One of the collaborative highlights of the third edition of Eaux Claires was ‘Bon Iver Presents: John Prine and the American Songbook,’ which featured artists like Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, Jeff Tweedy, Mountain Man, Spank Rock, and Anais Mitchell covering Prine’s songs.
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 annual Afropunk festival in Brooklyn’s Commodore Park happens this year on August 27 & 28, and since we last spoke, the lineup has been expanded. Among the additions is British singer Laura Mvula, whose great new album The Dreaming Room is out now…
Images by Rachel Del Sordo and Rick Kauffman. Thanks to everyone who came out Thursday for our Red Bull Sound Select show with Nothing, Thin Lips and Sad Actor. It was an absolute blast, with Spank Rock holding down the DJ table all night. Thin Lips are featured in the latest issue of JUMP, check out the […]
Summery vibes will fill the TLA tonight courtesy of the indie-pop band Cruisr. The band will be joined by Cheerleader, Cold Fronts and Verite, all of whom hail from Philadelphia but play a distinctively sunny-California style that will have you … Continued
Fringe Arts has announced an outstanding new music series in September called Late Night. Curated by King Britt and Kate Watson-Wallace, the series is part of the 2015 Fringe Festival that runs from September 3rd to the 19th. Some … Continued
Images by Michael Bucher, Teresa McCullough and G.W. Miller III. Big thanks to all who came out to party with us on Saturday at Underground Arts for the Red Bull Sound Select show featuring Spank Rock with Prowler, Mumblr and DJ SYLO. It was a super fun night, capped off by Amanda Blank joining Spank […]
Philadelphia via Baltimore hiphop artist Spank Rock (aka Naeem Juwan) will be playing Underground Arts this Saturday. Last year, Spank Rock teamed up with longtime collaborator Amanda Black for their club track “We Can Go All Night”. He also played alongside the … Continued
As summer slowly drifts on, Philadelphia is still lively and full of great music, awesome festivals and copious amounts of outdoor fun to please even the most country-minded residents of the city. Last week was chuck-full of concerts and this week offers no exceptions. You’ll be traveling in and around the city to witness live music and take part in some out-of-the-box activities.
Here’s the latest installment of our monthly mixtape series, which is curated by GUN$ Garcia. Today she brings us Spank Rock and DJ SYLO. Spank will perform at the Red Bull Sound Select at Underground Arts on Saturday, with SYLO spinning throughout the night. Tickets to the party are only $3 if you RSVP here. […]
Our summer issue cover artist, Spank Rock, will headline the July Red Bull Sound Select show at Underground Arts on Saturday. Tickets are only $3 if you RSVP here (you do not need to pay when you RSVP). JUMP curated the lineup and we invited Mumblr and Prowler to open, with DJ SYLO spinning throughout […]
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 (July 14-20)
07/15 – The Donkeys @ The Boot & Saddle
07/16 – Har Mar Superstar @ The Boot & Saddle
07/17 – Dave Hause @ Morgan’s Pier
07/17 – Deltron 3030 @ World Cafe Live Wilmington
07/18 – Cruiser @ Johnny Brenda’s
07/18 – Cheers Elephant, Toy Soldiers @ ...
Text by Christopher Malo. Images by Michael Bucher. Fucking is a part of his music. Someone’s sexuality? Not so much. “But to create an environment where people feel physically amped up to behave sexually?” Spank Rock considers. “Yes, that is what I am trying to create.” The West Baltimore transplant sits at a table on […]
We’re very excited to announce that our summer issue cover artist, Spank Rock, will headline the July Red Bull Sound Select show at Underground Arts on July 19. Tickets are only $3 if you RSVP here (you do not need to pay up front). JUMP curated the lineup and we invited Mumblr and Prowler to […]
The summer issue of JUMP will start hitting the streets this weekend! It’s a great edition, featuring Spank Rock, who will perform at the JUMP curated Red Bull Sound Select at Underground Arts on July 19. Also in this issue are Cheerleader, Mumblr, Sore Saints, Lantern, Bondage & Discipline, Ang & the Damn Band, Season […]
Our summer edition will start hitting the streets in early June and it’s a great issue. The cover star is Spank Rock (above), who will perform at the Red Bull Sound Select show (curated by JUMP) at Underground Arts on July 19. Tickets will only be $3! Our last Sound Select show, with Plastic Little, […]
The Districts at Buffalo Billiards | Photo by John Vettese
The rickety van piloted by Philly psych-thrash outfit Ruby the Hatchet rolled into Austin just a few hours before its first South By Southwest gig last week. Cutting it close, for sure, but the band was just happy to arrive.
“We broke down,” guitarist John Scarperia explained as he set up for the End Records showcase at LIT Lounge. “We were stuck in Tennessee for two days.”
Ruby the Hatchet at LIT Lounge | Photo by John Vettese
Talk about a setback. I ask if they missed any tour shows ...
Me, Lorde and everyone we know has had the four only Wet songs on repeat since the release of their EP in Fall 2013. Noah Breakfast, the EP’s producer, dropped a killer remix for “No Lie” this morning, briefly satisfying our addiction. Otherwise notably producing tracks for Ellie Goulding and remixing Passion Pit, Noah gets some help with a razor sharp Spank Rock verse and solidly knocks this remix out of the park. It’s hard to go wrong with Kelly Zutrau’s vocals, but in this production she’s almost otherworldly – out of the ballpark and right into space.