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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bedouine at Johnny Brenda’s, Mitch Esparza at Random Tea Room, Shilpa Ray at Kung Fu Necktie, and more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bedouine at Johnny Brenda’s, Mitch Esparza at Random Tea Room, Shilpa Ray at Kung Fu Necktie, and more

Bedouine | photo by Polly Antonia Barrowman | courtesy of the artist

Bedouine, the nomadic solo project of L.A.-via-Syria artist Azniv Korkejian, headlines Johnny Brenda’s tonight with support from Domino Kirke and the fresh-off-of-tour Rosali. Known for 60’s- and 70’s-inspired folk tunes, Bedouine released a debut self-titled album this past summer. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar.

The Random Tea Room has lined up prolific local singer-songwriter/guitarist Mitch Esparza for the latest installment in their Random Concerts series. Jon Collin and Dan Malloy also play. Listen to Esparza’s recent Folkadelphia ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Soccer Mommy at Everybody Hits, Bob Dylan at Tower Theater, Modern English at Johnny Brenda’s, and more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Soccer Mommy at Everybody Hits, Bob Dylan at Tower Theater, Modern English at Johnny Brenda’s, and more

Soccer Mommy | photo via sopharela.bandcamp.com

Soccer Mommy, the project of Sophie Allison, was in town recently opening for Jay Som, and now they’ll headline their own gig tonight at Everybody Hits. Past Life and Witch Bomb also play. Soccer Mommy, known for their “chill but kinda sad bedroom-pop jams,” released Collection in August; listen to standout track “Out Worn” below. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Bob Dylan takes the stage at the Tower Theater tonight for the second of his two consecutive Philly shows. We last ...

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Just Announced: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker to play an all-ages and 21+ show at JB’s this March

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Just Announced: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker to play an all-ages and 21+ show at JB’s this March

Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief | photo by Scott Troyan for WXPN

If you couldn’t attend the Project Pabst fest this past September — and if, like I, you were distraught at missing Big Thief performing in the general vicinity without your presence to soak in the immense beautifulness of it — don’t you fret. You can still experience the soft, lulling magnificence of front woman Adrianne Lenker’s project this March at Johnny Brenda’s.

Slotted to play sans full-band, Lenker’s already delicate songs might just conjure an atmosphere even more intensely intimate as she performs solo. This also means I better be able to hear ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eleanor Friedberger at Johnny Brenda’s, Control Top at The Galleries at Moore, Ronnie Vega at LAVA Space

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eleanor Friedberger at Johnny Brenda’s, Control Top at The Galleries at Moore, Ronnie Vega at LAVA Space

Eleanor Friedberger| Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | hellerhound.com

Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger makes a solo stop at Johnny Brenda’s tonight, on the road sans band after releasing her latest album New View last year. Local solo artist Jesse Hale Moore opens, so it’ll be a night full of raw and stripped-down tunes. Read The Key’s interview with Friedberger here, watch the video for “He Didn’t Mention His Mother” below, and find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Philly locals Control Top bring their spirited punk sound to The Galleries at Moore tonight; also on the bill are Ellen Siberian ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cool Moon at Lava Space, Worriers at Johnny Brenda’s, The Hooters at Keswick Theater, and a whole bunch more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cool Moon at Lava Space, Worriers at Johnny Brenda’s, The Hooters at Keswick Theater, and a whole bunch more

Cool Moon | photo via artist’s Facebook page

Houston’s Cool Moon is passing through Philly tonight at West Philly’s Lava Space. Helmed by frontwoman Andrea Lisi — who was the lead singer of the early aughties’ DIY D.C. power trio, Del Cielo — this new trio still rocks just as hard. Find more info on the show over at the XPN Concert Calendar, then stream their latest album Postparty Depression on Spotify below.

Philly punks Worriers released their new album Survival Pop a month back, which features such jams as singles “Gaslight” and “The Possibility.” Celebrating ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: U.S. Girls at Johnny Brenda’s, Goblin at Union Transfer

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: U.S. Girls at Johnny Brenda’s, Goblin at Union Transfer

