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You Do You derive some acoustic bliss from disco gem “Lil Birdie” in Random Tea Session

Photo by Tony Unander via facebook.com/youdoyoumusic
Photo by Tony Unander via facebook.com/youdoyoumusic

According to their Bandcamp page, Philly pop five-piece You Do You began “Lil Birdie” as a slow blues song – which is very different from how the song turned out on the band’s 2014 EP The Sweet Sounds of the Funky Sounds.

YDY’s performance kicks off the new season of Random Tea Session videos, and the band restores the uptempo disco track to its previous form. In this version of the song, singer/songwriter Katie Feeney’s vocal performance is raw, untouched, and straight from the gut as she nails each melisma. Marvel at this acoustic rendition or dance to the original below.

Catch You Do You live at their upcoming local shows: April 15th at Jose Pistolas (FREE) and April 27th at Boot and Saddle (tickets here).

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TJ Kong Presents: An Evening with Tom Waits (tonight at Jose Pistola’s)

TJ Kong (of The Atomic Bomb) wants to share his love of the silver-tonqued and gravelly-voiced Tom Waits with Philadelphia.  Performing two hours of material for this first installment, Kong will be joined by Joshua Machiz on bass, Rosie Langabeer on accordian / banjo / keys and Chris Aschman on trumpet and percussion as he rolls through the influential musician’s extensive catalog.  The event at Jose Pistola’s is free and the band promises it will be “a lounge lizard, broken sentence, dream in the straw kind of evening” so put on your best Waitsian hat and check out the Facebook event page here.  Watch a clip of TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb performing Waits’ “Way Down In The Hole” below.