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Today Is Thursday

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

What to do in Philly on Thursday?

Videos, MP3s and more below…


Sun Airway announce show in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church

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Jon Barthmus and Patrick Marsceill of Sun Airway photographed for JUMP Philly. Check out the story HERE

Philadelphia’s own dreamy-indie-pop band Sun Airway made a special announcement today that they will play the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church in June. For those of you who have never seen these guys live, this is the perfect venue for their music. They’ve been on quite a tear as of late after playing a bunch of shows at SXSW and recently finishing up a tour with Asobi Seksu and Cults. The band are set to continue on that path with a date at their year’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. I’m sure they’ll announce even more shows as the summer gets closer.

Their show in the Sanctuary will be on Friday, June 3rd with Baltimore native/Ponytail member Dustin Wong. Ticks for the show can be found HERE.

Videos and MP3s below…

Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Fleet Foxes release new video for “Grown Ocean”

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Fleet Foxes released a new video this afternoon for the song “Grown” which will be on their upcoming record, Helplessness Blues. The album drops May 3rd via Sub Pop Records. The video consists of grainy footage of the band traveling and recording. It kind of looks like it was done on film instead of digital. Who knows? Also, they play the Tower Theatre in May. More details about the show can be found HERE.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Today Is Wednesday

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The Felice Brothers

What to do in Philly on Wednesday?

  • The Body, Whitehorse, James Plotkin @ The Barbary – 6pm (tickets)
  • The Felice Brothers, Diamond Doves @ First Unitarian Church – 8pm (tickets)
  • Dirty Tactics, Cannons, Kite Party, Dirt Farmer @ Kung Fu Necktie – 8pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • The Joy Formidable, Mona, The Lonely Forest @ Johnny Brendas – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • The Ravonettes, Tamaryn, Nothing @ TLA – 9pm (tickets

Videos and stuff below….

Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

2011 Newport Folk Festival lineup announced + ticket info

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The lineup got this year’s Newport Folk Festival was just released about an hour or two ago. It’s set to take place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island on the weekend of July 30th and 31st. The lineup includes some big names including The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Tegan and Sara, Delta Spirit, Elvis Costello, M Ward, Freelance Whales and many more. Tickets go on sale March 31st at 10am and can be found HERE. Why not take a trip to RI for a fun, relaxing weekend? Not a bad idea if you ask me.

Complete line up below…

Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 30, 2011 at 12:38 am

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Today Is Tuesday

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Radiohead‘s “The Universal Sigh” (via)

What to do in Philly on Tuesday?

Didn’t get a copy of “The Universal Sigh”? Check out a scanned version at One Thirty BPM

Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Death Cab For Cutie share stream of new song “You Are A Tourist”

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Death Cab For Cutie have shared a stream of a new song “You Are A Tourist” off their upcoming release Codes and Keys. The song is not what I expected after reading interviews and previews with the band. I was under the impression the new album would have less guitars and more keys, but that is not the case with this song. It’s very guitar driven, which is not a bad thing at all. I’m just curious to see what the rest of the album has in store for us. We shall see. Check out the stream below.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm