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Save the date: The Clark Park Music & Arts Festival is September 21st (featuring The Fleeting Ends, The Districts, Black Stars, Thee, Idea Men and more)

Clark_Park_Poster.1 The Clark Park Music & Arts Festival is happening on Saturday, September 21st, starting at Noon. The festival will feature over 40 vendors and 9 bands to celebrate the community supported Clark Park Fall Equinox Festival. Some of the bands performing include The Fleeting Ends, The Districts, Jackie Paper, The Deadeyes, Seismic Thrust, Black Stars, THATAFS, Thee, Idea Men and Southwark. Clark Park is located 43rd and Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia and is all free and all fun. Below, sample some tunes from a few of the bands that will be performing.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Inc. at Johnny Brenda’s, Astro at World Cafe Live

Often compared to Prince, the two brothers of Inc. combine high pitched vocals with smooth and sensual beats. Born and bred in Los Angeles, the duo tackles the soul genre — and does so with undeniable style and sparse (but impressive) instrumentation. Andrew and Daniel Aged will stop into Johnny Brenda’s tonight as the brothers continue on a debut North America tour. Check out the video of “Black Wings” — which features an unexpected amount of chains and chickens — and find tickets and information here.

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Listen to a cover of The Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” from Seismic Thrust’s Thanksgiving EP

For Thanksgiving last week, Philly psych trio Seismic Thrust celebrated with a brand new, under-the-radar EP of scuzzy originals and a couple covers – including the mid-60s, weird-era Beach Boys tune “Caroline, No” (the closing track on Pet Sounds). You can listen to it below, and get the entire Py Thanksgi EP as a free download at Bandcamp.

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Listen to a breezy afternoon jam from Philly’s Seismic Thrust (playing Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar on Sept. 22)


Here’s one that feels just right this lovely afternoon – a breezy tune from Seismic Thrust, a new Philadelphia three-piece whose light pacing and airy sound recall quieter Flaming Lips moments or, for 90s nerds, those spacey Elephant 6 bands like The Music Tapes and Elf Power. Grab a free download of “Mustard” below and catch the band live at Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar on September 22.

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