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Coachella Lineup revealed: Radiohead, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and a ton of other bands you love

4 Jan

 

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It’s that time of year, where all you do is look forward to every upcoming festival 2017 will grace us. Coachella always seems to be the first one to brag about their lineups getting you all excited for April when we’re barely into January, but this year created a next-level pining inside me I can’t even believe is real…they had me at Radiohead. Honestly, we could have stopped there. Radiohead could have played all three days and I would have been stoked but no, instead we have Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar also headlining, along with a ton of  amazing bands on the lineup to try to run around and see. Festival passes go on sale today, January 4th at 11AM PST here.

 

I get that a lot of bands play festivals but nothing annoys me more than the hierarchy of font sizes these posters use. You need a magnifying glass to see some truly epic artists on this list so here are some of my favorites:

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THUNDERCAT: How much do I love this man? Let me count the ways. For one, Thundercat put on one of the best live shows I’ve ever been to in my life and I’ve been to an insane amount of shows. Thundercat is one of the best musicians of our time on record and on stage and seeing him build his music live is something every music loving soul should experience. He is not one to be missed at this festival.

 

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Seeing this Australian seven-piece band live is not an event it’s an experience. Like a symphony of psych rock set to mesmerizing visuals you will be floating in the clouds watching this band whether you dropped or not.

 

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Shura has been one of my favorite queens since I saw her live and interviewed her for Galore and at SXSW. Shura’s shows are an upbeat dance party soundtrack-worth of an 80s John Hughes film. Things you’ll need to bring to her show: your dancing shoes and someone to make out with… well technically you can meet that person there.

 

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S U R V I V E. The brilliant band that brought you the Stranger Things soundtrack and solidified your addiction to a television show will be creeping things up in Palm Springs with heavy bass lines and synthesizers and if we’re lucky a sea of lasers and fog to turn your Coachella upside-down (in a good way).

 

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Jagwar Ma has been one of my favorite bands for years, I could see them play the same show every day for three years and would still be just as thrilled as the first time I saw them live. Their music is a beautiful blend of pysch, rock and dance which are three of my favorite things. Their shows always give you a dance workout that will make you cancel you gym membership and buy every album they’ve released (here and here).

 

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Aussie psych dream team POND are a mesmerizing, trippy AF show that will have your body moving and your mind spinning. While you’re getting lost in their instrumentals and vocal harmonies, you’ll find one of your favorite new bands to follow into the space-time continuum they open up in your mind when you’re watching them live.

 

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Bring your crush/love/that megababe you met at the Shura show with you for the Coachella set of sheer baby-making music created and performed by HONNE. Let the UK duo set the mood with their mixture of smooth vocals, R&B and dance that will get your heart beating and body moving  as that California sandstorm sweeps around you.

 

Whether you’re going to Coachella as a massive music fan on a mission or to get a picture of your outfit taken go see these artists and get your musical mind blown and expanded by  the incredible artists above.

Watch: Childish Gambino performs “Redbone” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!!!

15 Dec

 

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Childish Gambino brings his song “Redbone” to the Jimmy Fallon stage and knocks us all into another dimension.

Good goddess what’s more glorious than Childish Gambino’s new album Awaken, My Love!?

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Him performing “Redbone” from the album on Jimmy Fallon wearing only shiny silver pants. Donald Glover performs the track with knee-weakening intensity as he bends and twists his vocals on the raw, funky AF track. Glover proves that one of my favorite tracks on the album most certainly can be brought to life live and taken to another whole dimension, of soul, funk and R&B. The raw intensity the performance brought the audience of The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon would make Prince proud as a purple glow lit Glover as his vocals reached glass-shattering heights fueled by passion and undeniable talent.

If you didn’t already know Childish Gambino’s Donald Glover and his intense array of talents, he is having quite a great year. With a baby on the way, Glover saw the launch of his acclaimed new show (and one of my favorites from this year) Atlanta, which he created, writes, acts in and directs. Writing this album when he wasn’t working on the show, Glover created such an epic and glorious piece of music, it’s unbelievable how much creative magic can come out of one human being. Lucky for us, his gifts of the album and show have made a dark year a lot brighter. Now after this performance, let’s hope 2017 bring a new Childish Gambino tour that will knock us into another realm.

 

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Sharkmuffin, Fruit & Flowers and Red Queen Lilith at The Barbary tomorrow!

14 Dec
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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.

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xx Cher

A Very Philly New Year’s Eve: Kurt Vile and the Violators at The Fillmore

9 Dec
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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.

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For everything including tickets and tour information like Kurt Vile on Facebook here!

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: NOTS at Everybody Hits TONIGHT!!!!

12 Oct
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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!

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NOTS new album Cosmetic is out now via Goner so get your copy here along with their album We Are Nots here.

 

 

 

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: High Waisted, Thin Lips, Weatherhead, Free Throw and SOMOS at The Foundry TONIGHT!!!

25 Aug
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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

 

 

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Beat Connection at Boot & Saddle TONIGHT!!!

18 Aug
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Beat Connection get your weekend dance party started off early TONIGHT at Boot & Saddle.

 

Philly, the weekend is drawing near and if you felt a need to get your dance workout in early, you cannot miss Beat Connection tonight at Boot & Saddle.

Beat Connection are an incredible band to see live so make sure to see them tonight along with Kodak To Graph and Moon Bounce as support! Tickets are only $12 and you can get them here or at the door. The show starts at 8:30pm so make sure you get to the venue on time to get the party started with the opening bands.

Beat Connection just dropped one of my favorite new tracks of the summer “For The Record”. Listen below and get your dancing shoes warmed up for the show tonight!

 

Not in Philly? Catch them on the rest of their tour dates below!

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Pre-game the show by listening to more music from Beat Connection below:

 

 

 

See you tonight on the dance floor!

xx Cher

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