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World Cafe alums Bad Bad Hats play Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The indie rockers showed host David Dye around their hometown of Minneapolis, MN last year for a Sense of Place feature and recorded a session in support of their debut LP Psychic Reader. Check out a video of “Midway” recorded live for World Cafe below, revisit their full feature here and pick up tickets for tonight’s 21+ show with Hey Marseilles here.
Martello will be joined by members of Cayetana and Three Man Cannon as her backing band to perform a song from her self-titled album that came out last year. The session will be done at Miner Street Recording. For folks who are used to seeing Martello play solo with her electric guitar, this will be a unique experience of seeing her work with a band. Continue reading →
The track was recorded by fellow Philadelphian Josh Pannepacker of Cheerleader (aka Shorty Boy Boy(. The band, consisting of Patrick McHugh (guitar, vocals), David McMullin (drums), and John Coursey (violin), channels Jonathan Richman’s carefree attitude throughout the song before breaking into some classic Pixies-style noise brought to you by the band’s unique instrument, the violin. The Deadeyes’ Demonstrationals and Remixes was released last year. Continue reading →
The Lame-O Records Rock Residency at Boot & Saddle continues tonight with a headlining gig from Three Man Cannon. In many ways, these dudes are the glue that holds the Philly DIY scene together. Not only do these guys rock their own blend of howling and heavy guitar-rock, their Matt Schimelfenig is an ace producer who has worked with a bunch of awesome local folks – Cayetana, The Menzingers, Petal – and even heavy hitters like The War on Drugs. Joining them tonight are Sun Organ and lowercase roses. Listen to last year’s Will I Know You EP below and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Sean Huber steps out from behind the drumkit and to the microphone in Steady Hands, the folk-punk outfit he’s been fronting when percussive duties with Modern Baseball don’t have him traveling around the world. This year, Steady Hands released the very lively and revved up Tropical Depression EP – a feisty set that reminds me a lot of fellow Philadelphians Mischief Brew in the way it sonically holds The Germs and Op Ivy in equal esteem as The Pogues and Billy Bragg. Tonight, the band headlines Boot and Saddle for the final night of Weathervane Music’s December residency, and rumor has it one lucky ticket holder will win an autographed vinyl copy of MoBo’s You’re Gonna Miss It All LP. More information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to the title track to Tropical Depressionbelow. Continue reading →
Singer and songwriter Dallas Green will bring the full-band version of City and Colour to headline The Tower tonight. C&C’s latest, If I Should Go Before You, was released back in October, and it explored cathartic, emotive spaces as well as tightly-constructed pop gems. Listen to the thrilling, 7-minute “Woman” below and get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.
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Philadelphia alt-rock trio, Alright Junior, have been making waves in the Philly music scene for quite some time now. Since their inception in 2006, the band have put out four records and countless singles, the most recent of which is 2014’s Amusia. Catch Alright Junior tonight at the Fire alongside Resilient, Young Fox, and The Loud Company. Get tickets and show information at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to Amusia here. Continue reading →
Not many blue-collar artists made it onto the White House’s summer playlists curated by POTUS himself. In fact, only one DIY style artist, Low Cut Connie, made the cut of the two twenty-song playlists. The Philly rock band’s frontman Adam Weiner told Digital Music News that he wrote the song, “Boozophilia,” about “all these lunatics and weird-balls and gorgeous individuals who populate dank barrooms all over the USA. People with big hearts and busted up dreams and dirty jokes and so much love.” Low Cut Connie released their third studio record, Hi Honey, in April of this year. You won’t want to miss their wild performance tonight at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. Images and videos of the band’s performances show Weiner standing on his piano bench while he slams the keys and sings. Get tickets and more show information here. And watch Low Cut Connie’s video for “Boozophilia” below. Continue reading →