Invited to Paste Live Sessions NYC, Philly group Cheers Elephant took to the sky for a rooftop performance in Brooklyn. Even with the bare bones set-up, the local quartet made sure residents of the southernmost borough could hear their psychedelic pop-rock loud and clear. Check out the video from the live session of Cheers Elephant’s “Leaves,” a spunky track that has been featured on NPR and Spotify. After a brilliant set at City Hall Presents summer concert series, Cheers Elephant will play a few more local shows this summer — stopping at MilkBoy on July 20th and participating in the second annual Brandywine Folk Festival on August 24th.
Once the frontman of The Barnabys and The Trouble with Sweeney, Joey Sweeney disappeared from the music scene to found Philebrity.com — a guide dedicated to gossip and city events. He has since returned to his place as singer-songwriter, and this time, he’s backed by the Long Hair Arkestra. Here’s a video of “When You Say My Name,” performed as part of The Key’s Studio Sessions Live event at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in April, and filmed by Bands in the Backyard. They mix 60s rock with a tinge of country — and some great maraca work.
Sweeney and the Long Hair Arkestra will play tomorrow night at Milkboy; they join a stellar line up — including Night Panther, Former Belle, and Mohican — for Market East’s release of its new album, Children of Summer. Tickets and information can be found here.
Local Americana / rock outfit Song Dogs play MilkBoy Philly tonight. The six-piece released their debut full-length Wild Country in January after working with Bill Moriarty at Waking Studios in East Falls. Part Neil Young, part Jackson Browne, Wild Country is a collection of songs blending rock, folk and blues with a focus on storytelling. Tickets and information for tonight’s show with Joshua Popejoy and Music Box Dynamo can be found here. Listen to the title track of Wild Country below.
With 2012 wrapping to a close, there aren’t many more questions that have to be answered this year. One that you should definitely think about, though, is which concert you will be attending on New Year’s Eve. The two-night stand at Johnny Brenda’s from Philly’s The War on Drugs is sold out as of this morning, but we’ve got a round-up of what else is going on. So now all you have to worry about is how many friends will be begging to tag along! Continue reading
Celebrate the-maybe-last-night on Earth with Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang tonight at Kung Fu Necktie! In case all of this apocalyptic nonsense turns out not to be true, though, get pumped for Stens and his crew’s upcoming Key Session in 2013. The NJ nostalgia-rock group, fronted by Juston “Turbo” Stens formerly of Dr. Dog, released their album, Trash or Treasure, last March (pick it up on their Bandcamp page here). Tonight’s 21+ show starts at 7:30; go here for tickets and information. Below, watch Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang’s cover of Paul McCartney’s “Let Me Roll It.”
XPN Welcomes Seattle Americana rockers Band of Horses to the Electric Factory tonight. The band’s fourth studio album, Mirage Rock, was released in September, this time with a fresh approach to meticulously recording everything live to tape. The band has undergone several member swaps since the release of 2004′s Everything All The Time, but currently tours as a five-piece fronted by Ben Bridwell. Tickets to tonight’s all-ages show can be found on our concert calendar here; the performance starts at 8:30. Watch the video for “Knock, Knock” from Mirage Rock below.