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Atlas Sound in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church(PHOTOS + words)

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Below are the long lost(but found) Atlas Sound photos and words from the First Unitarian Church on December 16, 2011…

Atlas Sound(aka Bradford Cox, the frontman of Deerhunter) released four volumes of bedroom recordings titled “Bedroom Databank” in November of 2010. They were recorded over a few month period where Cox holed up in his room with his guitars, loop and effect pedals

On Friday night, Atlas Sound’s show was kind of like his bedroom albums. Cox was just hanging out with the people who were packed into the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church and played his music. He was in a very upbeat mood and hung out for nearly two hours, playing songs off his new record Parallax and older stuff as well. The night was a special treat for those in attendance that only a handful of cities got to experience. Luckily, Philly was one of them.

More photos of ATLAS SOUND below


Written by Colin Kerrigan

January 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Philly F/M Festival kicks off next week

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The Philly Film/Music Festival is coming up next week(Sept 22-Sept 25)  and it’s playing host to some wonderful shows throughout the city. Some of the artists that will be playing are Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, Toy Soldiers, Nicos Gun, Creeping Weeds, Deadmau5, and many, many more.

You can either buy tickets to individual shows or buy a one-time badge that will get you into any show you’d like. That can be found HERE. BUT if you buy a badge through JUMP Magazine, you’ll get it for $30 cheaper. So I would highly recommend doing that.

Complete schedule and list of artists can be found below…

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

St Vincent released “Strange Mercy” + playing Union Transfer in November

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St Vincent @ the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church in 2010

The lovely St Vincent(aka Annie Clark) released her fantastic third record Strange Mercy on Tuesday via 4AD and received raved(and well deserved) reviews across the board for it. Ms. Clark showcases her angelic voice and her hauntingly beautiful music extremely well on the album. More so than on her previous two records. One thing that stays true throughout all her LPs is the way she completely dominates the guitar. No one out there can play like her. Check out a few of her new songs below.

She announced a tour quite a while ago that will see her play Union Transfer on Wednesday, November 2nd. Tickets for the show can be found HERE. (St Vincent’s last show in Philly sold out so it might be wise to grab tickets sooner than later.)
Videos of new songs below….

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Johnny Brenda’s celebrating five year anniversary with seven(awesome) shows

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Our good friends over at one of our favorite venues in Philly — Johnny Brenda’s — are getting ready to celebrate their five year anniversary as a music venue. In order to properly celebrate, they’ll be hosting seven fantastic shows every Friday and Saturday from September 16th to October 1st. Check out the flyer below to see all the shows that are going on and head over HERE to purchase tickets for the show(s) you’re interested in.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Real Estate announce tour(Johnny Brenda’s in November) + new album “Days”

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New Jersey trio Real Estate announced a tour today that will stretch from coast to coast over a three week period. The tour will be in support of their sophomore album Days(cover art posted above), which will be the band’s first release on Domino Records. The record is set to drop on October 18th. Check out a new song “It’s Real” below.

The band’s tour will make a stop in Philadelphia on Monday, November 21st at Johnny Brenda’s with Big Troubles. Tickets for the show have not gone on sale yet, but when they do, we’ll post a link.

All tour dates and new song below…

Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

BRAIDS announce North American tour dates + playing Philly in September

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The young Montreal band BRAIDS announced their very first headlining tour of North America last week. The last time they were here in Philadelphia, the band opened for chill-wave bro Toro Y Moi at the Church. Now the four piece are set to come back to our city to play the same venue. It’s a well-deserved headlining slot for the Canadians after they spent the majority of the year opening for various acts playing the songs off their very well received debut album Native Speaker. If you haven’t heard it yet, check out a few songs after the jump.

Their show will be on Wednesday, September 7th at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets for the show can be found HERE.

All tour dates and videos below…

Written by Colin Kerrigan

June 19, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Today Is Monday

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What to do in Philly on Monday?

  • Ume, House Bat, Night Sins @ Kung Fu Necktie – 8pm – 21+ (tickets)
  • The Lloyd Cole Small Ensemble @ World Cafe Live downstairs – 8pm (tickets)
  • Earth, Ô Paon @ Johnny Brendas – 9pm – 21+ (tickets)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

June 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm