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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Skyes at North Star Bar, Denison Witmer at World Cafe Live, Little Strike at the Sundrop Music Festival and more…

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Skyes | photo via Facebook

Indie electro pop band Skyes play North Star Bar tonight. The band got its start in Philadelphia before moving to Brooklyn, where they released a debut self-titled EP in 2013. The record jumps from MGMT-esque synth pop with 90s alt singer-songwriter vocals to a blend of industrial rock and pop, keeping listeners on their toes. Check out EP opener “Secondhander” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Johnny Showcase at Boot & Saddle, Cayetana at Millworks, Christopher Davis-Shannon at Sundrop Music Fest and more…

Johnny Showcase
Johnny Showcase | photo courtesy of the artist

Johnny Showcase and his “absurdist soul” band The Mystic Ticket take over Boot & Saddle tonight. The band is prepping for the release of their new record The Octopus, which will put the steamy, colorful vibes of their live show on vinyl. Check out the title track below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Recap: Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang at The Fire on Saturday

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Photo by Abi Reimold | abireimoldphoto.com

The Fire’s stage bounced under the feet of Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang as they finished out Sundrop Music Festival on Saturday night. Despite sparse attendance, both the band and the audience seemed to enjoy the set with dancing and smiles. Stens’ songs featured beautiful four-part harmonies at times; check out a gallery from their set below.

 

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Sundrop Music Festival announces its 2013 installment and initial lineup (Memorial Day weekend at The Fire)

anjuliAnjuli Josephine and her band, Andrew Lipke and Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang are among the initial artists announced for the 2013 edition of the Sundrop Music Festival at The Fire. Returning for its third year, the festival features two days of music on two stages – a free and all-ages outdoor stage on Liethgow Street in Northern Liberties and a ticketed run of 21+ shows at The Fire’s indoor stage.  For more information, check out the festival’s Facebook Page. Below, download Key Studio Sessions performance tracks from Josephine, Stens and Lipke.