Monthly Archives: August 2017

Listen to Cayetana’s Augusta Koch cover Strand of Oaks’ “Goshen ’97”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Listen to Cayetana’s Augusta Koch cover Strand of Oaks’ “Goshen ’97”

Augusta Koch of Cayetana | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN || Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks | photo by Maclay Heriot | courtesy of the artist

Late last night, Augusta Koch of Philly punk power trio Cayetana sent out a tongue-in-cheek tweet: “Enjoy this shitty garage band cover of @Strandofoaks” followed by a Soundcloud link.

The home recording of “Goshen ’97” contained within was, most decidedly, not shitty.

This recording evidently came as a surprise to Tim Showalter of Oaks, who excitedly shared her cover this morning on his Twitter.

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The Jazzrausch Bigband Rock Lincoln Center in Their US Debut

Source: New York Music Daily

“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 most  distinctive and adrenalizing dance outfits.

What was shocking, ...

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Philly punk five-piece S-21 is playing its final show tomorrow; listen to a new song “Thirst for Violence”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Philly punk five-piece S-21 is playing its final show tomorrow; listen to a new song “Thirst for Violence”

S-21 | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

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.

The band caught my ear this winter when I came across their Year Zero EP, released on Slugsalt Records, in an installment of Items Tagged Philadelphia. As I wrote at the time:

 S-21 is midtempo by hardcore punk’s standards, hard-hitting ...

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Download 100+ songs from Cayetana, Screaming Females, Solarized, Palehound, and more in the Get Better Records benefit comp

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Download 100+ songs from Cayetana, Screaming Females, Solarized, Palehound, and more in the Get Better Records benefit comp

Solarized | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

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 ...

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Download The Key Studio Sessions Volume 20 (featuring Palm, Sammus, Sorority Noise, Slaughter Beach, Dog and more)

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Download The Key Studio Sessions Volume 20 (featuring Palm, Sammus, Sorority Noise, Slaughter Beach, Dog and more)

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 ...

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Castle Black Bring Their Towering, Magnificently Dark Roar to Arlene’s This Saturday Night

Source: New York Music Daily

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. ...

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‘Simpsons’ producers say fired composer Alf Clausen will “continue to have an ongoing role”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

After news that Alf Clausen, composer for The Simpsons, had been fired after 27 years, word comes that the long-running series will be keeping him on in some capacity…

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Solange and Other Musicians Join Harvey Relief Efforts

Source: New York Times » Music

Solange will perform a benefit concert in Boston on Sept. 28, with all proceeds going toward storm relief efforts.

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Sun Ra Arkestra playing Blank Forms benefit with Yo La Tengo, opening for Solange

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Nonprofit arts organization Blank Forms is hosting its inaugural Benefit Concert honoring Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra

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