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.
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!
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!
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!
Kick your Friday into high gear with “Blanket” the new single from Danish four-piece YUNG. The single is available now for pre-order on 7″ featuring a b-side “Burning Bodies” via Tough Love Records! You can pre-order your copy here on black vinyl or on iTunes.
If you like what you hear make sure you like Yung on Facebook and keep up with their show schedule here!
Saturday night, BRAIDS opened the second sold-out Purity Ring show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, taking the stage after Born Gold. Although I’m sure most of the crowd was there for Purity Ring, I was buzzing to see BRAIDS again. I’ve been a long time fan and I really wanted to see and hear some of their new music live, and what an absolute gift that was. By the end of the show it was clear that most if not all of the Purity Ring fans at Union Transfer left a fan of BRAIDS as well, and rightfully so. BRAIDS played an absolutely moving set, and their new single “MINISKIRT” which they released a new music video for yesterday was one of the many highlights.
The opening bands that night had some computer/technical issues with their sets, and after condemning Apple for a few minutes, BRAIDS came back harder and more powerful than before. I’ve been seeing BRAIDS live for a few years now and it’s incredible to watch them grow as a band, writers, and performers. Not to mention, seeing three true friends having an absolute time with each other on stage added to their uplifting, moving and fun show. With soaring vocals, powerful lyricism, and epic instrumentals BRAIDS cut through the crowd and even had the drunk people in the back completely quiet and listening. The live set had me wanting their new album Deep in the Iris on vinyl immediately. The band played like they were the headliner and they easily could have been. The Born Gold, BRAIDS, and Purity Ring tour continues in Vermont tonight, for tickets and more tour information follow them on Songkick here.
Check out their video for “MINISKIRT” below and get their new album Deep in the Iris here.
Is it me or are the weekends flying by this summer? The sun is shining in Philly and there is so much to experience in two short days. Seeing Braids last night at Union Transfer was absolutely magical, and a total highlight of this weekend for me.
I’m celebrating the last day of the weekend with “Caught Up On You” by Shy Luv as the soundtrack. This upbeat, sensual jam will have you dancing away the rest of the weekend. A perfect song for parties, barbecues, or straight up getting your dance workout for the month.
Listen to Shy Luv’s “Caught Up On You” below and if you like what you hear, make sure you follow them on Facebook, Soundcloud and Twitter.
Let’s all take a moment to give this gorgeous song with much Philly respect a listen as well. Let it soak in and let Shy Luv become your new favorite band: