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XPN Fest Recap: Dave Hause & The Mermaid perform a powerful, heartwarming set at the River Stage

Dave Hause | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN

Roxborough punk rocker Dave Hause & The Mermaid riveted the waterfront stage at XPN Fest this afternoon, providing healthy amounts of heartfelt moments and a dose of surprise. Switching between acoustic and electric guitar, Hause never let the heat bother him, and encouraged the crowd to do so also. Continue reading →

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Dave Hause wants you to hold on to the things you love in “Fireflies”

Dave Hause | photo by Kyle London | courtesy of the artist

Tonight, Philly son Dave Hause kicks off a sold-out two-night stand at South Philly rock club Boot and Saddle, but if you missed out on tickets, your next chance to see him is right around the corner. Hause plays the 2019 edition of the XPoNential Music Festival in July, his fifth appearance at the fest, and by then, his fourth solo album Kick will be released on Rise Records — so fans will have ample time to absorb the lyrics for maximum shouting-back-at-Dave potential.

Ahead of the album’s April 12th release, Hause shared one final teaser single from Kick with us today. Where “The Ditch” was a driving punk anthem, and “Saboteurs” is a simmering midtempo burner, the new “Fireflies” finds Hause in introspective balladeer mode, thinking about his life and his hometown. He’s a person who’s been constantly uprooted — whether it be on tour with punk bands like Kid Dynamite (as a roadie) or The Loved Ones (as a front man), or criss-crossing the country and globe as a solo artist. Over the past five years, he moved to Los Angeles, sobered up, got married, welcomed twins into the world with his wife Natasha, and just last month celebrated his 41st birthday. Continue reading →

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Dave Hause shares “The Ditch” from new album Kick

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Dave Hause | photo by Jessie Deflorio | courtesy of the artist

Philly punk veteran Dave Hause is getting ready to release his new album Kick on April 12, and he’s shared its lead single “The Ditch.” Written by Hause and his brother and bandmate Tim Hause, the cathartic song tackles what it’s like to try to stay afloat in the midst of mental illness and a rocky social and political climate. Continue reading →

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Dave Hause talks new September Haze EP with Helen Leicht on XPN Local

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Dave Hause | photo by Jessie Deflorio | courtesy of the artist

Cali-based, Philly-at-heart singer-songwriter Dave Hause releases his latest project, September Haze, this Thursday, November 1st. The EP includes four new songs, as well as a cover of Brandi Carlile’s “Hold Out Your Hand.”

Last night, Hause called in to the XPN Local Show to premiere the Brandi cover, as well as another song called “Lemon Hill”; in addition, he talked about the new project, recording with Eric Bazilian of The Hooters, and what he’s been up to since we heard from him last in 2017 at the XPoNential Music Festival.

Listen to the full interview below; for more from September Haze, check out another song called “Steady Now,” streaming at Brooklyn Vegan.
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XPN Fest Recap: Dave Hause & The Mermaid rep Philly with a rockin’ Marina Stage set

Dave Hause | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN

It’s probably pretty hard to be more Philly than Dave Hause. He was born here and became a mainstay in the Philly punk scene for years, spending time with bands such as Paint It Black and The Loved Ones. Saturday afternoon, he shouted out Strand of Oaks and WXPN’s own Bruce Warren and Helen Leicht during his rockin’ set on the Marina Stage. His current band, The Mermaid, covered The Roots’ “The Seed” in the middle of it all. And their newest album, released in February, is entitled Bury Me In Philly. Like I said, it’s pretty tough to out-Philly this guy. Continue reading →

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Watch Dave Hause & The Mermaid cover “Rearviewmirror” by Pearl Jam, see him at XPN Fest

Dave Hause | photo by Tiana Timmerberg | spotlightviews.com
Dave Hause | photo by Tiana Timmerberg | spotlightviews.com

While out on the road for a “very North” American tour (read: mostly Canada), Philadelphia musician Dave Hause and his band The Mermaid launched into a cover of Pearl Jam’s “Rearviewmirror” during an April 8th show in Winnipeg. The song was originally included on the Seattle outfit’s 1993 effort Vs.

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Listen to Dave Hause’s hometown return for a lovely live session for World Cafe

Dave Hause | photo by Tiana Timmerberg | spotlightviews.com
Dave Hause | photo by Tiana Timmerberg | spotlightviews.com

Dave Hause recently made a return trip home to hang with the wonderful David Dye for a session on World Cafe. Hause talked about his new record Bury Me in Philly, an expansion on his hardcore roots that gives some callouts to Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, and performs a couple tunes. Continue reading →

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Free At Noon Flashback: Dave Hause makes the rock show a family affair

Dave Hause | photo by Tiana Timmerberg | <a href="http://spotlightviews.com" target="_blank">spotlightviews.com</a>
Dave Hause | photo by Tiana Timmerberg | spotlightviews.com

Philadelphia singer/songwriter Dave Hause is devoted to his city. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that, but if somehow you need more proof, his new record is called Bury Me In Philly. From the start of his set this afternoon, it was clear this was going to be a family affair. His brother was to his right playing guitar. His dad was in the audience, and at the end of the performance, Hause let his niece and nephew do their first stage dive. It’s just the kind of feel-good atmosphere you want after a long work week.

There’s a humility to this guy that permeates every aspect of his music. The arrangements, lyrics, even the way he and his band The Mermaid move around onstage feels deeply rooted in classic rock. Most of the songs came off the new record, from was the countrified “Divine Lorraine” to the alt-rock leaning “With You.” These variations kept the songs from blending together too much, but it always came back to the Springsteen-esque chug that got Hause where he is today. Continue reading →

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Main Street Music celebrates 100th in-store performance with Dave Hause

Dave Hause | Photo by Jesse DeFlorio

On Saturday, February 18th, Main Street Music will have had one hundred killer in-store performances under their belt.  To celebrate this achievement, Philly singer-songwriter/rocker extraordinaire Dave Hause will be capping off the 100th slot with an intimate set at 4 pm. The performance will also feature special guest, Eric Bazilian (of The Hooters) who produced Hause’s recently released album, Bury Me in Philly. Continue reading →