U.S. Girls | photo by Daniel Williams | via the artist’s Facebook page

2017 marks 10 years of U.S. Girls, and they’ll celebrate tonight with a show at Johnny Brenda’s. The long-running art-pop project of Meg Remy, U.S. Girls is preparing to release a follow-up to 2015’s Half Free. It’s Toronto-based expatriate Remy’s first Philly stop in a few years, and she’s bringing a nine-piece baking band with her, plus an opening set by Philly’s Long Hots. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Even on a Tuesday, Halloween in Philly wouldn’t be complete ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Julien Baker at Union Transfer, Latin Roots Live at World Cafe Live, Caroline Rose at Johnny Brenda’s, and more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Julien Baker at Union Transfer, Latin Roots Live at World Cafe Live, Caroline Rose at Johnny Brenda’s, and more

Julien Baker | photo by Nolan Knight | courtesy of the artist

The day is finally here, folks. It’s time to cry our eyes out to Julien Baker at Union Transfer. The Tennessee songwriter released her second LP Turn Out The Lights a few days ago, and if you haven’t had it’s stunningly sad songs on repeat, you’re missing out. Baker has enlisted an incredibly talent-filled lineup of supporting acts for this tour; you’ll want to arrive early to catch Half Waif and Petal. Watch the video for “Appointments” below, and find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: This is the Kit at Johnny Brenda’s, Dane Galloway at Underground Arts, Endless Taile at The Pharmacy

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: This is the Kit at Johnny Brenda’s, Dane Galloway at Underground Arts, Endless Taile at The Pharmacy

This Is The Kit | photo via thisisthekit.bandcamp.com

UK born, Paris-based Kate Stables works under the moniker, This is the Kit. Whether leading the songs with softly comforting or spritely vocals, lyrical matter isn’t afraid to turn dark corners on her latest release, Moonshine Freeze. Watch the playfully off-kilter video for the groovy recent track, “Hotter Colder,” below. Then, see This Is The Kit tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, with more info on the 21+ show available at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Dane Galloway is quite the musical multi-tasker around the scene here, playing in both My Son Bison and Vita and the ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: She-Devils at Johnny Brenda’s, Looming at Lava Space

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: She-Devils at Johnny Brenda’s, Looming at Lava Space

She-Devils | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Johnny Brenda’s is the place to be tonight as Montreal ethereal art pop outfit, She-Devilswill be swarming the venue with their atmospheric, spaced-out fuzz. Get a preview of the live greatness to come by listening to the band’s recent studio session for Indie Rock Hit Parade below. Find more info on the 21 + show over at the XPN Concert Calendar.


Illinois’ Looming packs a bunch into their genre-bursting jams. Wrapped in the bow of front woman Jessica Knight’s beautifully emotive strange-folk vocals, Looming’s sound exists somewhere between haunting hardcore and a ...

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The Stone Foxes Rock Out Hard on a Sunday

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Thank God It’s Sunday! was the sentiment last Sunday night when bluesy rock band The Stone Foxes visited Philly for a high-energy set at Johnny Brenda’s.

After an explosive set by three-piece rock band ill Fated Natives (a local must-see), The Stone Foxes took the stage and started immediately into the call-to-action “Fight” from their latest release, Visalia. Throughout their set they played songs old and new from their vast catalog, including fan favorites “Cold Like a Killer” and “I’m a King Bee.”

Many of the members kept switching their spots in an impressive version of musical ...

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The Stone Foxes Rock Out Hard on a Sunday

Source: Rock On Philly

Thank God It’s Sunday! was the sentiment last Sunday night when bluesy rock band The Stone Foxes visited Philly for a high-energy set at Johnny Brenda’s.

After an explosive set by three-piece rock band ill Fated Natives (a local must-see), The Stone Foxes took the stage and started immediately into the call-to-action “Fight” from their latest release, Visalia. Throughout their set they played songs old and new from their vast catalog, including fan favorites “Cold Like a Killer” and “I’m a King Bee.”

Many of the members kept switching their spots in an impressive version of musical ...

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The Stone Foxes Return to Philly for Another Rollicking Rock Show this Sunday!

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The Stone Foxes may be one of the hardest working bands in modern rock n’ roll.

After touring relentlessly for years and creating sweat-inducing, high energy live sets, the bluesy rock five-piece from San Francisco recently released their latest EP, Visalia, and are in the midst of a self-titled “Gigantour.”

“The tour has been awesome so far,” says vocalist and drummer Shannon Koehler in an phone interview with Rock On Philly.  “We love touring, we feed off of it. Every night we have fun and we have an emotional connection to what we’re playing, so that doesn’t get old.”

