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Firefly Music Festival: Morrissey, Spoon, Zella Day, Sturgill Simpson, and more

Crowd during Matt & Kim's set | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.deltufophotography.com/
Crowd during Matt & Kim’s set | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.deltufophotography.com/

Photographer Joe del Tufo has been at Firefly. Despite the evacuation of the grounds last night due to dangerous weather, most of the weekend has been clear. Rockers Kings of Leon, Steve Aoki, and several other bands were unable to perform. Check out some of the photos of band that did get to perform by del Tufo. Continue reading →

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10 artists playing Firefly you shouldn’t miss

Zella Day | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Zella Day | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

The Firefly Music Festival starts this Thursday and goes through Sunday. Over 100 bands spread out on six stages will seek love and admiration from audiences crammed into Dover, Delaware. We’re psyched for the headliners – Sir Paul McCartney, The Killers, Morrissey, The Killers, and Snoop (as long as he brings the hits and stays clear of that new album). We’re equally excited to see Run The Jewels, Hozier, DJ Mustard, Sylvan Esso, Citizen Cope, and Spoon. The bill is stacked with the requisite one hit alt-rock newbies (um…) that the crowds likely won’t pay attention to until the band plays “the hit.” But below the headliners and mid-level artists playing, there’s a lot of gems.

Here are ten artists playing Firefly that you shouldn’t miss. Continue reading →

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UPDATE: Sturgill Simpson’s 9/18 Philly show moved to The TLA

Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterch
Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterch

UPDATE: This concert has been moved from the Tower Theater to the TLA on South Street, same date and time. Here’s the message from Simpson’s Facebook page.

Philadelphia fans, we are moving the Sturgill Simpson show on Friday September 18 back downtown to the Theatre of the Living Arts, where it belongs. Showtimes will remain the same. All tickets purchased for the Tower Theatre will be honored at TLA or we will be happy to refund your tickets.

Singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson is coming back to town. He plays the Tower Theatre on Friday, September 18th. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Fly Golden Eagle, Sturgill Simpson, Dom Flemons

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Fly Golden Eagle | Photo courtesy of the band.

Graduates of the Nashville basement scene, Fly Golden Eagle are a thrashy, glam / blues quartet on the cusp of releasing a 26-song collection called Quartz on ATO in couple of weeks.  Check out the psych-laden number “Stepping Stone” below and see Fly Golden Eagle live at The TLA on November 8th when they open for J Roddy Walston and the Business. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cheerleader and The Ataris at MilkBoy, Sturgill Simpson at the Ardmore Music Hall, BITBY Summer Sounds Showcase at The TLA and more…

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Cheerleader | photo courtesy of artist.
Local haze-pop group Cheerleader join Kristopher Roe of alt-rock stalwarts The Ataris at MilkBoy tonight for the venue’s 15th anniversary.  Cheerleader released a new video for its crystalline pop single “Perfect Vision” earlier this month, a track that will be on the full-length follow-up to this year’s self-titled debut EP.  The song moves away from the pure haziness of the EP and pulls production influences from radio pop songs, making it a perfect summer anthem alternative.  Meanwhile, Kristopher Roe of The Ataris has embarked on a solo acoustic tour of the States, performing fan favorites and requests in intimate settings.  Watch Cheerleader’s video for “Perfect Vision” below and get more information about the free show here.