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Watch Marian Hill perform “Lovit” for Out Of Town Films

Photo by Paul Gilmore via facebook.com/marianhillmusic
Photo by Paul Gilmore via facebook.com/marianhillmusic

Rising local electronic pop duo Marian Hill spent some time with local videographers Out of Town Films this winter in the halls of Haverford Middle School, where bandmates Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol met as kids. We saw the video for “One Time” back in February; today, the blog BlahBlahBlahScience premiered the second video the duo filmed that day, a performance of “Lovit” that you can watch below.

(Hear More – The Key Studio Sessions: Marian Hill)

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Watch Dr. Dog perform “The Truth” for Out of Town Films

Photo by Nicky Devine
Photo by Nicky Devine

In the new video from Out of Town Films featuring Dr. Dog, the local videographers sat down with Scott McMicken and his bandmates to talk about clip’s featured song.  ”The Truth,” taken from the band’s new B Room LP, is one of the more contemplative and slow-paced songs on the record, as well as one of the oldest songs (McMicken says he wrote it about three or four years ago).  Watch the latest collaboration Dr. Dog and OOTF below.  Dr. Dog plays two nights at the Electric Factory this weekend; tickets and information can be found here.

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Watch Cheers Elephant perform “Airliner” for Out of Town Films

Cheers Elephant | photo by Debbie Zak Cohen
Cheers Elephant | photo by Debbie Zak Cohen

Before relocating to sunny California, Cheers Elephant met up with Out of Town Films to film a few songs and bring their time in Philadelphia to a close.  Surrounded by piles of books inside Fishtown’s Bookspace, the locally-born indie pop / rock four-piece played a new song called “Airliner” to start off the set, and you can watch the video of the performance below.  In lieu of upcoming local show dates, listen back to Cheers Elephant’s 2012 Free at Noon performance here.

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Watch Kopecky Family Band perform “Heartbeat” in a hotel pool for Out of Town Films (playing The TLA 11/23)

When the rain hammered down at this summer’s XPoNential Music Festival, Nashville’s Kopecky Family Band retreated to their hotel pool with the Out of Town Films crew. This summer we saw their reverberant performance of “Are You Listening.” Today, the Out of Town gang released a “b-side” performance of the band’s single “Heartbeat.” Watch it below. XPN Welcomes Kopecky Family Band to The TLA on Saturday with Cheers Elephant; tickets and info here.

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Watch Dr. Dog perform “Distant Light” for Out of Town Films (playing the Electric Factory on 1/31 and 2/1)

Photo by Nicky Devine
Photo by Nicky Devine

Out of Town Films have shared a third video with Dr. Dog, this time featuring B-Room track “Distant Light.”  The clip was filmed in the Philly band’s Clifton Heights studio, which used to be a silversmith’s warehouse before they repurposed the space into a recording studio and practice space.  Check out the energizing performance of “Distant Light” below and revisit the first two videos here.  XPN welcomes Dr. Dog to the Electric Factory with Saint Rich on January 31st and February 1st; tickets and information can be found here.

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Out of Town Films debuts two new performance videos with Dr. Dog (XPN Welcomes to Electric Factory on 1/31 and 2/1)

Photo by Nicky Devine
Photo by Nicky Devine
Philly’s Out Of Town Films have shared two new videos featuring Dr. Dog recorded at the band’s studio in Clifton Heights. The stripped down versions of “The Truth” and “Too Weak To Ramble” nicely showcase the soulful roots of the album, particularly on the stunning “Too Weak To Ramble.”

WXPN Welcomes Dr. Dog to Electric Factory on January 31st and February 1st.

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Toy Soldiers will perform at Out Of Town Films’ second “pop-up concert” this Wednesday

Photo by Seth Klinger
Photo by Seth Klinger

If you missed Toy Soldiers‘ epic, sold-out album-release party for The Maybe Boys this past Friday night, here’s a chance to make up for it. Our friends at Out of Town Films just sent out word that they’re hosting their second “pop-up concert” this Wednesday, September 18th, and Ron Gallo and crew are the stars.

The series is basically what it sounds like – a band performs a free concert at an undisclosed location, and the Out of Town videographers film it for a series of live shorts. Their first one happened this summer with The Districts at Girard Hall in Fishtown; to RSVP for this show, shoot an email to outoftownfilms(at)gmail(dot)com. You’ll be notified of the location the morning of the show. Below, check out The Districts performing “Long Distance” at the first pop-up concert, and download “Tomorrow to Today” from Toy Soldiers’ Key Studio Session.

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Watch The Districts tear up Girard Hall with “Lyla” in their Out of Town Films pop-up show (playing North Star Bar on 8/30)

Screen shot 2013-08-20 at 12.34.35 PMJust before rocking XPoNential Festival last month, Central Pa.-bred rockers (now official Philadelphians) The Districts played a pop-up show for Out of Town Films at Girard Hall in Fishtown. Below, check out a performance of “Lyla” from that show. The band is on tour with Pine Barons right now and will return to Philadelphia on August 30th for a show at North Star Bar.

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The Key’s Week of Folk: Watch The Stray Birds perform “Might Rain” along the Delaware River care of Out of Town Films

Screen shot 2013-08-14 at 11.38.38 AMThe Key’s Week of Folk is our series of interviews, reviews, artist spotlights, playlistings and general ephemera to get you ready for the 52nd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, happening August 16th to August 18th at Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville. This installment brings you a performance video from one of the artists on the bill shot at our own XPoNential Music Festival.

Something about The Stray Birds and festivals just feels right. The airy arrangements that glide across outdoor setting, the warm singalong vibes. This weekend, they’ll perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, bringing their close harmonies and bluegrass flair to the Friday afternoon main stage crowd. We know they’ll win them over, since their set was impressive when they opened the Saturday show at XPoNential Music Festival last month. After they stepped offstage, the Lancaster three-piece met up with the Out of Town Films for a stroll along the Delaware Waterfront and a performance of their new song “Might Rain.” On the downside, the song somewhat presaged the massive downpour that waterlogged XPoNential late on Sunday afternoon; here’s hoping it’s not a prediction of climate conditions this weekend at the Old Pool Farm.

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Watch XPoNential Fest artist DRGN King perform “Fail Big” at the Camden Aquariaum for Out of Town Films

Screen shot 2013-08-01 at 12.19.50 PMThe latest video in Out of Town Films’ series of shoots at the XPoNential Music Festival came out today: DRGN King strumming an acoustic take on their new song “Fail Big”, performed just before the downpour put the Wiggins Park side of the festivities on hold. From the filmmakers:

When we saw that our buds, DRGN King, would be playing the XPoNential Music Festival, we knew we had to meet up with them. A few months ago, they played an OOTF mini ‘pop-up’ show, with a full on electric set. This time around, they were under different circumstances.

The guys posted up outside of the Aquarium for this acoustic rendition of their new song, “Fail Big” and right as they finished, the skies opened up and drenched the festival.

Watch “Fail Big” below.

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