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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Hundred Acre Woods at Tin Angel, Impressionist at Boot & Saddle, The Flatmates at Connie’s Ric Rac and more…

Photo via facebook.com/thehundredacrewoodsband
Photo via facebook.com/thehundredacrewoodsband

The Hundred Acre Woods top an all local bill at the Tin Angel with Former Belle and Steady Hands.  The West Philly folk-punk band’s frontman, Winthrop Stevens, recently trekked out to the banks of the Schuylkill River to perform a live version of “All I Love” for a new video series.  Check it out below and pick up tickets to the 21+ show here.

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Schuylkill Sessions releases acoustic version of “All I Love” by The Hundred Acre Woods

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Folksy DIY band The Hundred Acre Woods performed an acoustic version of its song “All I Love” for the first ever Schuylkill Sessions. The sessions will feature local Philly artists performing live acoustic versions of their songs along the Schuylkill River. The track is a mix of emo and folk and for this session, the environment was the perfect backdrop. The river added to the rustic atmosphere of the music and the bare foliage in the background paralleled the sad, disheartened lyrics. Check out the performance below and see The Hundred Acre Woods perform at Tin Angel tomorrow night. Tickets and other information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Steady Hands and The Hundred Acre Woods will shake up the Tin Angel

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Steady Hands | photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com

Pop / punk outfit Steady Hands - the solo project of Modern Baseball drummer Sean Huber – is joining forces with folky DIY scene faves The Hundred Acre Woods for a coheadlining at Tin Angel on May 29th. This is probably the most raucous lineup the laid-back Old City venue has seen. Ever.

In addition, Huber has promised to play some new jams for the performance, which is always a bonus. For more info check out the facebook event page here. Get tickets for the performance here. Watch Sean Huber of Steady Hands perform “Southern Dream” for FeedbackLoop below.

Steady Hands – “Southern Dream” – FeedbackLoop Sessions from FeedbackLoop on Vimeo.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Hundred Acre Woods at Kung Fu Necktie, Commonwealth Choir at MilkBoy, Marissa Nadler at Johnny Brenda’s and more

Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com
Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com

Philly folk outfit The Hundred Acre Woods recently joined us for their stellar Key Studio Session and tonight they play at Kung Fu Necktie. A folksy take on pop-rock, their sound is lively and fresh as heard on their latest 7″ Cold In The Morning. Check out a video of the band performing “All I Love” at their session and get $5 tickets tonight at the door before the show kicks off at 8:00 p.m.

Milkboy welcomes Commonwealth Choir to its stage tonight. The Doylestown natives released their Shirtless EP with a rock-based pop sound reminiscent of The Smiths and The Replacements. Watch a performance of “Pacers” below from their recent Key Studio Session and get tickets here.

Fresh off the release of her new album July which Stereogum calls “an ethereal spine-tingler”, Marissa Nadler brings her folksy dream pop to Johnny Brenda’s stage tonight. With underlying gothic themes, Nadler’s music is haunting and pretty all at once. Watch the video for “Dead City Emily” below and get tickets here.

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You Do You at Boot and Saddle (8:30 p.m., $10, 21+)

Hogmaw at The Depot (9:00 p.m., $5, 21+)

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Mock Suns, Gillian Grassie, Lake Street Dive

Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com
Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com

The Hundred Acre Woods brought their thoughtful and upbeat folk punk in for a Key Studio Session this week.  The West Philly five-piece recorded six songs, some off of their recent Cold in the Morning 7″ along with a selection of singles from various splits.  Check out “Base of My Heart” below and download the full set here.

Lake Street Dive celebrated the release of their new record Bad Self Portraits with a free download of the title track.  The soulful pop outfit will be performing in Philadelphia when XPN welcomes them to Union Transfer on April 2nd.  Pick up tickets here and download “Bad Self Portraits” below.

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The Key Studio Sessions: The Hundred Acre Woods

Philly five-piece The Hundred Acre Woods doesn’t fall neatly into a single category. It’s bred in punk scene basements, but the music it writes is rustic and Americana-inspired. You’ll notice nods to folk tradition in its arrangements and multi-part harmonies, but it’s done in a pop-rock context – something that gets further amplified when the band plays live care of Brandon Harrison’s aggressive drumming and Pat Loundas’ rumbling bass.

While they’re not the easiest to pin down – Will Davis plays banjo, Zack Reinhardt plays electric guitar – at the root The Hundred Acre Woods are an undeniably sensitive and thoughtful bunch. In the past they’ve sung about Henry David Thoreau and westward expansion, and in this week’s Key Session singer and songwriter Winthrop Stevens gets self-effacing in the aching “Base of My Heart” and waxes philosophical on family matters in the vibrant “All I Love” (which we have a video for below).

This winter The Hundred Acre Woods released a delightful 7″ called Cold In The Morning on local upstart label Lame-O Records. Word is they are prepping even more new music for release later on this year; they joked recently that a working title is Sunglasses Emoji,”so you know it’s going to be terminally chill.” Dig in to the session below, and keep tabs on the band at its Facebook page.

“All I Love” by The Hundred Acre Woods: The Key Studio Sessions from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

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Watch Winthrop of The Hundred Acre Woods perform an acoustic version of “Base of My Heart” (playing Golden Tea House tonight)

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Folky Philly indie rock outfit The Hundred Acre Woods recently visited Space Jam Sessions – the new video project of local photographer (and Key contributor) Allison Newbold – where frontman Winthrop Stevens performed the gut-wrenching “Base of My Heart.” Totally stripped down to an acoustic and his voice, the music thrives with its simply heavenly melody. The band throws a release party for its new EP Cold In the Morning tonight at Golden Tea House alongside Alex G, I Kill Giants, Au Revoir, and SHMNS. For more info, check out the Facebook event.

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