late night listen: KOYO “Tetrachromat”

21 Feb
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Leeds-based band KOYO release a gorgeous new single “Tetrachromat” and announce Winter/Spring tour dates!

 

Leeds-based KOYO have released a hauntingly beautiful single “Tetrachromat”. A perfect mixture of psych and prog rock, the new single will take you on a musical journey your mind hasn’t been before.

The new band is set to release their debut record later this year, and this new single is a brilliant look into what should be an incredibly rich, diverse new collection of music from such an exciting new band.

KOYO have announced several UK tour dates coming up for their Winter/Spring tour. If you are lucky enough to live in the UK check out the tour dates below for when KOYO is coming to play in a city near you!

 

 

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UK Winter/Spring Tour Dates:
29th March – AATMA, Manchester 
30th March – THE LIBRARY, Leeds
31st March – THE YARDS,  Kettering
6th April – Private Showcase, London
7th April -DUFFY’S BAR, Leicester
4th May – THE OLD BLUE LAST, London
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afternoon jam: FREAK “Cake”

21 Feb
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Our new favorite song “Cake” by FREAK is served up with an equally epic new music video, watch below!

 

Essex-based FREAK serves up some serious bone-shaking rock’n’roll with his new single, “Cake”. Just when you thought the track couldn’t get any better, Freak released an epic music video for “Cake” which you must watch below. Try not to lose a whole day by watching it 500 times in a row like me (worth it though!). You can purchase your copy of “Cake” to listen to on repeat now here.

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FREAK is currently on tour in the UK supporting INHEAVEN this month and Black Honey next month! For a full list of tour dates, more information, and to get your tickets click here!

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Vincent John + Lee Fields & The Expressions at Union Transfer TONIGHT!!!!

17 Feb
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Vincent John by Louie Kovatch. Vincent John will be opening the show tonight at Union Transfer before playing guitar in Lee Fields & The Expressions!

Philly favorite Vincent John will be playing double duty tonight at Union Transfer and you do not want to miss this show! First, Vincent John will be opening the show as a solo artist and then playing guitar for the legendary soul artist Lee Fields & The Expressions.

Vincent John is a multifaceted artist, songwriter and producer who has contributed several songs to Lee Fields & The Expressions and releasing his own EP Never Go Back. The classic 80s pop and R&B tinged EP shows Vincent John’s versatility to weave several genres he is influenced by throughout his music to create a heartbreakingly honest yet danceable collection of songs. Never Go Back is available for purchase on cassette now here and iTunes here!

Don’t miss The Shacks and  Vincent John open for (then play with) Lee Fields & The Expressions tonight at Union Transfer! Tickets are $15 and on sale now here and at the door. Doors open at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8:30PM so make sure you get there on time to see these incredible artists live and Vincent John open the show!

Not from Philly? To find more tour dates and ticket information for when Lee Fields & The Expressions are coming to a city near you, click here.

 

 

xx Cher

Maggie Rogers new EP “Now That The Light Is Fading” Out Now!!!!

16 Feb
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Maggie Rogers released her EP Now That The Light Is Fading today!

 

After a gorgeous television debut performance of “Alaska” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Maggie Rogers dropped her highly anticipated new EP Now That The Light Is Fading today! You can purchase/stream the EP now through multiple venues listed on her website here.

Maggie Rogers is off to a blazing start this year, selling out most of her tour, with announced performances at several festivals around the world including SXSW this March, and now with the release of this gorgeous new EP, we have a new set of songs to discover live. There is something extremely nostalgic and warming about Maggie Rogers’ voice. The storytelling lyrics that weave through each track on this EP connect on a deeper level, as if the EP was made and released by an old friend who truly understands you. One of my favorite tracks off Now That The Light Is Fading is the upbeat and mesmerizing “Better”. “Better” is one of those songs you find yourself dancing to without even releasing it, and like her other tracks, the vocals and lyrics are impossible not to sing along to.

 

 

The other song you might not recognize yet from the EP is “Color Song”. The hymn-remiscient minimalist tune features stunning vocal harmonies and nature sounds, like what you would imagine camping with Maggie Rogers would be like. We’ll start the fire and set up camp to hear those vocals all day!

 

 

The EP also includes previously released favorites “Alaska”, “On + Off” and “Dog Years”. Listen to each track below and finally get your copy of this gorgeous debut EP via Maggie Roger’s website here.

Maggie Rogers will be heading to Philly to play a sold out show at The Foundry on April 7th! For more tour dates and information, click here.

 

 

xx Cher

Incubus “Nimble Bastard” + tour announcement!!!!!!!

