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Panic! at the Disco: Death of a Bachelor

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Death of a Bachelor
(Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen)

Panic! at the Disco: Death of a Bachelor

Panic! at the Disco: Death of a Bachelor

Ironically enough, Death of a Bachelor alludes to the afterlife momentum. It seems like the album is tied to a strong separation from an ex-lover. Frontman Brendon Urie sings, “Then the time for being sad is over/And you miss ’em like you miss no other” on “Hallelujah.” Catch and listen to Urie ridin’ solo-rific. Twelve years ago, Panic! at the Disco took the world by surprise and Urie showcases his underlying talent with energetic/emo/aggressive lyrical ballads. The title track, “Death of a Bachelor,” sums up the theme in one ...

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Free At Noon Flashback: Blackberry Smoke play an intimate, unplugged set at World Cafe Live

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Blackberry Smoke - WXPN Free At Noon - Credit: Rocco PedittoRock and roll quintet Blackberry Smoke trickled onstage to an amped up crowd at today’s Free At Noon. The Atlanta natives prepared a special set for this afternoon in Philadelphia, going unplugged and acoustic and owning their performance all the while. Laying … Continued

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Album Of The Week: fun.’s Aim and Ignite

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When most people hear the name of the band fun., they think of their Grammy award winning song “We Are Young”, from their 2012 album Some Nights. Did you know that they had released a CD prior to Some Nights? For the first week of… Continue Reading

The Kooks Thrill at Union Transfer

Source: Rock On Philly

The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard stood alone in the center of the stage Tuesday night, a spotlight illuminating his sly smile and acoustic guitar slung across his body.  He raised a plastic cup of wine into the air and, in his heavy British accent, said, “This one is for some friends.” Delicate, quiet, and vulnerable, Pritchard strums the beginning to “Seaside,” the opening song to The Kooks’s timeless debut Inside In/Inside Out. Though the song is just a short and sweet acoustic serenade, the crowd cheers as though Pritchard had just jumped off of a drum set and ...

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‘Listen’ Brings The Kooks Back Into Rock Glory

Source: Rock On Philly

There must be something to the new Kooks album title, Listen, as if it is an ultimatum to the fans to give the British rock band a second chance: listen before you judge.  Listen is the band’s fourth studio album, and with it came a slightly different line-up, different producer, and overall different sound.

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Longtime fans were divided when the band released the first single off the album in April, “Down,” but listening to the album as a whole, “Down” fits well into the diverse aesthetic Luke Pritchard (vocals, guitar), Hugh Harris (guitar), Peter Denton (bass), and Alexis ...

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Lykke Li: I Never Learn

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I Never Learn 
(Atlantic Records)

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Lykke Li’s third album, I Never Learn, is as emotional as its title sounds. Twenty-eight-year-old Swedish singer Li was “gunshot” to the heart by an ex-lover. Grab a box of tissues for nine melancholy low-key tracks for a slice of indie pop gone lonely. Her voice is memsmerizing with hypntoic sparkles over piano progressions and light guitar strumming that gives off the vibe that she will “never love again.” The album bares her entire soul with cliches everywhere.

Bringin’ indie pop back, Li adds too much ‘emo’ to I Never Learn. She ...

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Broken Bells: After the Disco

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After the Disco
(Columbia Records)

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Indie rockers Broken Bells are back with their second full-length album, After the Disco, but not much has changed from the collaborative duo; Producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, and The Shins’ lead vocalist and guitarist James Mercer showcase their mature, cohesive indie-wave sound.  Unfortunately, James Mercer left his longtime band The Shins shortly after the release of After the Disco and ironically enough, a year after one of the band’s most successful albums, Port of Morrow. “Perfect World” sums up Mercer’s fairwell tribute to The Shins “We look to exit signs/But we ...

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Childish Gambino: Because the Internet

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Because the Internet
(Glassnote Records)

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It’s been easy to become enthralled in Donald Glover’s iconic rap hand as many of us have. He is previously a writer for 30 Rock and became effortlessly casted for NBC’s Community series in 2009. Early in his music career, Childish Gambino released Camp, a cool comeback from his writer’s block as a way to tackle heartbeat haters. It features “real life” topic discussions like status, racism, relationships, and the overall struggle to make it to the top, but showes himself as more than just a conventional writer.

Childish Gambino is back ...

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