Ten years ago, Brandi Carlile vaulted into the music scene with her 2007 breakthrough album The Story. Now, a new tribute covers album is on the way called Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates Ten Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. It features a bevy of well-known artists including Dolly Parton and her wonderful cover of Brandi’s “The Story.”
It was a packed house last night for My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James at The Fillmore Philadelphia. Touring on his new album, Eternally Even, he played many of his inherently spiritual, yet psychedelic, songs accompanied by his unmistakable voice.
James played a 90-minute set plus a 30-minute encore, whipping his hair around during all guitar solos, donned in a suit and sunglasses, as always. The light show accompanying the band had the color spectrum of a Phish show, but with the nuance of a contemporary art installation. It really felt like some millennial-filled church, with all eyes drawn to the worshiped James, as soft lights flickered like stars of the lid. Continue reading →
Doylestown’s Balance and Composure blesses Union Transfer tonight, in support of their 2016 release Light We Made. Bringing along vulnerable emos Foxing and Philly’s own Mercury Girls (check out our Studio Session with them here), this gig should tug at some heartstrings. Watch the music video for Balance and Composure’s “Postcard” below, and more information can be found on the WXPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Tonight, beloved My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James headlines The Fillmore in support of his latest album, the suave and contemplative Eternally Even.
A word of advice if you’re going to the show: as you enter through the venue’s Ajax Hall bar and restaurant, be sure to stop and take note of the songs pumping through the speakers. That’s Philadelphia music scene mainstay Jersey Dan, a regular party rocker who will use his DJ space tonight to provide a compliment to James’ messages of peace, love and understanding. Continue reading →
Next Friday, Jim James releases his new LP, Eternally Even. Two Fridays later, he’ll play those songs at The Fillmore. If you can’t wait for either of those things to happen, you’re in luck, because the album’s streaming now over at NPR. Continue reading →
Jim James announced last week that he’ll be releasing a new solo record called Eternally Even on November 4th, a follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed Regions of Light and Sound of God. “Same Old Lie” is the first single from the LP and sees the My Morning Jacket frontman embracing a more political tone in his lyrics.
My Morning Jacket frontman and guitarist Jim James has announced a new solo album, Eternally Even, out November 4th. The album was co-produced by James and Blake Mills, whose recent production work includes Dawes’ new album, We’re All Gonna Die, and the last Alabama Shakes album, Sound & Color. Continue reading →
Supergroup Monsters of Folk reformed in LA over the weekend, reuniting Jim James, Conor Oberst & M. Ward for the1st time in 6 years. Zooey Deschanel also joined M.Ward for a couple of She & Him songs. Watch some fan video of “Vincent O’Brien”, “To Save Me”, “Never Had Nobody Like You” and “Magic Trick.” Continue reading →
The musician responsible for the sax solo in “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones and “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” by John Lennon has died. Bobby Keys passed away yesterday after a lengthy illness at his home outside Nashville. Continue reading →