Last summer, Philly photographer Caitlin McCann debuted CAKE, a large format, 60-page zine depicting The Districts / Sun Club US Tour. Her latest venture, Extended Family, draws influence from old black and white photo booths, and it’s set to debut this Friday at Crime & Punishment Brewing Company. Continue reading →
Keeping with an apparent trend in music videos, New Jersey’s Pine Barons just released a video consisting mostly of lead vocalist Keith Abrams riding a bike through the woods. Nevertheless, the five man band made the fad their own with bizarre details, like Abrams being bombarded with random multicolored substances while riding the bike, brief flashes of what could be resin art or the contents of a petri dish (your call), and a concluding scene that lead to an almost cult like interaction with the remaining band members. Continue reading →
The Spruce Street Harbor Park summer music series continues this week with a pair of local favorites. We fell hard for Candice Martello’s solo Hemming project last year when she released her debut self-titled LP, and even harder this year when it turned into a full band after recording a Shaking Through session. Vita and the Woolf, meanwhile, remains the primary electro-pop outlet of Jennifer Pague and drummer Adam Shumski, who are working on a follow-up to their 2014 debut Fang Song. More information for the free, outdoor show can be found here; watch Hemming’s video for “Some Of My Friends” below.
Fans of awesome, live local music rejoice — the Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront Sessions Live Music Series is returning this week with a stacked lineup of artists from throughout the area. Every Thursday evening from June to August, Spruce Street Harbor Park will be showcasing a myriad of talent right on the Waterfront, kicking off on June 9th from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with rock ‘n’ rollers Oldermost and singer-songwriter Joey Sweeney.Continue reading →
The current state of rock ‘n roll is questionable. With so many sub-genres to choose from, how do you define rock music in 2016? I know I found the heart of it on Sunday night as three of Philadelphia’s most promising rock bands, Pine Barons, Commonwealth Choir and The Humble gathered at The Foundry in celebration of the latter’s upcoming EP, Act Accordingly, due March 11th. Continue reading →
One of our favorite up-and-coming local bands Pine Barons first first introduced themselves to a larger audience this summer when they played an electric set at the XPoNential Music Festival. If you missed out on that show or just need more Pine Barons in your life — who doesn’t? — than this weekend’s show at Boot & Saddle will quench your thirst for indie rock awesomeness. Continue reading →
Get out your costume and get ready for some creepy, kooky and all around raucous Halloween fun at Underground Arts for the 6th annual TJ Kong Halloween Murder Show. Six Philly bands will be taking over two stages for what promises to be the best rock and roll party this All Hallows’ Eve. Continue reading →
South Jersey’s Pine Barons brought an energetic rock set to the start of XPN Fest day three. Comprised of Keith Abrams (vocals and guitar), Brad Pulley (guitar and backup vocals), Shane Hower (bass and percussion), and Collin Smith (drums), the band played tracks from their self-titled debut, as well as new single “Clowns”. Continue reading →
One of my favorite aspects of the innumerable cover song projects out their on the web is getting artists out of their comfort zone and breaking down the preconceived notions we’ve built up about them. Getting them to do do away with concepts like scene and genre and just focus on the idea of connecting with songs.
Both those videos are great, but not necessarily far from the tree for either performer. Enter the latest episode of Cover Club, featuring XPoNential Music Festival artists Pine Barons. Continue reading →
As part of the Live @ Lunch series curated by WXPN, Shamong NJ psych-folk rockers Pine Barons played a set to a sun-drenched crowd in Dilworth Park Wednesday afternoon.
The band stood out in the heat, jamming on songs from their self-titled debut, as well as their upcoming record. They played their new single “Clowns”, which you can download for free from our Sense of Place – Philly series. Continue reading →