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Philly Show NOT to be missed: Allah-Las, The Babe Rainbow, and Roya at Union Transfer TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!

21 Mar

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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!

 

xx Cher

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#SXSW show NOT to be missed: BBC Radio 1 Presents at Latitude 30 TONIGHT!!!!!!

14 Mar

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I’ve been coming to Austin for the past 6 years for SXSW and tonight’s show is always the real kick off to the music festival for me. The BBCR1 showcase hosted by Huw Stephens brings some of the best up and coming artists from the U.K. to Austin for one epic night of music at Latitude 30. The venue, known during SXSW as “The British Music Embassy” hosts music from the U.K. all week and kicks off tonight with Dream Wife, SWEAT, Let’s Eat Grandma, DaveSam Gellaitry and Slaves. The show starts at 8PM and you must have a badge or wristband to get in. Make sure you’re at Latitude 30 tonight at 8PM and let’s get sweaty together on the dance floor.

xx Cher

late night listen: Alt-J “3WW” + new album ‘Relaxer’ due out June 9th!!!

6 Mar

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Alt-J are back in a massive way with a stunning new single “3WW” featuring the vocals of Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice! The single is their first release from their highly anticipated new album Relaxer due out June 9th. The band said of the album:

“We’d like to thank you for your patience over the last year or so. After finishing touring ‘This Is All Yours’ in December 2015 we took a long break. Thom released a solo album; Gus opened a restaurant; Joe has been watching a lot of films. We hadn’t set a time limit on our time off but by August 2016 we were ready to get back into the studio. The result is our third album, RELAXER, and we are really excited for you to hear it.”

The new album Relaxer is available for pre-order now here and comes with early access to tickets to their upcoming US tour announced for this summer. Early access to tickets to their upcoming shows starts tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, at 10AM local time and goes to Thursday March 9th at 10pm local time. Make sure you get your copy now here to have access to pre-sale! The tour starts on July 27th in Columbia, Maryland. More tour dates are listed below so check for a city near you! Unfortunately there is no Philly date set for this tour, but here’s hoping they’ll add one… if not, roadtrip anyone?

Listen to the gorgeous new single “3WW” and watch the trippy new visual for the song now:

 

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xx Cher

Your New Favorite Band: Death By Unga Bunga

3 Mar
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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.

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xx Cher

 

New Music Friday: Lorde’s infectious new single “Green Light”

3 Mar
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Lorde releases our new JAM “Green Light” produced by Jack Antonoff, off her upcoming album Melodrama! Try not to dance to this for three hours in a row…

Good LORDE. When is the last time you got chills from a pop song? For me it was when I first heard the new Lorde single “Green Light” yesterday. I subsequently watched the music video on repeat for the rest of the day until finally buying the single to just accept putting the song on repeat was the way to go. In the words of my good friend Scott, “Praise the LORDE AND MELODRAMA. BLEST”. For us, this new Lorde single is our 2017 Robyn, “Dancing On My Own” and a no-shame dance-a-thon happens no matter where we are when this song comes on.

Scott of course was referring to the name of the highly anticipated new Lorde album, Melodrama. “Green Light” is the first single we are hearing from this new Lorde masterpiece. “Green Light” is the epic, anthemic pop song of the year you can’t help but move to and get moved by. The single is produced by musical genius Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Steel Train, FUN.) and he makes brief appearance in the video playing the piano. The duo met up in October 2015 and proceeded to recorded the album together over 10 months, mostly in Antonoff’s home studio and portions in NYC’s Jimi Hendrix-founded  Electric Lady Studios. If this first single is any insight, this new album is going to be a massive, moving, story-telling, body-moving soundtrack of the year.

You can buy Lorde’s new single “Green Light” here, and just try to match how many times I’ve watched the video below:

 

 

Lorde will be touring the festival circuit this year starting with Coachella in April! For tickets and more tour information, click here.

 

xx Cher

 

Philly Show NOT to be missed: Jamie Isaac at Boot & Saddle TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!

1 Mar

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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.

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xx Cher

#NewMusicFriday: Temples “Strange Or Be Forgotten” new music video + Philly show at Underground Arts!!!

24 Feb

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Everyone’s favorite UK psych-pop dream team Temples just released a new music video for their single “Strange Or Be Forgotten” from their highly anticipated second album, Volcano, which is due out March 3rd on Heavenly Recordings! Click here to pre-order your copy of the album.

The ever-hardworking band announced a string of tour dates in the U.S. and the U.K. that will have you seeing the band live before you know it. The tour starts tonight at Crystal Ballroom in Portland! Check out the full list tour dates below.

The tour  includes a stop in Philly on May 15th at one of my favorite venues, Underground Arts. Tickets are $20 in advance and this show will sell out so make sure you get your tickets now here. I’ve seen Temples live several times and they always slay live so this is not a dance party you want to miss. Don’t live in Philly? Check Temples extensive US/UK tour dates below including SXSW this March!  For all of your ticket and tour information needs, go here.

If you do live in Philly make sure you check out more upcoming shows at Underground Arts while you are buying your tickets to see Temples! The venue’s current show line-up is epic and may make you temporarily poor but also creatively, visually and musically blessed.

 

 

Temples Tour Dates:

Feb. 24 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s*
Feb 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre*
Feb. 28 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s*
March 1 – Nevada City, CA – Miners Foundry Cultural Center*
March 2 – Pomona, CA – Glass House*
March 3 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s*
March 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent*
March 5 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern*
March 9 – Tijuana, BC – Black Box*
March 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Music Festival @ Plaza Hotel & Casino*
March 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Downtown Phoenix [VIVA PHX]*
March 12 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf*
March 14 – March 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 17 – Dallas, TX – Trees*
March 18 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live*
March 19 – San Antonio, TX – Burger Records Hangover Fest @ Paper Tiger*
March 26 – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
March 27 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
March 28 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
March 30 – London, UK – Brixton Electric
March 31 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
April 1 – Derby, UK – 2Q Festival
April 7 – Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9
April 8 – Munich, DE – Strom
April 9 – Prague, CS – Palac Akropolis
April 10 – Berlin, DE – Festaal Kreuzberg
April 11 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
April 12 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
April 18 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
April 19 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
April 20 – Lausanne, CH – Le Docks
April 21 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
April 22 – Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
April 24 – Paris, FR – Elysee Montmartre
April 27 – Bristol, UK – Trinity Centre
April 29 – Leeds, UK – Live at Leeds
May 8 – Miami, FL – Gramps
May 10 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
May 11 – Orlando, FL – The Social
May 12 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees
May 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (Click here for tickets)
May 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
May 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
May 19 – May 21 – Madrid, ES – Tomavistas Festival
July 28 – July 30 – Naeba Ski Resort – Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival

 

xx Cher

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