On their way to SXSW in March, Philly’s Thee, Idea Men stopped by WRVU in Nashville, TN with tourmates Katie Frank & The Pheromones, Dan Orlando and WC Lindsay. The group of local musicians performed a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” live on the Vanderbilt University radio station, with Orlando on keys and Lindsay behind the camera. Check out the footage below and see Thee, Idea Men live at MilkBoy on June 13th. Dan Orlando will be at Kennett Flash on June 1st. Tickets and information for both shows can be found here.
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December’s Tuesday Tune-Out hosts Bands in the Backyard welcome the colorful indie rock of Thee, Idea Men and the folk rock of Katie Frank to PhilaMOCA for this week’s music and film event. Both bands released new music this year – Thee, Idea Men put out Getcho Groo Von in May and Katie Frank shared her debut EP Covered Bridge Road in September. Admission is $5 at the door for the all-ages show, and more information can be found here. Below, stream and download Thee, Idea Men’s “She’s Got the Wand.”
More efforts for Hurricane Sandy relief are popping up in the tri-state region this weekend, beginning with a show headlined by none other than Shakey himself. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Trey Anastasio of Phish, and Everest have collaboratively organized a benefit show at The Borgata in Atlantic City for this evening. Proceeds from tonight’s show will be directed to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief effort, which you can contribute to here. Anastasio, who formerly lived in Pronceton, will be performing a special acoustic set for tonight’s benefit. General admission tickets for the all-ages benefit are available at our concert calendar here; the concert starts at 8. Below, check out Anastasio’s Acoustic Barn performance of “Time Turns Elastic.”
Part of the Philadelphia delegation heading up to New York City this week for the CMJ Music Marathon, local rock band Thee Idea Men will be playing the TurnStyle showcase at Ella’s Lounge tomorrow night. Following CMJ, Thee Idea Men return to Philadelphia for a show with Lucy Stone at Gunner’s Run; the hometown show is free, and more information can be found here. Thee Idea Men recently recorded a video with Bands In the Backyard for their song “She’s Got the Walk,” which you can watch below.
Philly rock band Thee, Idea Men have very active imaginations and some killer doodling skills. Their video for the raucous and catchy “Getcho Groo Vonnn” is a cartoon stop-motion drama wherein the main character finds himself whisked away on a magic carpet adventure after having an argument with his girlfriend. Does he ever return home? Watch the video below to find out. Thee, Idea Men play MilkBoy Philly tonight with The Silent Comedy and The Grand Nationals. Tickets are $10 here and doors are at 8:30 p.m. for the 21+ show.