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Today Is Saturday

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Neil Young circa 1971

What to do in Philly on Saturday?

  • PIFA Street Fair on Broad Street – all day
  • Krallice, Withered, Ipsissimus @ The Barbary – 530pm (tickets)
  • David Hause(of  The Love Ones), Mikey Erg, Ian Graham(of Cheap Girls) @ the Chapel of the First Unitarian Church – 6pm + 9pm – SOLD OUT
  • Reds and Blue, Busses, Oh! Pears, Arc In The Round, The Green Trees Band @ The Fire – 7pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Pinkback, Judgement Day @ Starlight Ballroom – 8pm (tickets)
  • Neil Young @ Tower Theatre – 8pm (tickets)
  • 30 Seconds To Mars @ Susquehanna Bank Center – 8pm (tickets)
  • KSNAC Fundraiser featuring Tia & Tamara, Feather Mills, Cozy Galaxies, Flying Sutra @ Kung Fu Necktie – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Parts and Labor, Moon Women, The Perfectionists @ Johnny Brenda’s – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
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Written by Colin Kerrigan

April 30, 2011 at 9:12 am

Today Is Friday

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of Montreal @ Electric Factory in September 2010 – more photos HERE

What to do in Philly on Friday?

  • Kim Phuc, Sickoids, Pink Coffins @ Kung Fu Necktie – 730pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Down @ Trocadero Theatre – 8pm (tickets)
  • Appleseed Cast, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, KC Jones @ First Unitarian Church – 8pm (tickets)
  • Rusko @ Electric Factory – 830pm (tickets)
  • of Montreal, Painted Palms @ TLA – 9pm (tickets)
  • Yellow Humprhey, Young Nick Krill and Magic Mike, Eliza Hardy-Jones @ Johnny Brendas – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Rubix Kube, the Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band @ The Blockley Pourhouse – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Brian McGee, PJ Bond @ The Fire – 10pm – 21+ (tickets)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

April 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

YAWN played the First Unitarian Church on Wednesday night(photos)

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Chicago four-piece YAWN played the First Unitarian Church on Wednesday night opening up for Tame Impala and Yuck(unfortunately, I was not able to stick around for their sets.) It was their first time playing Philly, but not their first time in the city. Last time they were here, they were actually cut from the bill because the power at the Church kept coming out. Despite that shaky first Philly experience, the band took full advantage of their opening slot.

In front of a pretty packed crowd, YAWN played songs from their EP as well new songs which will be on their upcoming full length(due out sometime this summer). The best way to describe their music is very Animal Collective-ish. You can tell their music is heavily influenced by the band, but much more accessible to the listener. Check out their video for “Kind Of Guy” below and you can actually grab their EP for FREE over at their bandcamp page. I highly recommend it; it will not disappoint. Their music is perfect for this beautiful Philly weather. Live photos by Michael James Murray

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Written by Colin Kerrigan

April 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Incubus release new video for “Adolescents”

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Incubus released a new video earlier today for the first single “Adolescents” off their upcoming record, If Not Now, When?. The album is set to drop July 20th via Epic Records, but that could possibly change since the album recently leaked. Who knows what they’ll do now? I’m sure they did not anticipate the album leaking nearly three months in advance, which is pretty ridiculous. Shame on whoever did the dirty work. The video kind of reminds me of Tyler, The Creators’ video for “Yonkers”, but not as badass. Check it out below.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

April 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

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Today Is Thursday

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Titus Andronicus

What to do in Philly on Thursday?

  • Further Seems Forever, mewithoutyou @ TLA – 730pm (tickets)
  • Lake, Agesandages, Royal Shoals @ Kung Fu Necktie – 8pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Titus Andronicus, Dinowalrus, Frost Watson @ First Unitarian Church – 8pm (tickets)
  • Menya, Sgt. Sass and Boy with Robot @ Danger Danger Gallery – 8pm
  • American Babies(record release show), Mason Porter, Former Belle @ World Cafe Live – 8pm (tickets)
  • Balkan Beatbox, Uproot Andy, Joro Boro @ Trocadero – 8pm (tickets)
  • Fidel Nadel, Ruder Than You @ The Fire – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Camplight Sings Nilsson, Illinois @ Johnny Brendas – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

April 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

Questlove Interview

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Questlove(of The Roots) held a rehearsal at The Roots’ studio for his recent Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts event with Keren Ann and others a few days before it happened. He opened it up to the press to come in and check out the classical pieces they were working on. I only had a few minutes to catch up with Questlove about The Roots Picnic, a homeless vegetarian man, and more. Despite the limited amount of time we had, he was super nice and gave elaborate, thought-out answers to all my questions.The interview took place in the room where he keeps all his records, which is where the first question stems from…

Holy shit, is this your record collection?

Ehh, like 70% of it. (There were literally thousands upon thousands of records on ceiling high shelves that covered every wall of the small room.)

Damn, this is crazy. There’s so many here.  Anyway, so I saw a tweet from you the other night that you spent $100 at Wawa. How the hell do you spend that much at Wawa?

(laughs) It’s easy to spend $100 bucks! I needed toilet paper so I got that. I got two big giant orange juices. I had a whole bunch of cereal that I didn’t get to eat so I got milk. There were two homeless women outside and I never give them money so I just got them four hoagies. Then I started getting hungry so I was like, “Let me get a hoagie for myself” so I got five hoagies. Then I thought, “Well, maybe Steve wants one.” My engineer lives with me so I got six hoagies(laughs). Then I figured everyone needed potato chips so I got a whole bunch of potato chips(laughs). Then I was like, “Well, damn they’re gonna want to wash it down so let me get them all something to drink.” So between six hoagies, all this lemonade, milk and a few snacks, I totally forgot to get…

Read the rest of the interview with Questlove below

Written by Colin Kerrigan

April 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Today Is Wednesday

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Tame Impala

What to do in Philly on Wednesday?

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Written by Colin Kerrigan

April 27, 2011 at 1:08 am