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Kurt & Courtney: Kurt Vile + Courtney Barnett announce new record / tour!!!!

9 Jun



You can get your tickets now for what will be nothing short of an epic tour with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile teaming up to bring you: An Evening with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile And Their Amazing All-Star Band “The Sea Lice”. They announced a slew of U.S. tour dates in October and November of this year and news of a joint album as well! All dates are listed below, Kurt and Courtney will be stopping in Philadelphia on November 3rd to play Tower Theater.

Get your tickets now for a city near you here!




xx Cher


morning jam: Spring King “City”

7 Apr


Kick your Tuesday morning into high gear with Spring King‘s new single “City”. Yeah it’s only Tuesday but if this song doesn’t give you the burst of energy you need to get through this week I don’t know what will.

Spring King are playing two shows in London this week with our forever girl-crush Courtney Barnett! After, they head out on a headlining tour of the UK, for tickets and more information follow them on Songkick here.

xx Cher

Philly Shows this week: Don’t miss Courtney Barnett, Bombay Bicycle Club, or The Kills!!!

19 Oct

This week is a great week to see live music in Philly! Start your week off right and see Courtney Barnett at Union Transfer on Monday, Bombay Bicycle Club at Union Transfer on Tuesday, and The Kills rock The Troc on Wednesday!!!


If you haven’t had the chance to see Courtney Barnett live yet, this Monday is going to be a wild ride for you. The songstress has been touring non-stop after releasing her A Sea of Split Peas EP and rightfully so- her and her band deliver live. Between her storytelling lyrics, explosive guitar playing, and the radiating energy exchange between her and her bandmates, your Monday night will come alive. Her show will give you the energy to get through your Monday and leave you inspired to see the other incredible shows happening this week. Tickets are only $20 and you can get yours now here or at the box office. The show starts at 8PM so make sure you get there on time to see San Fermin supporting. I recently caught up with Courtney Barnett about this US tour, her label Milk! Records, and new music you should listen to! Read it on blahblahblahscience here.

Bombay Bicycle Club

I’ve loved Bombay Bicycle Club for some time now and have actually lost track of how many times I have seen them live. But one thing is always certain, I will never miss one of their shows in my town…ever. These boys make such incredible music and are constantly stepping up their live shows. The band is currently touring their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow which has yet to leave my record player this year. Bombay Bicycle will play the perfect mixture of your favorite new tracks along with your favorites from their other brilliant albums. The band will have the whole room moving, smiling and forgetting that it’s only Tuesday, so make sure you are there. The show starts at 8PM with Milo Greene and Luxley supporting. Tickets are $25 and you can get them now here or at the door. Until then, read my interview from the last time they were in town on The Waster here!


What better to get you through your mid-week blues than some badass rock’n’roll? The Trocadero has you covered as The Kills are scheduled to blow your eardrums and your mind with their addictive and seductive songs live. The energy transferred between the duo live is so electric and raw you will find yourself moving, sweating and mesmerized. The show starts at 7:30pm with Moon Duo and Nuns opening, you can get your tickets now here!


NYC rockers Drowners are also in town Wednesday to play Boot & Saddle on their Dr. Martens Stand For Something tour. The band will also be stopping at the Dr. Martens store on Walnut St. for a meet and greet with their fans at 6pm. You can get tickets for their show after here!

xx Cher

In case you missed it: Arum Rae live at Ortlieb’s

22 Sep


Arum Rae is a singer-songwriter originally from Austin, TX now living in Brooklyn. I was excited to catch the Berklee College of Music graduate at Philadelphia’s intimate bar and venue Ortlieb’s last night. No stranger to the stage, Arum Rae has previously shared the stage with Rodriguez, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, and Gary Clark Jr. just to name a few. Her new EP Warranted Queen is a sensual heartfelt diary of songs that will make you feel and move. She writes her songs from life experiences and you can hear it in her voice and feel it in your bones when she performs live.

Arum Rae filled the venue with enough soul and heartfelt blues in her soaring voice to light up the room. Mix that with her gritty, raw, blasting guitar and roaring drums and you get a sound that can swallow annoying obnoxious bar talkers and leave them with their jaws on the floor.

Her bluesy, weathered, range-less voice sounds like the extension of a soul that’s lived a lifetime. The guitar is an extension of her whole being. The two hypnotize you and you forget she’s doing both so effortlessly.

