Tonight’s Concert Picks: Find Vienna at World Cafe Live, Queen Electric + Suzie Brown at Milkboy Philly

Find Vienna

Tonight features performances by three of the artists in this year’s XPN’s 12 Days Of Local Christmas series: Find Vienna and Scot Sax (of Queen Electric) + Suzie Brown. We originally posted Find Vienna’s track, “Christmas Is In Our Hearts” back on December 8th; Scot Sax and Suzie Brown’s song, “Coming Your Way”, ran on December 15th. You can listen to both below.

Find Vienna performs with Atomic Tom + Lion Of Ido, and Lizbeth Rose at 7:30 p.m.; tickets to the show are $15–$20. Queen Electric performs with Suzie Brown + Van Meter at 9 p.m.; tickets to the 21+ show are $8–$10.


XPN’s 12 Days Of Local Christmas: Scot Sax and Suzie Brown’s “Coming Your Way”

Scot Sax and Suzie Brown met on John Lennon’s birthday, October 9th, in 2010. The two definitely keep busy individually: Scot has a career as singer for Queen Electric (and is a songwriter for various projects) while Suzie—in addition to being a practicing cardiologist— has her own career as a singer-songwriter, with her songs being heard in Starbucks nationwide and having won Philadelphia Magazine‘s Best Of Philly. However, the two managed to find the time to join together for their first written and recorded song, “Coming Your Way.” You can visit Scot’s website here and Suzie’s website here; you can also see them perform on December 22nd at Milkboy in Ardmore, joined by Scot’s band Queen Electric. —Nick Bookbinder


2011 XPoNential Music Festival Local Spotlight: Queen Electric

Queen Electric recently wrapped up its set at the Marina Stage, kicking things off on the second day of the XPonential Music Festival. Fronted by Scot Sax, formerly of the rock band Wanderlust, Queen Electric played a rousing set of old-school rock and roll. With the bluesy guitar, pulsing drums, and spidery bass lines, Queen Electric gave fans a reason to withstand the heat. —Max Ufberg

You can listen to the audio of the full performance here; videos can be found here.

Back in February, Queen Electric stepped in to play a Free At Noon concert at World Cafe Live after Nicole Atkins was forced to cancel her performance due to weather. You can listen to that performance here.

Set List
Let You Down
Maybe You’re Lost
Everything I See
As You Make Me Out To Be
Cold Turkey
I would Die For You

Visit Queen Electric’s band page at the XPoNential Music Festival website for complete coverage.


Just Announced: Philly’s Queen Electric and Jeff Bradshaw And Brass Heaven added to the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival

Brass Heaven

Philly’s Queen Electric and Jeff Bradshaw And Brass Heaven have just been added to this year’s XPoNential Music Festival. Queen Electric is a power trio featuring Scot Sax with Phil D’agostino on bass and Mike Pietrusko on drums. Brass Heaven brings together Dixie-land jazz, soul, funk, and big -brass beats and has shared stages with Mos Def, Erykah Badu, and—most recently—with The Roots at the Roots Picnic and the July 4th Jam on the Parkway.

Complete XPoNential Music Festival ticket information is here.



Download new music from Queen Electric (new project from Scot Sax)

Queen Electric is the latest musical project from Scot Sax. The power trio includes Sax on guitar, piano and vocals, Phil D’agostino on bass, and Mike Pietrusko on drums. Their seven song self-titled debut album is up on Bandcamp here; you can download it for “name your own price.” There are familiar touchstones on this collection: Zeppelin, McCartney, and Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World. With Queen Electric, Sax continues to showcase his versatility as a musician who is an excellent songwriter, player and pop craftsman.