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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Burgeoning at Bourbon & Branch, Little May at Johnny Brenda’s

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The Burgeoning | Photo by Brant Fuller

The Burgeoning open up at Bourbon & Branch tonight. The local quartet stopped by for a Key Studio Session recently, treating us to “Lighthouse” from their debut Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm EP, a cover of “Message in a Bottle” by The Police and a pair of new tracks that will appear on their forthcoming effort. Check out “Cave Man” below and get more information about tonight’s 21+ show here.

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The Key Studio Sessions: The Burgeoning

The Burgeoning | Photo by Brant Fuller
The Burgeoning | Photo by Brant Fuller

Philly four-piece The Burgeoning has one leg firmly planted in the indie-dance nightclubs of the Making Time set, while the other one reaches ambitiously for the poppy world of arena rock. The band caught our ear last year with their debut single “Lighthouse” and a solid sonic recipe: tight playing, unique arrangements and big, big hooks. Quick points of reference would be Real Estate and Bastille. Since releasing their Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm EP, the band has been going hard on the Philly live music circuit, honing their craft, sharpening their form and whipping up an on-point cover of “Message In a Bottle” by The Police.

The cover appears in the band’s Key Studio Session, and as you’ll hear, it’s practically custom designed for frontman Logan Thierjung’s elastic voice. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s (Non-#KeyFest) Concert Picks: Creepoid at Underground Arts, Cheerleader at Union Transfer, The Burgeoning at Bourbon and Branch

Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese

Okay, so Key Fest kicks off tonight, and that’s obviously the concert we’re most pumped about and think you should all go to. But we’ve been telling you about that all week – here are a few other live music options worth your attention, beginning with Creepoid‘s homecoming at Underground Arts. The band is moving back to Philly after spending the past year or so living in Savannah and writing their new record. Their new Cemetery Highrise Slum, is out on June 23rd via Collect Records, and the songs we’ve heard from it slay. Listen to “American Smile” below and get tickets and more info on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Download “Lighthouse” by Philly indie rockers The Burgeoning

The Burgeoning | Photo courtesy of the band
The Burgeoning | Photo courtesy of the band

Bensalem, indie rockers The Burgeoning have a new EP, Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm, being independently released on October 14th. The four piece includes lead singer Logan Thierjung on rhythm guitar, his brother Alex on bass, drummer Brandon Bradley and Mark Menkevich on lead Guitar, keyboards and synthesizer. The band has an admiration for many things British indie-rock, especially Bloc Party, and they sure do enjoy their guitar effects pedals. The Burgeoning formed in 2011 and have been increasingly playing out in the local clubs. Logan’s ethereal vocal range is slightly reminiscent of Coldplay’s Chris Martin and the guitar interplay between him and Menkevich is intricate yet never overplayed. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Slingshot Dakota at First Unitarian Church, The Burgeoning at The Fire, DIIV at Boot & Saddle and more

Photo by Kate McCann | KateMcCannPhotography.com
Photo by Kate McCann | KateMcCannPhotography.com

Slingshot Dakota’s newest album, Dark Hearts, is about exactly what fans would expect based off the record’s name. Though the lyrics are heavy, the two-piece band makes sure the sound is not. Slingshot Dakota, made up of Carly Commando and Tom Patterson, dance up the lyrics of loss and moving forward with twinkly percussion and playful keyboard chords. Hang out with the Bethlehem, Pa. natives along with Iron Chic, Timeshares, Martin and Crybaby tonight at First Unitarian Church. The show starts at 6 p.m. and the $10 tickets can be purchased here.

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Watch The Burgeoning take on Last Dinosaurs’ “Honolulu” (playing World Cafe Live at The Queen 2/15)

Photo via www.facebook.com/TheBurgeoning
Photo via www.facebook.com/TheBurgeoning

Local indie-rock band The Burgeoning are always up for an adventure. This time they’re headed for “Honolulu”, a track by Australia’s Last Dinosaurs. Vocalist Logan Thierjung’s uses his vocal range to add even more depth to the playful tune which originally features harmonies on the verses. Watch the cover and the original below and get tickets to The Burgeoning’s show at World Cafe Live Wilmington here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Elf Power at Boot and Saddle, Alice Russell at World Cafe Live, The Burgeoning at World Cafe Live and more…

ElfPowerIn celebration of their October 1st release of Sunlight On The Moon, fantastical psychedelic indie rock outfit Elf Power is coming to Boot and Saddle tonight. The album is the fourteenth full-length the band has released since forming in Athens, Georgia almost two decades ago. Check out the title track from the album below, and find tickets and information for tonight’s show here.

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The Burgeoning. A way of life.

Emerging from the crevices of Bensalem, PA, The Burgeoning is an indie rock outfit made up of a couple of brothers (Logan and Alex Thierjung) and a few friends (Taylor Knowles, Brandon Bradley, and Marc Giovanetti). Their set-up is standard for the alt-indie world: lead singer, bass and rhythm guitars, drums, and keyboards. But when listening to them, it is hard to believe that their addictive beats and energized melodies have not surfaced before.

With a sound reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys mixed with hints of Bloc Party, The Burgeoning blends unique and sincere lyrics with prominent guitar riffs and organic acoustic harmonies. You can hear that in “Lighthouse,” from their 2012 debut EP Love Alchemy Life Algorithm. Making their name more of a creed than a label, the band strives to expand and create a sound that is “a journey though the heart and imagination of a listener.” As an innovative unit, the five piece outfit says it refuses to grieve at the end of any adventure, but rather look forward to another one beginning.

Want to check them out for yourself? Catch The Burgeoning at World Cafe Live for the Broad Street Music Group‘s inaugural Local and Live night October 6th. Tickets and information for the all ages event can be found here. Listen and download the full Love Alchemy Life Algorithm EP via Bandcamp below.