Need some sunshine-riddled grooves to get you through your week? Me too. Lucky for us Allah-Las, The Babe Rainbow, and ROYA are coming into town tomorrow night to light up all of our lives with the freshest, grooviest tunes since 1969. The show is at one of the best Philadelphia music venues, Union Transfer and starts at 8:30PM with doors opening at 7:30PM. Tickets are $18 here and $20 at the door (day of show).
L.A.-based Allah-Las are touring in support of their third album Calico Review released last year. The album’s perfect mix of mesmerizing guitars, vocal harmonies, whispered, story-telling lyrics, and upbeat, addictive, retro-pop tracks will have you floating on a cloud to another dimension… and that’s just on record. Just wait until you see these brilliant tracks performed live! All three bands of babes will have you dancing to tunes your reformed-hippy Dad’s vinyl collection would be proud of.
Listen to all three bands below, get your tickets here, and see you on the dance floor tomorrow night at Union Transfer!
SLAVES head to Milkboy tonight to rock you into next week. Don’t miss this epic show!
U.K. Punk duo SLAVES are one of my favorite bands on record and off, putting on one of the best live shows you will ever see. They’re a band you will never get tired of seeing live, bringing so much raw energy and intensity to delivering their songs to a sweaty, body-thrashing crowd-because let’s face it, there’s no other reaction to their music. After releasing their new album Take Control Slaves are heading to Milkboy tonight, Boston tomorrow playing at Great Scott, and Rough Trade in NYC on Sunday before headlining a very sick lineup at Huw Stephen’s party via BBC Radio 1 Presents at Latitude 30 at 1AM on March 14th at SXSW. You don’t want to miss seeing Slaves perform this epic new album live.
Tickets to tonight’s show at Milkboy are $17 and available here or at the door while tickets last. The show kicks off at 8:30PM with Lion in the Mane as support, so make sure you get their on time to see both bands!
Death By Unga Bunga put on one of the best live shows I’ve seen in recent memory at Underground Arts in Philadelphia
Norwegian Band Death By Unga Bunga came to Philly to play Underground Arts on a Thursday night and truly rocked us into next year. It was love at first listen when I first heard Death By Unga Bunga, so I expected the show to be good… but this was next level. The band blasted through their hits, and seeing them all sing separately, harmonize and slay on their instruments with so much raw energy they absolutely infected the crowd, was one of the best live music experiences of my life. They played with so much personality I couldn’t help but laugh at how good the show was. Sebastian Ulstad Olsen joined the crowd several times, even leaving the room while singing at one point, still sounding perfect while gone.
Like an epic house party show, the band only got better as they took shots and shotgunned beers offered from their Philly fans. The show went by so fast we thought they were kidding when they said it was their last song. The crowd collectively screamed, “Nooooo”, seriously, I’m not exaggerating. Luckily, they played an epically long version of “Wish I Didn’t Know” as their last song, including a Jimi Hendrix-style moment covering Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town” playing their guitars behind their heads. When they left the stage everyone thought the show must be over, it doesn’t get better than that. But to our surprise and jubilation, they came back out to play “Young Girls”, and ended the show by bowing together, kissing each other on the mouth and lip-syncing to the sounds of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”. I couldn’t have asked for a better Thursday night and am offering myself up to go on tour with this epic band. Let me know if you need a merch girl, boys. I can happily watch that show every night of the week.
They came, they saw, they slayed, and I feel truly blessed I witnessed.
Death By Unga Bunga continue their tour in Portland on Sunday, and Seattle on Monday before heading to California. For tickets and tour information click here, you do not want to miss this band live.
South East London’s Jamie Isaac is taking bedroom music to a whole new level worthy of changing ‘Netflix and Chill’ to ‘[Listening to] Jamie Isaac and Chill’. His lush new sound of hauntingly mesmerizing and romantic electronic ballads, tinged with jazz and hip hop throughout makes this brilliant debut, Couch Baby, one of our absolute favorites. Jamie Isaac will be doing his first tour of the US in support of the record, playing several dates including SXSW and Boot and Saddle in Philadelphia tomorrow night, March 2nd. To coincide with the tour, Marathon Artists will be releasing a revisited version of the album including new tracks, remixes, and even a cover of Alicia Keys’ “Un-thinkable”.
Don’t miss catching this amazing artist live in Philly tomorrow night. Tickets are $10 and available here or at the venue ($12 day of show). Doors are at 7:30 and the show starts at 8PM with Olukara and J U S T P R O C E S S as support. Boot & Saddle has great happy hour specials and food so get their early to get your grub on and don’t miss the opening acts.
Jamie Isaac will continuing his tour to NY, CA, and to SXSW Music Festival in Texas! For more tour information click here.
The brilliant Norwegian rock band Death By Unga Bunga are heading to Philly to play Underground Arts TONIGHT!!!!
Not just a great band name, Death By Unga Bunga are heading to Underground Arts TONIGHT to rock Philadelphia into next Thursday. The epic Norwegian rock band are currently on their US tour in support of their full-length release Pineapple Pizza and their EP Fight! both of which you should buy right now or later tonight at the show.
If you need a heavy dose of rock’n’roll to get you through the week, tonight is your night. Make sure you are at Underground Arts for this show featuring The GTVs, Pilkington and Death By Unga Bunga. Doors are at 8PM and the show starts at 9PM. Tickets are $13 and you can get yours now here or at the door!
Death By Unga Bunga Tour:
23 – @ Underground Arts Black Box in Philadelphia // http://bit.ly/PhiladelphiaDBUBbuytix
24 – @ Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey // http://bit.ly/AsburyParkDBUBbuytix
25 – @ Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn
27 – @ PJ’s Lager House in Detroit
01 – @ The Empty Bottle in Chicago
02 – @ First Avenue & 7th St Entry in Minneapolis // http://bit.ly/MinneapolisDBUBbuytix
05 – @ Mississippi Studios in Portland // http://bit.ly/PortlandDBUBbuytix
06 – @ The Sunset Tavern in Seattle // http://bit.ly/SeattleDBUBbuytix
08 – @ Elbo Room in San Francisco
09 – @ The Satellite in Los Angeles // http://bit.ly/LosAngelesDBUBbuytix
11 – @ The Hideout San Diego // http://bit.ly/SanDiegoDBUBbuytix
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.
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.