Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Daylight, Jonah Matranga, Wild Rompit

Source: The Key (WXPN)

 

Daylight | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Daylight | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Doylestown heavy rock outfit Daylight came in for this week’s Key Studio Session.  The young band recorded tracks from their 2013 debut Jar, which we learned about in a feature back in April.  Stream and download “In On It” below and get the full set here.

To celebrate this week’s holiday, South Philly hip hop artist El Malito shared a free download of his “Pour Some Gravy On Me (Thanksgiving Ditty) single. The track is a reworking of ...

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Avril Lavigne: Avril Lavigne

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Your first concert is an important experience in a young music aficionado’s life. It’s the first time you hear the thump of the drums, the flash of the lights, the cheering of the crowd. A concert is not simply about the music—it’s about the atmosphere. For me, that experience took place when I was in […]

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Television played Rough Trade (pics), do it again tonight

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Greg Cristman; words by Bill Pearis

Television @ Rough Trade, 11/29/2013

“Next time, we’re bringing a road crew,” Tom Verlaine joked as he fumbled with knotted guitar cord, finally throwing the thing to an audience member to undo while he fiddled with other gear. Even a master of tangled guitar solos needs help sometimes. Once that was straightened out (literally), Television got down to business for their first NYC show in six years years, and first of two at the new Rough Trade.

The sound at the new venue, this being its first ticketed show, was ...

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Macabre, Menacing, Purposeful Female-Fronted Metal from Black Moth

Source: New York Music Daily

Black Moth‘s new album The Killing Jar is the rare metal record with hardly any guitar solos. It’s also the rare metal album that doesn’t have some cheesy or buffoonish element. Nick Cave percussionist Jim Sclavunos’ production surrounds the band’s diabolically catchy post-Sabbath riffage with echoey, atmospheric sonics that enhance the songs’ relentless chromatic menace. The rhythm section has plutonium weight, Dave Vachon’s downtuned bass paired with Dom McCready’s lead-bullet drums that hold the beast to the rails without cluttering the songs. Likewise, frontwoman Harriet Bevan sings with a direct, clear delivery that’s all the more disturbingly believable because ...

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Broad Street Music Group Presents “Live & Local” @ Hard Rock Café!

Source: Rock On Philly

Broad Street Music Group’s series “Live and Local” is coming to Hard Rock Café for an event packed full of talent on Wednesday December 11th.  This series kicked off in October with its first showcase at World Café Live.

A large portion of BSMG’s mission is to “professionally, reliably, and creatively provide opportunities and resources to the undiscovered, talented, and passionate musician.”  BSMG’s “Live and Local” is a showcase of some of Philadelphia’s amazing undiscovered talent. Mixing a variety of musical genres, “Live and Local” consists of many different aspects of Philadelphia local talent. On December 11th, ...

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True Stories of Free At Noon: I sang “Seven Year Ache” with Rosanne Cash

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Of the 450-plus Free At Noon concerts we’ve had at XPN over the last decade, rarely – if ever – has a member of the audience been asked to come on stage to sing or dance or play a drum with a band. But Rosanne Cash changed that when she asked XPN member Joanne Margolis to join her on stage during Rosanne’s Free At Noon performance to sing “Seven Year Ache.” Below is Joanne’s story about it:

I love to sing, and I sing every chance I have the opportunity. I usually sing Karaoke at a local bar in my ...

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Quilt list Top Ten things of 2013

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Quilt at Mexican Summer Five (more by PSquared)
Quilt

Boston’s Quilt make folky psychedelia recalling the Summer of Love sounds of the Haight-Ashbury scene. They released their self-titled debut LP on Mexican Summer back in 2011, and its followup, Held In Splendor (which we’ve already heard a few songs from), comes out January 28 via the same label. The band’s been known for some cool, jammy live shows too, and you’ll be able to see those shows on their previously announced 2014 tour which hits NYC on February 28 at Rough Trade (tickets).

Meanwhile, Quilt singer/guitarist Shane ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes a Tribute to The Last Waltz at The Trocadero, The Menzingers at The Note, Purling Hiss at Kung Fu Necktie and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Garth Hudson

Garth Hudson

Philly musicians from Andrew Lipke to Kevin Hanson and Wesley Stace will honor and recreate The Band’s 1976 farewell show, The Last Waltz, tonight at the Trocadero. The set will include a full performance of the seminal live album (and concert film), uniting old and new fans of the legendary roots rock band and featuring a guest appearance by original keyboardist for The Band, Garth Hudson. The show will also benefit Philadelphia public schools. Get tickets and information here. Watch a performance of “Up On Cripple Creek” from The Last Waltz below.

Scranton punk outfit ...

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The Dawn Drapes – Money Cannot Be Eaten – The Post — Iota – Nov 29 2013

Source: DC Rock Live

The Post – Coming out of the murky depths of sound so dark and muddled that it would make grunge blush a bright pink, comes an interesting young up and coming band. I don’t think this sound was entirely their choice as the soundman brightened things up a bit as it went on. But I hope they keep some of this unusually dark undercurrent that gives strong color to their pop rock moves. It reminds me of the production of an obscure psyche classic, Fenner, Leland & O’Brien, although the band has more in common with Ill Wind and other ...

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REO Speedwagon: Live at Moondance Jam

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

REOREO Speedwagon
Live at Moondance Jam
(Frontiers Records)

Buy it at Amazon!

