Transport yourself back to sunnier times with Carl Bahner’s remix of “Not My Girl” by Tokyo Police Club

Carl Bahner | photo by Andy Gore | via facebook
Carl Bahner | photo by Andy Gore | via facebook

Carl Bahner, drummer of the Philly indie-rock band Cheerleader, has been reinventing himself for the last year or so as an electronic music producer — eponymously going by the handle Bahner. His specialty: remixing songs of fellow modern rock bands like The Griswolds and Panama Wedding.

His latest creation is a remix of “Not My Girl” by the Toronto’s Tokyo Police Club. Bahner turns the mid-tempo track into an upbeat song that highlights the newly reverberant vocals of lead singer Dave Monks with buzzing productions dominating the background. It’s the perfect track to transport you back to sunnier days and away from the bitter cold that’s just gotten hold of Philadelphia. Continue reading →


Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club releasing solo EP and playing Milkboy in July

Dave Monks | Photo via Feacebook |
Dave Monks | Photo via

Dave Monks, the lead singer of Tokyo Police Club is stepping out with his solo EP, All Signs Point To Yes on June 16th. The TPC frontman’s record will be released on Dine Alone Records and he’ll be doing a short tour with a stop in Philly on July 9th at MilkBoy. Below, listen to “Gasoline,” an acoustic based song that’s stands in stark contrast to Tokyo Police Club’s typical shiny, highly produced pop gems. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Foster the People, These United States with Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang

Tonight, Foster the People, the band that won the world over with their single, “Pumped Up Kicks” from their album Torches, is playing at the Mann Center. They have already had stellar success playing with The Beach Boys at the Grammy’s this past year and just finishing up an appearance at Bonnaroo.

Gina Vespa from says about their next album:

The band is piecing together ideas for the follow-up to their 2011 studio release of ‘Torches.’ While they’re still in the beginning stages of planning the new record, they have high and exciting hopes for it. As Foster commented to Billboard, “I think it’s going to take a lot of left turns … It’s going to be really celebratory … I think there’s going to be more grit, and I think it’s gonna be extremely percussive.” He also mentioned that the new music will likely be greatly influenced by what he’s been listening to lately, like the Kinks and the Clash.

Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra open for Foster the People at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts tonight at 7:30 PM, tickets are $29.50-36.50, all ages

Below, check out a video for “Warrior” that lead singer, Foster did with A-trak and Kimbra for the new edition of 3 artists 1 song.


And over at Johnny Brenda’s, The Swollen Fox and R5 present These United States, the alt-country rock band who just released their new self-titled album are playing with Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang. Purchase tickets for the 21+ show here OR, enter The Swollen Fox’s ticket give away here.