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Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks jammed out with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings on a Sam Cooke classic recently. Watch. Continue reading →
Summertime is for outdoor venues, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and special guest Doyle Bramhall II will take on a slew of al fresco venues for TTB’s Wheels of Soul tour this summer. Philly’s slot is scheduled for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on August 2, and tickets go on sale this Friday, April 10. Continue reading →
Local outfit Divers headline Boot & Saddle tonight. The dark-rock four-piece, comprised of Emily Ana Zeitlyn, Ross Bellenoit, Todd Erk and Tom Bendel, is finishing up a new record that was funded by fans through a PledgeMusic campaign. Divers recorded a Key Studio Session in 2013; check out “Eggshells” from the session below and learn more about the new record here, which is set for a release on December 15th. Tickets and information for tonight’s show can be found here.
This month’s edition of Communion Club night at Underground Arts gets a seductive R&B makeover tonight with a set from newcomer Johnny Stimson. Flaunting an effortless falsetto range, Stimson’s voice is soulful even as it accompanies more upbeat, dance tracks. Also on tonight’s lineup is folksy singer-songwriter Gretchen Lohse who recently released a dreamy video for “Spider At the Gate”. Dig into tracks from both artists below and get tickets here.
Local favorite Birdie Busch is set to rock Boot and Saddle tonight with her dreamy folk tunes and magnetic appeal. Busch released her album Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night last year and has played tons of shows in the area, establishing her presence in the Philly scene. Watch “Far From the Tree” below and get tickets here.
While you’re hypnotized by that amazing animated GIF above, we’d like to invite you not to miss Breakwater, performing at the World Cafe Live tonight. When Daft Punk sampled their song “Release the Beast” in the 2005 hit “Robot Rock”, the 70s Philly funk band was put back on the map. See what our Bruce Warren has to say about the rediscovered band here. Find more information and tickets for tonight’s show here. Below, watch Breakwater’s performance of “Work It Out” at The Savory this past June.
Brooklyn-via-Philadelphia guitarist / singer-songwriter Steve Gunn was the focus of this week’s Key Studio Session in advance of his upcoming Time Off LP. Backed by a bassist and drummer, Gunn performed three tracks off the album – stream and download “Old Strange” below and get the full set here. He’ll be headlining Johnny Brenda’s on June 22nd. Tickets and information can be found here.
Southern rockers The Black Crowes will take over The Mann with Tedeschi Trucks Band on August 11th. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM. The Black Crowes are back with their fourth live album, Wiser for the Time,that includes 26 songs – 15 acoustic and 11 electric – from their 2010 Fall tour. Tedeschi Trucks band, meanwhile, have been going strong since 2010 when husband and wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi teamed up for their joint record Revelator and subsequent 2012 follow-up Everybody’s Talkin’. Below, watch Tedeschi Trucks Band perform “Everybody’s Talkin'” and The Black Crowes doing “Hard to Handle.”
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