Local wild men Man Man close out a month long national tour at Union Transfer tonight. About to release their fifth studio album this summer, the eclectic rock outfit talked to The Key’s Kate Bracaglia recently about pre-show tea drinking rituals, Instagram posts and the “natural progression” of the new album from 2011′s standout Life Fantastic. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Murder By Death and Northern Arms can be found here. Stream and download “Mayan Nights” from Man Man below. UPDATE: tonight’s Man Man show is sold out.
One of the many wonderful things about the Philadelphia music community is its desire to rally around causes and make a difference in the city. As cliched as that sounds, its true – the latest example being hometown musician John Francis‘ new City of Love Festival, benefiting Broad Street Ministry and their “Breaking Bread” hospitality initiative. Amidst debate over whether or not outdoor meal services for the homeless should be allowed in Philadelphia, the Broad Street Ministry has created its own safe haven for the city’s homeless men and women where they can receive a hot meal and a variety of services (including medical attention, art therapy and assistance for veterans) every Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
Philadelphia singer-songwriter Katie Frank joins Levee Drivers tonight at Underground Arts for an evening of folk and bluegrass. Frank released her debut Covered Bridge Road EP in September, and she’ll be supporting the release with a couple of more dates coming up this month including a show at The Grape Room in Manayunk on October 19th . Tickets for tonight’s 21+ show are $5 at the door, which opens at 8:00 p.m. Stream Covered Bridge Road below through Katie Frank’s Bandcamp.
Eric Slick on drums all night