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Heavy Cream Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Disraeli Gears

Source: Rock On Philly

Photo credit to Mike Vechesky.

The Summer of Love isn’t over yet.

Heavy Cream, the definitive tribute to rock music’s original supergroup Cream, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cream’s landmark album Disraeli Gears this Thursday, September 21st at The Vault in Berlin NJ, headquarters of Victor Records. 

Heavy Cream features young prodigies with uncanny abilities to mimic Cream in both look and sound: Billy “The Kid” Thoden as Eric Clapton, Dion Paci as Jack Bruce, and Steve Iannettoni as Ginger Baker. In addition to their mind-blowing musical abilities, the band boasts spec replicas of the famous ‘Fool’ artwork guitars ...

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Rider Talks Relationships, Horses, And Her Future

Source: Rock On Philly

Rider is the next rising pop star. The American-born, London-residing songwriter came up as an studio singer recording for commercials and jingles before she released her debut single, “A Little Light”, earlier this year.

Rock On Philly sat down with Rider to discuss the story behind “A Little Light”, and speaking about Rider’s next steps as an artist. Read the full interview after the jump!

Rock On Philly: Have you ever been to Philly before?

Rider: I’ve never been to Philadelphia! But I was born in Bryn Mawr.

ROP: I’d like to hear you explain the story behind “A Little ...

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Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival: Shows You Can’t Miss!

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Steve Pisano for Opera Philadelphia

Opera has a long-standing stereotype of being high-brow, inaccessible, and only for certain type of person. The O17 Festival by Opera Philadelphia breaks that stereotype head on. The fest is the first of its kind in Philadelphia, and features seven shows over twelve days–original and modern takes of shows composed and written in the opera style. With diverse plot lines authentic to Philadelphia and modern spins on classic opera, the festival is an homage to the richness of our city’s history and celebration of our diversity and devotion to the arts. The festival ...

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Mount Holly Returns to Milkboy Philly to Play New Material

Source: Rock On Philly

Photo credit to Jacopo Lorenzini

Fans of the blues rock band Mount Holly can finally hear material from the band’s upcoming debut record Stride by Stride when they return to Milkboy Philly this Saturday!

“It’s been a long journey to here,” guitarist Nick Perri says regarding their latest “Off The Record” tour and album. “[Stride by Stride is a] record filled with soul and great songs. I think it’s among the best work of my career to date. It’s honest and it rocks and it has depth and some deeper layers then I think people are expecting from a rock ...

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Conventioner Premieres New Single, “Love or Protection”!

Source: Rock On Philly

Conventioner may not be a household name just yet, but the Philly-based producer has a lot to be proud of. After his debut single “Trouble” off 2015’s Legacy EP gained him 60,000 Soundcloud plays and loyal online fanbase (without any promotion, mind you), Conventioner is back with “Love or Protection”, a brand new single off of his forthcoming EP.

“Love or Protection” shines with mellow synths that bubble just below the surface before the song comes alive during an explosive chorus. Produced in collaboration with Nashville’s own Jon Santana, “Love or Protection” is a warm listen perfect for ...

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Brother Ali shares new video, touring, playing a Hurricane Harvey benefit

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Underground rap staple Brother Ali returned earlier this year with All the Beauty in This Whole Life on longtime label Rhymesayers, and he’s announced another round of tour dates in support of the album. He also released a recap video of his tour from earlier this year…

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Why Henry Jamison Will Be Your New Favorite Singer-Songwriter

Source: Rock On Philly

All photos credit to Patrick McCormack 

Henry Jamison speaks from his soul. Sure, singer-songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but Jamison’s songwriting stands out from the rest. In his upcoming debut full-length record, The Wilds, Jamison shares unique, visual details in his lyrics that are reminiscent of the British Romantic Period in poetry. Considering his ancestors include George Frederick Root (one of the most popular songwriters of the Civil War era) and the 14th Century British poet John Gower, there might be something intuitive to his songwriting abilities. 

Jamison, who writes all of his lyrics, claims is ...

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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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Geoff Downes of YES talks Yestival 2017, Philly, and How He Defines Success

Source: Rock On Philly

Photography by Glenn Gottlieb, courtesy of MSOPR

After newly being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past April, progressive rock legends Yes are returning to Philly tonight for their Yestival tour at the equally historic Tower Theatre. The band has seen it all, from their start in the late sixties to now–at least twenty talented musicians have contributed to the sound and success of Yes, making it the probably the most diverse and evolved sounding bands in the history of rock. A man that needs to introduction Geoff Downes, a current member of Yes, as ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Belle and Sebastian, Joshua Radin, Goo Goo Dolls

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured image by Brittany Salerno.

