Monthly Archives: December 2010

Big Blue Spruce announce debut record details


Philadelphia’s Big Blue Spruce have just announced that they will be releasing their debut album, Short Story Long, on Philly’s Toil Records on January 21st. The album was produced by David Park (Kurt Vile, Divine Loraine). They will be celebrating …

10 Favorite Albums of 2010


So, I’ve done what I thought would be impossible: I’ve picked my 10 favorite albums of the year. I even went a step further, separating them into the top 5 and bottom 5. There’s definitely no way I can say …

Favorite Concerts of 2010


With my 2010 concert season over, I reflect on some of my favorite concerts I went to over the past year. It was the best year of music and concerts in my life so far, and I hope to have …

25 Favorite Songs of the Year


In alphabetical order, here are my 25 favorite songs of the year. Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” (live video) and “We Used to Wait” (video) Two great songs from a pretty overrated album (still a great one …

The Better-Late-than-Never List


This time of year, blogs and magazines churn out best-of lists like it is the sole purpose they get up in the morning. By nature, these lists only cover music that was released in 2010 (and, in some cases, very …

Snow Show Updates


A couple of quick notes: The Strike Anywhere show tonight at The Barbary IS happening. Last night’s Jaxon’s Mistletoe Jam 4 show (featuring IKE) at the World Cafe Live was postponed, but IS happening tonight. Tickets are $15-$20. Tomorrow night’s …

Twin Atlas calling it quits, download entire catalog for free


Philly’s Twin Atlas are hanging it up after “10 Years, 10 Releases, 152 Songs, 470 cups of coffee, 698 beers, 1272 squabble, 5 babies, 2410 high fives.” According to The Key, Sean Byrne (one half of Twin Atlas) says it …

New Year’s Eve Music Guide


There’s a lot going in Philadelphia this New Year’s Eve, including concerts at pretty much every big venue in the city. In my opinion, the best party is the sold out Trombone Shorty show at World Cafe Live, although it’s …

Shows of the Week (December 27-January 2)


Show of the Week: Friday, December 31, 2010 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave @ World Cafe Live – SOLD OUT What better way to end the year getting down to the New Orleans jazz/funk of Trombone Shorty? Tickets were …

Cut Copy reveal new album details


Zonoscope will be released February 8th on Modular Recordings. That’s the cover art above (obviously), the tracklisting is below. Zonoscrope tracklisting: 1. Need You Now 2. Take Me Over 3. Where I’m Going 4. Pharaohs & Pyramids 5. Blink and …

Steve Earle playing Philly “Evening With” show for Witness to Innocence


Steve Earle will be performing a very special, intimate solo-acoustic set at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday, February 27 to benefit the organization Witness to Innocence. The Philadelphia-based organization is composed of and led by exonerated death row inmates who seek …

New Kurt Vile album due out March 8th


Smoke Ring for My Halo, Kurt Vile‘s follow-up to 2009’s Childish Prodigy and fourth studio album, will be released on March 8th via Matador Records. That’s the cover art above. Kurt doesn’t have any tour dates scheduled as of yet, …

Shows of the Week (December 20-26)


Show of the Week Thursday, December 23 – Chris Bruni @ Tin Angel – $10 – 21+ Not so surprisingly, there aren’t very many concerts to get excited about this Christmas week. Most people are too busy worrying about last-minute …

Added Today


December 21 – Billy Woodward & the Senders with LA Sludge @ The Fire – $6 December 21 – The New Heaven and the New Earth with Motorcylce Maus @ The Ox December 22 – McClane @ The Fire – …

Review: Justin Jones The Little Fox EP


Before I say anything, I would like to say that the name of Justin Jones‘ EP was not the reason I listened to him, nor is it the reason that I love the EP. (That said, I do love the …