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Philly Shows this week: Don’t miss Courtney Barnett, Bombay Bicycle Club, or The Kills!!!

19 Oct

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!!!

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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.



Bombay Bicycle Club

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!



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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!



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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!



xx Cher

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Brody Dalle calls out JLO and Iggy Azalea’s video on twitter, and her response to the backlash is amazing.

24 Sep

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File this under reason #542985379 I love Brody Dalle. In the wake of Emma Watson’s incredible UN speech and start of the HeForShe campaign, Brody Dalle handled criticism for her tweets condemning the new JLo and Iggy Azalea music video for their track “Booty” with eloquence as a concerned woman and mother. Read her Facebook post below. We didn’t need another reason to love her, but I am so glad we can now add this to the list.

“My Tweets :

I think JLo and Iggy azalea have lost their heads up each other’s big butts.

I’m trying to understand what the point of their horrendous video is but I can’t find one.

The song is a piece of crap that was written by waaay too many people including a well know woman beater.

From : Kayla @KaylaElaine87
@BrodyDalle well done. Your rants have inspired lots of girl hate and slut and body shaming.

@BrodyDalle plus don’t you love Wendy O? Why is it ok for her to objectify herself but not the others? PS I love you, I just think yur wrong

Dear Kayla,

Slut shaming? Body shaming? Girl hating? Please dont assign incorrect motives to my tweets. It is you who is implying they are “sluts”, not me. The definition for slut is “a woman who has many casual partners”. Since when did being scantily clad come to mean having many casual partners?

I don’t like the word slut, I don’t use the word slut, that word is not in my vernacular. If a woman has many casual partners, it is none of my business. I have absolutely no problem with what women do with their bodies in their private lives. Women should feel free as men do to sleep with whomever they want to as long as it’s consensual and with out being labeled a slut. That would be equality. (A girl can dream).The trendy term “slut shaming” is inadvertently calling scantily dressed women “sluts”. We should all stop using it.

My problem with this song and the video is the conflicting message it’s sending to our impressionable young girls and boys.

How are the lyrics “give him what he asks for “ empowering to women? How? How is spreading your bottom apart and singing “give him what he asks for ” empowering at all?

JLo and Iggy may feel empowered by their bodies and that’s fine, their bodies ARE powerful, beautiful and life giving. But they are so much more than just their bodies. They may feel that using their bodies is the only currency they have in order to stay popular and on the top. It has become a contest of who gets the most hits on youtube and vevo and who can take it the furthest, not about the quality of their songs and the messages they are sending. And why? To make lots of money and to line the pockets of the big machines, regardless of who that affects.

I want my daughter to grow up knowing that she is more than just the sum of her “body parts”. I want her to feel valued for her brains before her body.

I want my son to grow up respecting women on all levels. Especially their brains, opinions and ideas. I don’t want my son to see women as walking butts and tits, but to see women as equal humans.

This is a conflicting and confusing time in culture. I think about these things a lot. I worry for future generations about where we are headed as a society. There is so much to discuss and talk about and I invite the conversation because it is an important one.

There are many cans to be opened and not everyone likes worms. We have yet to define the parameters and boundaries and it’s hard to do so but we should all feel free to speak up with out feeling like we are going to be attacked, condemned, called crazy, told we are slut shaming, body shaming or girl hating for our opinions.

This notion that I can’t have an opinion or disagree with what someone is doing or saying is ludicrous. Especially when I feel it could impact women, men and children in a negative way. I am far from perfect and I have made many mistakes trying to find my way – but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in and to make this world a better place for all children, women and men.

And Kayla, if you want to twerk your life away naked on a website, feel free, it’s your life. But just know I might think you could do so much more……and that’s okay, right ?

Sincerely,
Brody Dalle

p.s – Wendy O was destroying female stereotypes in a time when it really fucking mattered, when it was probably scary for her to do so. She was brave, strong and unapologetic. I respect her very much.”

xx Cher

morning jam: Jaws “Think Too Much, Feel Too Little” + New Album ‘Be Slowly’

24 Sep

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One of my favorite new bands, Jaws, have released their debut album Be Slowly just in time to become your fall/winter soundtrack. The album has the Jaws tracks that already made it to your heart, their singles “Gold”, “Think Too Much, Feel Too Little” and the title track “Be Slowly”. With the addition of seven other blissful, gritty, and raw tracks that will make your body move, you are bound to play it on repeat. The album is 41 minutes to get lost, and found in. Listen to the album below via Spotify, and buy the album here!

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xx Cher

Morning Jam: Cruisr “All Over” + New EP and Philly show at Boot & Saddle!!!!!

23 Sep

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Philly’s own Cruisr just signed to Vagrant Records and are set to release an EP All Over that sounds so much like summer it can keep you warm through that harsh Philly winter we are all dreading.

