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Tonight’s Concert Picks: This is the Kit at Johnny Brenda’s, Dane Galloway at Underground Arts, Endless Taile at The Pharmacy

This Is The Kit | photo via thisisthekit.bandcamp.com

UK born, Paris-based Kate Stables works under the moniker, This is the Kit. Whether leading the songs with softly comforting or spritely vocals, lyrical matter isn’t afraid to turn dark corners on her latest release, Moonshine Freeze. Watch the playfully off-kilter video for the groovy recent track, “Hotter Colder,” below. Then, see This Is The Kit tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, with more info on the 21+ show available at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Honeytiger’s trippy, zombie-fan-filled video for “Interviewer”

Honeytiger | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | via artist’s Facebook page

Philly indie rock duo Honeytiger recently shared a new song titled, “Interviewer,” along with an accompanying video for the track in anticipation of their upcoming EP — which you can expect later this summer.

Shot at Point Breeze’s, The Pharmacy, the video pulls you into a trippy, sluggish, green-tinted world as member’s Isaac Clark and Josh Glauser chug along in cool Arctic Monkeys fashion. At one point, their danger-tinted, somber rock tune is so strong that it beckons a crowd of zombie-fied fans to make their way to the show and then do a little choreographed zombie number. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Shannen Moser at The Pharmacy, Taxes at Ortlieb’s, Screaming Females at The Chameleon Club and more…

Shannen Moser | photo courtesy of the artist
Shannen Moser | photo courtesy of the artist

Local musician Shannen Moser leads tonight’s bill at The Pharmacy down in Point Breeze. Moser brought her latest Oh, My Heart release to the WXPN studios recently, sharing three of her beautifully, emotionally intimate songs in a joint Folkadelphia / Key Studio Session. Stream the session below and get more info for the all-ages show, also featuring Harmony Woods, here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kississippi at Everybody Hits, EIGHT at PhilaMOCA, Maitland at The Pharmacy, and more

Kississippi | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Philly fave Kississippi brings dreamy indie-pop to Everybody Hits tonight. Fresh off a tour supporting Young and Heartless, tonight’s show will kick off Kississippi’s headlining tour with Fern Mayo. Don’t miss Zoe Reynolds’ folky vocals layered with shoegazey, bedroom pop vibes before they set out. More info can be found here; watch Kississippi wow the crowd with their performance of “Indigo” at last year’s XPoNential Fest below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Vernes at The Pharmacy

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The Vernes | photo by Jamison Pinkert | via Facebook

“PHL basement pop” band The Vernes play The Pharmacy down in Point Breeze tonight. They released a dreamy pair of singles earlier this year with The Curious Cat’s Eyes, the latest in a string of tracks that will hopefully continue through this year. More information for the all-ages show can be found here. The band is also donating 100% of their Bandcamp proceeds made in February to the ACLU, so get downloading.

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Meet Sun Hat, Philadelphia indie rockers with mystique

Sun Hat | photo via facebook

Sun Hat is a Philly band that has newly appeared on our radar at The Key, and is set to release their debut LP Pet Shapes on November 5th.

The trio is teasing the new album with the release of “100k”; upon first impression, it feels like a hybrid of 90s grunge and psychedelic rock. The track is dominated by distorted guitars and lo-fi vocals with laid-back Mac Demarco-esque productions scattered in the background. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mick Jenkins at The Foundry, Moor Mother at The Pharmacy, Shovels and Rope at Union Transfer and more…

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Mick Jenkins | Photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN | brightloud.com

Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins brings his debut album The Healing Component to The Foundry tonight for a Red Bull Sound Select show. We first caught wind of the up-and-comer after his The Water[s] mixtape, a showcase of Jenkins’ prog-hop take on production. Check out his collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Queen of Jeans at The Foundry, Erik Petersen at Kung Fu Necktie, The Chelsea Kills at The Pharmacy and more…

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Queen of Jeans | photo by Kelly Kurteson | courtesy of the artist

This week’s Key Studio Session artists Queen of Jeans hit The Foundry tonight for the Red Bull Sound Select showcase presented by JUMP Philly. The group will be releasing its debut self-titled LP on Friday through UK label Super Fan 99 (on vinyl!) so tonight’s show with Vacationer and Weekender could be considered a sort of record release show. Tickets and information can be found here; watch their video for “Dance (Get Off Your Ass)” below.

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Art, music and film on display at last ever Walla Fest

Straw Hats | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Straw Hats | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

For years, Walla Fest has brought local music fans consistent joy with their knack for putting together eclectic shows which are able to capture the sheer awesomeness of the Philly local music and art scene. During their time, they have given bands and artists like Alex G., Pine Barons, Mannequin Pussy, Vita and the Woolf and countless others the chance to shine and this December the folks at Walla Fest will be putting on their final event, this time at The Pharmacy, making it one you won’t want to miss out on.

As always, it is an event for art to thrive and will feature some truly rad performances. Headlining are punk-rockers Straw Hats, a side project for a couple of the guys from The Districts – who also headline the Tinseled Shut show last night. Joining them are singer-songwriter Abi Reimold, indie-pop up-and-comers Roof Doctor and many more. Continue reading →

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Meet Pouty, the new project of Slutever’s Rachel Gagliardi, and watch their new music video “Sad”

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Pouty | Photo by Scott Troyan | courtesy of the artist
Whenever anyone decides to move from balmy Los Angeles to Philadelphia right before the dead of winter, you have to question their sanity a bit. Rachel Gagliardi did just that – but she’s not totally unprepared. She got her start in Philly, after all, performing in the punk duo Slutever and then relocating to the west coast. For the trip back, she’s brought along her new project Pouty.

The has just released the music video for “Sad,” the second track off of their debut EP Take Me to Honey Island. Although the album was recorded both in Philly and in L.A., it still feels solidly West Coast. The track’s sunny vibes are similar to fellow Philly-via-L.A. transplants Girlpool, and they’re matched in the video by the equally sunny, blue skies of Los Angeles. Continue reading →