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Get a taste of Amos Lee’s Live at Red Rocks, watch him sing with Steve Martin and Emmylou Harris on Letterman

Amos Lee | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Amos Lee | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Philly favorite Amos Lee is a singer-songwriter powerhouse and hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. As he moves forward with his co-headlining tour with fellow singer-songwriter David Gray, Lee announced that he will also be putting out his first live album: a one-night performance at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony. Continue reading →

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Free At Noon Flashback: Lord Huron show their versatility with a surprise stripped-down show

 

Lord Huron | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.com
Lord Huron | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.com

Today’s Free At Noon concert featured folk rockers Lord Huron. The LA natives climbed on stage to a packed house downstairs at World Cafe Live. Frontman Ben Schneider remarked that they may be looking funny with just the four of them seated across the stage, explaining that their bus had broken down in New York earlier that day so they had grabbed what they could and made off for Philly. “We couldn’t miss World Cafe,” he said. Continue reading →

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Stream Hop Along’s highly-anticipated new record Painted Shut

Hop Along | Photo by Shervin Lainez
Hop Along | Photo by Shervin Lainez

The wait is over. Hop Along‘s eagerly anticipated Painted Shut just went up for streaming today via Spin Magazine, and wow. Filled with the offbeat rock and roll goodness that makes up their unique sound, the band hits hard on hits like “Waitress” and “Sister Cities.” But the record also explores new waters and a solid mix of moods, all punctuated by frontwoman Frances Quinlan’s passionate delivery. Continue reading →

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STS & RJD2 illuminate low-income struggles with new video for “Hold On, Here We Go”

 

Still shot from STS and rjd2's video for "Hold On, Here We Go"
Still shot from STS and rjd2’s video for “Hold On, Here We Go”

Philly duo STS & RJD2 have proven a force to be taken seriously. With their album, STS x rjd2, out on May 5th, the two are hyping up the release with a new music video for their track “Hold On, Here We Go.”

The song is an ode to the struggles of low-income families, and its video centers around a boy saving up for his first car, collecting his hard-earned money in a box under his bed. But when tragedy strikes his family, the boy thinks twice about how his money will be spent. Continue reading →

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Moon Bounce weirds us out with bizarre new video for “Fool”

 

Moon Bounce | Photo via facebook.com/moonbouncephilly
Moon Bounce | Photo via facebook.com/moonbouncephilly

Moon Bounce just released a new video for “Fool” and we have to say, we’re a little creeped out. The video picks up in an apartment of sorts, littered with images of people with eye patches drawn over their faces. Yeah. Creepy, right? And that’s just the beginning as we’re taken on a journey with a kidnapped woman tethered to a chair and two (kind of inept) psychopaths, conjuring up Clockwork Orange vibes diluted with ramen noodles, ridiculous facial expressions and rock / paper / scissors fights. Continue reading →

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Loose Tooth charm with their charged debut album Easy Easy East

Loose Tooth | photo by Peter Murray | www.petermurrayphotography.com
Loose Tooth | photo by Peter Murray | www.petermurrayphotography.com

Philly’s Loose Tooth have been on our radar after working in cahoots with a number of local artists – The Fleeting Ends, Mumblr, and Clique just to name a few – while putting out their catchy indie rock music. Now there is even more to love with the release of their debut full-length Easy Easy East off their label Fleeting Youth Records. The album is full of that noisy, bedroom rock that we got a taste of with “Skinny Chewy” earlier this month. Continue reading →

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Tiani Victoria’s mixtape Hard Candy is finally out and it’s dope

Tiani Victoria rehearshing for #KeyFest | photo via instagram.com/tianivictoria
Tiani Victoria rehearshing for #KeyFest | photo via instagram.com/tianivictoria

Tiani Victoria officially released her debut mixtape Hard Candy this week, and wow – it is tight. The 15-track release is full of the artist’s unstoppable flow and smooth, crisp beats.

Opener track “Million Dollar Flow” kicks it off strong with laid back, classic hip hop vibes. The song was The Key’s original run-in with Tiani when she released it as a single a year ago, immediately putting her on our radar. Another quick favorite is her bumpin’ track “Marinate,” filled out with a danceworthy beat and eery vibes reminiscent of fellow Philadelphian Meek Mill. Continue reading →

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F’ed Up announce exclusive Zodiac tour with Doomsquad, release edgy new track “California Cold”

Fucked Up | Photo by Brendan George Ko
Fucked Up | Photo by Brendan George Ko

Toronto hardcore punk group Fucked Up have just announced an exciting new tour that will hit Philadelphia in late June. The group is playing exclusively from the Zodiac series of 12″‘s they’ve been releasing for over seven years now. In addition, they have decided to add members for their live performances – fellow Canadian punk trio Doomsquad, notching them to up to a 9-person band. Continue reading →

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Free At Noon Flashback: The Chris Kasper Band filled World Cafe Live with positive vibes and American Beauty

 

Chris Kasper Band | Photo by John Vettese
Chris Kasper Band | Photo by John Vettese

The Chris Kasper Band followed Mason Porter for today’s doubleheader Free At Noon and did not disappoint a packed and eager crowd. Celebrating WXPN’s Day Of The Dead, the fivesome resolved to play the entirety of the Grateful Dead’s sixth studio album American Beauty. They eased into the performance with the first track “Box of Rain” and after delicate harmonies and on-point instrumentals, it seemed they had certainly gained one man’s approval after he bellowed “Hey! You’re good!”, the crowd chuckling in response. The band’s sound was full and precise and emanated feel-good vibes. Solos speckled the performance, with violinist Kiley Ryan owning her instrument and front man Chris Kasper tearing it up on guitar. Continue reading →