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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Maceo Parker at Ardmore Music Hall, Thief, Steal Me a Peach at Kung Fu Necktie, Xiu Xiu at First Unitarian Church and more

 

Maceo Parker | photo by Philip Ducap | courtesy of the artist
Maceo Parker | photo by Philip Ducap | courtesy of the artist

Maceo Parker is a one-of-a-kind performer, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t willing to borrow from the best. Playing saxophone in bands with both George Clinton and James Brown provided a pretty solid basis for how to get a crowd going and Parker has used this experience, as well as his own long solo career, to put together one of the most energized and exciting live performances going. Parker will be at Ardmore Music Hall tonight alongside Philly-natives Rugby Road; click here for more info. Continue reading →

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The Sixties, The Yetis rep Philly on the November Communion Music lineup

The Sixties at Fennario | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
The Sixties at Fennario | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Just last week we reported on the Communion Philadelphia’s October showcase which featured such awesome bands as Secret Someones, Darla and Mr. Sampson. The folks over at Communion Music continue the monthly event with a just-announced November lineup featuring up and coming bands from around the east coast – including some local acts. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Oldermost at Johnny Brenda’s, Ambrosia Parsley & Chris Maxwell at Boot and Saddle, The Sixties at MilkBoy and more

Oldermost | Photo by Matthew Shaver | www.mattshaverphoto.com
Oldermost | Photo by Matthew Shaver | www.mattshaverphoto.com

Local Americana group Oldermost continue to support 2015’s It’s Difficult To Know Anything At All with a show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s in support of California’s The Donkeys. The one-two punch of Oldermost’s easy-listening, yet ever-evolving sound with The Donkeys’ sunny, West-coast vibe will make for a relaxing and enjoyable night for all. Go to the XPN Concert Calendar to find out more about tonight’s concert. Continue reading →

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This Place Is Real Fest Makes a statement for the suburban DIY music scene

The Sixties at Fennario | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
The Sixties at Fennario | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

This Place Is Real Fest brought three days worth of DIY bands to the intimate second floor space of Fennario Coffee Shop in West Chester over this past weekend, and displayed some of the great talent from our area’s young musicians. Starting on Thursday, hometown pop punk heroes, Spraynard, played a surprise set alongside other local bands, while Friday saw sets from a great selection of mostly touring bands. Saturday rounded out the festival with performances by younger bands from the area, all of which impressed the crowd with their unique styles of rock. Continue reading →

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Download “Forgetting Yesterday” by Philly rockers The Sixties

The Sixties | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
The Sixties | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Lansdale, PA, trio The Sixties are “unapologetically hard rock, aggressive and anthemic,” says The Key’s John Vettese. “Loaded with hooks, vocal bravado by frontman C.J. Morgan and serpentine shreddery by lead guitarist Chris Wagner,” says Vettese, the band – also featuring Chris Mehr on drums – released the red hot There It Isn’t in June. Continue reading →

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Southwork at Johnny Brenda’s, The Sixties at North Star Bar, Mo Lowda and the Humble at MilkBoy and more…

Southwork
Southwork | photo via www.imposemagazine.com

Local indie rockers Southwork will play Johnny Brenda’s tonight, celebrating the release of its latest record Wear Your Heart Out.  The record was recorded in a South Philly row home on a reel-to-reel tape machine owned by frontman Mike Vivas’ cousins.  The recordings are raw and heartfelt, just fuzzy enough to sound like a warp-y dream.  Take a listen to “Tell You a Story” below and pick up tickets for the show with Tutlie and Purples here. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: The Sixties

The Sixties were reared in the DIY scene surrounding the Montgomery County burg of Lansdale, and are tight friends with some of its players (including The Wonder Years, who they opened up for at The First Unitarian Church last year). But don’t let that typecast them. They’re only sorta punk; they’re not even remotely pop-punk. More to the point, these dudes are unapologetically hard rock, aggressive and anthemic and loaded with hooks, vocal bravado by frontman C.J. Morgan and serpentine shreddery by lead guitarist Chris Wagner. Continue reading →

Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
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Watch The Sixties new Choose Your own Adventure-esque music video for “Jean Jacket”

The Sixties | Photo by Shane Conwell
The Sixties | Photo by Shane Conwell

Lansdale rockers The Sixties recently released a new music video for its song, “Jean Jacket” from its debut album, There It Isn’t. A mix of alternative and punk with a heaping dose of garage, the song’s video follows a character making a choice. Should he put on the business suit and continue on with his mundane, bleak life or put on that jean jacket and return to his rocker ways? It’s like one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. In the end, he picks the jean jacket (right choice) and joins The Sixties — taking lead singer C.J. Morgan’s place. Check out the music video for “Jean Jacket” below and download There It Isn’t here.