Monthly Archives: August 2010

My Morning Jacket @ River Stage at Great Plaza (setlist, pics, video, review); UPDATE: download whole show (fan recording)


Update 8/31 11:39 p.m.: In addition to there being video on youtube of all but four songs from the show, you can now download a fan audio recording of the entire show RIGHT HERE. Thanks a lot to Jesse Hurlburt, …

Lost in the Trees announce tour, playing a yet TBD venue


North Carolina folk band Lost in the Trees have announced a North American fall tour in support of their Anti-Records debut All Alone in An Empty House. The album was released three weeks ago and has been received pretty well. …

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Not many new shows coming in these days, hopefully winter tour dates will start rolling out soon. Update: 4:25 p.m.: Katherine Jenkins @ World Cafe Live – November 14 – $31-$41 ON SALE: 9/7 at 10 A.M. Update: 3:06 p.m.: …

Bilal touring, playing album release show at Johnny Brenda’s (cover art, tracklist, tour dates)


Jazz/Soul singer, and Philly native, Bilal Oliver (stage name simply Bilal) is set to release his new album Air Tight’s Revenge on September 14. That night, he will celebrate that release with a show at Johnny Brenda’s. Tickets are $20 …

Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club has started a record label


The legendary 9:30 Club music venue in Washington D.C. has decided to start their own record label, 9:30 Records. It appears that the label at this point was created simply to have a medium to release music from the label’s …

Arcade Fire’s interactive video for “We Used to Wait”


If you haven’t heard about the new Arcade Fire video by now, you clearly don’t visit your computer often. The new video for “We Used to Wait” is an “interactive film” built using HTML5 and is best experienced in Google …

Releases of the Week


Jenny and Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now – Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice team up for this album, which you can stream in full over at NPR. If you like it, you can catch them live in Philly at …

“Upward Over the Mountain” by Iron & Wine, from: Bonnaroo 2008


Song of the Day – Tuesday, August 31, 2010 “Upward Over the Mountain” by Iron & Wine, as performed at Bonnaroo 2008 This is one of my favorite Iron and Wine songs, and is fantastic even in it’s studio album …

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Update: 5:56 p.m.: The Quarrymen + “Nowhere Boy” @ Keswick Theatre – October 5 – $29.50-$35 ON SALE: 9/1 at 10 a.m. Switchfoot @ Electric Factory – October 3 – $22.50 ON SALE: 9/1 at noon Update: 5:13 p.m.: Meg …

Listen: new Bruce Springsteen song from upcoming “Darkness” box set


XPN’s music blog has posted an exclusive track from the upcoming Bruce Springsteen box set for Darkness On the Edge of Town. The song is called “Save My Love” and is from the Darkness sessions. Listen to it here.

Scissor Sisters played the Electric Factory this weekend, covered Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” (videos, setlist)


Last Friday, the Scissor Sisters tour made its stop in Philly at the Electric Factory. Check out City Paper for a review. Below are some videos and the setlist from the night. Enjoy…

Shows of the Week


Not a whole lot going on this week. Snoop Dogg comes to Philly tonight to play a show at the intimate TLA. Tickets are $35. Chiddy Bang will play at the TLA on Thursday. Tickets are $15. The Breeders play …

“Two” by The Antlers, from: Hospice


Song of the Day – Monday, August 30, 2010 “Two” by The Antlers, from: Hospice (2009) Off of one the best albums of 2009, “Two” by The Antlers has been one of my favorite songs all year long. The album …

Note: Black Prairie change of venue for 10/25 show


Just a quick note that the Black Prairie show that was to take place at Johnny Brenda’s on October 25 has been moved to the World Cafe Live, and it will now be a co-headline with the Punch Brothers. Tickets …

Review of the Week: Delta Spirit album “History From Below”


Every Sunday I review music–sometimes that music is an album, a single song, a band’s entire catalog, or even a live show. Basically, I will review whatever music I feel like thinking and writing about. These reviews are a way …