“Who here has heard German techno big band jazz before? This is a first for me!” Lincoln Center impresario Meera Dugal grinned. “The second you hear this music, you’re going to want to get up and dance.”
Watching Munich’s Jazzrausch Bigband in their US debut this evening at Lincoln Center had the effect composer Leonhard Kuhn was shooting for: “rausch” means “drunk.” Standing behind his Macbook and bass synth, head bobbing like a turtle crossing the autobahn, he and his seventeen-piece outfit validated their reputation as one of the world’s mostdistinctive and adrenalizing dance outfits.
Philly five-piece S-21 has been making politically-charged punk rock since September of 2015, and coming up on their two year-anniversary, they’re sadly bringing their run to a close. Their show at the First Unitarian Church basement tomorrow night is their farewell, but they’re not exiting without one last addition to their discography.
In the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, local punk label Get Better Records solicited contributions from artists local and national to raise funds to help those injured in the wake of the protest.
There was an outpouring from the scene, and today the label released a compilation of music from 100+ bands including Cayetana, Potty Mouth, Screaming Females, Sadie Dupuis, S-21, Worriers, Cameron Boucher, Palehound, Radiator Hospital, Mannequin Pussy, Roger Harvey, Solarized, Joe Jack Talcum, Dominic, King Azaz and more.
A Benefit Comp To Help Pay Medical Bills For Those Activists Fighting ...
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 20 | cover photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Just in time for your Labor Day weekend rotation, we present you with 16 standout artists from all corners of the Philadelphia music community, performing live at WXPN Studios and recorded for The Key Studio Sessions.
In this, the 20th edition of our regular scene-surveying compilations, we hear veterans — the breezy West Philly psychedelic pop of Circadian Rhythms, the pensive and Pink Floydian Fishtown neuroses of Queen Jesus — and we meet relative newcomers — like atmospheric emo four-piece Small Circle and driving riff rockers Honeytiger. As ...
If you run a music blog, it’s especially validating to watch an artist or an act deliver on the promise of their early days. A couple of years ago, power trio Castle Black weren’t all that tight, and they were still getting the hang of their instruments. But it was obvious they had something that most rock acts in this city don’t have: fearlessness. For one, they don’t fall back on all the lazy indie rock guitar cliches – the moveable chords, the open chords, the pilfered New Order and Cure licks – that all the richkid Bushwick bands use. ...