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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dave Hause at Morgan’s Pier, Robert Glasper at The Dell, The Paper Kites at World Cafe Live and more

Photo of Dave Hause by Mike Drzal
Photo of Dave Hause by Mike Drzal

Philly native Dave Hause is back in his hometown for a free show at Morgan’s Pier tonight. The singer-songwriter, who has played in a few local punk-rock bands including The Loved Ones, began his solo career back in 2011 with his debut album, Resolutions. Hause released his second solo album, Devour, was released October 2013. Check out a live performance of Hause’s single, “We Could Be Kings,” from his World Cafe Live show back in April. Tickets and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Metric at Sands Bethlehem, Phil Lesh at Tower Theater, The Paper Kites at Johnny Brenda’s

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Photo by Justin Broadbent

Canadian pop / alt-rock quartet Metric will be performing at Sands Bethlehem tonight. The band manages to merge smart, socially conscious lyrics and potent vocals with driving beats and heavy guitar hooks. The result is biting and the show promises to be the same. Metric will be performing with Paramore, and you can find tickets and more information hereWatch the video for “Youth Without Youth” below.

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The Paper Kites use 350 people and over 4000 images to create their new video, “Young” (playing Johnny Brenda’s on Novermber 11)

paperkites04 The Melbourne five piece band The Paper Kites recently released their debut album in the States, appropriately titled States. Formed by Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy, the indie-folk collective play on a musical continuum that brings to mind the music of The Head and The Heart and Simon & Garfunkel. Strummy and light hearted with shimmering guitars, layered harmonies, the band debuted a spectacular stop-motion video for “Young,” a song from their new album. The band teamed up with a video the production company, Oh Yeah Wow, director Darcy Prendergast, and photographer Oli Sansom to produce the video. They used 350 people and 4,000 images to create the video. According to The Modern Met:

Darcy enlisted the help of photographer Oli Sansom to make sure that each of his 350 extras were not only willing and ready but perfectly aligned. Sitting as still as possible for about ten minutes, each person had to pose with various mouth shapes. As he tells us, “We were aligning them with several registration points on screen, various markers for eyes and nose, so getting people in the right spot took quite a bit of work and time.

“We gave instructions like ‘chin up a little, turn your head to your right a millimeter, now sway your body a fraction to your left’ and hoped that people could comprehend. Our faithful subjects were actually a lot more amazing at it than I anticipated. They made our job easy!”

Finally, in post-production, four editors worked tirelessly, around the clock, to assemble the resulting 4,000 photographs to correspond with the lyrics.

The Paper Kites are are playing Monday, November 11th at Johnny Brenda’s. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.

The Paper Kites: Young from Oh Yeah Wow on Vimeo.

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My Morning Download: “Woodland” by The Paper Kites

Photo by Kim Cartmell
Photo by Kim Cartmell
The Paper Kites are a five piece from Melbourne, Australia, formed by Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy. They recently released its Woodland + Young North EP Box Set on Nettwerk Records and are set to release their debut full length in the Fall. Strummy and light hearted with shimmering guitars and layered harmonies, American audiences will get their first taste of the indie-folk band when they tour with City and Colour in the Fall. Below, download the title song to their “Woodland” EP.

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