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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Pop / rock favorites Guster are back with a new record and Tuesday’s My Morning Download featured a free MP3 of “Long Night” from the LP. Its an atmospheric and floating song, with enticing echoes and mellower tempo. Check it out below. Continue reading →
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 →
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’there.
You may remember back when we posted about Lansdale’s The Sixties releasing two songs, “Jean Jacket” and “Forgetting Yesterday” from their upcoming debut album. Well guess what? We now know what that album will be called and when it will be released. As we learned yesterday on Property of Zack, There It Isn’t will be released Tuesday June 17th on Get This Right Records. If “Jean Jacket” and “Forgetting Yesterday” are any indication, the album should be packed with short and punchy pop/punk songs with a modern rock flair that will totally get stuck in your head. So far, both songs feature spectacular drumming from Chris Mehr and fantastic raunchy rock and roll vocals from singer/guitarist CJ Morgan.
To celebrate the new album, The Sixties will be playing an album release show at the Lansdale VFW on Saturday, June 21st along with Merit, Chronic Wolf, House Of Cards, and The Mahlors. Information for said show can be found here. Listen to “Forgetting Yesterday” here.