A gorgeous girl (with a ring game and shoe game that is on point) blasted blues, soul and pure rock throughout philly last night and she’s coming for your town. Check out her tour dates below.

Upcoming Arum Rae Tour Dates

# – w/ Generationals

9/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
9/23 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s
9/25 – St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
9/26 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
9/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
9/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
10/01 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
10/03 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/04 – Austin, TX – Stubbs (ACL Fest late-night show)
10/07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds Downstairs #
10/08 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar #
10/09 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn #
10/11 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall #
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/14 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
10/15 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe #
10/16 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo #
10/17 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
10/18 – Mobile, AL – Alchemy Tavern
10/20 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre Rooftop
10/21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
10/22 – Asheville, NC – One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
10/23 – Charlottesville, VA – The Garage

For fans of Banks, Courtney Barnett, Blood Red Shoes, Amy Winehouse and great live music.

xx Cher

afternoon jam xx: Honeyblood “Killer Bangs”

13 May

Laura Coulson

Glasgow-based garage rock dream team Honeyblood released a new music video for “Killer Bangs”. This is the new single from the gorgeous duo’s self-titled debut album available for pre-order now here. If this addictive new single is any sign of the rest of the album, we are in for a new favorite this year. Check out the video below now!

The girls are currently on tour in the UK supporting another one of our favorites Courtney Barnett, for tickets and tour information click here!

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed xx: Kins and Courtney Barnett at Union Transfer!!

20 Feb



This is a show you absolutely can NOT miss, although you might because it’s been sold out for ages. Australia’s story-telling goddess and one of my favorite new bands from one of my favorite places (Brighton, England) Kins! Doors are at 8PM and the show starts at 8:30PM at Union Transfer so get there on time for Kins.

Kins self-titled debut album has been on regular rotation for me. The album is equally innovative, haunting, and seductive. If you are a fan of Radiohead, Alt-J and/or Brand New, you might have found your favorite new band tonight with Kins. Make sure you get to the venue on time at 8:30PM to check them out live!

Courtney Barnett has won over hearts with her story-telling lyrics and conversing vocals. Her double EP A Sea Of Split Peas has some of my favorite songs including “Avant Gardner” and “History Eraser”. I am so stoked to hear them live tonight!

If you have tickets tonight see you on the dance floor and remember to get to Union Transfer by 8:30 PM to catch Kins!!

xx Cher

morning jam xx: Courtney Barnett “History Eraser”

17 Dec


I think I need to spend some serious time in Australia. So many incredible bands and musicians call Australia home that I can’t stop listening to, including Courtney Barnett. Her new track “History Eraser” is a sassy, badass, and groovy tune you are going to want to memorize the lyrics to immediately (see below). The song is from her second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose . You can buy her LP collection now on digital, cd, and vinyl!

Courtney Barnett will be heading to the US to play some shows including Philadelphia on February 20th at Union Transfer!! Get tickets now here, and check out the ret of her tour dates here.


I got drunk and fell asleep atop the sheets but luckily i left the heater on.
And in my dreams i wrote the best song that i’ve ever written…can’t remember how it goes.
I stayed drunk and fell awake and i was cycling on a plane and far away i heard you say you liked me.
We drifted to a party – cool. The people went to arty school. They made their paints by mixing acid wash and lemonade

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

I found an ezra pound and made a bet that if i found a cigarette i’d drop it all and marry you.
Just then a song comes on: “you can’t always get what you want” – the rolling stones, oh woe is we, the irony!
The stones became the moss and once all inhibitions lost, the hipsters made a mission to the farm.
We drove by tractor there, the yellow straw replaced our hair, we laced the dairy river with the cream of sweet vermouth.

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

You said “we only live once” so we touched a little tongue, and instantly i wanted to…
I lost my train of thought and jumped aboard the Epping as the doors were slowly closing on the world.
I touched on and off and rubbed my arm up against yours and still the inspector inspected me.
The lady in the roof was living proof that nothing really ever is exactly as it seems.

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

We caught the river boat downstream and ended up beside a team of angry footballers.
I fed the ducks some krill then we were sucked against our will into the welcome doors of the casino.
We drank green margaritas, danced with sweet senoritas, and we all went home as winners of a kind.
You said “i guarantee we’ll have more fun, drink till the moon becomes the sun, and in the taxi home i’ll sing you a triffids song!”

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

xx Cher

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