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Lady Alma, Jacqueline Constance, Killiam Shakespeare and more to rock a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser at Johnny Brenda’s

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Lady Alma, Jacqueline Constance, Killiam Shakespeare and more to rock a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser at Johnny Brenda’s

Lady Alma performing at Back To Basics | Photo by John Vettese

The power of music to bring people together for hope and healing in the face of utter devastation is tried and true, and following the series of hurricanes that have ravaged the south and left entire populations without power, food, shelter, or near enough resources to sustain and recover, focused help is needed just as much as hope and healing.

On October 21st, Flygirrl and Walking Bear will present The Healing at Johnny Brenda’s. This fundraising event will feature live music and spoken word performances from an incredible spectrum of local ...

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Jesse Hale Moore at Johnny Brenda’s

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Jesse Hale Moore at Johnny Brenda’s

Jesse Hale Moore | photo courtesy of the artist

Local singer-songwriter Jesse Hale Moore returns to Johnny Brenda’s tonight in support of his recent debut LP Green End. The R&B-influenced musician is known for his captivating solo sets, and the chill vibes of JB’s should provide the perfect setting to take in the magic. Dark Rooms and Strange Parts open the show. Watch “Leave You Lonely,” from Moore’s recent World Cafe session, below. Find more information on the show over at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: West Philadelphia Orchestra at Spruce Street Harbor Park, MH the Verb’s Vibe House at South Bowl, Laser Background at Johnny Brenda’s, and more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: West Philadelphia Orchestra at Spruce Street Harbor Park, MH the Verb’s Vibe House at South Bowl, Laser Background at Johnny Brenda’s, and more

West Philadelphia Orchestra | photo courtesy of the artist

West Philadelphia Orchestra are this week’s featured headliner at Spruce Street Harbor Park’s Waterfront Sessions. The mammoth sized crew will be rocking two sets of their horn-heavy Balkan dance. Check out info for the show on the Facebook event page, and watch their Tiny Desk Concert entry below.

MH the Verb will be hosting the “electronic jam session” called Vibe House at South Bowl tonight, along with GR Stone, Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble, Attic Tapes, and more for some electro covers, mash-ups, and of course, jams. Find more ...

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Cults blend vintage sounds and modern synths in new “I Took Your Picture”

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Cults blend vintage sounds and modern synths in new “I Took Your Picture”

Cults | photo by Shawn Brackbill | via cults.bandcamp.com

Last month, atmospheric duo Cults sprung back into music consciousness by sharing news of an upcoming album titled Offering, along with the title track from the upcoming release. Now, the two have unveiled another single — titled “I Took Your Picture” — before the October 6th album date.

As “Offering” took a sparkling electro route, the new track finds a happy medium between the group’s earlier, old-school vintage vibes, and the new synth-heavy, shimmering direction; with Madaline Folin’s ethereal voice acting as the consistent, genre-bridge-building glue.

Don’t miss the duo when they kick ...

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Don’t miss Reef the Lost Cauze, The Bul Bey, and Hezekiah at Beyond the Bars benefit at JB’s

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Don’t miss Reef the Lost Cauze, The Bul Bey, and Hezekiah at Beyond the Bars benefit at JB’s

Reef the Lost Cauze | photo by Reji B. for WXPN | rejibphotography.com

On August 26th, Reef the Lost Cauze, The Bul Bey, and Hezekiah will take the stage at Johnny Brenda’s for not only an amazing and epicly stacked local show, but also as a benefit for the Beyond the Bars organization.

Founded in 2015, Beyond the Bars is a nonprofit with a mission to bring musical instruments and instruction to incarcerated youth in Philadelphia. Since its inception, a press release states that the organization has guided sixty young adults in writing and recording their own music across ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Slaughter Beach, Dog at Johnny Brenda’s, Hoots and Hellmouth at Boot and Saddle, plus more

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Slaughter Beach, Dog | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN

Jake Ewald’s side project Slaughter Beach, Dog has been churning out a ton of material lately. From the Motorcycle.jpg EP to a new single off his upcoming record, to his recent rocking off of socks at this week’s The Key Studio Sessions — there’s a ton of music gold to delve into. Seriously, please feast your ears upon the drawn-out, jam-fest of a performance of “104 Degrees.” It’s just too gosh dang good. And if you’re as taken with these tunes as I am, go see them live tonight at Johnny ...

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Kath Bloom at Johnny Brenda’s

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Kath Bloom at Johnny Brenda’s

Kath Bloom | photo via artist’s Facebook page

Veteran singer-songwriter Kath Bloom put out new material this past spring with an album titled This Dream Of Life. Tonight she’ll be gracing us plebeians with her powerful songstress presence at Johnny Brenda’s, alongside a bill including Friendship and Most Selfless Cheerleader.  Find info on the show here, and watch the heartbreaking and touching video for Bloom’s new track “I Just Can’t Make It Without You,” below.

