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Restorations share Low-Volume Set EP benefitting Healing10

Restorations | photo via restorations.bandcamp.com

The outpouring of support and generosity that the Philly scene has been generating for organizations/causes in need lately has been amazing. From playing benefit shows to donating album proceeds to using their platforms to spread awareness on social justice issues, the activist response in our music community has been overwhelmingly heartwarming.

Philly punks Restorations are a recent example of this support. The band recently released a six-track EP of a live low-volume set at South Philly’s Chhaya Cafe on Bandcamp, with proceeds going to the Camden organization, Healing10. Continue reading →

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Restorations’ David Klyman releases an intimate new solo record as ManhattanSideProject

Manhattan Side Project | via Twitter

If you didn’t know already, Restorations‘ guitarist and songwriter David Klyman has been taking out his ambient side through his aptly named side project, ManhattanSideProject. Earlier this week, he added a couple new tunes through the release of a sudo self-titled record MSP.

As described by Klyman himself, “MSP is a strong return to composing for a full rock band. Combining the blown out tones of The Hope Conspiracy, the melodic leanings of Failure, and the freewheeling spirit of Torche, MSP is for anyone who looked at 2016 and said, ‘All of this can and will be made better.'” Continue reading →

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Alex G, Restorations, Deafheaven recount favorite Philly venues for Consequense of Sound

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Alex G onstage at the First Unitarian Church | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

The folks over at Consequence of Sound is currently narrowing down America’s greatest music venues, and will will be publishing the results of their informal survey this Friday. But for now, they asked several artists about their own favorite places to play, and a couple familiar Philly music venues made the cut.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Wildhoney at Boot & Saddle, Restorations at Johnny Brenda’s, Mavis Staples at Berks Jazz Fest and more…

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Wildhoney | photo by Zach Inscho | courtesy of the artist

Baltimore outfit Wildhoney bring last year’s Your Face Sideways to Boot & Saddle tonight. The album blends bright indie pop with refracted shoegaze for a collection of songs that sound like a prism sitting in sunlight. Listen to “Laura” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Philadelphia Takes over Florida’s The FEST…again

themenzingersIt seems that everyone is catching onto the fact that Philadelphia’s music scene is not something to overlook. Even though it takes place in Gainesville, Florida, The FEST seems to be overrun with artists from our city. Last year, we talked to a bunch of local artists about why that is, then took a trip down to Gainesville to experience it for ourselves. This year’s lineup was recently announced, and Philly once again represented heavily in the lineup of over 330, we rounded up a list of must-see locals making the trip to FEST. Continue reading →

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Restorations, Spaceship Aloha, John The Conqueror and more to play The Key’s Waterfront Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor and Blue Cross RiverRink

Restorations play 8Seconds for FEST 13| Photo by John Vettese
Restorations | Photo by John Vettese

After a cool winter season curating the live music at the Delaware River Waterfront’s Winterfest, we’re psyched to announce our summer lineup. The Key’s Waterfront Sessions kick off next Thursday, June 11th, with a free concert at Spruce Street Harbor Park by Americana faves Song Dogs and blues-rock rabble rousers John the Conqueror. Continue reading →

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Restorations dusts off “Val d’Or” for a Static Sessions video

Restorations play 8Seconds for FEST 13| Photo by John Vettese
Restorations play 8Seconds for FEST 13| Photo by John Vettese

A little power issue didn’t stop Philly rockers Restorations from playing a power-packed performance for the local video series Static Sessions. The band performed an uncut version of “Val d’Or,” which is an older track from Restorations’ self-titled debut. Symphonic guitar riffs and reverberating drum hits keep this track rocking from start to finish. Jon Loudon’s raspy, intense vocals are backed by a solid distribution of fierce rhythms from his bandmates on guitars, bass and keys. By the looks on the their faces, they were in the zone for this session. Continue reading →