King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard return to Underground Arts tonight. The Australian garage / psych rockers released their eighth studio recored this year with the critically acclaimed Nonagon Infinity. To emphasize the Infinity part, the LP is apparently recorded as a loop, with the final notes matching up with the opening notes for endless Gizzard fun. Check out “People-Vultures” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.
Blues boys John the Conqueror open for JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound tonight at Underground Arts. The band, led by Mississippi-born Pierre Moore, is in the process of recording their third album – hopefully we will hear a preview of what they have in the works. It’s also worth noting that this is Moore’s last show as a Philadelphian before his move to Kentucky. Don’t worry, though: John the Conqueror will continue to tour and create more punk-blues goodness. Tickets for tonight’s 21+ show available here. Continue reading →
Last year The Burgeoning released their Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm EP, introducing us to soft-spoken lead vocalist Logan Thierjung and the rest of the charismatic group. This year, aside from stopping at WXPN to record for record for The Key Studio Sessions a month ago, The Burgeoning played an intimate set at SoFAR Philadelphia in early April, a video of which surfaced this week. Continue reading →
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.
We closed out Memorial Day Weekend with the premiere of a new Song Dogs song called “Forevermore.” The track comes from the local rockers’ new Heartlands record and has a lighters-in-the-air, wide open space feel to it. Stream and download the song below.
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 →
Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
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 →
Bensalem’s The Burgeoning have released a video for their track “Lighthouse.” It’s always great to see music videos with visuals that resemble the feeling of the song, and that is certainly the case with this new clip.
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 →
Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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.