Northern Arms record a song 8 years in the making for Shaking Through

Northern Arms
Northern Arms | photo by Max Gaines |

8 years ago, in a dark moment of dissatisfaction with his life and music in general, Keith Pierce sat down with an acoustic guitar. The chords he strummed would form the backbone of “Tear Me Away”, a song his band Northern Arms recorded for Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series back in January.

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Watch Pattern is Movement record their final song in a church for Shaking Through

Pattern Is Movement | Photos by Peter English | via

It’s no secret that Philadelphia experimental rock duo Pattern is Movement is calling it quits. But before they announced their break-up, they promised to go out with a bang – and part of that bang was recording a song for Philadelphia non-profit Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series. Continue reading →


Watch the new Shaking Through episode starring The Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen | via
The Dead Milkmen | via

Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through released their first session of the season, featuring Philly punk legends The Dead Milkmen.

According to Shaking Through, The Dead Milkmen’s track (entitled “Prisoner’s Cinema”) is:

“a celebration of the every-day people who had to clean up after rock-stars and their debaucherous episodes of the past.”

In the video for the track, below, members discuss the difference between live shows and recording, the late Dave Schulthise (Dave Blood), record label pressures, and the all-encompassing theme of the working-class in comparison to rockstars. Continue reading →


Shaking Through releases new episode with Lewis & Clarke

Lewis & Clarke
Lewis & Clarke | photo via Shaking Through

This month’s Shaking Through session is a moving episode featuring Pennsylvania’s Lewis & Clarke, the musical project of Lou Rogai.  The installment was curated by Strand of Oaks’ Tim Showalter, a Shaking Through alum himself from 2010. During his time at Miner Street Recording, Rogai created a new song called “The Silver Sea,” which you can listen to below.

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Peter Matthew Bauer records “You Always Look for Someone Lost” for Shaking Through

Peter Matthew Bauer
Peter Matthew Bauer | photo courtesy of Weathervane Music / Shaking Through

Peter Matthew Bauer stepped into Miner Street Recording recently with several friends and the folks at Weathervane Music to record a new song and episode for Shaking Through.  Formerly the organist in The Walkmen, Bauer is continuing a solo journey that’s already taken him across continents with his debut solo LP Liberation!. Continue reading →


Unlocked: Linger a little with Creepoid’s “Sunday” video

Photo via No Idea Records

Last month Creepoid premiered the first single, “Sunday,” from its upcoming self-titled album on No Idea Records. Here’s the video for it, and it’s quite laid back for what we’ve seen from the band in the past.

Despite the album being their first since 2011, it’s not the first time we’re from them since then. The video for “Golden String” by BitBY was released in 2012. And remember when Shaking Through did a video featuring Creepoid in the wake of 2011’s Horse Heaven? Yeah, well, the song in that video, “Old Tree,” is on the upcoming self-titled album. The tracks have obviously been lingering a little bit.

But the video for “Sunday” doesn’t evoke that time of laziness late in a weekend. It’s simply slow-motion shots paired with a song that’s pushing deep into the couch. It’s the length of every note played in this song that makes it match this simple video. Whether it’s the long lead guitar notes, the breath-y singing or the tambourine that slaps back in the speakers, it’s not too much. Perhaps that’s what works for both the video and the song.

Creepoid is the featured album in this week’s edition of Unlocked. Download the song “Baptism” in Monday’s post, read Tuesday’s album review and check back tomorrow and Friday for an interview and more.


Shaking Through kick-off party brings The So So Glos, Lushlife and Torres to Johnny Brenda’s on 3/1


The So So Glos | photo courtesy of the artist
The So So Glos | photo courtesy of the artist

Ushering in its fifth season of Shaking Through documentaries, Weathervane Music invites you to a kick-off event and benefit concert at Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday, March 1st.  Featuring sets by local hip hop favorite Lushlife, Brooklyn punk band The So So Glos and Nashville musician Torres, the event will also include the premiere of Torres’ new Shaking Through episode.

Shaking Through is Weathervane Music’s experimental recording project.  Ten times each year a guest curator brings musicians into Fishtown’s Miner Street Recording to create a new song from start to finish over the course of two days.  Past collaborators include Hop Along, Purling Hiss, Strand of Oaks, Hezekiah Jones and more.  Check out all of the episodes here and watch Lushlife’s November 2013 installment below.  Tickets and information for the 21+ kick-off show can be found here.


Cayetana will live stream its Shaking Through session this weekend

Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of
Photo by Mary Ferrigno, via

This weekend, get a rare look into what goes behind the production of Weathervane Music Organization’s Shaking Through sessions with Philly band Cayetana.

The three-piece, all-female punk rock group is live streaming their Shaking Through session on February 1st and 2nd free to the public – an opportunity otherwise only given to members of Weathervane Music Organization. Shaking Through gives fans the chance to watch an insider’s guide as to what recording is like for some of their favorite bands, or a chance to discover new music, while the bands or musicians get to record in a “professional setting.”

(Read More – Past Shaking Through coverage on The Key)

Weathervane, founded by producer Brian McTear in 2009, strives to promote independent bands in the area with Shaking Through. Cayetana, formed in the fall of 2011, is finally starting to take off, opening for Waxahatchee just last Sunday and releasing a 7″ this winter on Tiny Engines Records. Check out their studio session with The Key here and their video for “Hot Dad Calendar” below.