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Steady Hands and The Hundred Acre Woods will shake up the Tin Angel

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Steady Hands | photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com

Pop / punk outfit Steady Hands - the solo project of Modern Baseball drummer Sean Huber – is joining forces with folky DIY scene faves The Hundred Acre Woods for a coheadlining at Tin Angel on May 29th. This is probably the most raucous lineup the laid-back Old City venue has seen. Ever.

In addition, Huber has promised to play some new jams for the performance, which is always a bonus. For more info check out the facebook event page here. Get tickets for the performance here. Watch Sean Huber of Steady Hands perform “Southern Dream” for FeedbackLoop below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Neko Case at Electric Factory, Sam Amidon at Tin Angel, J. Cole at The Mann and more

Photo by Jason Creps
Photo by Jason Creps

This month indie-alt-Americana icon Neko Case released her latest album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. The story of the record is pretty well encapsulated in its title, but you can hear Case dig into the depression and heartache that gave birth to this new collection of songs in this recent interview with World Cafe’s David Dye. Tickets for tonight’s all-ages show with her New Pornographers bandmate A.C. Newman can be found at The Electric Factory‘s website; below, watch the music video for Case’s “Man.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Postal Service at The Mann Center, Ian Mclagan at The Tin Angel, Black Flag at Union Transfer

Photo Credit: Brian Tamborello
Photo Credit: Brian Tamborello

They may not have played together since 2003, but this year The Postal Service – the one-off project of Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Dntel’s Jimmy Tamborello – have reunited for a large tour, including a stop at The Mann Center.  Tonight, you can hear the stunning electronic pop group play songs from their amazing (and only) album Give Up.  With such a great headliner and Ra Ra Riot as the opening band, this is a show you really don’t want to miss.  Click here for more information and tickets.


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Tonight’s Concert Picks: PAWS at Morgan’s Pier, The Go-Go’s at The Keswick Theater, Roosevelt Dime at The Tin Angel

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PAWS kick-off the free summer concert series at Morgan’s Pier tonight.  Hailing from various corners of Scotland, the garage rock  trio released their FatCat debut LP Cokefloat! in 2012 and were met with overwhelmingly positive reviews from both sides of the ocean.  With a retro nineties sound that brings to mind the best of Stephen Malkmus and J Mascis, PAWS are band best seen live (where their guitars can really squeal).  More information about tonight’s free show with We Were Promised Jetpacks can be found here.  Watch PAWS perform “Sore Tummy” below.

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The Key Studio Sessions: Anjuli Josephine

Canadian-born singer-songwriter Anjuli Josephine has been making music out of Philadelphia for a couple years now, and just released her whimsical self-titled debut EP. With mix of emotional, introspective lyrics and a poppy sensibility, Josephine fondly recalls performers like Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson and Fiona Apple, and her backing players – Karl Rieders on bass,
Al Daniels  on keys, and Nate Kowalski on drums – are top notch. The band plays The Tin Angel this Saturday, March 30th, and gave us a taste of the set they have in store in this week’s Key Studio Session. Check it out below – it’s a wide-ranging set, from the bopping “Can’t Keep Up” to the drifting, lilting closer “Heart Heart Heart Hurt” – and get more information on the show here.

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Preview Black Horse Motel’s New Album with “Miles For Days” (playing Kung Fu Necktie on 3/1)

BHMBlack Horse Motel is a Philadelphia-based five-piece doing their best to make catchy and heartfelt Americana-Folk tunes in the spirit of popular acts like Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers. This new track, apparently written on banjo, boasts a lovely arrangement of strings and super-pretty vocal harmonies. The track is intended as a preview for fans until the release of Red Summer Spirit, their debut full-length, on March 1st – which is also the date of their release show at Kung Fu Necktie with Hezekiah Jones and The Bailey Hounds (they also play Tin Angel on April 14th). If this track is any indication, this is sure to be a lovely record with pop potential.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Matt Duke at The Tin Angel, Dull Edges at Kung Fu Necktie

Singer-songwriter Matt Duke begins a month long residency at The Tin Angel tonight.  The New Jersey native and XPo’ Fest 2011 alum released his Love on a Major Scale EP in mid-December, quickly climbing the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart to #6.  Tickets and information for his show with Jason Myles Goss can be found here.  Below, watch Duke perfom his EP’s single “The Eyes” and download the track here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kingsfoil at Chameleon Club, By Surprise at The Barbary, Black Thought at The Blockley, Mike Doughty at The Tin Angel, Moosh and Twist at the First Unitarian Church

York County pop-rock four-piece Kingsfoil is wrapping up its 2012 with a headlining show tonight at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster. The band put out its sophomore album this year, the hooky and emotive A Beating Heart is a Bleeding Heart, and recorded a Key Studio Session with us on the eve of Hurricane Sandy. Opening the show is fellow Central Pennsylvanian Jesse Baker, whose LP Tearing Down the Walls is available as a free download here. More information on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; below, watch the video for Kingsfoil’s very catchy single “What Your Mother Taught You.”

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What Are YOU Doing New Year’s Eve?

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With 2012 wrapping to a close, there aren’t many more questions that have to be answered this year. One that you should definitely think about, though, is which concert you will be attending on New Year’s Eve. The two-night stand at Johnny Brenda’s from Philly’s The War on Drugs is sold out as of this morning, but we’ve got a round-up of what else is going on. So now all you have to worry about is how many friends will be begging to tag along! Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sandy Benefit Showcase at the Tin Angel, The Spring Standards at Arden Guild Hall

It’s still the season of giving and what could be better than giving back with the gift of music? Tonight the Tin Angel is hosting a showcase to benefit the Hurricane Sandy victims of Union Beach. The line-up features a myriad of local performers like Foxhound, The Doublewides, Suzie Brown, Joey Sweeney as well as other surprise acts. Performances tonight kick off at 8; tickets for the 21+ show can be found on our concert calendar here. Below, watch a video of Foxhound performing at Studio 34 recently.

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