WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “World Restart” by Kindness

Kindness | Photo via Fader Magazine
Kindness | Photo via Fader Magazine

British indie soul musician Kindness (Adam Bainbridge) is releasing his highly anticipated second album Otherness on October 14th. The album follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut LP World, You Need a Change of Mind. Now based in Geneva, Bainbridge has ties to Philly. In May 2007, he studied at The Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study. Continue reading →


Weekend Picks: Vintage Kicks at Milkboy Philly, Damien Jurado at Johnny Brenda’s

Vintage Kicks performs at Milkboy Philly on Saturday, May 19th

Cock Sparrer + Cro-Mags, Wisdom In Chains, Night Birds at Union Transfer (8 p.m., all ages, SOLD OUT); Dex Romweber Duo + Dixy Blood, The Broken Prayers at Milkboy Philly (9:30 p.m., 21+, $10-$12); Leann Rimes at Keswick Theatre (8 p.m., all ages, $39-$69); Meshuggah + Baroness, Decapitated at Theatre Of Living Arts (7 p.m., all ages, $29.50); Making Time with Kindess at Voyeur (9 p.m., 21+, $10 in advance, $12 at the door).

The local pop-punk quintet Vintage Kicks recently released the new video for its latest single, “Even Out” (the first release since the band’s debut album, King Geek, came out last September). You can watch the video below.

Vintage Kicks performs with Close To Good and Man The Fire at 9:30 p.m. at Milkboy Philly; tickets to the 21+ show are $8-$10.

Also Playing: Hall and Oates (98.1 WOGL 25th Anniversary Show) at Tower Theatre (7 p.m., all ages, $38.98-$99.98); Lady Antebellum + Darius Rucker, Thompson Square at Susquehanna Bank Center (7 p.m., all ages, $18.75-$59.75); The Adicts + World Inferno Friendship Society, The Adults at Union Transfer (8:30 p.m., all ages, $17-$20)


Damien Jurado performs with JBM and Marc Wolfson Pinansky at 8:30 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $12.

Also Playing: Bobby Conn + Starring, Time Ghost at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $10); Christine Havrilla And Gypsy Fuzz + Tracy Grammer, Bri Arden at World Cafe Live (7 p.m., all ages, $14)


Celebrate the 12th anniversary of Making Time with Kindness on May 18th

Making Time is celebrating 12 years of radness on Friday, May 18th with the Philadelphia debut of the band Kindness at Voyeur. Kindness released its debut album, World, You Need A Change Of Mind in March. The work of Adam Bainbridge, Kindness owes it musical inspiration to Bainbridge’s musical heroes including Nile Rogers (of Chic) and Cerrone, and a patchwork of musical touchstones including Arthur Russell, the Isley Brothers, John Lennon, Kate Bush and Scritti Politti. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, watch the videos for “Gee Up” and a cover of “Swinging Party” by The Replacements and feel the vibes.