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.
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
More songs we love:
Oooh girl! The singer-songwriter and looping artist, Tash Sultana, just made the most baby-making cover of MGMT’s classic “Electric Feel” for Triple J’s Like A Version. The mind-blowing cover is clearly just a snippet of what her live show is like. Thankfully, she is heading out on a US tour next week so we can see for ourselves!
Tash Sultana will be in Philadelphia next Saturday, February 18th, so my fellow Philly fans can watch her slay in person. She will be playing at World Cafe Live upstairs and the super-intimate show is unsurprisingly sold-out. If you were lucky enough to get tickets the show starts at 8PM and the doors open at 7pm. Make sure you get there on time to catch fellow Australian musician Josh Cashman open the show.
Listen to both artists and check out more tour dates for their US tour below!
It’s been 2 years since the badass Philly blog Riot Nerd blessed us with it’s life and we are celebrating tomorrow night with a heavy dose of local, pure rock and roll. Fittingly, Soraia, one of our favorite bands of all time, are headlining the show. The band is currently in the studio recording their forthcoming record so be the first to let their new songs electrocute your world live at Milkboy tomorrow night.
Tickets are only $10 here today and will be $12 tomorrow at the door. The show starts at 8PM so make sure you are there on time to catch Kensington Nothings, Cold Roses and Mach22. Listen to all of the bands below and see you tomorrow night at Milkboy!
Yesterday, The Black Angels dropped a gritty, slaying new track “Currency” off their forthcoming album Death Song due out April 21st! Death Song is available to pre-order right now here. The band also announced they will be heading out on their first leg of tour April 26th following the release of the album. The Black Angels are one of the best live bands you will ever see so make sure you get tickets to a city near you for you and everyone you love.
The Black Angels will be playing Union Transfer in Philly on May 4th with A Place To Bury Strangers! Pre-sale tickets are available now here if you are an American Express card member. Not in Philly? Check out a full list of tour dates via The Black Angels website here!
Not sure if you had the same reaction reading all of those names together and the word “tour” after, but for me it was something along the lines of, “are you f’ing kidding me?!?” what an absolute DREAM TOUR. That’s right, badass forever babes Garbage, Blondie, AND Deap Vally are heading out on tour together and will be stopping in Philly to play the Mann Center on August 2nd. The Rage and Rapture tour will follow the release of Blondie’s highly anticipated forthcoming album Po11inator due out this Spring. All three bands are incredible live so this is definitely a show you do NOT want to miss.
Tickets for the Philadelphia show will be on sale Friday, February 17th at 10AM via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster, and the Mann Center Box Office. Doors are at 6PM and the show starts at 7:30PM with Deap Vally so make sure you get there on time to see all three brilliant bands. To access the pre-sale click here and use the password RAGEANDRAPTURE.
Not in Philly? More tour dates are listed below!