Listen to “Oblivion,” Bleeding Rainbow’s “long-lost B-side,” via Rolling Stone (opening for The Cave Singers on 4/4)

Philly noise-pop force of nature Bleeding Rainbow (they’re in between drummers at present, hence the moody new band photo) shared a “long lost B-side” with today. Actually, it’s an outtake from the Yeah Right recording sessions that is being released as a digital single via Kanine Records, but it sounds badass either way. From the song’s premiere:

“We recorded Oblivion during the first of three recording sessions for our album Yeah Right,” bassist and singer Sarah Everton tells Rolling Stone. “We wanted to take our harmonies to the extreme – we were listening to a lot of Everly Brothers at the time – and as a way to create tension that’s broken by the pop chorus dropping in.”

Listen to “Oblivion” below. Bleeding Rainbow returns to the Johnny Brenda’s stage next Thursday, April 4th, when they open for The Cave Singers. Tickets and information on the show are available at the venue’s website.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kaki King at World Cafe Live, Jason Anderson at Kung Fu Necktie, Death Grips at First Unitarian, Bobby Bare, Jr. at Milkboy Philly

XPN Welcomes guitar instrumentalist Kaki King to World Cafe Live tonight. The Golden Globe nominee, whose latest album Glow was released in October, has been praised for her composition skills, even being named as the only woman on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The New Guitar Gods” in 2006. Tickets for tonight’s all-ages performance can be found here; doors open at 7:00. Below, watch the brand-new video for “Cargo Cult” from Glow.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett collaborating on a jazz album? (Gaga plays Wells Fargo Center in February)

Superstar overload alert! After the viral success of their recording of “The Lady Is a Tramp,” Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are reportedly collaborating to record a jazz album together sometime in the future, according to Rolling Stone. Mama Monster, who will be delighting Philadelphia crowds with not one but two show at the Wells Fargo Center in February, is continuing the enormous success of her sophomore album, Born This Way. Ticket information for her February performances can be found here. Below, watch Bennett and Gaga perform Richard Rodgers’ “The Lady Is A Tramp.”


Stream The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth

Last Monday, Rolling Stone began streaming Transcendental Youth, the newest album from The Mountain Goats. The album, which drops on Tuesday, quickly follows the indie folk group’s 2011 album All Eternals Deck. Don’t miss The Mountain Goats’ Philly performance at The Theatre of The Living Arts on October 11th, which starts at 7 PM. More details and ticket information for the show can be found here. Stream Transcendental Youth before it becomes available for purchase here. 


Stream the new Circa Surive album; release show(s) this Friday and Saturday at Union Transfer

Locally-rooted post-punk band Circa Survive are releasing their fourth album, Violent Waves, next Tuesday on August 28. The album was a total DIY effort – the band did not bring in outside producers on this one, and are self-releasing it. They will be holding two album release shows in their hometown of Philadelphia this weekend at Union Transfer. On Friday night they will be joined by Bear Hands, along with Birdie Num Num and the Spirit Squad. Saturday features performances from Balance and Composure and Grimace Federation. It has been rumored that their album will be available for purchase at the show, but it is not officially available until Tuesday. If you can’t make it to the show, you can pre-order Violent Waves on the band’s page. Rolling Stone is streaming the album now, and you can listen here. Tickets to this weekend’s shows are $20 per day, doors open at 7 p.m. Below, read a letter from Circa Survive to their fans. Continue reading →