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Philly show NOT to be missed: Wolf Alice and Sunflower Bean TONIGHT at Boot & Saddle!!!!!

26 Feb

Wolf alice

I’ve been waiting for this day for quite a while. It was love at first listen when I first heard Wolf Alice. When I was traveling in England last year I saw they were playing in Brighton and went to see them. I brought friends who had never heard them before and everyone was blown away, not only by how great their music is, but by how explosive Wolf Alice is live.

Tonight, Philly, it’s your turn to experience this mind-altering event at Boot & Saddle. Wolf Alice are playing tonight with psychedelic dream team Sunflower Bean opening. The show is only $10 and you can get your tickets here or at the venue tonight. Doors at are 8pm and the show starts at 8:30pm! Get there on time so you don’t miss Sunflower Bean.

Wolf Alice just released their new single “Giant Peach” from their upcoming debut album My Love is Cool out June 22nd! Listen to the track below along with our other favorites via Spotify!

xx Cher

late night listen: Gengahr “She’s A Witch”

16 Feb


An addictive indie slow jam with super smooth vocals and references to the Salem Witch Trials, what’s not to love? Gengahr‘s new track “She’s A Witch” will release on March 16th via Transgressive Records and you can pre-order your 7″ vinyl copy here. The band from London is currently touring with Alt-J and Wolf Alice (talk about a stellar show!). Check out their tour dates below. For tickets and more information make sure to follow them on Songkick here.

If you like what you hear keep up with Gengahr on Facebook and Twitter!

xx Cher

Gengahr Tour:

Feb 16th Gasometer, Vienna, Austria *
Feb17th Zenith, Munich, Germany *
Feb19th Tap1, Copenhage, Denmark *
Feb 20th Munchen Brewery, Stockholm, Sweden *
Feb 21st Spektrum, Oslo, Norway *
Feb 25th The Eagle Inn, Manchester, UK **
Feb 26th The Waiting Room, London, UK **

Morning Jam: Tove Styrke “Ego”

16 Feb


This morning jam is … my actual jam. Tove Styrke is from Stockholm, Sweden and her new single “Ego” is a relatable, upbeat dance jam I can’t help but listen to on repeat and sing along. “Ego” is from Tove Styrke’s upcoming album Kiddo due out this Spring. To hold you over until then, you can listen “Ego” now below via Soundcloud and on Spotify here!

If you like what you hear make sure to follow Tove Styrke on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For tour dates and more information click here!

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: JMSN at Johnny Brenda’s tonight!!!

12 Feb


Beautiful beardface and R&B crooner JMSN is in town tonight to set the mood for Valentine’s weekend with Rochelle Jordan as support. The show is only $14 and you can your tickets here or at the door tonight! Doors are at 8PM and the show starts at 9PM.

JMSN recently released a new video for the new single “Score” off his stunning self-titled new album. Get your copy of the album now on CD, Vinyl and Digital here!

Listen to some of my favorite tracks below and don’t miss the show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s at 9PM!!

xx Cher

morning jam: Colleen Green “Pay Attention”

11 Feb


L.A.-based artist Colleen Green released her new track “Pay Attention” and I couldn’t be more obsessed. Lucky for me (and you) the track is available for free download now via her Soundcloud here.

“Pay Attention” is the first single from her upcoming album I Want To Grow Up due out 2/24/15 on Hardly Art records. You can pre-order the album now via Hardly Art, iTunes and Amazon!

Colleen Green has six upcoming shows on the West Coast, including next Thursday at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland and Sunset Tavern next Thursday in Seattle. Both shows are with Sonny & The Sunsets! For tickets and more information, or to track when Colleen Green is coming to a city near you, follow her on Songkick here.

xx Cher

morning jam: Hanni El Khatib “Melt Me”

28 Jan


Today’s morning jam is “Melt Me” by LA-based rocker Hanni El Khatib! The track is from his new album Moonlight out now via Innovative Leasure. “Melt Me” has raw, fuzzy guitars and catchy, pragmatic vocals that will make you sing and move along to the track on repeat.

Moonlight was written and produced by Khatib and you can purchase your copy on CD, MP3 and Vinyl now here.

xx Cher

Throwback Thursday: Rilo Kiley!!!

22 Jan

Style: "couv"

As soon as Cher asked me to guest write a post for Throwback Thursday I started to hum “The Frug.” For me, and many others, Rilo Kiley is the band you can play on repeat and never get tired of. In fact, as I wrote this post at work (I’m a bored receptionist, embrace it!) I listened to nothing but Rilo Kiley.

The band formed in 1998 in Los Angeles. Members Blake Sennett and Jenny Lewis both started out as child actors. Jenny’s most famous role was probably as Hannah Nefler in Troop Beverly Hills, a movie I know Cher loves like no other. Now, for my favorite nugget of pop culture trivia, Blake was Pinsky on Salute Your Shorts and Joey the Rat on Boy Meets World. Go on, let that marinate.

Three years after Rilo Kiley came together they released Take Offs and Landings which showcases Blake’s vocals more than any other album the band put out.

Tracks like Science vs. Romance and August are so beautifully constructed instrumentally and lyrically. Sennett and Lewis’ voices really complement each other on both songs.

Their second full length was The Execution of All Things in 2002. Just thinking about what this album did for me, especially “A Better Son/Daughter”, gets me all flustered. Yes, I do realize that I sound like a pathetic fan girl, and no I do not care. In the beginning of the song, Lewis comes off as meek. As the song rolls on she belts out lyrics like “And sometimes when you’re on you’re really fucking on and your friends they sing along and they love you. But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap and it teases you for weeks in its absence.” Those lyrics have always resonated with me.

In 2004, we saw the release of More Adventurous. This was actually the first Rilo Kiley album that I was introduced to back in college. I could gush/drool over every song, but I’ll spare you. Instead, just watch the video below!

Under The Blacklight came out in 2007. It is the last studio album of new music that Rilo Kiley put out. The band took a hiatus/broke up/confused all of us/broke my heart three years later. Rkives came out in 2013 which gave us a compilation of unreleased work from the band.

Though it breaks my little heart that we won’t be expecting any new music from Rilo Kiley, I can take solace in the fact that they’re still putting music out through other outlets. Jenny Lewis has had an amazing solo career. She put out Voyager last year and embarked on a tour. However, before you pick up Voyager, do yourselves a favor and listen to Rabbit Fur Coat which Jenny recorded with Watson Twins in 2006. Then call me when your brain has stopped melting. Blake and drummer Jason Boesel formed The Elected in 2004 and have put out a few albums. If you’re feeling festive (and you should always be feeling festive) check out Sun, Sun, Sun. It is absolutely beautiful and a regular on my rotation of car CDs. Blake is now in Night Terrors of 1927!

I honestly never thought I’d see the day where these guys would be considered a throwback. Best case scenario, I reignited a love for this band or introduced them to a new audience. Worst case scenario, I have some tweens making fun of me for liking something that started in 1998. Either way, Rilo Kiley is truly one of those bands that reminds me why I love music so fucking much.

xx Jess


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