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Best Weekend Ever: The Districts, Roger Waters, Valley Queen

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Featured photo by Sarah Rudderow.

Best Weekend Ever: The Districts, Roger Waters, Valley Queen

 

Thursday 8/10:

R&B singer-songwriter August Alsina is performing tonight at the TLA. He’s come a long way from his New Orleans start, with huge collaborations with Trinidad James and Nicki Minaj. Tickets are available here.

 

Friday 8/11:

Due to popular demand, Khalid‘s sold out show at the TLA has been moved to The Fillmore to allow more fans to get in to the show. His debut album American Teen was released this past March and it is on fire, charting anywhere and everywhere. Resale tickets are available here.

 

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Listen to Friendship’s steady-going, emotional new single “If You See My Beloved”

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Listen to Friendship’s steady-going, emotional new single “If You See My Beloved”

Friendship | photo by Abi Reimold | courtesy of the artist

Philly indie folk outfit Friendship have just shared a new single in addition to announcing a release date for their sophomore album, Shock Out of Season, which will be out on November 3rd via Orindal Records.

“If You See My Beloved” is a five minute long track that edges along to a steady beat and a static electro atmosphere. The power of the song lies in the lyrics, however, with frontman Dan Wriggins’ conversational, stream-of-conscious words painting a picture of a deteriorating relationship through his realistic recount of a rainy day ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Wilco, Diana Ross, Queen

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Featured photo by Juliane McCue

 

July is already coming to a close, and the summer will rush past you if you don’t make the most of the shows coming by. It’ll be a rainy weekend, but that won’t keep the artists away and not for true fans neither. Grab a stylish poncho and head out with confidence!

Best Weekend Ever: Wilco, Diana Ross, Queen

Thursday 7/27:

This is Hardcore Fest is back at Union Transfer for night one, and single day tickets are sold out as usual. This year’s lineup includes Ramallah, Madball, Terror, Death Threat, and more. If you want to get ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Chill Moody at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Mt. Joy at Johnny Brenda’s, Secret Nudist Friends at Bourbon and Branch

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Chill Moody | photo by Reji B. | courtesy of the artist | www.rejibphotography.com

Chill Moody | photo by Reji B. | courtesy of the artist | www.rejibphotography.com

Penn’s Landing is the place to be on Thursday nights – Spruce Street Harbor Park presents local artists for a free summer concert series in its awesome waterfront space, and tonight is one not to miss. Hip hop sensation Chill Moody will perform with The Bul Bey, and it is sure to be an evening of chill and breezy summer vibes. For more information, click here.

Local folky modern rock duo Mt. Joy returns to Philadelphia for a hometown show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. The band ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sun Ra Arkestra at Parks on Tap, Algiers at Johnny Brenda’s

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sun Ra Arkestra at Parks on Tap, Algiers at Johnny Brenda’s

Sun Ra Arkestra at Johnny Brendas | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

Space is The Place for the mythical Sun Ra Arkestra, but tonight so is Parks on Tap. The Twilight Music Festival welcomes the eclectic ensemble for a night of futuristic jazz, funk and soul at the free event. Founded and led by Sun Ra until his death in 1993, the group is now led by multi-instrumentalist Marshall Allen as they carry on the spirit of Ra. Watch The Arkestra’s Tiny Desk sesssion below. More information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Punk-rockers Algiers ...

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Hear Friendship’s cover of Seekonk’s “Woo-hoo” before their Johnny Brenda’s set

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Hear Friendship’s cover of Seekonk’s “Woo-hoo” before their Johnny Brenda’s set

Friendship | photo by Julie Miller

A few months after debuting their new EP F/V Hope, Philly folk-ish indie outfit Friendship have shared a cover of Seekonk’s track, “Woo-hoo.” Included on Burst and Bloom’s 50th anniversary compilation, the comp features covers of tracks created by the label’s artists over the years.

Friendship’s reworking of the Portland, Maine band’s song, “Woo-hoo,” slows down the sparkly, effervescent tune into an almost unrecognizable counterpart. Scattered patterns of cymbals take center stage on the cover, with Friendship trading in the original’s brighter vocals with somber, sluggish tones that underscore the song’s melancholic lyrics and throw irony to ...

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