 

Feel like summer is passing you by? Don’t live with FOMO this August and check out the following shows coming to Philly. There’s still time to make this your weekend to remember of summer 2017.

 

Best Weekend Ever: Belle and Sebastian, Joshua Radin, Goo Goo Dolls

 

 

Thursday 8/3:

Philly band Pine Barons is celebrating their record release with a show at PhilaMOCA. They will be debuting their second album The Acchin Book, released on Friday, August 4th. You can pre-order the album here. Tickets for the release show can be purchased here.

 

Glasgow band Belle and Sebastian are coming ...

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Win tickets to Belle & Sebastian at the Mann Center!

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Scottish rockers Belle & Sebastian are teaming with Andrew Bird for a show at The Mann Center on Thursday, August 3rd.

 

Want to go? We’ve got tickets to giveaway to a few lucky fans.

 

You can enter in two ways:

  1. Comment below with why you want to go.
  2. Tag a friend you want to bring in our Instagram post for the giveaway here.

This contest is open from now until Wednesday, August 2nd at 5 p.m. EST.

 

Good luck!

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Win tickets to Blondie and Garbage at the Mann Center!

Source: Rock On Philly

Legends Blondie and Garbage have teamed up for The Rage and Rapture Tour that is rockin’ Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts this Wednesday, August 2.

Want to go? We’ve got tickets to give away to a few lucky fans.

You can enter in two ways:

  1. Comment below with your favorite Blondie or Garbage Song.
  2. Tag a friend you want to bring in our Instagram post for the giveaway here.

This contest is open from now until Monday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

Good luck!

In the meantime check out Blondie’s new song “Gravity.”

 

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Best Weekend Ever: Wilco, Diana Ross, Queen

Source: Rock On Philly

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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Win Tickets To See Diana Ross at the Mann on 7/29!

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Harry Wad via Wikimedia Commons

The incomparable diva Diana Ross will be gracing our ears and hearts THIS SATURDAY at the Mann.

Rock On Philly is giving away THREE pairs of tickets to see this once-in-a-lifetime show.

Enter to win tickets in one of three ways:

  1. Like and tag a friend in our Instagram post.
  2. Like and share our Facebook post with your friends.
  3. Retweet and reply to our Twitter post with “#RockOnPhilly.”

Contest ends on Friday, July 28th at 5 PM EST. There ain’t no mountain high enough for you NOT to enter to ...

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Incubus Brings 8 Tour to Camden, Electrifies BB&T

Source: Rock On Philly

All photography courtesy of Brittany Salerno 

After their 8th studio album release, properly entitled “8”, Incubus embarked on a 2017 World tour. Stopping in Camden, New Jersey alongside Jimmy Eat World and Tennessee’s own Judah and the Lion, the band proves their sound and intensity is as timeless as ever.

Judah and the Lion opened up the night with a high-energy performance including “Suit and Jacket”, a cover of The Killer’s Mr. Brightside, and a signature Judah cover of T-Pain’s “Booty Wurk”. Breaking out the auto-tune, the band was far from timid in simultaneously ...

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Japanese Breakfast Comes Home to Philly

Source: Rock On Philly

Philly favorite Japanese Breakfast concluded a 5 week tour with (Sandy) Alex G and Cende at Union Transfer, and it was certainly a show to remember.

Michelle Zauner has been writing and preforming as Japanese Breakfast since 2013 and her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet is due out this Friday (although if you were at the sold out show,  they had early copies of the record for sale at their merch table.)

The full band played songs from the new record and Psychopomp, Japanese Breakfast’s debut record, but no matter which record the songs came from, the ...

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Japanese Breakfast Comes Home to Philly

Source: Rock On Philly

Philly favorite Japanese Breakfast concluded a 5 week tour with (Sandy) Alex G and Cende at Union Transfer, and it was certainly a show to remember.

Michelle Zauner has been writing and preforming as Japanese Breakfast since 2013 and her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet is due out this Friday (although if you were at the sold out show,  they had early copies of the record for sale at their merch table.)

The full band played songs from the new record and Psychopomp, Japanese Breakfast’s debut record, but no matter which record the songs came from, the ...

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“back to Back to Black”: Celebrating Amy Winehouse’s Legacy with Remember Jones and Nik Greeley

Source: Rock On Philly

It’s been over 10 years since the release of Amy Winehouse’s iconic album Back to Black, but it feels as relevant today as it did in 2006. Next Friday, July 21st, soul vocalist and band leader Remember Jones will recreate the entire classic album with a 15-piece orchestra at Ardmore Music Hall as part of his “back to Back to Black” series.

