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PREMIERE: Listen to Thee Idea Men’s aggressive new single “Think About It”

Thee Idea Men | Photo by Tim Passarella
Thee Idea Men | Photo by Tim Passarella

Thee Idea Men are back in a brand new form. The Philly blues rock band hasn’t released new material since 2014 — that is until right now, as we’re pleased to share their brand new single “Think About It” here on The Key. Produced by Joe Bisirri of The Lawsuits, the new song is an evolution of The Idea Men of past releases. The band went for a more in-depth instrumentation this time around, and vocalist/guitarist Matthew Jurasek tells us they are extremely excited about the new material. Continue reading →

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Watch Thee, Idea Men’s bring down the Sleepless Sound Red Room in new studio session

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Philadelphia blues rockers Thee, Idea Men stopped by Sleepless Sound to record a session for the studio’s Red Room series.

The band, consisting of Matthew Jurasek (guitar, vocals), Tyler March (drums), Kris Pirnat (bass), and Matt Raspanti (guitar vocals), performed three hard-driving blues-rock numbers, two from 2014’s New Level Shoes and one from 2012’s Getcho Groo Von. Continue reading →

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Allan Rayman, Mothers, LOLO and Thee Idea Men on February Communion lineup

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Allan Rayman | photo via Facebook

The folks at Communion Philly are kicking off their 2016 season with a killer show at MilkBoy on February 4th. The monthly showcase, which grew out of the Communion Clubnights at the Notting Hill Arts Club in London, provides a platform for local and touring acts of different genres . February’s line-up features Allan Rayman, Mothers, LOLO and Thee Idea Men.

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Cold Roses slow it down for acoustic version of “No Silence in the City”

Cold Roses via northwestmusicrevival.com
Cold Roses | photo via northwestmusicrevival.com

Philly’s Cold Roses have shown in their short time as a band that they are able to fuse genres and a myriad of instruments, from tambourine to melodica, to create seriously fun rock and roll. Just as easily as they are able to turn it up, the video the band recently released — which you can check out below — shows they are able to slow things sown just as effectively. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Thee, Idea Men

Call ’em blues, garage or modern, Philly’s Thee, Idea Men are a tight and infectious rock four-piece. Emerging in 2012 from the Drexel University scene that also gave us Lucy Stone and W.C. Lindsay, the band’s rumbling Stratocaster overdrive (guided by frontman Matt Jurasek and lead guitarist Matt Raspanti) was in top form on their 2012 release New Level Shoes. Recorded with Tommy Joyner at MilkBoy and released in May, the album sits nicely alongside festival scene favorites J Roddy Walston & The Business and The Weeks, reviving a classic American music style in a contemporary setting. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Menzingers at Union Transfer, The Roots Picnic at Festival Pier, Thee Idea Men at MilkBoy and more

Photo By: Rachel Del Sordo
Photo By: Rachel Del Sordo

Scranton punk favorites The Menzingers will headline Union Transfer tonight. Just last month, the band released its fourth full-length album Rented World with a surprise CD release show at Golden Tea House, followed by an acoustic set in WIlkes-Barre. Their new album takes a surprising new direction, with nods to 90s alt rock, but still contains the Menzingers’ signature pop-punk hooks. Check out their previous studio session and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calender. 

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Listen to New Level Shoes, the dynamic new album from Philly blues rock band Thee Idea Men

 

Thee Idea Men | photo via theeideamen.com
Thee Idea Men | photo via theeideamen.com

Thee Idea Men, a bluesy Philly indie rock band that formed in 2011, are ready to debut its second full-length, New Level Shoes, released digitally today. The 10-track album is reminiscent of The Black Keys in terms of their static and grit.  Each song is different from the next, jumping from a sinister, psychedelic rock vibe in “Shake It” and “Underplayed”  to a slower more mellow bluesy sound like in “Please” and “Addicted.” You can listen to a full stream of the album below and catch Thee Idea Men at MilkBoy on May 31st for their CD release show. Tickets and information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Watch Thee, Idea Men perform “Help Me Mama” live at Milkboy

 

Thee, Idea Men | photo courtesy of the artist
Thee, Idea Men | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly-born four-piece Thee, Idea Men recorded a live video of their new single “Help Me Mama” during a set at Milkboy last week.  The local outfit shed their quirky alt-rock exterior in favor of a sixties rock sound for the new track, which will appear on an upcoming full-length called New Level Shoes coming out in May.  Distorted guitars and crisp symbols crash over front man Matthew Jurasek’s blues-rock vocals.  Check out the video below.

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