All Over starts out with the warm, summery title-track and soothingly transitions into the sugary sweet sing-a-long jam “Kidnap Me”. The last track “Don’t Go Alone” is another upbeat jam that will get your feet moving and blood pumping. Listen below!

Cruisr’s All Over EP is out today on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify! Cruisr will be headlining Boot & Saddle on October 8th to play the upbeat, addictive tracks live. Dream Safari and Suburban Living will be supporting so make sure you get there at 8PM to catch the opening acts. Tickets are only $10 and you can get yours now here!

xx Cher

In case you missed it: Arum Rae live at Ortlieb’s

22 Sep Warranted-Queen-EP-SMALL

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Arum Rae is a singer-songwriter originally from Austin, TX now living in Brooklyn. I was excited to catch the Berklee College of Music graduate at Philadelphia’s intimate bar and venue Ortlieb’s last night. No stranger to the stage, Arum Rae has previously shared the stage with Rodriguez, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, and Gary Clark Jr. just to name a few. Her new EP Warranted Queen is a sensual heartfelt diary of songs that will make you feel and move. She writes her songs from life experiences and you can hear it in her voice and feel it in your bones when she performs live.

Arum Rae filled the venue with enough soul and heartfelt blues in her soaring voice to light up the room. Mix that with her gritty, raw, blasting guitar and roaring drums and you get a sound that can swallow annoying obnoxious bar talkers and leave them with their jaws on the floor.

Her bluesy, weathered, range-less voice sounds like the extension of a soul that’s lived a lifetime. The guitar is an extension of her whole being. The two hypnotize you and you forget she’s doing both so effortlessly.

A gorgeous girl (with a ring game and shoe game that is on point) blasted blues, soul and pure rock throughout philly last night and she’s coming for your town. Check out her tour dates below.




Upcoming Arum Rae Tour Dates

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9/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
9/23 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s
9/25 – St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
9/26 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
9/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
9/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
10/01 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
10/03 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/04 – Austin, TX – Stubbs (ACL Fest late-night show)
10/07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds Downstairs #
10/08 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar #
10/09 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn #
10/11 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall #
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/14 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
10/15 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe #
10/16 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo #
10/17 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
10/18 – Mobile, AL – Alchemy Tavern
10/20 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre Rooftop
10/21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
10/22 – Asheville, NC – One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
10/23 – Charlottesville, VA – The Garage

For fans of Banks, Courtney Barnett, Blood Red Shoes, Amy Winehouse and great live music.

xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed xx: Arum Rae at Ortlieb’s tonight!!!

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Sultry goddess and badass rocker Arum Rae is heading to Ortlieb’s tonight to set your soul on fire with tracks from her new EP Warranted Queen. The show begins at 8PM with Hemming as support. You can buy your tickets here or at the door. They are only $7 so you have no excuse not to leave your house for a brilliant Sunday night to start off your work week.

Arum Rae is originally from Austin, TX and now based in Brooklyn. She has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, The Civil Wars, Gary Clark Jr., B.B. King, and Rodriguez. Her new EP Warranted Queen is a perfect mixture of sensual dance jams and a blast of rock n roll. The EP is available now here for purchase and below to listen via Spotify. She is currently on a headlining tour that starts tonight at Ortlieb’s and continues to late October when she plays Charlottesville, VA on 10/13. Check out her tour dates below and make sure to see her in a town near you. You can follow her on Facebook and Songkick.

Arum Rae Tour

9/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
9/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
9/23 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s
9/25 – St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
9/26 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
9/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
9/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
10/01 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
10/03 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/04 – Austin, TX – Stubbs (ACL Fest late-night show)
10/07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds Downstairs #
10/08 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar #
10/09 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn #
10/11 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall #
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/14 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
10/15 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe #
10/16 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo #
10/17 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
10/18 – Mobile, AL – Alchemy Tavern
10/20 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre Rooftop
10/21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
10/22 – Asheville, NC – One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
10/23 – Charlottesville, VA – The Garage

xx Cher

Morning Jam xx: Southern “Where I Want To Be”

23 Jul

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Do I need to marry into this family to join the band? If so, I’m okay with that. Lucy and Thom Southern are the brother-sister duo that make this incredible Belfast-born, Liverpool-based bluesy, rock’n’roll powerhouse.

Southern released another electric single “Where I Want To Be” due out August 18th! The track has the brother-sister vocal harmonies you know and love with seductive, body-moving instrumentals, and lyrics to sing at the top of your lungs. Southern have stayed true to releasing singles to soundtrack your summer and “Where I Want To Be” is a great addition. To buy Southern’s self-titled EP click here. Follow Southern on Facebook, Twitter and Songkick for tour dates.

xx Cher

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