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Show Recap: Gang Of Youths at World Cafe Live!

5 Jun



Gang of Youths are an Australia-based band of megababes (soon moving to London) that we just can’t get enough of right now. Our writer/photographer Sarah went to their World Cafe Live show last Friday for the first stop of the band’s American Tour.

After the successful release of the band’s debut album The Positions Gang of Youths head out on a 10 city tour across the US before heading back to Australia to tour and we couldn’t be more excited that Philly was their first stop. Playing World Cafe Live (upstairs) it was the perfect, intimate venue to see a band that performs at a stadium-worthy level. Blown away by their big sound and their signature brand of rock and roll, the crowd couldn’t help but be knocked out by their musically tight performance and raw energy. With hair flying and slaying riffs, the audience left the show ready to go on tour with the band just to experience the show again! Check out photos below and don’t miss Gang Of Youths on tour!



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All photos by Sarah Elizabeth Herbert

xx Sarah


Philly Show NOT to be missed xx: Kodaline at World Cafe Live TONIGHT!!!!!!

13 Feb


Good news, amidst this crazy snowstorm is a ray of sunshine. The gorgeous Irish boys of Kodaline have finally made it to our city and are playing tonight at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia! The shows starts at 8PM with LP supporting and you do not want to miss this. Tickets are only $17.50 and you can get your ticket here or tonight at the box office. I recently did an interview with the Jason Boland of Kodaline leading up to their sold out show in NYC last night. I loved their sense of humor and learning about their recording process and all the fun they have on tour. I can’t wait to see them play music from their new record, In A Perfect World tonight at World Cafe Live!

To sum it up, gorgeous, talented, funny, super fun boys with Irish accents will be in Philadelphia tonight to play a mesmerizing show at World Cafe Live…it’s will be hot enough to melt the snow and your heart so you don’t want to miss it! I’ll see you there.

xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed xx: Mother Falcon at World Cafe Live TONIGHT!!!

8 Jan

Mother Falcon

Austin’s chamber rock dream team Mother Falcon are stopping in Philly tonight to blow your mind at World Cafe Live. With the band consisting of a variation of a mere 15-20 members, it’s easy enough to get lost in their recorded material, but seeing Mother Falcon live is an absolute experience you don’t want to miss.

Mother Falcon’s new album You Knew came out in May of last year, and is a stunning listen from start to finish. I can’t wait to hear a mixture of their new songs live along with tracks from previous records Still Life and Alhambra. All of Mother Falcon’s records are available here and of course you can purchase their new album tonight at the show!

Mother Falcon will be performing with Dom La Nena as support upstairs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia tonight. Tickets are only $12 and you can buy them here! Doors are at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8PM!

If they cover anything by Radiohead I might pass out, come to the show and catch me!

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed xx: Krief at World Cafe Live tonight!!

15 Aug


Montreal-based Krief is touring the East Coast in support of his record Hundred Thousand Pieces and is heading to World Cafe in Philly tonight! Tickets are only $12 and you can get them here or at the door. Krief’s current single “Perfect Bodies” is a dreamy song with gorgeous vocal harmonies, drums to move your feet to, with vocals that are fun and easy to sing along to… in your car, in your head, and live tonight at World Cafe! Krief makes music that is soothing to the heart and soul so this show is definitely not one to miss. The show starts at 8PM make sure you get there on time to support the opener, Aaron Brown of Aaron and the Spell!

xx Cher

lovelovelove xx: Kaki King at World Cafe Live!!

4 May

Kaki King by Rick J Belson

Last Sunday the Queen of classical guitar, Kaki King, played World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Sad on a plane leaving Texas, I sent my friend Rick to the show…and he loved it.

This Kaki King show was extra special because she is on tour celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her first album, Everybody Loves You, and performed the album in its entirety. Kaki King started the show alone, picking up her acoustic guitar she began playing the album, with stories about each song in between each breathtaking track. Switching guitars after each song, Kaki King fans were treated to the stories behind each track. Fans who have loved the album for ten years, as well as new fans, were treated to a unique and rewarding experience: being a part of a live storytellers from such a brilliant, award-winning artist. Kaki informed the crowd that her entire family was in attendance, along with her wife and her wife’s family. She said it was the first time their families were meeting!

Kaki King then incorporated tracks from her other albums, such as Legs To Make Us Longer and her new album GLOW. After playing for over an hour, Kaki took a mere 15 minute break before taking the stage once more with her band. She continued to play for another hour, with more selections from Glow, …Until We Felt Red, and her other albums, which included not only her intricate guitar work, but her delicate, mesmerizing vocals. The Philly fans stood in a state of quiet awe the entire show, loving every minute Kaki graced the stage.

Once the show ended, the crowd demanded an encore, which she so graciously obliged by playing an encore on slide guitar. Kaki King then greeted fans and signed her cds and vinyls before heading out to continue her world tour. This May, Kaki King will be playing Portugal, Turkey and Australia. You can find her tour dates here!

Kaki King by Rick J Belson

I was so stoked to have one of my friends experience such an incredible show, and I can’t wait to catch her next time she stops in Philly! Check out her music below and make sure you go to your local record store and pick up a copy of Glow!

xx Cher
Kaki King by Rick J Belson

Philly show NOT to be missed: The Last Bison at World Cafe Live tonight!!!

5 Dec


Dream upon dreams! The Last Bison are stopping in Philly tonight to grace us with their beautiful live sound.

The Last Bison are an incredible band who describe their sound as “Mountaintop Chamber music”, their new EP Inheritance is out now via Republic Records and is absolutely lovely.

The Virginia-based family band formed with siblings Benjamin and Annah Hardesty, as well as their father Dan Hardesty, and close friends: brothers Andrew and Jay Benfante, Amos Housworth and Teresa Totheroh. Their EP Inheritance is a gorgeous precursor to their new full-length album due out in 2013.

I am very excited to check out the band tonight!! The Last Bison are playing at World Cafe Live tonight at 8PM, you can buy your tickets here. Don’t live in Philly? Check out their upcoming tour dates below!

The Last Bison Tour:
The Last Bison Tour

xx Cheryl

lovelovelove xx: Philly Win tickets to Michael Kiwanuka’s show TOMORROW at World Cafe Live from the man himself!

14 Jun

If you didn’t win them from us, don’t fret! Michael Kiwanuka is giving tickets away to his World Cafe Live show tomorrow night through his Facebook and Twitter. Enter now and I will see you there!


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