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

9 Jun

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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!

 

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xx Cher

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Laura Marling stuns fans at The TLA// Tour Heading to Australia

22 May

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Our writer and photographer Sarah went to see Laura Marling and may or may not have cried. Okay, spoiler alert she did cry, and that’s because Laura Marling is a goddess and one of the best songwriters and performers of our time. Touring in support of her breathtaking new album Semper Femina, Marling stopped in Philly last Friday to perform at the TLA. Laura Marling is currently heading to Australia to continue her tour before heading back to the U.K. to play multiple festivals this summer. Read Sarah’s review of the show below and get your tickets to the rest of Laura Marling’s tour and to get your copy of the new album, click here.


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The microphones and stage at the TLA were adorned with blue silk flowers and greenery when Laura Marling walked out into the spotlights on Friday night.  She appeared to be small and pixie-like in stature, completely unassuming, in a flower print dress. She and her backing band went immediately into, “Soothing,” and I was swaying back and forth.

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I did not expect the magic that was to come next. This was my first experience with Laura Marling’s music. Her vibe is a country-folk sound, with beautiful melodies and powerful lyrics. She tricked me, I was ready for a lighthearted type jam. She began singing “Wild Fire,” and I was able to fight back tears until her lyrics sang, “Is there something on your mind? Something you need to get by? Do you cry sometimes? Do you cry sometimes?.” I cried. Terrifyingly relatable emotional truths and complicated but beautiful relationships between friends always hits home.

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“You always say you love me most
But I don’t know I’m being seen
Maybe someday when God takes me away
I’ll understand what the fuck that means…”

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She sings those lines in such a deadpan way- the power of it can be elusive, almost inviting you to push away the idea that it’s a song about emotional pains. By the time she got to her song “The Valley,” I was fully invested in hearing what she had to say. I trusted her, because she was singing about humans I felt I knew. What a beautiful feeling! Overwhelmed with emotion, I watched on to see her bare little pieces of soul.

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A truly gifted song-crafter, Marling had me in her unassuming vices.  She is a voice for the emotions of the female relationship, ever-complicated, but powerful. A beautiful night- with running mascara, due to music moving my soul. Success!

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xx Sarah

Philly Show Not To Be Missed: SOLD-OUT Diet Cig show at Boot & Saddle TONIGHT!!!!

6 Apr

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One of our favorite duos Diet Cig are in town celebrating the release of their debut album Swear I’m Good At This tomorrow, April 7th! The powerful pop-punk instrumentals mixed with the heart-wrenching story-telling lyrics this band pours into every song will have your heart beating, blood-pumping and body moving. Be ready to get your dance workout in tonight if you got tickets to their sold-out show at Boot & Saddle. Don’t miss Daddy Issues and hello shark as support!

 

 

 

 

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Beach Slang + Minus The Bear at Union Transfer Saturday night!!!

24 Mar

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Philly is poppin’ off tomorrow night!! So many great rock bands are coming through our blessed town including a sold-out Minus The Bear show with Beach Slang tomorrow night at Union Transfer! Beach Slang are bringing their gritty, anthemic new tunes from their second album, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings released last year to the UT stage. Beach Slang will definitely get your body moving before Minus The Bear take the stage so make sure you are there on time to get your spot on the dance floor at this epic, sold-out show. The show starts promptly at 8PM, and doors open at 7:30PM if you want to try to get that coveted front row spot. Either way, don’t miss this epic show featuring Bayonne, Beach Slang and Minus The Bear!

 

 

 

 

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

Philly show NOT to be missed: Death By Unga Bunga at Underground Arts TONIGHT!!!!!

23 Feb
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The brilliant Norwegian rock band Death By Unga Bunga are heading to Philly to play Underground Arts TONIGHT!!!!

Not just a great band name, Death By Unga Bunga are heading to Underground Arts TONIGHT to rock Philadelphia into next Thursday. The epic Norwegian rock band are currently on their US tour in support of their full-length release Pineapple Pizza and their EP Fight! both of which you should buy right now or later tonight at the show.

If you need a heavy dose of rock’n’roll to get you through the week, tonight is your night. Make sure you are at Underground Arts for this show featuring The GTVs, Pilkington and Death By Unga Bunga. Doors are at 8PM and the show starts at 9PM. Tickets are $13 and you can get yours now here or at the door!

 

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Death By Unga Bunga Tour:

FEBRUARY:

23 – @ Underground Arts Black Box in Philadelphia // http://bit.ly/PhiladelphiaDBUBbuytix

24 – @ Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey // http://bit.ly/AsburyParkDBUBbuytix

25 – @ Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn

27 – @ PJ’s Lager House in Detroit

MARCH
01 – @ The Empty Bottle in Chicago

02 – @ First Avenue & 7th St Entry in Minneapolis // http://bit.ly/MinneapolisDBUBbuytix

05 – @ Mississippi Studios in Portland // http://bit.ly/PortlandDBUBbuytix

06 – @ The Sunset Tavern in Seattle // http://bit.ly/SeattleDBUBbuytix

08 – @ Elbo Room in San Francisco

09 – @ The Satellite in Los Angeles // http://bit.ly/LosAngelesDBUBbuytix

11 – @ The Hideout San Diego // http://bit.ly/SanDiegoDBUBbuytix

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Vincent John + Lee Fields & The Expressions at Union Transfer TONIGHT!!!!

17 Feb
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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.

 

 

xx Cher

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