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20 must see shows in November

Jim James | My Morning Jacket | XPoNential Music Festival 2015 | Photo by Rachel DelSordo | http://www.racheldelsordophotography.com/
Jim James | My Morning Jacket | XPoNential Music Festival 2015 | Photo by Rachel DelSordo | http://www.racheldelsordophotography.com/

As we enter November, there’s a month filled with excellent shows coming into Philly. Here’s 20 must see shows that we suggest you choose from to put on your social calendar. Continue reading →

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Listen to Purples’ easy, breezy new single, “Saving One For You”

via facebook.com/purplesmusic
via facebook.com/purplesmusic

Philly’s Purples have been particularly prolific as of late, and today they released what amounts to their seventh single since May, and the quality has only increased with each new output.

“Saving One For You” is the newest single from the psychedelic rockers and it takes a slower and more bare approach than last month’s “Get Hurt”, with singer Peter MoDavis giving off a lazy Sunday vibe with every stray observation. Continue reading →

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Listen back to The Districts’ guest DJ set on WXPN

The Districts | Photo by Geon Tillinghast | via facebook.com/thedistrictsband
The Districts | Photo by Geon Tillinghast | via facebook.com/thedistrictsband

Philly rockers The Districts have been touring hard in support of their 2015 LP A Flourish and a Spoil and will headline their biggest hometown show to date at The Electric Factory on Friday, November 6th. Leading up to the show, The Districts appeared on the air on WXPN’s Philly Local Show last Tuesday, Octobeer 13th, to guest DJ, perform and chat.

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Listen to a haunting new demo from The Districts’ Rob Grote

The Districts | Photo via soundcloud.com/the-districts
The Districts | Photo via soundcloud.com/the-districts

It hasn’t been that long since Philly / Lititz rockers The Districts dropped their barn-burning debut A Flourish and a Spoil, and they’ve had a heck of a year supporting it – selling out Union Transfer, playing the megafestivals of Europe, booking their biggest Philly headlining gig to date at the Electric Factory – but they’re not ones to sit on their laurels. Earlier today, they tweeted “We wanted to give you a sneak peek at a rough demo Robby’s been working on.” The linked song, “Fat Kiddo,” is haunting and sparse in the same way that “Suburban Smell” and “6AM” give Flourish  an inward, introspective edge. It’s not clear yet if the band plans to flesh this out for LP3, but honestly, it’s pretty awesome as it is. Continue reading →

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The Districts strip down “Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie

Districts
The Districts | Photo via Facebook

How do you follow up playing an opening slot for The Rolling Stones? Some bands might need some major r&r after such an exhilarating experience but The Districts are barreling on with another run of international festival dates. For those of here at home, we can catch up with the band via a new acoustic cover of David Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes.”

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Rounding up the best and brightest of Governors Ball 2015

Governors' Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish
Governors Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish

The annual Governors Ball festival is held at Randall’s Island in New York, wedged in between Upper Manhattan and Queens. The rain trickled down on Friday but that didn’t stop the ticket holders from trekking through to make it over for their favorite acts, most especially Philly’s The Districts who started off the fest Friday afternoon at 12:15. A bit too early for most, one would think, but they ripped through their set with a medium sized but lively crowd cheering along to the words of “Young Blood.” Continue reading →