Philly Show NOT to be missed: Ecstatic Vision and Creepoid at Johnny Brenda’s!!!

26 Jun

Creepoid Ecstatic Vision

Philly’s hottest ticket in town tonight is Creepoid‘s album release show at Johnny Brenda’s with Sick Feeling and Ecstatic Vision as support. Creepoid will be giving Philly a live taste of the new record Cemetery Highrise Slum after NY’s Sick Feeling make you sweat and Philly’s psychedelic guitar heroes Ecstatic Vision make you see things you’ll never fully comprehend.

Tonight’s show at Johnny Brenda’s has less than 30 tickets left and they are only $13 so make sure you get yours now here or at the venue!

Doors are at 8PM and the show starts at 9:15PM.

xx Cher

Morning Jam: Beck “Dreams”

26 Jun


Thank goddess for whatever Tame Impala/Nile Rodgers inspired acid trip Beck was on at the time of writing his new single, “Dreams”, because this song is what my dreams are made of.

I could have lived off the heart and mind explosion his last album Morning Phase caused me, but I’m glad he’s back to kick it up a notch with this new single and ultimately new album. “Dreams” is out now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Listen to “Dreams” via Spotify below.

Beck will be playing Nile Rodger’s FOLD (Freak Out Let’s Dance) Festival in Riverhead, NY on August 4th! I would love to see Nile Rodgers play the guitar part of “Dreams” at this festival…just throwing it out there Beck/universe (make this happen!). Get your tickets now here!

xx Cher

morning jam: FOALS “What Went Down”

17 Jun


It’s Wednesday, and sometimes, half way through the week, you need something to pump up your morning. Like the biggest cup of espresso you’re local coffee shop will legally let you have, Foals new single “What Went Down” will kick your day into high gear.

“What Went Down” is the title track and first single from Foals upcoming new album available for pre-order now here. The new album is set to release in stores on August 28th.

After hearing this new single, I can’t wait to get my hands on the new album, and the ultimate dance workout at their live shows. Here’s hoping Foals come back to the US soon for a headlining tour! We desparately need them back in Philly to play a headlining show (and not a giant stadium for 20 minutes for a radio station that doesn’t even play their music). It’s been way to long, and seeing Foals live is an absolute must for all fans. This band exudes so much energy live it could light the city for three months. Listen to the track below and pre-order the album What Went Down here!

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Making Time with Viet Cong and Lower Dens at Voyeur TONIGHT!!!!

12 Jun



I could not be more excited to epically start off the weekend tonight seeing Viet Cong and Lower Dens at Making Time tonight! The Calgary 4-piece Viet Cong and Baltimore natives Lower Dens both had new albums come out this year, so expect to hear new music from both bands at the show. Tonight’s Making Time is extra special because it celebrates 15 years of Philadelphia’s favorite party.

Making Time starts at 9PM with free Tecate, Heineken, and Sailor Jerry Rum drinks from 9-11! Tickets are only $10 before midnight available online here, at Voyeur tonight, and with no service charge at the Doc Marten store at 17th and Walnut and The Last Drop Coffeehouse at 13th and Pine.

Listen to Viet Cong and Lower Dens below and prepare to get your dance workout tonight Voyeur!

xx Cher

Philly’s premiere of “AMY”: the Amy Winehouse documentary you need to see

10 Jun


I felt extremely blessed to see the Philadelphia premiere of the Asif Kapadia directed Amy Winehouse documentary AMY, due out July 10th. AMY was equal parts beautiful and heartbreaking, a true insight into one of my favorite artists.

The documentary features personal and live video footage from the beginning of her career to her untimely end. AMY begins with video footage from the very early part of her career, from getting signed at age sixteen to the excitement she had buying her own home early on and touring around the UK. It was amazing to see her playing in small clubs with people talking during the whole show and to hear her mesmerizing voice cutting through the crowd. Watching her sing, whether live or in the studio, and seeing how that bold, iconic and strong voice came out so seamlessly was testament to her extreme talent. Her songwriting might as well have been diary entries, as she wrote from her life and how she was feeling. Writing was an outlet for her to get through depression at a very early age.

From the beginning of the documentary you could tell that Winehouse didn’t care for the fame side of being a musician, she just wanted be comfortable enough to continue doing it as a living. But when her music caught fire you could see how much of a nightmare it was for her to become that famous and recognized. It was unnerving to watch videos of the aggressive amount of paparazzi she had to deal with everywhere she went.

Winehouse loved deeply, and maybe a little too deeply. You could see that her problems with drugs and alcohol stemmed from her romantic relationships. Being in love and losing it got Winehouse to a point with drugs where she couldn’t completely enjoy her Grammy win sober. One of the most heart-wrenching parts of the film was hearing the sadness in her friends’ voices as they explained how hard they tried to get Amy Winehouse sober throughout her struggle. One of her friends was even met with resistance from her father, and manager at the time, to keep her in the UK instead of going on tour in the US where she would have easy access to her vices. It seemed as if some of the people on her team cared more about her making money than her well-being. An irony and unfortunate as she never cared about the money or fame side of making music in the first place. As a viewer, you hope the story changes and her friends get through to her over everyone, knowing while you are watching that’s not the case.

This is not just a film to show the rise and fall of one of the greatest artists of our time. It is also a celebration of her life and a true insight into how she affected those who were lucky enough to know her, and even more, so many people around the world with her music.

Make sure you see AMY in theaters near you on July 10th!

xx Cher

late night listen: Aaron Lipsett & Fion. “Cognac”

5 Jun

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“Cognac” the epic jam from Aaron Lipsett & Fion. is the perfect song to kick off your weekend this Friday night. The song is available for free download via Soundcloud, so if you like what you hear, get ready to listen to it on repeat! For more music follow Aaron Lipsett on Facebook and Souncloud here.

xx Cher

Public Access T.V. moving to London and playing with Palma Violets in LA tonight!

5 Jun

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Is it too late to join the band? Public Access T.V. announced that they are moving to London for the summer after touring the US with Palma Violets. I was lucky enough to catch this electric, wild and super fun show in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s, check out the pics below!

Public Access T.V. will be finishing their US tour with Palma Violets tonight in LA at The Teragram Ballroom, for tickets click here!

John announced the move on Facebook a few days ago and says the band are looking for places to play. Read his post and feel free to email the band if you want them to play at your local bar, venue, or living room:

Public Access T.V.

Miss Public Access T.V. and Palma Violets at Johnny Brenda’s? Check out my photos from the show!

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xx Cher


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