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Watch Rosali strip down Trouble Anyway for her Celler Session at City Winery NYC

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Rosali at City Winery | still from video

During her late summer solo tour, Philly singer-songwriter Rosali taped a Cellar Sessions set at NYC venue City Winery. Backed by colorfully illuminated wine barrels, she plays four songs from her standout 2018 record Trouble Anyway — “If I Was Your Heart,” “Dead And Gone,” “Silver Eyes,” and “I Wanna Know.”   Continue reading →

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Listen to Rosali spin Frank Ocean, Fleetwood Mac and more in her guest DJ set on the XPN Local Show

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Rosali | photo by Constance Mensh | courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia singer-songwriter Rosali released her wonderful sophomore LP Trouble Anyway last Friday on Spinster Sounds, and tonight she headlines Johnny Brenda’s to both celebrate the record and kick off a summer tour.

Before she packed up to hit the road, Rosali swung by XPN studios yesterday for a Guest DJ set on the XPN Local Show, and she spun everything from Richard & Linda Thompson and The Velvet Underground to Mary Lattimore and Brian Eno.

Between sets, Rosali and I talked about her new record as well as the way her other two bands, Long Hots and Wandering Shade, juxtapose alongside her traditional songwriter solo work. Continue reading →

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Rosali’s new album Trouble Anyway finds inner strength amid dreaminess and despair

Rosali | photo via facebook.com/rosalimusic

According to her label Spinster Sounds, Rosali wrote the songs on her new album “as a way to seek empowerment,” and to allow herself to speak openly and honestly on themes ranging from love to anger, from power to loneliness. The solo project of Philadelphia-based artist Rosali Middleman, also of Long Hots and Wandering Shade, Rosali’s second solo album Trouble Anyway, out now, weaves together a spectrum of emotions and experiences with her singular folk rock sound. Continue reading →

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Rosali’s “Lie To Me” is a great glimpse of what’s ahead

Rosali | via NPR Music

When Philly songwriter Rosali Middleman isn’t fronting the psych-rock outfit Long Hots, she’s busy making solo tunes in a different vein as just Rosali. Next month, she’ll release her second solo album, Trouble Anyway, and the folk rock first single “Lie To Me” is a great glimpse of what’s ahead for the musician. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Rosali

Philadelphia’s Rosali Middleman debuted this year with an excellent collection of earnest, roots-tinged songwriting and contemporary folk. Released simply under her first name via local imprint Siltbreeze Records, Rosali‘s Out of Love hearkens back to the 70s singer-songwriter era of Joan Baez and Neil Young as much as it recalls more recent parallels — Lucinda Williams, or R.E.M. circa Out of Time. At the core of the music is Rosali’s engaging voice: confident, sublime, delivering observational stories of the fast-paced world around her and going inward for self-reflection. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mac Miller at The Fillmore, Rosali at Ortlieb’s, Afroman at Kung Fu Necktie and more

Mac Miller | photo via facebook
Mac Miller | photo via facebook

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller is making his way through Philadelphia tonight in support of his September 2016 release The Divine Feminine. Come support the Pennsylvania native on the tour for his fourth studio album. Tickets and information can be found on the WXPN Concert Calendar. Check out the video for his Anderson .Paak collab “Dang” below. Continue reading →

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Rosali preps December residency at Ortileb’s with rotating cast of openers

Rosali | photo by Ben Cortese | via her Facebook page
Rosali | photo by Ben Cortese | via her Facebook page

Philly folk singer Rosali‘s latest EP, Out of Love was released over a year ago, but this December, she’ll be performing a weekly residency at Ortileb’s. The shows will take place each Wednesday–December 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, and she’s brought along her friends to help out. Show one will feature support from Birdie Busch, show two from Oldermost, show three from Kiel Everett of Tin Horses, and show four from The Writhing Squares. Music begins at 8:00 p.m. each week, so come down, grab a beer, and get your folk on. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Balance and Composure at Union Transfer, Rosali at Hi5 Studios, Field Mouse at Boot and Saddle and more

Balance and Composure | photo by Andi Elloway | courtesy of the artist
Balance and Composure | photo by Andi Elloway | courtesy of the artist

Doylestown’s Balance and Composure blesses Union Transfer tonight, in support of their 2016 release Light We Made. Bringing along vulnerable emos Foxing and Philly’s own Mercury Girls (check out our Studio Session with them here), this gig should tug at some heartstrings. Watch the music video for Balance and Composure’s “Postcard” below, and more information can be found on the WXPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Rosali, Jesse Hale Moore, and William H. Travis team up for a picturesque night of music later this month

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Rosali Middleman | photo by Alyssa Maloof Photography | courtesy of the artist

Hi5 Studio has been host to some pretty great nights of music recently. Tonight sees a rare appearance by Heyward Howkins (joined by Birdie Busch and Roomtone) at their recording space in Old Kensington’s Maas building, and now they’ve announced a show for November 18th with local standouts Rosali, Jesse Hale Moore, and William H. Travis.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rosali at Ortlieb’s, Modern Baseball at The Fillmore, Good Girl at The Trocadero

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Rosali Middleman | photo by Alyssa Maloof Photography | courtesy of the artist

With the release of her debut LP Out of Love just last month, Rosali is in Philly tonight for a hometown record release show at Ortlieb’s. The folk singer songwriter premiered her music video for the track “Black As Ashes” with us earlier this month and you can check out the kaleidoscopic world she creates below. Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on this show. Continue reading →