Minimal music pioneers Low release their latest collection of heartrending Americana, The Invisible Way, on Sub Pop Records tomorrow. The album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff tweedy and is a phenomenal study of space and tension – you can stream the entire thing via NPR Music’s first listen series here. Though the band isn’t playing a full-on show in Philadelphia in support of this album, it is making a local appearance tonight at Manayunk’s Main Street Music for an in-store performance. The free, all-ages show begins tonight at 7 p.m., and more information can be found here. Below, listen to “So Blue” from The Invisible Way.
Worldly pop music jammers Rusted Root return to the area tonight for an appearance at The Sellersville Theater. The band released its seventh studio album, The Movement, last fall and is touring in support of it. For information on the all-ages show, check the WXPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch a music video for “Monkey Pants” from The Movement.
Now in its second year, Scranton’s Peach Music Festival is coming back to the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on August 15th to August 18th. Presenters and headliners The Allman Brothers Band return for two nights, accompanied by Rat Dog, The Black Crowes, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rusted Root and more. Following last year’s much-loved “Wake Up With Warren” solo set, this year festival-goers will be greeted by “Brunch With Bobby” on the Sunday morning, featuring an acoustic set by Bob Weir. Head over to the Peach Music Festival website here to view the full line-up (more acts will be announced soon). Presale tickets will be available tomorrow at 10am, with general tickets going on sale this Friday, February 22nd. More information can be found here. Below, watch Gregg Allman perform “Midnight Rider” with Zac Brown Band at last year’s inaugural festival.
Psychedelic rock trailblazer Roky Erickson will be performing tonight at Union Transfer. Erickson recently collaborated with Okkervil River 2010′s True Love Cast Out All Evil, which was Erickson’s first release of fresh material since 1995′s All That May Do My Rhyme. The 21+ show begins at 8 p.m., for more information go here. Watch Erickson’s 2010 performance of “You’re Gonna Miss Me” at Johnny Brenda’s below.
Lucy Stone and her band just announced new tour dates for the month of September, including shows supporting Rusted Root in the Northeast, Midwest, and Canada. Stone’s tour includes a stop at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington with Jen Creed on September 20th, as well as a TBA Philly show on September 28th. Tickets for the all-ages show at The Queen are on sale here for $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m. See Lucy Stone’s entire tour schedule and watch the band cover Young the Giant’s “My Body” below. Continue reading →