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Stream Langhorne Slim’s new album The Way We Move (playing Union Transfer on 6/15)

The Way We Move is Langhorne Slim‘s new album, due out June 5th on Ramseur Records, following up 2009’s Be Set Free. The 14-track album was written after a long-term relationship came to an end and was funded by fans through PledgeMusic.com. You can stream the album in its entirety at MTVhive.com, which also has […]

Who’s playing tonight? (Thursday, May 31)

Thursday, May 31, 2012 – Alex Aitken & His Band @ Chris’ Jazz Cafe – 10:00/$10 – Anders Osborne, w/Johnny Sketch, Gina Sicilia @ The Blockley – 8:30/$15/21+ – Ang & the Damn Band, Chelsea Mitchell, & more @ The Fire – 9:00/$7/21+ – Busdriver, w/Dewey Decibel, ILL Doots @ Milkboy – 9:00/$12/21+ – City […]

A guide to live music during Philly Beer Week (which starts tomorrow)

Philly Beer Week begins tomorrow, running from June 1st to the 10th (yes, it’s more than a week) and encompassing the first two weekends of June. Music and beer go together like two peas in a pod, so it’s no surprise that there is a lot of live music to be seen at PBW events. […]

Video: Purity Ring – “Belispeak”

“Belispeak” is the first single from Purity Ring‘s upcoming debut Shrines, which is due out July 24th via 4AD. Check out the new video for it below. Purity Ring are playing at the First Unitarian Church on September 20th; tickets are available here.

Stream Scissor Sisters’ new album Magic Hour, release new video

Scissor Sisters‘ new album Magic Hour is out now on Polydor and Casablanca, but before your buy it, you can stream it for free at Spinner. You can also watch their new video for “Baby Come Home” below. Scissor Sisters will play at the Electric Factory on Thursday, July 5th; tickets are available here.

Video: M83 – “Reunion”

From a press release: Directed by Fleur & Manu and Produced by DIVISION, “Reunion” is part two of the story that commenced with “Midnight City.” Together, these two tracks are the soundtrack for a pack of gifted kids with telekinetic powers who escape from an institution and run wild through a desolate cityscape. In the […]

Who’s playing tonight? (Wednesday, May 30)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – Battle Royale ft. BHB, goldenSpiral, Jack Deezl, Agent Zero, Mister Maniac, & more @ The Blockley – 9:00/$7/21+ – Chappo, w/New Madrid, & more @ The Fire – 8:00/$8/21+ – Dave Pollack & His Band @ Chris’ Jazz Cafe – 7:00/$10 – Harper Blynn @ Tin Angel – 8:00/$10/21+ – […]

Ticket Giveaway: Kopecky Family Band @ Milkboy

Kopecky Family Band return to Philly this Friday to play at Milkboy in Center City, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show. The Nashville-based six-piece has been a Swollen Fox favorite for a while now, and we’re happy to see them return so soon after their show at Johnny Brenda’s last […]

Stream Liars’ new album WIXIW

Liars sixth and newest LP WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”) is set to be released next week, but can be streamed in full now over at NPR.org. They’ll be hitting the road this summer in support of the album and will be stopping in Philly on July 26th to play at Union Transfer. Tickets are available […]

Video: Lisa Hannigan – “Home”

Lisa Hannigan‘s sophomore album Passenger has already spawned three unique and wonderful music videos (“Knots,” “Little Bird,” and “What’ll I Do”), and she has now added a fourth. The video for “Home” shows Hannigan performing the song by a fire with some bandmates, and adds the nice touch of making the fire’s crackles audible. It […]

Just announced: Poliça returning to Philly this fall, playing Union Transfer (+ watch a new video)

It seems like only yesterday that an unknown band from Minnesota named Poliça was playing the grand opening show at Union Transfer. Opening for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah that September 2011 night, Poliça stole the show. After releasing their debut album Give You The Ghost, they returned in March and sold out Kung Fu […]

Who’s playing tonight? (Tuesday, May 29)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – Chris Rossello, Nate Rylan, & more @ The Fire – 9:00/$7/21+ – Coup Couroux, The Changing Light, & more @ North Star Bar – 8:00/$7/21+ – Far Out Fangtooth, OBNIIIs, & more @ Silk City Diner – 8:00/$8/21+ – Justin Jones, w/Tom Hamilton @ World Cafe Live – 8:00/$6 – […]

Cold Specks played Johnny Brenda’s, sang The Fresh Prince theme song (review, video, setlist)

“I’m just a very private person,” says Al Spx, explaining why she uses that pseudonym as the front woman (and on her current U.S. tour, only member) of Cold Specks. Years ago, Spx had given a demo CD to only a few friends, one of whom happened to be the younger brother of Jim Anderson, […]

Thrice says farewell at the Electric Factory (pics, review, setlist)

— Dustin Kensrue announced last November that he would no longer continue his musical career as the front man of Thrice, as he and the rest of the band want to focus more time on their families (not very conducive to the touring lifestyle). This announcement prompted a “Farewell Tour” — even though the band […]

Yeasayer announce tour dates (playing Union Transfer), releasing new album in August

Yeasayer will follow up 2010’s Odd Blood with their third full length, Fragrant World, on August 21st via Secretly Canadian. They’ll be supporting the album with an extensive North American tour, which begins on July 31st and will end on November 16th at Philly’s Union Transfer. Tickets for the entire tour are on sale now […]

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