The third edition of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires festival was heavy on collaborations between performers, including Vernon and Dessner themselves. Paul Simon was joined by a classical ensemble, and many artists covered John Prine. Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Feist, Perfume Genius, Sylvan Esso, and Francis and the Lights were among others who played the festival.
The fest includes ‘Artists-In-Residence’ which will have “an assembled cast of notable musicians [creating] an integral creative core, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances across the entire weekend.”
Bon Iver is doing a set billed as ‘Bon Iver Presents John Prine And The American Songbook,’ the legendary Paul Simon is doing a collab set with yMusic, and the bill also includes Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and more.
…the new album’s single “Lost” is something of a return to form. It’s got him back in soft acoustic mode, back saying “fucking” with oomph over an otherwise delicate song. But he covers new ground here to. It was produced by S. Carey (who opened for Mike’s band American Football recently) of Bon Iver, who also plays on the album, and it also features contributions by Bon Iver member Mike Noyce…
The Eaux Claires festival in Eau Claire, WI continued (read about Day 1 here) July 18 with a much slower start, a combination of Friday’s intense heat and thundershowers through the night having broken some of the pressure. Leaving no … Continued
On Monday night, S. Carey and Califone performed at Johnny Brenda’s in Northern Liberties as part of their co-headlining tour which kicked off on September 4th in Pittsburgh with eight dates planned in total. (They’ve both been on tour separately this month too, so be sure to check the rest of those dates here.)
S. Carey performs at Johnny Brenda’s
Wisconsin-based S. Carey features Sean Carey on vocals, keyboard, and percussion, Nick Ball on guitar, Zach Hanson (not of MMMBop fame) on drums, Jeremy Boettcher on bass guitar, and Ben Lester on keyboard. They just recently visited Philadelphia this past spring in ...
Wisconsin-based Sean Carey, otherwise known under his stage name S. Carey, returns to Philadelphia tonight, to perform at Johnny Brenda’s alongside Califone.
While Carey may be best known for his work with Bon Iver, his solo career should not be overlooked or overshadowed as a result. Having just paid us a visit this past spring, it will be refreshing to hear him play a few more cuts from his new album Range of Light, which was released on April 1st via label Jagjaguwar. The album takes its title from the name that 19th century naturalist ...
Swollen Fox Radio is a weekly Spotify playlist compiled to highlight upcoming and recently announced shows in and around Philadelphia, as well as the best new albums of the week. Listen to this week’s edition below, subscribe to the playlist on Spotify, and find a list of the shows and albums included further below.
Upcoming shows (September 8-14)
9/08 – Califone, S. Carey @ Johnny Brenda’s
9/08 – The Hold Steady @ Underground Arts
9/09 – Black Prairie @ Tin Angel
9/10 – Bell X1 @ Johnny Brenda’s
9/10 – Trampled By Turtles @ Union Transfer
9/11 – Justin Townes ...
Swollen Fox Radio is a weekly Spotify playlist compiled to highlight upcoming and recently announced shows in and around Philadelphia, as well as the best new albums of the week. Listen to this week’s edition below, and find a list of the shows and albums included further below.
Upcoming shows (6/30-7/06)
07/02 – Iska Dhaaf @ Ortlieb’s
07/02 – The Lawsuits @ Pastorius Park
07/04 – 4th of July Jam ft. The Roots @ Ben Franklin Parkway
07/05 – Beyonce & Jay Z @ Citizens Bank Park
07/05 – Shark Tape @ Johnny Brenda’s
S. Carey and Califone will join forces on the road for nine shows in September, including a stop in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s. You can catch them there on Monday, September 8—tickets will go on sale this Friday at noon via TicketFly. Check out the full tour schedule below.
S. Carey released his sophomore album, Range of Light, earlier this year. Califone released a new album, Stitches, last year.
S. Carey & Califone 2014 Tour Dates
9/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
9/05 – New Haven, CT @ Ballroom at Outer Space
9/07 – New York, ...
He may be best known as one-fourth of Grizzly Bear, but tonight Daniel Rossen will bask in the solo spotlight at Underground Arts. Rossen released his first solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile in 2012, which showcased his attention to mood, … Continued
In the middle of a light week of quality concerts in Philly, it’s a good time to look ahead. Next week is more than solid, with tough choices to make on more than a few nights. On Monday, S. Carey, I Break Horses and Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen are all in town. On Wednesday, choose from Horse Feathers, The Revivalists and We Are Scientists. On Friday, Cloud Cult play two full sets at Prince Music Theater while the Black Lips play at Union Transfer and Mac DeMarco visits Underground Arts.
Further down the road, there’s plenty to get excited about. ...
Wisconsin native S. Carey (“S” for Sean) is a songwriter and composer whose new album, Range Of Light, was influenced by American naturalist John Muir and the California Sierra Nevada mountain range Muir named.
On his second studio release, Carey has crafted a beautiful collection of songs with roots in classical, jazz and pop music. A trained jazz and classical musician, Carey attended University of Wisconsin, and soon after his graduation joined Bon Iver’s band and has been a member of it since the release of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago...
After last week’s super-sized playlist, it should be no surprise that this one is rather light. Next week’s slate of concerts in Philly isn’t very full, though there are very fun times to be had with Cloud Nothings, Wild Child, Work Drugs, and a few others. This week does continue a strong spring of new albums, with Cloud Nothings, Pattern is Movement, Saintseneca, and a handful of others delivering new LPs worthy of listening.
Check out the week’s playlist below and make sure to subscribe on Spotify.
Upcoming shows (4/07-13)
4/08 – Hurray for the Riff Raff @ World ...
Bon Iver member S. Carey has announced a new solo album, Range of Light, to follow his 2012 Hoyas EP. The album is the first solo record Carey laid down in a studio and it features several contributions from Justin Vernon. The lead single is “Fire-scene,” which you can stream below. The album is due out April 1st via Jagjaguwar.
Two days after the album release, S. Carey will embark on a North American tour that brings him to Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle on Monday, April 14th. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday at noon ...