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Watch Light Heat perform “Dance the Cosmos Light” at Race Street Pier (playing Ortlieb’s on 11/15)

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Bands In the Backyard was on hand to capture Light Heat in action at their Race Street Pier appearance last month.  The local psychedelic band performed songs off of their debut self-titled record, including lead-off track “Dance the Cosmos Light,” which you can watch a BITBY video of below.  Light Heat have a couple of shows scheduled in the area: Haverford College students will be able to catch them with Coke Weed and The Walkmen’s Peter Bauer on September 21st, while the rest of us can go to Ortlieb’s on November 15th for a show with Yellow Birds and Myrrias.  Tickets and information can be found here.

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Chill Moody closes out Third Thursdays Live and Local at the Race Street Pier on 9/19

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With September comes the inevitable end of summer, which, sadly, means the end of free summer concerts.  But for its part, Third Thursdays Live and Local (the inaugural run of free shows at the Race Street Pier) has saved one of its biggest events for its final night.  On September 19th, the Delaware River Waterfront welcomes local hip hop artist Chill Moody to the pier, alongside Osiris Rex and the Joe Jordan Experiment.  The show is free, all-ages, and will have a complementary beer garden courtesy of the Philadelphia Brewing Company.  Attendees will also have a chance to win tickets to September 26th’s Kid Cudi / Tyler the Creator concert at Festival Pier.  More information for the show can be found here.  Below, watch Chill Moody’s new promo video for the event filmed by BITBY

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Watch Dice Raw perform at Race Street Pier for BITBY (playing Third Thursdays Live and Local tonight)

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Local rapper / singer / all-around-showman Dice Raw recorded a short video for Bands in the Backyard, previewing the new free music series, Third Thursdays Live and Local, which happens at the Race Street Pier every month. In the video, Dice gives a short yet compelling performance of his song “1995″, and gives further info (sort of) about the upcoming show at the pier. The series, presented by Philebrity and in conjunction with Black Music Month Week, will kick off tonight with performances by Dice Raw, Lushlife, Jade Alston, and D’Vina. Find additional info here, and check out more videos from this week’s artists after the jump.

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The Week So Far: 12 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Big Footprints Project, Make Music Philly, Light Heat)

 

Photo by Nina Sabatino
Photo by Nina Sabatino

The Dead Milkmen continue their sudden streak of new recordings with Welcome to Undertown [link]

Light Heat recorded a psych-rock Key Studio Session with some help from members of The Walkmen and Fleet Foxes [link]

Local musicians give back to the community with Modern Baseball-frontman Brendan Lukens’ new label Big Footprints Project [link]

Balto and Holly Williams turn in a pair of great live sessions for Folkadelphia [link and link]

Get to know Sylvia Platypus, Vikesh Kapoor and more in our Make Music Philly Spotlight [link]

Stream Rosu Lup‘s new Currents EP ahead of their record release show at The Fire on July 13th [link]

Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit announced a fall show at the Electric Factory on October 27th [link]

The Key highlights the Firefly Festival undercard with The Key’s week-long Firefly Under the Radar feature [link]

Third Thursdays Live and Local kicks off tomorrow night at Race Street Pier with Dice Raw, Lushlife and more [link]

Stephen Marley remixes his father’s “Three Little Birds” for a new collaborative release in the latest installment of XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week [link]

Check out recaps and reviews of this week’s live concerts, including The Postal Service and Junip [link]

Catnaps say goodbye with a new EP called Forget About It [link]

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Dice Raw, Lushlife kick off new music series at Race Street Pier on 6/20

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There’s a new free concert series in town: Third Thursdays Live and Local kicks off this week at the Race Street Pier.  Presented by Philebrity and in conjunction with Black Music Month Week Philadelphia,  the evening concert will include performances by Dice Raw, Lushlife, Jade Alston, D’vina and DJ Benz.  The series has its focus set on pairing established local performers with up-and-coming acts and will feature a different genre each month.  More information for the show on Thursday, June 20th can be found here.  Watch videos from a few of this week’s artists below.

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