Philly-based funk rock collective Nik Greeley & The Operators will open the show. Nik Greeley, who is also a member of the funk extravaganza Swift Technique, is known for being one of the best frontmen ...

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Best Weekend Ever: John Mellencamp, Mitski, and More!

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured image by Derek Brad

 

If you’re still catching up to the week with the holiday weekend behind us, here’s a list of shows this weekend to make it easier for you.

Best Weekend Ever: John Mellencamp, Mitski, and More!

 

Thursday 7/6:

Come out to The Mann to see John Mellencamp perform your favorite folk rock tunes. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies released in April contains many duets with Carlene Carter that are perfectly listened to around a bonfire. Tickets are available here.

 

Friday 7/7:

The coolest indie rocker Mitski is perfroming at Union Transfer. Her albums received continuous praise and she sells out pretty ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Classic Rock and Newcomers!

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured photo by Samantha Sweeney

 

It’s holiday weekend! Plan your perfect weekend with culture and good music!

 

 

Thursday 6/29:

As part of Wawa’s Welcome America celebration, The National Constitution Center is admitting visitors for free from 9:30am to 8pm. After a walk through the exhibits, there’s plenty of time to head over to shows at night.

Best Weekend Ever: Classic Rock and Newcomers!

Photo by D. Cruz for Visit Philadelphia

The Wooden Sky from Toronto is performing at Milkboy in Center City. The show was originally scheduled for May 10th but got moved to this Thursday. The indie folk band put out their album ...

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MINKA’s Dick Rubin chats Bowie, Babies, New EP, and Surviving in Philly

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image provided courtesy of Noisy Ghost PR

If you don’t know MINKA, you definitely need to hop on this crazy train! Spawning some energetic, dance-rock tunes with just the right amount of synth and unconventional sampling choices, MINKA’s frontman Dick Rubin recently sat down with Rock On Philly to chat about the inter-workings of their latest, self-released EP Born In The Viper Room. If you can take anything away about MINKA it is this: the band is all about expressing the individual you as much as possible, forging one’s own path, in any way that fits you. ...

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Kung Fu Necktie Welcomes pronoun 6/28

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured photo by Em Grey.

Alyse Vellturo aka pronoun is coming to Philly this week to Kung Fu Necktie. You might’ve heard her debut EP  There’s no one new around you. featured on Nylon and USA Today. I had a chance to speak to the Brooklyn artist about her music and life prior to tour to get to know her and her work.

 

Rock On Philly: So first off, why pronoun?

Alyse Vellturo: I was sitting about a year and a half ago, and I had already finished two of my tracks and trying to think what a ...

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New Music Releases: Imagine Dragons, Shawn Mendes, Haim, Jaded, and More Release New Tunes

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Ruby Mora

Its our favorite day again and that means round up the best and the brightest in Philly music and beyond to help YOU get down on #NewMusicFriday. Check out all our picks to get you moving and shaking for times to come!

New Singles to Jam to

Jaded, “The Greatest [Prod. Syndrome]”

This Philly artist has only started making music ONE YEAR AGO. All we got to say is DAYUM. Check out this awesome track below!

Rita Ora, “Your Song”

British pop songstress Rita Ora has released the video for “Your Song” and ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Diana Krall, Lady Antebellum, Boyz II Men

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured photo by Andrew Wick.

 

Many old time favorites are coming around this weekend. Check out who is coming and plan your best weekend ever!

 

Thursday 6/22:

 

Any given summer night is a night perfect for Dirty Heads and SOJA. Both of these bands regularly come back to Philly in the summer for a good time. Come to Festival Pier for a reggae fusion-filled night. Tickets for the outdoor show are available here.

 

FYI, the John Legend show originally scheduled for Thursday at BB&T Pavilion has been postponed to July 24th due to illness. ...

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New Music Releases: The Weeknd, The Killers, Lorde, Cold Roses, and More Release New Tunes

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image of The Weeknd by Stephanie DeFeo

So many new releases, so little time! Join us on our favorite day of the week and get down to new music and maybe pick up a little something for dad!

New Singles to Jam to

Cold Roses, “Staying Alive Ain’t Easy”

Philly boys Cold Roses have a new song and you need to hear it. The song infuses all parts of their multilayered sound–piano-driven rock and folk–in this forlorn ballad off of their upcoming album Escape To Anywhere (out July 21st). Check it out live on June 24 at MilkBoy ...

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