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Today Is Tuesday

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Matt & Kim

What to do in Philly on Tuesday?

  • Matt & Kim, The Hood Internet, Reptar @ The Trocadero – 8pm – SOLD OUT
  • Lightninging, Streaks Of Light, Hello Creature, Kid Savant @ Kung Fu Necktie – 8pm – 21+

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Sun Hotel portraits

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Rarely do you hear about an indie band from the South, but Sun Hotel is exactly that. The band comprises of five guys who met while attending college in New Orleans. They don’t have southern accents, but their music does have a southern twang to it. At first, you would think they’re from Brooklyn or Philly; after a few listens though, you begin to hear the southern style.

They played The Station in South Philly last week so I snapped a few portraits of the band. Check them out below and head over to their bandcamp to check out their tunes.

More photos below…

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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Today Is Monday(Memorial Day)

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Eski Esko

What to do in Philly on Monday?

  • The Show Is The Rainbow, Virtual Virgin, L.U.N.A.R. Revolt, Sparta Philharmonic, Eddie Sids @ Danger Danger Gallery
  • Eski Esko, Sweet Eureka, Hot Brush, Smiles Everyone @ Kung Fu Necktie – 8pm – 21+ (tickets)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 30, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Northside Festival 2011 lineup

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Here’s another music festival that was announced a while ago, but deserves some recognition. The Northside Festival takes place all over Brooklyn, NY from June 16-19. It features hundreds of bands spread out in various festivals. Kind of like Austin’s SXSW but not in TX. A few artists/bands that will be there are Beirut, Wavves, Sharon Van Etten, Sun Airway and more. Tickets/badges for the festival can be found HERE.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

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Camp Bisco 2011 lineup

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The lineup for Camp Bisco 2011 was announced a little while ago, but I felt the need to show some love to fellow my Philadelphians– The Disco Biscuit— who host the annual festival in Mariaville, NY. They’ll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival with a pretty killer lineup. The band is known for their jam-band musical style, but it recent years have strayed away from that with a wide-range of artists. This year’s lineup includes Cut Copy, Wiz Khalifa, James Murphy, Yeasayer, and many more. Tickets for the festival that’s happening from July 7th-9th can be found HERE.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Today Is Sunday

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What to do in Philly on Sunday?

  • The Death Set, WIN WIN, Popo @ The Barbary – 6pm (tickets)
  • Making Time Rad-BQ @ Bamboo Bar – 6pm – 21+
  • 722, The Courtesy Tier, Monuments, The Yes Way @ Kung Fu Necktie – 8pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Cloud Mouth, Sharpeless, Tongue Sculptors, Cousin Brian @ Danger Danger Gallery – 8pm
  • Illinois, US Funk Team, Arrah and the Ferns, Peasant, Former Belle @ The Fire – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Times New Viking, The Babies (mems of Vivian Girls/Woods), Far-Out Fangtooth @ Johnny Brenda’s – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Today Is Saturday

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Drink Up Buttercup @ Rittenhouse Square last summer

What to do in Philly on Saturday?

  • Tragedy, Teargas, Stockpile @ The Barbary – 3pm (tickets)
  • Circadian Rhythms, Spinning Leaves, Hunters Cannon + more @ Sun Drop Music And Arts Festival –  4th and Girard – 3-9pm – FREE
  • The Donkeys, Citay, Oldermost @ Kung Fu Necktie – 8pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • How I Became Invisible, Allison Weiss, At Daybreak, Free The Empire @ Danger Danger Gallery – 8pm
  • Dynamo and Badnutbeats, Lo-Life @ The M Room – 8pm – 21+
  • Blood Feathers, Swivel Chairs, Robai @ Johnny Brenda’s – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • Drink Up Buttercup(last show ever), Toy Soldiers, Busses, Orbit To Leslie, Paper Masques @ The Fire – 9pm – 21+ – (tickets)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

May 28, 2011 at 9:34 am