The Quarterly Project announces next charity compilation and benefit concert featuring Commonwealth Choir, No Stranger and more

Commonwealth Choir | Photo by Ryan Boswell
Commonwealth Choir | Photo by Ryan Boswell
Local music education advocates The Quarterly Project have announced their third benefit concert and bazaar, taking place at the First Unitarian Church on February 28th.

Founded last summer by Philadelphia musician Brian Walker, the organization has released three charity compilations in addition to curating benefit events to support Rock to the Future. February’s show will come a few days after the release of the next compilation, which features 25 local musicians and will be available on February 18th through The Quarterly Project’s Bandcamp.

Contributing artists Commonwealth Choir, Like Crazy, No Stranger, Modern Colour and Christopher Davis-Shannon will also perform at the benefit.  More information for the event can be found on the Facebook event page here.  Learn more about The Quarterly Project below, followed by a track from Commonwealth Choir’s recent Key Studio Session.


The Quarterly releases Holiday compilation, featuring five songs by Philly locals

The Quarterly Project recently released a five song compilation of holiday songs done by Philadelphia bands. Featuring Clipshow, You Do You, Conversations with Enemies, A Day Without Love, and Aphra covering Christmas classics, this release will certainly help any Philadelphian get in the Christmas spirit.

Definitely check out the true-to-orginal cover of “All I Want for Christmas is You” by You Do You, as well as the fuzzed up version of “Jingle Bell Rock” by Clipshow.  Warm up by the fire, watch the snow fall, and turn up your speakers.

Stream the compilation below, or download it for $3 via Bandcamp. Proceeds from the album go to Rock to the Future, a local non profit dedicated to bringing free music education to kids throughout the city.


The Quarterly Project releases fall charity compilation (listening party & concert at The Fire 11/21)

The Quarterly Project recently released their Fall compilation, featuring local artists like Pocket, Cruiser, These Polar Opposites, and Molly Rhythm. The bands cover every spectrum of the Philly music scene, from rock n roll to emo, and you can’t help but be impressed. Not only does this project support the diversity of Philly’s music scene, but it works to help young Philadelphians develop the skills to be musicians. The proceeds from this compilation album (and the concert) go to local nonprofit Rock to the Future, which provides free music education to Philadelphia youth.

On Thursday November 21, The Quarterly will hold their fall listening party and concert at The Fire. The eclectic mix of Philadelphia musicians is sure to put on a good show, with music ranging from Family Vacation‘s nostalgic indie rock to Brian Fitzy‘s improvisational electronic funk. Also expect raw sets from the ambient yet powerful Last Full Measure and emo rockers When Ships Collide. Each of these bands have released killer new material in the past year, so make sure to check them out even if you cannot make it to the show.

Find tickets and information to the listening party and concert here. Stream the fall compilation below and pick it up on Bandcamp.


The Week So Far: 11 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Elvis Costello, Psychic Teens, The Quarterly Project)

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Listen to new local music from Family Vacation, Purling HissThe Lawsuits and more [link]

Light Heat, Bardo Pond and Chris Forsyth will play August’s installment of the Race Street Pier free music series [link]

New show announcements include Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson with Jeff Beck and Willy Mason

Legendary New Jersey venue Maxwell’s closes after 35 years [link]

The Head and the Heart share a new song called “Shake” off of their upcoming LP [link]

Brian Wilensky Unlocks Psychic Teens‘ new record COME with a new song, review and more [link]

Get caught up on the weekend’s shows with John Diliberto’s review of Yes at Susquehanna Bank Center and photos from the 2nd Street Festival [link and link]

Dana Falconberry stopped by for this week’s Folkadelphia Session [link]

My Morning Downloads featured tracks from Saint Motel and Deer Tick [link]

Celebrate undiscovered local music with the Broad Street Music Group‘s launch party on 8/17 [link]

The Quarterly Project will released a charity compilation and will host a listening party / benefit concert at PhilaMOCA on 8/29 [link]


The Quarterly Project releasing Summer 2013 charity compilation (listening party/benefit concert at PhilaMOCA 8/29)

Screen shot 2013-08-05 at 8.54.27 AMBrian Walker, the singer and songwriter behind Philly’s A Day Without Love, is more than just a musician. He’s on a mission, and a quite noble one at that, “to bring communities together, and to help them grow” though music. His ideals are taking shape with The Quarterly Project, a digital charity label that aims to “unify the diversity of the Philadelphia music scene while being able to help the youth of the community.” In other words, like several other Philly music musicians of late, Walker wants to support music education for Philly youth, despite state budget cuts.

Walker rounded up 25 local musicians, among them Toy Soldiers, Amanda X, City Rain, and Former Belle, each of whom contributed a song to a compilation called Summer 13. The heavily collaborative effort was released last Thursday, August 2nd via Bandcamp, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the local nonprofit, Rock to the Future – a North Philly-based organization dedicated to providing free music education for undeserved Philadelphia youth.

When discussing the project Walker says that “It is important that musicians from the Philadelphia community do their best to not only network with each other, but also help their own community to keep the music growing.” The Summer 13 compilation became available to purchase via Bandcamp last week, and at the end of this month, on August 29th, there will be a an all-ages listening party/benefit concert held at PhilaMOCA, the lineup of which includes Philly artists such as City Rain, Minka, Song Dogs, and Josh Miller. Stream The Quarterly’s Summer 13 comp below; for more on music education in Philly, read our article about Rock to the Future here, read about the H.O.M.E. project at Andrew Jackson school here, and find out about a rally for music education at Liberty Lands Park starring The Dead Milkmen here.