REO Speedwagon’s new CD/DVD, Live at Moondance Jam, features the famous Midwestern-born and bred American rock band in high perfect form.

Opening with the hard pop punch of “Don’t Let Him Go,” Neal Doughty’s keyboard lead in the center of this rock-popper begins a solid live show appearance the band recorded deep in the Midwest at a live show in 2011. “Take It on the Run” features a wonderful Dave Amato lead guitar, as does “Keep Pushin’,” which showcases his slide work, while “Golden Country,” an old REO tune, gets played by the ...

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What’s going on Saturday? (Phosphorescent, Television, Iron Chic, Marissa Nadler, Audacity, bEEdEEgEE & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Phosphorescent at ACL 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Phos

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows. Here are some highlights…

Marissa Nadler @ Rough Trade
Dream-folk singer Marissa Nadler recently announced that she signed to Sacred Bones for her upcoming LP, and from the sounds of the haunting first single, she’ll be right at home at that label. Hopefully we’ll see hear some of that new stuff at this free in-store. 1 PM, no wristband necessary.

Phosphorescent @ Rough Trade
You might want to hang around Rough Trade after Nadler’s show, as Phosphorescent — ...

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Infinity Shred: Miami Shredding Party Jams Moves to NYC

Source: Deli Magazine NY

The Miami Sound has come to NYC. “Miami Vice,” that is. First Yacht Rock and now this – turns out EVERYTHING is psychedelic if you wear the proper lenses, which, for those of us who like to go on magical mystery tours, is once more a reminder of the infinitude of the universe. With that in mind, consider Infinity Shred’s feature-length LP “Sanctuary,” a synth-prog pastiche that proves the ephemeral’s refusal to ephemerate. And also that white pixie dust is not bound to leave the atmosphere anytime soon. Listen to ‘Void Ripper’ below. – Brian Chidester

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Listen to Time-Shifting Producer Frank Midnite’s Latest Project: Bright Future

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Producer/beatmaker Frank Midnite’s latest project Bright Future gives us an electronic odyssey that includes a strict accounting of his sound and space-bending time machines. At times borrowing from Prefuse 73’s sense of awkward meters, there’s also a Flying Lotus-like funk maximalism sneaking in and pulling at the edges of these liquid beats. Like the track ‘Laboratory Funk,’ where your sense of time is shifted backwards, lands you on your head, and comes at you from every direction. Yes… it’s as much fun as it sounds. Listen to the title track from his new LP ‘From Earth with Blood’ below. Mike ...

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Flume + Chet Faker: Lockjaw EP

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Labelmates, friends, and award-winning Australian electronic music pioneers Flume and Chet Faker have collaborated once more to create the three-song Lockjaw EP. Those familiar with either artist may know Chet Faker for his minimalist yet soulful rendition of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” and his work on a track off of Flume’s debut album. Flume is known […]

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Rock On Philly Holiday Jam @ Milkboy Philly on 12/20/13!

Source: Rock On Philly

As the world slows down to revel in the merriment and good cheer of the holidays, there’s no better time to rock out with the best and brightest! Come celebrate a fabulous year of music with Rock On Philly at our first ever Holiday Jam @ Milkboy Philly on Friday, December 20th. Featuring a stellar line- up including Laura Cheadle, The Silent Signals, Satellite Hearts, Daddy Long Legs and hosted by Rock On Philly founder Jennifer Logue, this night is sure to make your Jingle Bell ROCK!

Tickets are $8 in Advance and $10 at the Door. Doors ...

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Listen to The Love Club’s amped-up new single “New Face” (playing PhilaMOCA 11/30)

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo by Lydia Lunch

Philly garage rock crew The Love Club – the rotating-lineup project of songwriter Mitch Esparza – is releasing its new album, Pearls Dissolve In Vinegar, this week with a party tomorrow night at PhilaMOCA. Esparza’s songwriting pulls from blues, folk and experimental rock on any given release, and The Love Club is his outlet where he runs it through an amp and cranks it all the way. A couple days ago, it teased the new record with a song called “New Face,” a fast and fuzzy three-minute jam. Listen to it below, and get ...

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Review: Amos Lee brings Rivers of Song to the Tower Theater

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Amos Lee | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

Amos Lee | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

Philadelphia native Amos Lee took on Philadelphia’s historic Tower Theater Tuesday night as part of a tour supporting his most recent album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song. Lee’s soulful alt-country songwriting, classic voice and stellar backing band pleased a packed crowed and went down as a win in my book.

Lee opened his set with “Johnson Blvd”, the first track off of his latest record, a song that, between its slow build to a beautifully resolving chorus and having been written in a way that truly showcases Lee’s voice, ...

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Watch a new music video from hip hop supergroup Red Martina for “Outside”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Red Martina

Red Martina

Hip hop supergroup Red Martina, featuring Noesis, Hayley Cass, Stoupe, and Ish Quintero, just released a music video for the slammer “Outside”. The project’s recent release Intransit is full of creative musicianship matched by talented rapping and singing. ”Outside” is composed of fresh beats, a swinging bass line, quick deliveries, and a belting hook, making for an invigorating and well-produced song. Rapper Noesis tells us “I still believe emcees should rep in the flesh,” and Cass begs us to “meet me outside,” presumably for a clash of the minds. Watch the music video below. Check out ...

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