Wow. I don’t know what to say besides AVAN LAVA are an incredible band, in the studio and especially on stage.
When Avan Lava took the stage at Milkboy last Wednesday, I knew it was going to be good…but it wasn’t just good, it was fucking spectacular. The show started with full force and stayed that way all the way through. Playing most of their new album Make It Real (out now on Atlas Chair Records), the band showered us with confetti cannons, an epic light show, and synchronized dances. Thanks to the electric energy from the band, the Philly crowd got a dance workout worthy of Studio54.
Lead singer TC Hennes has an incredible, boundless voice that soaring whether he was dancing, jumping out into the crowd, or straight-up standing on his head doing yoga poses on the stage. You can tell that the band is having an amazing time together and the show becomes the ultimate dance party. The crowd did not want the show to end, and luckily the band agreed to an encore.
Avan Lava then ended their show strong with their cover of one of my favorite songs by Mark Ronson and the Business Intl. “Somebody To Love Me”. If you haven’t seen this band yet, make sure you are closely following them on Songkick to see when they are coming to your town. If you love to dance, it’s an experience you do not want to miss.
Buy Avan Lava’s new album Make It Real here!
Check out some images from the show by my friend Solid Stares:
Philadelphia’s dream team Commonwealth Choir have just released their new single “Palace”. The vibrant, summery track was recorded in the band’s house in Fishtown and produced by their good friend Dan Pawlovich (currently drumming for Panic! at the Disco and formerly of Valencia/Illinois). The band is currently working on their first full-length release and after hearing this track, we can’t wait to hear more.
“Palace” is available for streaming on Spotify, listening on repeat via iTunes, and for making your beach vacation playlist on Soundcloud.
Nothing like some badass babes (and beautiful beardface) to wake you up in the morning! Let your ears soak in the sweet vocal harmonies and your blood pump to the mesmerizing psych instrumentals of “Land Gone” by London’s Novella.
The track is taken from their debut album Land out now! If you like what you hear make sure you buy your copy of Land and follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud!
Pretty Vicious are back with a ferocious new single “It’s Always There” released as a 7″ vinyl via Ignition Records on Record Store Day! The young band from Wales keep releasing tracks that will knock you into the middle of next week and this three minute eight second jam is no different.
Pretty Vicious will be playing a slew of shows in the UK in May and June. The band added a second date at London’s Barfly due to high demand and will be playing two of my favorite festivals, The Great Escape in Brighton and Dot-to-Dot Festival which I was lucky enough to attend twice last year. For tickets and tour information follow Pretty Vicious on Songkick here!
Check out “It’s Always There” below and if you like what you hear follow the band on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.
Better than a shot of Redbull straight to the heart, get your energy this Wednesday morning from this jam, “Sick on My Heart”, by Sheffield’s punk/fuzz pop band of babes Nai Harvest.
“Sick on My Heart” is due out on their sophomore album Hairball releasing next week, April 28th, via Topshelf Records! You can order your copy via Topshelf, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp.
Listen to “Sick on My Heart” and “All The Time” below from the record and if you like what you hear follow Nai Harvest on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.
The band is playing a few shows this week, one tonight at Soup Kitchen in Manchester and Friday at The Harley Hotel & Bar in Sheffield! Check them out if you can and send us all the videos & pics so we can live vicariously through you via our twitter.
For more dates and tour information, follow Nai Harvest on Songkick here!
Absolute queen of your dreams Tei Shi is coming to Philadelphia to play Milkboy April 30th!
Tei Shi first pierced her way into our hearts with her wicked, sultry dance jam “Bassically” from her Verde EP released this week on Mom+Pop records. She recently released an epic slow jam “Go Slow” from the same EP. The Verde EP is a brilliant follow up to her much acclaimed debut EP Saudade Don’t miss her performing songs from both EPs for a night of epic dancing at Milkboy on April 30th! Tickets are $12 and you can purchase yours now here.
Not in Philly? Follow Tei Shi on Songkick for tickets and tour information here!
Tonight’s gorgeous late night listen comes from West Philadelphian dreamboat Jason McCue.
Originally from West Chester, the singer-songwriter wrote, performed, and recorded his new EP EPs for Elephants himself.
Jason McCue has a couple of shows coming up in the Philadelphia including Melodies Cafe in Ardmore Friday April 24th at 8PM, The Tin Angel May 8th, and North Star Bar May 14th!
Listen to “Come To Me” below and make sure to keep up with him by liking him on Facebook and following him on Soundcloud!