Local pop-rock outfit Free Energy play Johnny Brenda’s tonight for a show presented by Out of Town Films. Tonight’s event is the first in what Out of Town Films hopes to be a regular event, a showcase bringing high-caliber acts to smaller, more intimate venues. Free Energy recently announced details for their forthcoming sophomore record called Lovesigns, which will be released through the band’s own label on January 15th. Tickets for tonight’s 21+ show are $12; the doors will open at 8:00 p.m. Below, watch Out of Town Films’ video with Free Energy for “Hold You Close” from the summer.
This month’s Tuesday Tune-Out series at PhilaMOCA is curated by The Swollen Fox’s Kevin Kennedy, so you know each night will feature some stellar local acts (read an interview with Kennedy previewing the series here). Tonight’s event is a doubleheader with Thom McCarthy and Toy Soldiers’ Ron Gallo each playing a set, followed by a screening of a film that “may not be directed by (and starring) a legendary silent-film era comedic star.” The event is open to all ages; doors are at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. with the movie screening beginning at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Below, watch Thom McCarthy perform his song “Tiempo” at PhilaMOCA from May 2011.
Kate Miller Heidke | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | www.joedeltufo.com
The much-anticipated Ben Folds Five reunion tour made its way to the Philadelphia area last night for an appearance at The Tower Theater. Australian singer-songewriter Kate Miller-Heidke opened the show; check out a photo recap of both performances in the gallery above.
Last night, David Byrne and St. Vincent played the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, performing songs from their collaborative album Love This Giant, as well a selections from each of their solo catalogs – including a rendition of the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody).” Take a look at a gallery of photos from the show above, and see the setlist below. Continue reading →
On the eve of her latest album’s release date, Amanda Palmer and her touring band The Grand Theft Orchestra bring their road show to The TLA on South Street tonight. Tickets to the all-ages show are $23, and are available here. Theatre Is Evil is released tomorrow on Palmer’s own label, 8 Ft. Records. Below, watch a performance of the album track “The Bed Song,” filmed for The Boston Herald. Continue reading →
Founding member of the Grateful Dead Bob Weir will return to Philadelphia on Monday Sept. 10 for a solo show at the Tower Theater. Tickets are on sale this Friday, Aug. 10, through Live Nation and range from $35 to $69.50. Below, check out a proshot video of The Dead playing “Let it Grow” at JFK Stadium in Philly, and an audience video of Bob covering Marty Robbins’ “El Paso”, both from 1986. Continue reading →