Trip-hop rhyme-master Harrowgrove performs tonight at Bourbon and Branch. He just released a music video for his song “Sugar”, and plans to release the follow-up to Holy Broken Free Spirit next month. Also performing will be Milton and The Means. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calender.Continue reading →
Square Peg Round Hole celebrate the release of their debut LP Juniper at Milkboy tonight. The prog / ambient instrumental trio stopped by to record this week’s Key Studio Session, where we got a special peek at the new tracks. Check out a pair of songs below via VuHaus and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with Moon Bounce and Son Step here.
Indie-folk group Rosu Lup are performing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The band will be celebrating the release of their new album Is Anything Real. Opening the show will be Hemming and Levee Drivers. More information can be found here.Continue reading →
Boston indie rock band Quilt will be at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with Weekender and Hello Shark. The band, fronted by vocalist Anna Fox Rochinski, formed in college at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and just released their new album, Plaza. More information here.Continue reading →
Hardwork Movement lead a bill of funky R&B and hip hop at Boot & Saddle tonight. The local group dropped its debut LP Good Problems in January, packing a crowd of fans into the Kung Fu Necktie release show that went wild for their progressive hip hop. Check out “Shine” below and pick up tickets to the 21+ show here.
Springtime is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Not having to wear a coat to venues. With a lot of great offerings as the spring concert season ramps up – including our Red Bull Sound Select Gig with Good Old War on March 17th, and Bonnie Raitt at Verizon Hall on March 24th – Here are The Key’s six can’t-miss Philly shows for March, in chronological order. Continue reading →
Local DJ / producer / MC MH the Verb brings his live band to MilkBoy tonight. Verb’s performance is a multi-media experience, pulling together influences from many genres and time periods to create a fusion of art. The band spent 2015 working on a documentary series of their live shows in support of 2014’s The Balloon Guide. Check out “Blistered” below and get tickets and more information for the 21+ show at the WXPN Concert Calendar.
MilkBoy is the kind of venue where if you’re not careful, you might accidentally knock over an opening band’s gear. It’s the kind of place that does apparently soundchecks in real time for a live studio audience.
Eleanor Friedberger’s band grappled with that soundcheck early in their set, as she complained with good reason about the levels, and the random fog machine, while at the same time apologizing for boring the crowd with the details that in the end were never fully resolved. “It should all be show business, I know,” she said, “all just happen magically.” Continue reading →
Back in January, ex-Grantland music critic and band-beef aficionado Steven Hydentweeted, “All my favorite bands are from Philadelphia or Australia… DMA’s hail from the latter.”
The Aussie DMA’s channel 90’s brit-pop excellently, but their music has a distinct punk feel that feels at home in Philly as well (the band made their local debut at Free at Noon last summer).
Regardless of Noel Gallagher’s issues with them (he has issues with almost everyone), the band carries on, hammering away with their smashing drums and shoegaze-y guitars. Oasis, for them, seems less like an inspiration and more of a jumping-off point. Continue reading →