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Ticket Giveaway: Bright Eyes, M. Ward and Dawes @ The Mann Center

I have a pair of tickets to give away for next Friday’s Bright Eyes/M. Ward/Dawes show at The Mann Center. This show will undoubtedly be one of the best shows of the year. It may very well be the last time Bright Eyes plays in Philadelphia, and M. Ward isn’t one who tours very often. […]

Ticket Giveaway: The Postelles @ Kung Fu Necktie

I’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner to see The Postelles next Friday (June 10th) at Kung Fu Necktie. They will be releasing their debut self-titled album in a week, which was produced by Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes. The New York four-piece has gotten rave reviews and is […]

Matt and Kim played Sasquatch, Sidewalks Tour hits Philly tonight

As you can see above, Matt and Kim just kicked off their tour at the Sasquatch Music Festival over the weekend. Unlike many performers at the festival, there is no stream of their set, but, tonight, the second show of that month-long tour is here in Philly at The Trocadero. As you could have guessed, […]

Interview: Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes

Next Tuesday, Dawes will release their second studio album, Nothing is Wrong. The album follows 2009’s North Hills and is already one of my favorite albums of the year (review will be up next week). Dawes will be opening for Bright Eyes (along with M. Ward) next Friday (June 10th) at the Mann Center. They […]

XPoNential Festival adds more artists to lineup

XPN has just announced via it’s Facebook page four fantastic additions to this year’s XPoNential Festival, which will take place July 22nd through the 24th at Wiggin’s Park in Camden. Citizen Cope, Dar Williams, Gary Clark Jr. and Joseph Arthur will join a great lineup that already included Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds, Ted Leo and […]

Philadelphia Concert Calendar: Recently Added

Below, find a list of all the shows added to the Philadelphia Concert Calendar over the last week. Highlights include Ellie Goulding at Electric Factory, Buckethead at the TLA, Peter Bjorn and John at the Troc, and Explosions in the Sky at the Tower.

Buckethead adds tour dates, playing TLA in August

Brian Carroll, better known as Buckethead, has released two albums this month; the first, It’s Alive, was released on the 15th and the second, Empty Space, was released on the 20th. The albums are part of a series of albums called Buckethead Pikes, named after the website releasing the albums. The albums are the 31st […]

Review: Cloud Cult, The Wilderness of Manitoba @ World Cafe Live (videos, setlists)

Cloud Cult was back in Philadelphia this past Thursday for a show at World Cafe Live. They last played here in October of last year at The Trocadero. The Wilderness of Manitoba opened the show up with an impressive 10-song, 45-minute set of modern folk music. Much in the same vein of bands like The […]

Shows of the Week (May 30-June 5)

Happy Memorial Day! As you enjoy the day off, I take a look at what concerts are worth seeing this week in Philly. It’s a very, very busy first weekend of “summer” concerts as Okkervil River, Sun Airway and Sondre Lerche compete with shows on Friday night. Saturday features a sold out show at The […]

Review: Day 2 of the Sundrop Music Festival (Drink Up Buttercup, Toy Soldiers) @ The Fire

Yesterday, the 1st Annual Sundrop Music and Arts Festival continued at The Fire with free outdoor music. Two stages were set up, one outside The Fire and another in the parking lot of Trios Trattoria. The day was set to feature 14 local musicians and bands on the two stages, along with vendors selling various […]

Drink Up Buttercup’s last show ever is tomorrow night

As reported by The Key, Drink Up Buttercup have confirmed that tomorrow night’s show at The Fire will be their last. After Ben Mazzochetti’s departure from the band at the end of last year, Jim Harvey, Farzad Houshiarnejad, and Mike Cammarata began re-inventing themselves as White Birds. They decided to fulfill obligations that were made […]

In Town Tonight: Cloud Cult, The Wilderness of Manitoba @ World Cafe Live

World Cafe Live will host a very exciting show tonight in their downstairs venue. Opening the show will be The Wilderness of Manitoba, a very good indie folk band out of Toronto. Headlining the show will be Minnesota’s lovable Cloud Cult, who are back on the road supporting last year’s Light Chasers. Both bands have […]

Sundrops Music & Arts Festival starts tomorrow!

The 1st Annual Sundrops Music and Arts Festival starts tomorrow night at The Fire and runs through Sunday night! Which band (or show) are you most excited for? I’m always glad to see Hezekiah Jones, and am also excited to see Drink Up Buttercup for the first time in 2011.

The Dodos premiere new music video, playing the TLA on June 11

Below, check out The Dodos‘ kind of weird but captivating new video for the song “Companions” from their newest album, No Color. Also, take note that they will be playing The TLA on June 11th. Gauntlet Hair will open the show and tickets are available HERE.

27th Annual Concerts Under the Stars Series begins Sunday!

The 27th Annual Bottom Dollar Food Concerts Under the Stars Series begins this Sunday in King of Prussia! The concert is presented by the Upper Merion Township Park and Rec and Point Entertainment. On the last Sunday of each month from May through August, Upper Merion Township Park will host an outdoor concert that is […]

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