Download The End of America’s cover of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by The Band


Americana trio The End of America have released a cover of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” originally recorded by The Band.  It’s Philadelphia’s first introduction to the outfit, which recently relocated from New York City.  In addition to the cover, the trio has released two full-length albums since starting out in 2010.  On their original material, The End of America strikes a balance between The Last Bison, Dry the River and Good Old War – focused on harmonies and melancholy melodies with an eye towards Laurel Canyon-esque instrumentation.  Listen to “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” below, followed by the title track from their 2013 LP Shakey.  You can catch The End of America at Boot & Saddle on Thursday, June 12th when they open for Simone Felice.  Tickets and information can be found here.


Restorations turns down their amps for a Philabundance benefit at Yards Brewery this month

restorationsPunk-rooted Philly five-piece Restorations are among the bands playing the Philly Beergasm, a charity concert at Yards Brewery to benefit local hunger relief organization Philabundance. The music-and-brews themed event on March 28th will bring together local breweries, like the folks from Ambler’s Forest and Main, with local and regional musicians. Along with Restorations – who are about to drop their killer LP2 on SideOneDummy Records – the bill features Two Cities, an alt-punk duo whose Little Ghosts EP was recorded with local hardcore superproducer Wil Yip, and New York folk-influenced rockers The End of America. Tickets to the 21+ event are available at the Philly Beergasm website. Below, listen to music from each of the bands on the bill.

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