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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Christian McBride as DJ Brother Mister at World Cafe Live, Angel Haze at Underground Arts, The Ocean Blue at Chameleon Club, and more

Christian McBride | Photo via https://www.facebook.com/officialchristianmcbride
Christian McBride | Photo via https://www.facebook.com/officialchristianmcbride

DJ Brother Mister is the alter-ego of renowned Philly jazz musician Christian McBride. A recipient of three Grammys, McBride is one of the most successful and widely acclaimed bassists and composers of his generation, having performed and worked with the likes of D’Angelo, James Brown, Questlove, and Paul McCartney. As DJ Brother Mister, McBride switches things up, jumping behind a turntable and spinning a variety of R&B, funk, and soul hits, all while playing along with his bass. Tonight, he’s bringing the party to World Cafe Life. You won’t want to forget your dancing shoes for this one. Tickets can be found over at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia with Andrew Lipke at World Cafe Live, CRUISR at The Fillmore and Jonathan Richman at The Chameleon Club

Andrew Lipke
Andrew Lipke performs 11/2 at The Fire

South African multi-instrumentalist Andrew Lipke will be performing with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia tonight at World Café Live. This exciting collaboration is part of the Intersect event which aims to celebrate the combination of genres by bringing together the chamber orchestra with some of the most gifted musical talents in the Philadelphia area. Tonight they will be with Andrew Lipke, who has made a name for himself as a critically-acclaimed arranger, producer, composer and performer. Continue reading →

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Lancaster’s Spill will headline Chameleon Club on their fall tour

Photo via facebook.com
Photo via facebook.com

Lancaster punk rockers Spill got our attention in recent months, so much so that we invited guys in for a short set as part of The Key Studio Sessions — which will be released later this year.

For now, you can check Spill for yourself as they embark on a short fall tour, starting next week at Bube’s Brewery. The guys are also bringing their pounding, hook-driven punk rock to The Chameleon Club on November 8 where they are headlining a show with fellow Lancaster natives Magnolia and Seasonal. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Samantha Crain at The Fire, Des Ark at Johnny Brenda’s, The Districts at World Cafe Live, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Chameleon Club

Photo by Harry Taylor
Photo by Harry Taylor

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.

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Jam out with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at The Chameleon Club on 7/19

jon spencer blues explosion

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have been around for more than twenty years now, creating a digable blend of rockabilly, blues punk and every branch of rock in between.  The group released their latest LP (their first in eight years) Meat + Bone last September and have been on a world tour ever since.

One stop on the recently-announced summer leg of said tour is The Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 19th.  With such intense, electric and amplified music, this group is sure to put on a legendary show.  Below, you can watch the very bizarre video for their recent single, “Bag of Bones” and get tickets here.

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Stars release video for “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”, announce US fall tour (playing Chameleon Club 10/2)

Stars | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Stars | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Canadian indie-rock outfit Stars have just released a new video for their latest single, “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It” The video, directed by directed by George Vale and Torquil Campbell (of Stars), is described, by Campbell, as something “that celebrate[s] the following things: 1. Being yourself 2. Being someone else 3. Being fucking fabulous 4. Showing up, putting on your heels and staying alive.” “Hold On When You Get Love” is the newest material from the band since their 2012 full-length, The North. In addition to releasing the video, Stars have also announced a string of US tour dates this coming fall. The Canadian quintet will be making a stop in Lancaster, PA for a show at The Chameleon Club on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 29th, at 10am. Find more info here, and watch the video for “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”, below.

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Double Booked: Everclear vs. New Found Glory

It is a problem that has plagued modern society. It has jolted you out of your sleep in worry and cold sweats. It has left you crippled with regret. It can literally ruin your night. It is the dreaded double booking. Two potentially dope concerts, one potentially dope night. Here on Double Booked, we’ll help make your decision between Everclear’s appearance at The Chameleon Club and New Found Glory’s appearance at The TLA easier by breaking down the two shows by category, and deciding which reigns supreme. Let’s do this. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Japandroids at Union Transfer, Maxi Priest at The Keswick Theatre, The Best of Joey Sweeney at Johnny Brenda’s, Work Drugs with Shark Tape at Ortlieb’s, XPN Welcomes Ra Ra Riot at The Chameleon Club

Vancouver, BC duo Japandroids shook the walls at their midsummer Johnny Brenda’s show and tonight they’ll shake the walls of Union Transfer.  Japandroids are touring in support of an album many consider to be one of the year’s best (here, here and here).  The punk rockers released Celebration Rock earlier this year and were subsequently named Band of the Year by Spin, with their song “The House That Heaven Built” being named Song of the Summer by Paste.  Tickets and information for tonight’s show with DIIV can be found here.  Below, watch the video for “The House That Heaven Built.”

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