A Preview of This Weekend’s Philly Music Fest

A Preview of This Weekend’s Philly Music Fest

The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival will take place next weekend (September 27-30), at Johnny Brenda’s, World Café Live, and Milkboy. The annual four-day festival offers the best of local music today, from acts of all different genres and levels of fame. This year offers everything from hard punk to smooth jazz, with the headliners … Continue reading “A Preview of This Weekend’s Philly Music Fest”

The Growlers Beach Goth Tour is Coming to Philadelphia this Week

The Growlers Beach Goth Tour is Coming to Philadelphia this Week

The Los Angeles band The Growlers will be at Union Transfer this Thursday, September 20. This genre-blending group is part surf rock, garage rock, folk, country, and experimental psychedelia. But the meanderings of their sound are always anchored by lead singer Brooks Nielsen’s distinctively nasal vocals. This summer, they released their seventh album, Casual Acquaintances, … Continue reading “The Growlers Beach Goth Tour is Coming to Philadelphia this Week”

Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27

Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27

This Wednesday, June 27th, Dessa will be performing at World Café Live Upstairs, with Monakr opening. She’s a highly active creative force, not only putting out her album Chime and going on a world tour, but also contributing to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape, covering The Mountain Goats’ “Balance” for the podcast I Only … Continue reading “Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27”

Nate Baker to Play the Mermaid Inn on 6/30

Nate Baker to Play the Mermaid Inn on 6/30

On Saturday, June 30, Brooklyn-based folk artist Nate Baker will be playing a free happy hour set from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mermaid Inn in Germantown. Growing up and going to school in Indianapolis, Baker spent time during his college years with the late singer-songwriter Jason Molina, and learning guitar from his parents’ songbooks for … Continue reading “Nate Baker to Play the Mermaid Inn on 6/30”

[Postponed] Beach Slang (Quiet Slang) to Perform on 7/14

[Postponed] Beach Slang (Quiet Slang) to Perform on 7/14

Philadelphia-based punk band Beach Slang is making a return to their hometown with a show at Underground Arts on July 14 – only this time, they’ll be coming home as Quiet Slang. The new moniker is part of front man James Alex’s project to return to the acoustic roots of their characteristically rock sound. He’s … Continue reading “[Postponed] Beach Slang (Quiet Slang) to Perform on 7/14”

Show Preview: Screaming Females @ Union Transfer 4/5

Show Preview: Screaming Females @ Union Transfer 4/5

Screaming Females might be a small indie-label band from New Jersey, but they hold major influence in the evolution of modern punk. The lower voice of lead singer Marissa Paternoster is full of the same fighting power that fueled female punk-legend Patti Smith to fame. But maybe part of that power comes from the band’s … Continue reading “Show Preview: Screaming Females @ Union Transfer 4/5”

A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

Arlie was born in Nashville. While making music on his own at Vanderbilt College, singer and guitarist Nate Banks met Carson Lystad (guitar), Jason Antwi (bass/vocals), and Adam Lochemes (drums). Since the band’s formation, they’ve been busy in the Nashville area, while featured spots on Spotify-curated playlists grew their presence online. We spoke to Nate … Continue reading “A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie”

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Ceramic Animal, a band that started as a few brothers playing covers around the suburbs of Philadelphia, has big plans as they begin their run of shows leading up to an appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX next month. Their debut album, The Cart, released in mid-2016, defines their distinct take on a well-loved pocket … Continue reading “Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17”