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Tame Impala video for “Lucidity” + playing First Unitarian Church in November

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Tame Impala is a four-piece psychedelic band from Australia who put a great debut record, InnerSpeaker, over the summer. Their sound reminds of The Beatles during their Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour era. They had to grow on me at first, but now I really dig their music. Below is a video for their song “Lucidity”. In the video, it appears that they strapped a camera to a balloon that floats to the edge of the atmosphere eventually falling to earth. It’s pretty sweet. Check it out below.

In other news, the band will play at the First Unitarian Church on Sunday, November 21st with Kuroma and Stardeath and White Dwarfs. Tickets for the show can be found HERE.

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Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

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Duck Sauce video for “Babra Streisand”

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The video below is for a song called “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce. Both very strange names. Duck Sauce is the combination of DJ Armand Van Helden and DJ A-Trak who joined forces last year. The video has appearances from Kanye West, Questlove, Pharrell Williams, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, and a ton more. Enjoy!

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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Passion Pit to play Temple University’s Liacouras Center in October

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Passion Pit @ the Mann Center over the summer – more photos can be found HERE

Passion Pit is still riding the success-wave of  their 2009 debut record Manners. They have played hundreds of shows around the world in venues big and small since it’s release. The very first time the band played Philly, they played in the basement of the First Unitarian Church in the summer of 2009. The last time Passion Pit played here, they played the Mann Center over the summer. Hopefully that gives you an idea of how much they shot to fame in a short time. If not, Google the capacity of both venues..

The band recently announced they will go on the Campus Conciousness tour.  According to the tour’s Facebook page,  the tour will be “half rock tour and half environmental campaign”. I don’t doubt the rock tour part, but I’m curious to see how they incorporate the environmental part. Either way, the band will put on a killer show.

Luckily for Temple University students, like myself, the band will play the Liacouras Center on Saturday, October 16th. Tickets are $10 for TU students and $15 for the public. They are on sale now and you can find them HERE.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 28, 2010 at 9:16 am

New videos from LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells + played Making Time last night

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Check out these new videos from LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells. The LCD video is not an official video but it’s still awesome. One of the better videos I’ve seen in a while. Also, if you didn’t hear or you weren’t there, LCD Sound System and Sleigh Bells played Making Time’s Summer of Radness Finale at the Naval Yard last night and it was totally fucking rad. I feel bad for you if you missed out on the crazy dance party. Photos from the show will be up soon so check back in a few. Photos from the show can be found HERE over at The PHL Intl.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 25, 2010 at 11:36 am

of Montreal, Janelle Monae at the Electric Factory – 09/15/2010

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of Montreal and Janelle Monae played highly energetic show at the Electric Factory last Wednesday night. The venue was packed for both performances. However, there may have been more people there for the opener than the headliners and for good reason.

Ms. Monae has established herself in the music world with her stellar debut record, The ArchAndroid, which drew the large crowd to see her open the show. She has a strong voice and a killer stage presence that not too many openers have. There’s much more in-store for Janelle Monae. She’s definitely an artist to keep your eye on.

of Montreal, who just released a new LP False Priest, put on their signature crazy performance. They had a ton of stage props, which ranged from robot looking things to a big elephant monster thing. The band always put on a fun and entertaining show, but it sort of lagged compared to Janelle Monae’s set. Their live show always consists of the same elements, so after a while it gets old. That being said, if it was someone’s first time seeing them live, it was probably one of the best shows of the year. It all depends on the individual person. Photos below.

Janelle Monae

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Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 21, 2010 at 1:12 am

PHOTOS: Broken Social Scene at the TLA – 09/14/2010 (night 1)

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Broken Social Scene played the first of two shows at the TLA on Tuesday night. The show was everything a fan could want. They plowed through 22 songs over a period of two straight hours. When some bands play that long, they bore the crowd, but Broken Social Scene certainly did not. The band brought so much energy throughout their performance, only slowing it down for a few songs including “Lover’s Spit”.

It was a fantastic way to spend a Tuesday night.The band was there just to hang out and play some music. Kevin Drew thanked Philly for always treating them well and the crowd made sure that the band knew they appreciated them as well.

The Canadian band played their second Philly/TLA show on Wednesday night. Photos from that show will be up soon. Check out photos from the second night HERE. For now, check out the photos of (night one) below.

Broken Social Scene

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 16, 2010 at 1:08 am

Fan-made, band approved Radiohead concert film released + available for download

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Radiohead only played a handle of shows, mostly festivals in 2009. The band’s August 23rd show in Prague was captured in it’s entirety by 50 fans using Flip. They were scattered throughout the venue to film from as many different angles as they could. Once they put all the footage together, they presented it to the band. The band enjoyed it so much that they gave the filmmakers high quality audio recordings of that exact show. It’s absolutely fantastic.

You can download or stream it HERE via the filmmaker’s website. Just as warning, the site is very slow right now presumably because of all the traffic they’re getting. It’s worth the wait though. You can also check the clips out HERE via Youtube.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 3, 2010 at 12:11 am

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