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FYI: The Head and the Heart’s Josiah Johnson is lowkey playing MilkBoy this October

Josiah Johnson | photo via Ticketfly

When The Head and the Heart shared news last year of their then-upcoming album, Signs of Light, fans (myself definitely included) were hyped for their return. But then, just as swiftly came the saddening news that Josiah Johnson — one of the integral founding members of the band — had been struggling with addiction, and was going to take a break from touring to focus on his health and recovery.

Through this, the band has continued to put on impeccable live performances, but Johnson’s presence and vital vocal harmonies have still been missed dearly.

And it turns out, during his hiatus from the band, Johnson has played some small shows speckled here and there. This fall, he’ll be performing one of those intimate solo gigs in Philly over at MilkBoy on October 6th. Continue reading →

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Watch Honeytiger’s trippy, zombie-fan-filled video for “Interviewer”

Honeytiger | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | via artist’s Facebook page

Philly indie rock duo Honeytiger recently shared a new song titled, “Interviewer,” along with an accompanying video for the track in anticipation of their upcoming EP — which you can expect later this summer.

Shot at Point Breeze’s, The Pharmacy, the video pulls you into a trippy, sluggish, green-tinted world as member’s Isaac Clark and Josh Glauser chug along in cool Arctic Monkeys fashion. At one point, their danger-tinted, somber rock tune is so strong that it beckons a crowd of zombie-fied fans to make their way to the show and then do a little choreographed zombie number. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Dove and The Wolf at Spruce Street Harbor Park, and more.

The Dove and The Wolf | photo by CJ Harvey | courtesy of the artist
The Dove and The Wolf | photo by CJ Harvey | courtesy of the artist

If Lucius and The War on Drugs got together, the result would be The Dove & the Wolf. The tight harmonies, soulful songwriting, and expansive sound that the duo have created can be heard tonight at Spruce Street Harbor Park‘s free summer concert series, happening every Thursday and featuring some of our favorite Philly artists. The Dove & the Wolf re-released their sophomore record I Don’t Know What to Feel in March, making their label debut with Fat Possum Records. Check out the Philadelphia-via-Paris group’s recent interview and preview of a new track on Dan Drago’s 25 O’Clock Podcast. They will also be performing at the XPoNential Music Fest in July. For more information on tonight’s show, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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The Western Den, Honeysuckle, Ellen Siberian Tiger, and Dane Galloway to take over MilkBoy July 15th

The Western Den | photo via thewesternden.bandcampcom

Four insanely talented acts all in one night for under $10? I’m sold. Boston-based The Western Den and Honeysuckle with Philadelphia’s own Ellen Siberian Tiger and Dane Galloway will be performing at MilkBoy on July 15th in what promises to be a fantastic show at the center city venue. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: White Reaper at MilkBoy, ESS SEE at The Barbary, Bell Biv Devoe at The Mann

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White Reaper | photo by Tom Nugent | via band’s Facebook

Louisville, KY act White Reaper are about a quarter of the way through their massive summer tour, which stops at MilkBoy tonight. The quartet is on the road in support of this spring’s The World’s Best American Band – a collection of affected, infectious classic rock revival. Tickets and information can be found here; watch a live clip of “The Stack” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Square Peg Round Hole at Boot & Saddle, Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet at The Keswick Theater, and Secret Nudist Friends at MilkBoy

Square Peg Round Hole | Photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

Tonight, Boot & Saddle hosts a gig headed up by Square Peg Round Hole. The percussion-based group is an oddity on its own, choosing slow-building ambiance over everything. The gig is 21+, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Worldtown Soundsystem at Johnny Brenda’s, No Good Sister at Boot & Saddle, Rockers Galore at Milkboy and more…

Worldtown Soundsystem | Photo by Charles Shan Cerrone | courtesy of the artist
Worldtown Soundsystem | Photo by Charles Shan Cerrone | courtesy of the artist

Worldtown Soundsystem celebrate their 6th anniversary at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The world music / electronic outfit will be debuting all new material, following up last year’s self-titled EP with what is sure to be an electrifying collection of beats. Tickets and information for the 21+ dance party can be found here; check out “Testify” below.

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Transport to paradise in The Rockers Galore video for “One Shot”

Rockers Galore | photo courtesy of the artist

You can’t not dance when listening to Blayer Pointdujour’s project, The Rockers Galore. You just can’t. Attempts to remain unfazed when watching the group’s recently released video for “One Shot” will be futile and silly.  This infectious song’s unique blend of funk, hip-hop, hard rock, and Haitian kompa will have you grinnin’ and groovin’ from the first zesty beat to the last. Continue reading →

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Local rockers Desoto Jones reuniting for a benefit show at MilkBoy in June

Desoto Jones | courtesy of the artist
Desoto Jones | courtesy of the artist

Earlier last month, Desoto Jones released their post-breakup EP Orb Weaver, marking an explosive end for the local rockers. Or so we thought.

The band is reuniting for a show on June 30th at MilkBoy to benefit drummer Adam Francois’ chemotherapy treatments, as all proceeds will go to him and his wife. The band promises to perform a career-spanning setlist with support from Sleep In and one unannounced artist. Their brand of bare-knuckled rock and roll is more than welcomed back to the City of Brotherly Love, marking the evening to be one of celebration.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sunwatchers at PhilaMOCA, Agnes Obel at Union Transfer, Jesse Hale Moore at Bourbon and Branch and more

Sunwatchers | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN
Sunwatchers | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

New York progressive collective Sunwatchers head to PhilaMOCA for the night with opening sets by Skull Practitioners and Writhing Squares. These free jazz and krautrock inspired musicians define their own genre through jams of epic proportions, making anyone squeezed into Philly’s favorite arthouse freaking lucky. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Also, check out the band’s Studio Sessions when they stopped by last May. Continue reading →