Tegan and Sara have announced a run of dates in celebration of the 10th anniversary The Con, the 2007 record that has become a highlight of the band’s discography and a beloved fan favorite. Featuring intimate acoustic performances, the tour stops at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby on November 10th.
Power pop sister duo Tegan and Sara teleport us to a whimsical cartoon dimension in their latest music video for the song “Hang on to the Night,” off of June’s Love You to Death, the group’s eighth studio album. Continue reading →
With the release of Love You to Death just over a month away, pop duo Tegan and Sara have premiered a video for the LP’s lead single “Boyfriend” via Pitchfork. The clip features a star-studded cast of Rachel Antonoff, Sarah Ramos and Mae Whitman alongside the Canadian twins.
Canadian sister duo Tegan and Sara have gone from folk to indie rock to pop over the course of their 20-plus year career, and they are readying the release of their latest album, Love You to Death, due out June 3 on Warner Brothers Records.
With the new record comes a U.S. tour that brings the Quinn sisters to The Fillmore in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 3rd. Continue reading →
Canadian duo Tegan and Sara premiered two songs from their forthcoming LP Love You to Death last week, sharing “Boyfriend” with Beats1 (via Pitchfork) and “U-Turn” with Consequence of Sound. The synth-driven tracks call back to classic pop icons like Madonna and Kylie Minogue and deal with equally classic relationship situations.
Whether it’s with a band, as a guest musician or simply flying solo, Samantha Crain makes great music anyway possible. The folk singer has been around for a few years and just released her third studio album, Kid Face in February. Her music varies from haunting to sweet folk ballads and all of it is pretty good. Tonight, she’s playing at The Fire. Check out some of her music below and click here for ticket information.
Here’s something you don’t always hear about South by Southwest – it’s unnatural. Like, the amount of live music concentrated in a relatively contained space for its four days and change would engulf even the peak of the aughties New York scene. It’s beyond saturated; the Philly showcase at Club 1808, for example, was one of three simultaneous shows at the venue. Off of the back porch, a grindcore lineup was raging away, while a third stage was getting started in the back of their back lawn (with a BBQ in the middle, of course). “This is Austin, we have to use every square foot of space for music,” the sound engineer joked to me. “There’s a killer lineup going on in my bathroom right now.”
Cheekiness aside, and sensory overload aside, it makes for some unusual, unexpected and oddly enjoyable juxtapositions of music that you might not experience elsewhere. Here’s a quick rundown of a whirlwind night out, following the path I traced on Thursday the 14th.
8:10 p.m., St. David’s Bethel Hall – Harry Taussig opens the Tompkins Square showcase
In a church hall with serene acoustics, Harry Taussig – a self-taught folk guitarist whose 1965 LP Fate Is Only Once is a cult favorite record among new primitive guitar aficionados – gave his first-ever public performance, alternating between banjo, twelve-string acoustic, lap steel and warm and convivial storytelling. This kicked off the showcase from Tompkins Square Records, for whom Taussig released his first record in 47 years. “It’s a wonderful thing when what’s inside a guitar can surprise you,” he told the crowd. Continue reading →
We’re excited to announce that fun. will be coming to the Mann Center main stage, toting their Grammy nominated album We Are Young along with openers Tegan & Sara. Fans can also hope for new tracks like “Sight of the Sun,” recently recorded for HBO’s Girls season one soundtrack. Tegan & Sara come bearing new material as well. The duo released an album last week, Heartthrob, which has received attention for its pop sensibility and accessibility. This show promises to bring together two critically-acclaimed artists and their most dance-friendly albums to date. Tickets for the show will be available Saturday, February 16, at noon. Below, listen to fun.’s track “Sight of the Sun.”
Tegan and Sara have released a new song, “I’m Not Your Hero” from their forthcoming album, Hearthrob, that you can listen to below. The new album will be out in January. They play the Susquehanna Bank Center, opening for The Killers, on Thursday, December 13th.
Ben Folds Five will be playing at the Tower tonight after releasing their brand new album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind last week. This is the first record Ben Folds Five has released in over a decade; during the band’s hiatus, Folds enjoyed a solo career in which he produced six solo LPs. According to the band, a portion of the profits from this album’s sales will be going toward Music Education and Music Therapy. The all-ages show tonight at the Tower begins at 8 PM; ticket information can be found here. Below, watch the video for “Brick,” the from 1997’s Whatever And Ever Amen.