.m. Tickets for the 21+ event are available for $10 here. Check out the sweet music video for Cheers Elephant’s song “Doin’ It, Right” below.

Started in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring show that features a rotation of nine singer/songwriters from various cities and musical backgrounds brought together on one bill. Tonight the Series is coming to MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore and the line-up features the Series founder Justin Trawick, as well as local artists Dani Mari, Reverend TJ McGlinchey, Jason Ager, and Alexandra Day, as well as
Chris Scanlon, Max Seidman, Sarah Napolitan (of Turnips), and Jon Paul. The show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $8.

Local reggae act Sonni Shine & the Underwater Sounds are playing tonight at The Blockley, along with Brooklyn-based funk band The Pimps of Joytime. The 21+ show begins at 9 p.m., tickets are $12. Sonni released a new full-length album since she recorded her Key Studio Session. You can listen to it below.