16 Feb

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If you thought today was just going to be a normal day you were wrong. In fact, one day after celebrating the existence and creation of one of the most beautiful humans on the planet and everyone’s favorite renaissance man, Brandon Boyd, Incubus made it feel like our birthday as they released their highly anticipated new single “Nimble Bastard” this morning on KROQ.

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Yesterday was Brandon Boyd’s birthday. Today with the release of Incubus’ new single “Nimble Bastard”, forthcoming album 8, and summer tour with Jimmy Eat World announced, it might as well be our birthday.

The new single from the forthcoming album, 8, (aptly named as it is their eighth album release as a band), hits hard with slaying, gritty guitars, deep, heavy bass, and blood-pumping drums reminiscent of A Crow Left Of The Murder and Light Grenades. Boyd’s vocals, like the band, haven’t aged a day, and they cut through the epic, raw, instrumentals straight to the heart like an electric shock. This is a windows down, volume up jam perfect for the summer tour they’ve just announced with Jimmy Eat World. That’s right, Incubus and Jimmy Eat World announced a ton of tour dates for this summer with Judah and the Lion. The tour will be stopping in Camden, NJ, on July 20th at the BB&T Pavilion! Pre-sale starts tomorrow, February 17 at 12pm (local time) except Dallas and the pre-sale password is nimble8. Dallas pre-sale is February 18 12pm (local time) with the same pre-sale password. Tickets will go on sale publicly February 24th! Tour dates are listed below. You can find dates, ticket info and get access to pre-sale information on Incubus’ website now here.

“Nimble Bastard”, the return of Incubus, and a tour with Jimmy Eat World?  What an absolute gift I feel like it might as well be my birthday! Listen to the new single below and get your tickets to every show on the tour here.

 

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Feb 17 – INCUBUS Presale 12pm Local (Except Dallas)
Feb 18 – INCUBUS Dallas Presale 12pm Local
Feb 24 – PUBLIC ONSALE 10am Local – varies in certain markets
Incubus Presale Password: nimble8
INCUBUS 8 TOUR with Special Guest Jimmy Eat World & Judah and The Lion 
July 6 – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
July 7 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
July 8 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
July 11 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
July 12 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
July 14 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
July 15 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY
July 16 – Bethel Woods – Bethel, NY
July 18 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
July 19 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
July 20 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
July 22 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
July 23 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
July 25 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
July 26 – Key Bank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
July 27 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 29 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
July 30 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
August 1 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
August 2 – Bold Sphere at Champions Square – New Orleans, LA
August 4 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
August 5 – Austin 360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
August 6 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
August 9 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
August 11 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
August 12 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
August 14 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
August 16 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
August 18 – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre – Portland, OR
August 19 – White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA
October 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO

xx Cher

WCW: Little Dragon “High”+ North American Tour!!!

15 Feb

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Happy Wednesday! One of the greatest bands of all time, Little Dragon, have just released their first piece of new music since their stunning 2014 release Nabuma Rubberband. The single called “High” is a silky, baby-making tune perfect for it’s Valentine’s Day release. Watch the new video for the track now here:

“High” is available for stream/purchase now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Apple Music!

Little Dragon also announced they will be playing their first North American tour in two years. The shows kick off with Coachella Festival then continue with Glass Animals and Goldlink playing select shows along the tour! What an epic lineup either way. There are no current Philly dates on this tour but let’s all pray they add one. Either way, I’ll be checking them out at this year’s Bestival festival and you should too! Tickets for most dates on the tour go on sale this Friday and you get yours here.

 

Little Dragon Tour:

4/13/17Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
4/25/17Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater**
4/26/17Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals
xx Cher

late night listen: FKJ “Skyline”

13 Feb

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I am obsessed with this new slow jam from Parisian multi-instrumentalist FKJ, “Skyline”.

The track is from his upcoming album aptly named French Kiwi Juice due out March 3rd on Roche Musique. You can stream/buy the track now here, and pre-order your copy of the new album here!

FKJ will be heading out on a US tour beginning March 13th in Atlanta and stopping in Philly on March 19th at Union Transfer! Get your tickets for the Philly show now here. Not in Philly? Check out the full list of tour dates so below!

 

DON’T MISS FKJ LIVE:
2/18 – Las Estacias, Morelos, MEX – Bahidora
3/3 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Festival
3/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
3/17 – Washington DC – A.I.
3/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
3/23 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
3/24 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
3/25 – Montreal, QC – SAT
3/26 – Boston, MA – Middle East
3/29 – Detroit, MI – El Club
3/30 – Chicago, IL – Concorde Music Hall
3/31 – Madison, WI – Majestic
4/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
4/5 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
4/7 – Austin, TX – Euphoria Festival
4/11 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
4/12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
4/14 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
5/18 – San Diego, CA – Observatory
5/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
5/20 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
5/27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
+ more TBA
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xx Cher

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