Philly show NOT to be missed xx: Dry The River and Bowerbirds at Johnny Brenda’s TONIGHT!!!

Oh happy day!!! I am finally seeing one of my favorite bands Dry The River, not only in Philadelphia, but a few blocks from my house! Straight from SXSW Dry The River will be playing the gorgeous and intimate Johnny Brenda’s on Girard for (I can’t make this up) only $12!! One of my best friends Dylana was saying this week that she wanted to go to a show with me since she has not been to one in a while, and I told her this is the one that she can’t miss. I have been following Dry The River for some time now, and they are one of the few bands which I can say I’ve honestly loved everything I have ever heard from them. When I received their debut album Shallow Bed due out April 17th, I might as well have been a kid on Christmas morning, with pure joy and impatience as I waited for the album to download. Just I had expected, the album starts with an absolutely gorgeous intro song, “Animal Skins”. With lovely layered instrumentals, passionate vocals, and an epic sing-a-long refrain, I was in heaven. The album is glittered with songs I’ve known and loved in a perfect order and mix with equally brilliant songs I hadn’t heard from the band yet. I’d pick a favorite, but with songs like “Animal Skins”, “The Chambers & The Valves”, “Bible Belt”, “No Rest”, “Weights & Measures”, and hauntingly beautiful “Shaker Hymns”, it’s so hard to choose just one…especially because when I went to pick a favorite I just started naming every song on the album in my head. The record ends beautifully with the 12 minute and 28 seconds of the perfection that is “Lion’s Den”. Although I technically have the record, I am lining up in the nearest record store on April 17th to buy it on vinyl. Shallow Bed is an album to dream to, live to, and love to. My heart is doing cartwheels in anticipation of seeing them live tonight with the excellent Bowerbirds. Dry The River is opening so make sure you come on time, or even early. Doors are at 8pm and the show starts at 9:15. Tickets are $12 and still available for purchase here. Check out some of their music below, and if you don’t live in Philly, don’t fret! They are touring many other places too, so check out the tour dates below!

Dry The River Tour:
23-March New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

24-March Boston, NY Paradise

26-march Montreal, QC La Sala Rosa

27-March Toronto, ON The Garrison

29-March Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

31-March Minneapolis Cedar Cultural Center

3-April Seattle, WA The Crocodile

4-April Portland, OR Doug Fir

6-April San Francisco, CA Independent

7-April Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

8-April San Diego, CA The Casbah

11-April Austin, TX The Parish

12-April Dallas, TX The Loft

17-April Nottingham, UK Bodega Social Club

18-April Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach

19-April Manchester, UK Academy

21-April Aberdeen, UK Café Drummond

22-April Glasgow, UK King Tuts

23-April Belfast, UK Limelight

24-April Cork, Ireland Cyprus Avenue

25-April Dublin, Ireland Whelans

27-April Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club

28-April Newcastle, UK The Cluny

30-April Bristol, UK Fleece

2-May London, UK Electric Ballroom

12-May Norwich, UK Arts Center


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