With the clear summer sky came a touch of balmy heat that didn’t go unnoticed on the Musicans Corner stage. “Pretty soon we hope that your tears will mingle with the drops of sweat running down your face,” quipped Laura Rogers, who, with her sister Lydia, composes Americana duo The Secret Sisters. “We are going … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE SECRET SISTERS at MUSICIANS CORNER
Coming off their third LP, 2016’s Into the Night, Jeremy & The Harlequins are exploring new sonic heights and songwriting techniques on “Little One,” which was recorded in LA’s Boyle Heights and legendary Beachwood Canyon with Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts). “’Little One’ is the end result of contemplating … Read more JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS MADE US A PLAYLIST!
The Districts – Popular Manipulations Pennsylvania indie rockers The Districts are back with Popular Manipulations, out today via Fat Possum Records. With sonic intensity that calls to mind bands like Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs, The Districts have amassed a bevy of bangers cranked to eleven and beyond. While the band shows a softer side in some well-placed acoustic … Read more NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!
It’s been an interesting year, 2016, so we thought we would enlist the help of one of our local favorites, ZAYDE WØLF, to make an interesting “Best Of” list to celebrate this interesting year. I wonder how many more times I can use the word “interesting” in this post… If you aren’t familiar with ZAYDE WØLF, the … Read more ZAYDE WØLF’S “BEST of 2016” PICKS
New York City-based Southern rock band A Valley Son is an anomaly, comprised of three Southern transplants raised on Stax and Motown, and one Yonkers-born gospel drummer-turned-bassist. After witnessing a generation of bands that seem to value aesthetics over substance, the four members vowed to make music that strips away all of the unnecessary decoration and put songwriting, emotion, and raw musicianship … Read more A VALLEY SON MADE US A PLAYLIST!
Making the complicated simple is a true indication of creativity, and Brooklyn-based garage rock trio Del Caesar proves it. The band is preparing to release their new four-song EP called EP 2, on Friday, November 11th through their imprint, Reheated Spaghetti. Recorded straight to tape, its sound embodies riff-driven, upbeat garage rock, snarling in a way that betrays some swagger, but … Read more DEL CAESAR MADE US A PLAYLIST!
We’ve had so much fun getting to know Elephant Revival (Bonnie Paine-vocals, washboard, djembe, musical saw, stomp box/Daniel Rodriguez-vocals, guitar, banjo, bass/Dango Rose-upright bass, vocals, mandolin, claw-hammer banjo/Bridget Law-fiddle, vocals, octave violin/Charlie Rose-banjo, pedal steel, guitar, horns, cello, double bass) and celebrating their Nashville performance; today, we close out Elephant Revival Week with a specially-curated playlist … Read more ELEPHANT REVIVAL MADE US A PLAYLIST!
It’s been one year since Civil Twilight debuted their album, Story of an Immigrant, and to celebrate, they’ve just returned with a full acoustic re-release of the already incredible record. “It was a lot of fun breaking these songs down to their core, stripping them naked and giving them a new outfit,” says singer Steven … Read more CIVIL TWILIGHT MADE US A PLAYLIST!
Beloved readers, the countdown to the big show continues! In order to get you pumped up for the TRUETT show on Wednesday, July 27th at The High Watt, our dear TRUETT has personally handcrafted a Spotify playlist to help you get your mind right. TRUETT says these songs are some of his favorites from artists … Read more GET PUMPED for TRUETT at THE HIGH WATT on 7/27/16!
Up The Chain, a super tight jam rock outfit from the City of Brotherly Love, released their latest LP, The Prison Break, in March, and even features the guitar stylings of fellow Philly native Dan Schwartz of Good Old War. The band’s bolder, more unfettered sound can be attributed to its new form as a quartet with … Read more PREVIEW: UP THE CHAIN in NASHVILLE THIS WEEKEND!