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Watch Our Griffins perform “Blood on My Sleeve” in a Random Tea Room session (playing a free show at North Star Bar on 3/25)

OGTaking a quick break from recording a new LP, Our Griffins (the project of Easton, PA’s DJ Brown) performed a quietly poetic rendition of “Blood on My Sleeve” for The Random Tea Room‘s new video series.  Brown was backed by Travis Hobbie (guitar/vox), Alex Luquet (bass) and Eric Slick (drums) for the series’ tenth installment.  Watch the video below and revisit Our Griffins’ Key Studio Session from last December here.  More information for the free 21+ show at North Star Bar with Penrose and The Sun Flights on March 25th can be found here.

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Watch Gretchen Lohse’s Random Tea Session performance of “Primal Rumble”

Photo credit: Vince Miesejewski
Photo credit: Vince Miesejewski

Gretchen Lohse’s “Primal Rumble” is aptly named. Lohse’s voice has a raw, wild quality and the song is not unlike a primal rumble, even if it sounds more like the primal rumble of a songbird than of a wild cat. Lohse is a veteran of the Philadelphia music scene. She performed in Yellow Humphrey and collaborated with Summer Fiction before branching out on her own. She has a solo album due out this summer and recorded a studio session for The Key in January with Thomas Hughes of The Spinto Band. She played “Primal Rumble” then, too, but the ethereal video of Hughes and Lohse performing is an added compliment to her singing and writing style. Below, watch “Primal Rumble.”

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Watch Daniel Ryan Belski’s Random Tea Session (playing Random Tea Room tomorrow, Johnny Brenda’s in March)

The folks at Random Tea Room just released their latest Random Tea Sessions video, this time featuring Philly chamber-folk singer-songwriter Daniel Ryan Belski – who plays the Northern Liberties cafe tomorrow night. It’s a sparse, string-laden arrangement of his song “No Lights,” and sounds great – check it out below. If you can’t catch the show tomorrow, Belski also opens for Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang at Johnny Brenda’s in March; tickets and info on that show can be found here.