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WCW: Our Obsession with Maggie Rogers

4 Jan
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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.

 xx Cher

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.

late night listen: Tropic of Cancer “I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over”

16 Dec
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We are addicted to “I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over” by Tropic of Cancer. Listen below!

There’s nothing more special than when you hear a song and immediately want to hear it again…a hundred more times. This happened to me when I first heard Tropic of Cancer‘s “I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over”. The seven minute long track is so soundtrack-worthy it makes me want to write a short film for it. The more I listen to it, I just might! Listen to the chill AF track below and meet me at Sundance.

 

For up to date new music and tour dates from Tropic of Cancer click here!

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

Cher and Cora’s Ultimate Playlist

12 Dec
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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.

 

 

 

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

The Spotify Playlist that changed your life.

7 Dec
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What is the Spotify Playlist that changed your life? We all have one…and if you don’t yet you should really start exploring.

What is the Spotify playlist that changed your life? Mine is Lush Vibes. I’ll never forget the first time I heard it. I was casually strolling in and out of my housemate’s room catching up on her day and every time I came in a different song was playing, yet all had a different chill ass groove that somehow tied them all perfectly together like an episode of High Maintenance [start binging now].

“Who is this? What are you listening to?” I finally asked. Next, the moment my life changed, “That’s a playlist on Spotify called Lush Vibes.” she laughed hysterically. “I found it after I spent way too much on a Face Mask at Lush. The sales ladies were just so nice and informative.” she continued. My head was already reeling. I excused myself and went into my room to  immediately download and save the playlist forever on my phone.

I searched, there it was with “a weird picture of a guy in a jungle” as the cover art…or at least that’s how the tiny pic looked on my housemate’s phone. Who is that handsome man standing amongst the-dare I say- lush, beautiful greenery? Did he make this playlist? If so, can I be his best friend? Confidant? Assistant? The gorgeous gent is Iman Omari, an artist featured on the playlist with some of my favorite songs on the playlist including his single, “That Girl”. After getting the playlist on lock I lay in my bed and stare at the stars I was seeing with each new song and artist I discovered.

Since then, I’ve listened to Lush Vibes when I’m really happy, want to chill, am depressed, want to dance, can’t sleep, am driving, flying, going on adventures, and contemplating life. Described by Spotify as “Lush, hazy and chill instrumental hip hop by today’s future-minded beat crafters”. However you want to describe it, this playlist is the coverall playlist that no matter where I am in my life it uplifts my mood, and most importantly never gets old.



xx Cher

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