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Hear two new songs from gloom-rockers The Stammer; catch them at The Fire

The Stammer | Photo By Lauren Barrett
The Stammer | Photo By Lauren Barrett

Gloomy post-punks The Stammer are back with two new songs from their forthcoming album, Days in Between. 

The songs “The Storm” and “Kate & Chris” stand in sharp contrast to each other, but both show off the sonic capabilities of the band. Originally the recording project of vocalist Brian Brotman, the band has evolved into a three-piece, and these two new songs shine with personality. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Deal Casino at North Star Bar, Spelling Reform at Johnny Brenda’s, Verbatum Jones at The Fire and more…

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Deal Casino | photo via Facebook

Deal Casino continue to celebrate the release of Nika at North Star Bar. The Asbury Park, NJ band released the EP last week, following up last year’s Heck with four classic alt-rock songs (think Gaslight Anthem meets Neon Trees). Listen to Nika below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Telepathic at Kung Fu Necktie, The Homophones at The Fire

Telepathic | Photo via telepathic.bandcamp.com
Telepathic | Photo via telepathic.bandcamp.com

Telepathic has risen from the ashes of Philly rock band Bleeding Rainbow. The founding duo Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton, along with Paul Brinkley, released their first EP under the new banner this past March. Entitled The Powers of Ten, it’s six songs of sweet-tooth power pop. They’re definitely not afraid to get rub a little Philly grit into their music though, especially on “Nite Vision.” These 6 tracks will blaze by, so do yourself a favor and see them live. Tickets here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Last Emperor at The Fire, Ross Bellenoit at Johnny Brenda’s, Wayne Music Fest ft. PhillyBloco and more…

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The Last Emperor | photo via Facebook

Philadelphia-born rapper The Last Emperor performs at The Fire tonight. Now based in New York, Jamal Gray released his debut LP Music, Magic, Myth in 2003 on his own label. Since then he’s appeared at festivals in Denmark, London and Norway. Details for the 21+ show can be found here.

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Listen to two songs from Ma Jolie’s new LP Jetpack Mailman

Ma Jolie | Photo by Jessica Flynn
Ma Jolie | Photo by Jessica Flynn

Philly punks Ma Jolie have a new song from Jetpack Mailman available to stream via Alternative Press this week. “Tired Life” is the opening track of the album and promises an energetic and refined sound for the track’s that will follow. Jetpack Mailman will be the band’s first with the Pittsburgh-based A-F Records, the imprint curated by politically-charged Warped Tour faves Anti-Flag, and is set for a June 16th release. Listen here, check out the song “Pittsburgh” below and see the band when they play The Fire on June 28th; tickets and more info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cruisr at Johnny Brenda’s, Olivia Chaney at The Tin Angel, Baker Man at The Fire and more

Cruisr | Photo by John Vettese
Cruisr | Photo by John Vettese

Philly summertime jammers Cruisr are having a pretty good year between their recent Go For It single, their upcoming Wells Fargo Center show (!) opening for Imagine Dragons, and tonight’s hometown headlining slot at Johnny Brenda’s. Party on with the guys, as well as the equally-awesome Tutlie and Suburban Living, beginnning at 9 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cheerbleeders at The Fire, Dreamers at Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia Songwriters Project Finals at Ardmore Music Hall

Cheerbleeders
Cheerbleeders | photo via Facebook

Cheerbleeders play The Fire tonight. The punk band has been making a name for itself by doing things their own way, leading with rocking music and backing it up with some seriously confident attitude. The band got together at Connie’s Ric Rac in South Philly and is now gearing up to release their second effort, following up last year’s demo. Check out the band performing live below and get more information about tonight’s 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bryant Eugene Vazquez at The Fire, Mohican at Kung Fu Necktie

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Bryant Eugene Vazquez | Photo by Sara Stickley

The Fire’s annual Sundrop Music Festival concludes tonight and singer-songwriter-rock-n-roller Bryant Eugene Vazquez is one of the artists on the bill. Vazquez just released his latest LP, All Damn Day / The Greatest Hits, and it packs a variety of sounds – jagged soul to sunshine pop – centered by classic sounding production. You can listen to the record below and read our interview with Vazquez here, and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Skyes at North Star Bar, Denison Witmer at World Cafe Live, Little Strike at the Sundrop Music Festival and more…

Skyes
Skyes | photo via Facebook

Indie electro pop band Skyes play North Star Bar tonight. The band got its start in Philadelphia before moving to Brooklyn, where they released a debut self-titled EP in 2013. The record jumps from MGMT-esque synth pop with 90s alt singer-songwriter vocals to a blend of industrial rock and pop, keeping listeners on their toes. Check out EP opener “Secondhander” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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