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Real Estate to play Johnny Brendas and more

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Real Estate, who are kind of locals to Philly, come from the Jersey Shore. No, they are not fake tanned, buff dudes who can be seen on that lame-ass show on MTV. Instead they’re four indie rocker, hipster dudes who grew up in the suburbia of New Jersey. They released a damn-good  album not too long ago entitled, Real Estate, where they constantly remind you of where they come from. The opening track called “Beach Comber” gives you an idea of the theme of the record. The record even made it onto Pitchfork’s Top 50 albums of 2009.

Real Estate will play at Johnny Brendas on Saturday, January 9th. It’s only 10 dollars so come out and see a really good band. Guaranteed these guys will not be playing small, intimate shows at JBs much longer. They’re only getting started.

Tickets can be found HERE.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

December 22, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Last day of R5’s punk rock flea market

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R5 Productions will hold the last day of their bi-annual two day punk rock flea market today. Even though Philly was just hit by a blizzard, doors are set to open at 10 am. It will be held at the Starlight Ballroom, which is located on 9th and Spring Garden. Don’t let the title of the flea market scare you away. The items that will be available for purchase will be far from just punk rock stuff. This will be a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done so don’t miss out!

A complete list of all the sellers and what they will have for sale can be found HERE.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

December 20, 2009 at 2:33 am

Lissy Trullie at Kung Fu Necktie 12/17/2009

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Lissy Trullie played Kung Fu Necktie on a bitterly cold Thursday night. It was the last show of their short East coast tour. Lissy and her band played a short, very tight set which even included a few new songs. Her and her band are just making their mark on the scene so be on the look out for more of Lissy Trullie in 2010.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

December 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm

What To Do On Thursday?

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What To Do On Thursday?

Lissy Trullie

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December 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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What To Do On Wednesday?

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December 16, 2009 at 1:59 am

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Yeasayer: new album, new video, new tour in 2010

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The Brooklynite trio, Yeasayer, have an exciting year ahead of them in 2010. They will release their sophomore album, Odd Blood, on February 10th. Around that date, they will play one show in LA and two in NYC. In April, they will embark on a nationwide tour across the USA in support of their new record. The last stop of the tour will at the Trocadero Theatre on Wednesday, May 5th. Tickets go on sale this Friday and they can be found HERE.

Also, if you head over to their website, you can download the single, “Ambling Alp” for FREE just by signing up for their mailing list. You can do that HERE.

Video for ‘Ambling Alp’ and the US tour dates below.

Yeasayer – 2010 Tour Dates
2/5 Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum
2/8 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
2/9 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/3 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
4/4 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
4/5 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
4/6 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
4/7 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
4/8 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
4/9 Houston, TX – House of Blues
4/10 Austin, TX – The Parish
4/11 Austin, TX – The Parish
4/14 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
4/15 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
4/17 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
4/19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
4/20 Seattle, WA – Neumos
4/21 Vancouer, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/23 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
4/24 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
4/25 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
4/26 Saint Louis, MO – Gargoyle Club
4/27 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
4/28 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
4/29 Chicago, IL – Metro
4/30 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
5/1 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
5/2 Montreal, PQ – La Sala Rossa
5/3 Boston, MA – Paradise
5/4 New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/5 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

Written by Colin Kerrigan

December 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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What To Do On Tuesday?

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What To Do On Tuesday?

A Sunny Day In Glasgow

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December 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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