This week is a great week to see live music in Philly! Start your week off right and see Courtney Barnett at Union Transfer on Monday, Bombay Bicycle Club at Union Transfer on Tuesday, and The Kills rock The Troc on Wednesday!!!
If you haven’t had the chance to see Courtney Barnett live yet, this Monday is going to be a wild ride for you. The songstress has been touring non-stop after releasing her A Sea of Split Peas EP and rightfully so- her and her band deliver live. Between her storytelling lyrics, explosive guitar playing, and the radiating energy exchange between her and her bandmates, your Monday night will come alive. Her show will give you the energy to get through your Monday and leave you inspired to see the other incredible shows happening this week. Tickets are only $20 and you can get yours now here or at the box office. The show starts at 8PM so make sure you get there on time to see San Fermin supporting. I recently caught up with Courtney Barnett about this US tour, her label Milk! Records, and new music you should listen to! Read it on blahblahblahscience here.
I’ve loved Bombay Bicycle Club for some time now and have actually lost track of how many times I have seen them live. But one thing is always certain, I will never miss one of their shows in my town…ever. These boys make such incredible music and are constantly stepping up their live shows. The band is currently touring their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow which has yet to leave my record player this year. Bombay Bicycle will play the perfect mixture of your favorite new tracks along with your favorites from their other brilliant albums. The band will have the whole room moving, smiling and forgetting that it’s only Tuesday, so make sure you are there. The show starts at 8PM with Milo Greene and Luxley supporting. Tickets are $25 and you can get them now here or at the door. Until then, read my interview from the last time they were in town on The Waster here!
What better to get you through your mid-week blues than some badass rock’n’roll? The Trocadero has you covered as The Kills are scheduled to blow your eardrums and your mind with their addictive and seductive songs live. The energy transferred between the duo live is so electric and raw you will find yourself moving, sweating and mesmerized. The show starts at 7:30pm with Moon Duo and Nuns opening, you can get your tickets now here!
NYC rockers Drowners are also in town Wednesday to play Boot & Saddle on their Dr. Martens Stand For Something tour. The band will also be stopping at the Dr. Martens store on Walnut St. for a meet and greet with their fans at 6pm. You can get tickets for their show after here!
If you’ve read this blog before you know that I’m completely obsessed with everything Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs…the man is my everything and I don’t care who knows it. After touring the world djing some incredible parties (including The Dolphin in Philly), TEED is back with a new jam and record label Nice Age.
“Feels Like” is the newest single from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and the label, and features the gorgeous vocals of Anna Lunoe. This is the perfect jam to start off your Friday and your weekend, and is certain to give you a dance workout of epic proportions as TEED is known to do. I could not be more excited for Orlando in this new venture. I can’t even comprehend how epic future releases on Nice Age will be. That man has taste when it comes to music and I am so stoked he is going to deliver us these hand-picked new jams on the silver platter that is his new label.
“Feels Like” ft. Anna Lunoe is out now! Get your copy now here.
Interpol have been all the rage in my heart for years now. I recently became fixated on listening to their albums on repeat, so they could not have picked a better time to release new music into my life. “All The Rage Back Home” picks up right where Interpol left off, by delivering us mesmerizing instrumentals, infectious lyrics, and sing-a-long chorus’ that stay in your head for days. “All The Rage Back Home” is a strong first single from what should be an epic new album from the band. Interpol’s new album El Pintor is available now for pre-order here!
Interpol have announced a North American and European tour. Sadly, Philadelphia’s show at Union Transfer has sold out so hopefully you got your tickets! If not, Interpol just announced additional dates for NYC, London, and Dublin. For more information about when Interpol is coming to your town and to get your tickets click here.
I’m going to come right out and say it. I love Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Their new album, Only Run, reminds us of their unique sound that only gets better with age.
Let’s face it, the guys are indie rock legends and they are playing at Johnny Brenda’s, one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful and intimate clubs, TONIGHT. How lucky are we?! Of course the show is sold out, and I am anticipating dancing and getting sweaty on this magical summer night with all of you. The show starts at 9:30PM with Stagnant Pools opening, so don’t be late. Get there, pay attention, and stand post where you want to be for your glorious reunion with one of your favorite bands.
Your morning jam for today comes from Liverpool’s Circa Waves. Their new single “Young Chasers” is an absolute summer anthem. Perfect for blasting during all your summer road trips, this track from Circa Waves self-titled EP is out now! Circa Waves will be touring the UK in November and all tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 9AM here. All shows are 14+ so make sure you buy tickets for everyone you know, including your little cousin/sister/brother/annoying neighbor.
I can’t wait for this weekend, mainly because it’s going to be jam packed with some of my favorite artists thanks to Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE!
This Sunday, Australian singer-songwriter, Vance Joy, will be taking the stage. He’s playing earlier in the day so make sure you get to The Lawn at 12:30PM sharp!
His addictive single “Riptide” is one that will stay in your head for days and you’ll want it to stay there. If you don’t get the chance to come to Firefly this weekend, make sure you catch him at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands festivals later this summer!
For a girl with an Alex Turner mouse pad at work, I have to say the struggle is real, but thank goddess I am not as psychotic as the crazed fan in the music video for “Snap Out Of It”. Many fans are commenting on the video that they think it’s an egotistical move on Alex Turner’s part…Instead, I think it’s hilarious.
Arctic Monkey have always had a great sense of humor with everything they do and I think this video proves that. The star of this music video is, stereotypically, a gorgeous model. When she comes out of the pool in the beginning of the video, she could be anyone’s dream girl. Then, we see her true colors. She is a psycho stalker of the band and her obsession with them, particularly Alex Turner, is pretty terrifying. Paired with the whimsical music and lyrics of “Snap Out Of It,” it’s clear that the band is getting a message across that they don’t get anyone liking or obsessing over them that much. With her crying and some of the faces she makes in the video, I couldn’t help but laugh the entire way through. Again, I don’t think it’s an egotistical move on Alex Turner’s part or the band as a whole. I think it’s hysterical! Hopefully you do too.
Check out the video below and make sure you see Arctic Monkeys play Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE this Friday. I will be there, dancing harder than the model at the end of this video.