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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Pine Barons at Boot & Saddle, Ill Doots at Voltage Lounge

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Pine Barons | photo by Caitlin McCann

With a new record on the way, Pine Barons lead the bill at Boot & Saddle tonight. The concert is a benefit for March On Harrisburg, a week-long protest that will take walkers from Philadelphia to the state capital in support of a better democracy. The indie rockers shared a new single called “Alliterate Breed” last fall; watch the video below and pick up tickets for the 21+ benefit here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Verite at Union Transfer, Pine Barons at Kung Fu Necktie, Secret Nudist Friends at The Barbary

Verite | photo by Eric Ryan Anderson | via the artist’s Facebook page

Brooklyn-based singer, Kelsey Byrne, makes dark, indie electro-pop under the moniker, VERITE. She’s been releasing a slew of infectious singles and EP’s since 2014, with her debut album, Somewhere In Between, due out on June 23rd. Before then, you can experience VERITE’s expansive sound fill Union Transfer tonight when she opens for Betty Who. Find more info on tickets here and watch the tour video of VERITE’s awesome cover of The 1975’s, “Somebody Else,” below. Continue reading →

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Listen to Haggert McTaggert’s psychedelic nightmare in “Franny”

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Haggert McTaggert | photo by Casper Rudderow

Haggert McTaggert, aka the duo of Braden Lawrence of The Districts and Keith Abrams from Pine Barons, contributed to a new split single called Doom Paste with local pals Tremellow. Their contribution is the lo-fi bad trip of “Franny,” a manic and robotic modern take on a Mystery Science Theater 3000 theme, finding galactic ambiguity of psychedelic proportions while managing to pick up a hint of Daft Punk along the way. It’s as cute and intimate as it is terrifying. Continue reading →

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Caitlin McCann exhibits her Extended Family this Friday with combination photo show and rock gig

Keith Abrams (Pine Barons) | photo by Caitlin McCann
Keith Abrams (Pine Barons) | photo by Caitlin McCann | courtesy of the artist

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 →

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Take a messy bike ride through the woods with Pine Barons in their new video for “Alliterate Breed”

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Pine Barons | photo by Caitlin McCann

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.
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hemming and Vita and the Woolf at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Pine Barons at Ortlieb’s, India.Arie at Dell Music Center

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Hemming | photo by Matthew Shaver | www.brightloud.com

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.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront Sessions return this week

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Oldermost | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

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 →

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I found the heart of rock ‘n’ roll: The Humble, Commonwealth Choir and Pine Barons at The Foundry

Commonwealth Choir | Photo by Wendy McCardle | wendymccardle.com
Commonwealth Choir | Photo by Wendy McCardle | wendymccardle.com

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 →

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Pine Barons are headlining Boot & Saddle for a show you won’t want to miss

Pine Barons | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Pine Barons | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

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 →