Maggie Rogers is the first of our WCW series we will continue throughout the year celebrating our favorite women in music. Read more about this brilliant artist and listen to her music below!
You probably found out about the musical songbird/goddess Maggie Rogers by seeing this video which went viral:
During a Masterclass with Pharrell at NYU, Rogers introduced her track and told the class that “It’s good for now, it would probably need a couple more hours of mixing and mastering”. Not soon after the track started playing her song blew the mind of Pharrell and everyone else watching in cyberspace. The song played was her track now named “Alaska” and after listening to the finished track 10,000 more times, I am still neither sick of it or any less moved than I was when I first heard it.
Following the brilliance of “Alaska” Maggie Rogers released equally beautiful “Dog Years” a stunning, storytelling love song with effortless vocals and harmonies we can’t get enough of (or out of our heads). If anyone had a great 2016 it was truly Rogers (and in my opinion so did we for getting to hear her music). With her upcoming tour and more new music on it’s way it seems that 2017 will only get better for us all.
Maggie Rogers announced a massive tour from January through April hitting many cities in the US and Europe including a sold-out show in Philadelphia at the Foundry on April 7th. For a full list of tour dates, tickets and more information visit her website here.
Listen to a new demo Maggie Rogers released below and get your tickets for her upcoming tour now!
On December 31st, Maggie Rogers posted her thoughts on this past year and her hopes and dreams for this year, which I know she will achieve. Read below and follow Maggie on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud to keep up with what will be an incredible year for this brilliant artist.
Don’t miss this epic show at The Barbary tomorrow night!
Tomorrow, December 15th, Philadelphia will be electrified by three female-fronted bands that will kick your weekend off early and into high gear on a Thursday night at The Barbary. Those bands are Sharkmuffin (NY), Fruit & Flowers (NY) and Red Queen Lilith (Philly).
The show, hosted by RiotNerd kicks off promptly at 8PM so get there early to get a spot up front to get up close and sweaty with all three bands. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door so get yours now here! Listen to our favorite tracks from each band below and get ready for your rock-fueled dance workout tomorrow night at The Barbary.
The most-listened to tracks of two best friends living on opposite coasts.
When I first met my best friend Cora, we were talking about music. Since then, we’ve made so many memories going to shows, festivals in different countries and states, and making soundtracks for road trips we’ve taken. So when Spotify notified me that they made a playlist of our top listened to songs of 2016, I had to share. This 6+ hour long playlist features songs I’ve listened to a million times, she listened to a million times, and we listened to together on repeat. The playlist is reeling with musical memories for me-from the time we played The Smiths’ “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” on repeat while driving around L.A., to the time Cora discovered Dilly Dally after we saw them at The Great Escape in Brighton (I already loved them). Check out the varied playlist below, featuring some of our favorite artists including Otis Reading, Kurt Vile, Holy Sons, Childish Gambino, Tears for Fears and so many more. Seriously, so many…it is 6+ hours of music.
Let Kurt Vile serenade you into 2017 this New Year’s Eve at The Fillmore!
Kurt Vile, Jello Man, Philadelphia Eagles’ Connor Barwin, some rouge trash cans and stuffed animals all want you to celebrate your New Year’s Eve at The Fillmore.
Hometown heroes Kurt Vile and the Violators will be ringing in the new year with your favorite tracks including those off his latest album, and one of our favorites, b’lieve i’m going down. The all-ages show starts at 8PM with Nathan Bowles and Woods kicking off the show. Tickets are available now here and at the box office! Get your tickets now, and ring in the new year with Jello shots and one of your favorite bands.
For everything including tickets and tour information like Kurt Vile on Facebook here!
One of our favorite Philly megababes Evan Raab checked out NOTS as they rocked one of our favorite venues-Everybody Hits-in Philly last week.
So you’re starting a rock band. You have your guitar, check. Bass, check. Drums, check. Microkorg, check. Wait, what? A bit unconventional maybe, but Memphis rockers Nots made it work as they delivered heavy garage punk textured by wavy synth patches to a PBR-drinking crowd at Everybody Hits on a beautiful Wednesday Fall night. Some of the tones highlighted the poppy-but-still-heavy fuzzed-out hooks and chord progressions while some helped wash out the band’s spacious white noise interludes. The driving beats maintained a high-paced tempo with the audience nodding in time under the moody lighting during the intimate performance while front woman Natalie Hoffman serenaded us all with bratty, punching vocals. One part Metz, one part Le Tigre, one part Blouse with short songs packed with lots going on, check out their new LP Cosmetic out on Goner Records.
Don’t miss this badass band of babes when they head to your town. NOTS play Ace of Cups tonight in Columbus, Ohio, before heading to Marble Bar in Detroit tomorrow. More tour dates below!
Nots are playing Philadelphia tonight at Everybody Hits! Tickets are $10 and the show is all ages. See you there!
Badass babes NOTS are heading to Philly to play Everybody Hits tonight! The all female dream team from Memphis are a powerful punch of punk straight to the veins so make sure you head over to Everybody Hits for a serious body workout and mind explosion. The show is only $10 at the door and doors open at 8PM. Don’t miss this epic show with The World, Dark Web and Telepathic!
NOTS new album Cosmetic is out now via Goner so get your copy here along with their album We Are Nots here.
Don’t miss High Waisted, Weatherhead, Thin Lips, Free Throw and SOMOS at The Foundry tonight! Show starts at 7:30PM.
Tonight is a big night for Philly music fans, if you weren’t planning on partying this evening change your plans because five rad bands are in town playing a show together TONIGHT at The Foundry.
Among these bands is one that has one of my favorite band names of all time- High Waisted. These surf pop rock and rollers will be getting the party (and your dance workout) started early tonight when they open for SOMOS along with Thin Lips, Weatherhead, and Free Throw. High Waisted will be performing songs from their new album On Ludlow. The album has 12 tracks of pure, upbeat surf rock and pop songs with cheeky lyrics including “Shithead” and “Party in the Back”. The album is a summer road trip / beach day must-have and will have you dreaming of summer all winter long.
The show starts at 7:30PM tonight and you can get your tickets here or at the door. It’s a rarity to have this many great bands on one bill so make sure you get there on time so you don’t miss any of these stellar bands.
Don’t live in Philly? Check out High Waisted on tour!
High Waisted Tour:
08/26 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
08/27 Boonton, NJ @ Boontunes
08/28 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
08/30 Nashville, TN @ The End
08/31 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar Lounge
09/01 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
09/04 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/05 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
09/09 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
09/10 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
09/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
09/13 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
09/14 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
09/17 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/20 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
09/21 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
09/22 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
09/23 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s