Monthly Archives: July 2012

Review (+ setlists): The Tallest Man On Earth & Strand of Oaks @ Union Transfer


Last night’s The Tallest Man On Earth show at Union Transfer was my first time seeing Matsson live and, for some reason, I was actually surprised at how good he was. I had enjoyed his recorded music for years and …

Featured Track: Grimace Federation – “Ghosts in A Mirror”


Philadelphia experimental post-jazz band Grimace Federation continue their bi-weekly residency at Kung Fu Necktie tomorrow night, so we thought we’d share a track of theirs. Here’s “Ghosts in A Mirror” from the band’s Soundcloud; stream and download it below. Get …

Drake, Chris Cornell, RUN DMC, Gary Clark, Jr., & more added to Made in America Festival


The Budweiser Made in America Festival, headlined and curated by Jay-Z, announced lineup additions today. The two-day, three-stage festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1st and 2nd) on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The newly announced participants are: Drake, …

Interview: Jack O’Brien of The Bright Light Social Hour (playing North Star Bar next week)


A few weeks ago, Jack O’Brien (pictured above, holding the pineapple), bassist and singer for The Bright Light Social Hour, took some time to talk with us over the phone. One week from today, the Austin-based quartet will be returning …

The Mountain Goats announce fall tour (playing the TLA), release new song


With a new album due out this fall, The Mountain Goats will hit the roads of the U.S. and Canada. Transcendental Youth will be released by Merge Records on October 2nd, with the tour beginning a week later in Richmond, …

Who’s playing tonight? (Tuesday, July 31)


I Want To Go To There: Family Band @ the Church Side Chapel, Oh! Pears @ Kung Fu Necktie, Dangerous Ponies @ Johnny Brenda’s Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – Adema, w/The Endless March @ Dobbs – 9:00/$10/21+ – Alexz Johnson, …

Primus announce fall tour with 3-D visuals (playing Tower Theatre)


Primus have announced a fall tour during which they will “employ a special 3-D backdrop screen as well as a quadraphonic sound system to create what [Les] Claypool calls ‘a really trippy’ experience for fans,” according to Billboard.com. The article …

Ticket Giveaway: Marina & the Diamonds @ TLA


Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known as, Marina and the Diamonds released her sophomore LP Electra Heart earlier this year and the Welsh singer-songwriter is currently touring the U.S. as an opener for Coldplay. After finishing that support tour, she’ll be …

WHY? announce new LP Mumps, etc. (playing Union Transfer in September)


About a month ago, WHY? announced the first of two new releases for 2012 and U.S. tour dates in support of the new music. They announced an August 14th release date for their new EP, Sod in the Seed. At …

Matt and Kim releasing new album, announce fall tour (playing Electric Factory)


Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim follow the recent announcement of a new album with an announcement of a lengthy fall tour of North America. Following the October 2nd release of Lightning, Matt and Kim will hit the road on October …

Featured Track: Childish Gambino – “We Ain’t Them”


Childish Gambino – “We Ain’t Them” “Always working, no vacation,” Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) explains on “Sunrise,” the 12th (and perhaps best) track from last year’s Camp. After three independently-released LPs, two mixtapes, and an EP, Gambino released his …

Yonder Mountain String Band announce fall tour (playing TLA in October)


Yonder Mountain String Band have announced a U.S. fall tour that will bring them to Philly’s TLA on Friday, October 26th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at noon via Live Nation. Fall tour dates are below; the band’s …

Stream a new Bloc Party song


Bloc Party have premiered a new song from their upcoming album Four, which will be released in the U.S. on August 21st. Stream the new song, called “Day Four,” below. Watch the video for another song from the album, “Octopus,” …

Stream a new Animal Collective song


Animal Collective premiered “Today’s Supernatural,” the first single from their upcoming album Centipede Hz (out Sept. 4th), last night on their new weekly online radio show. The radio show airs every Sunday night at 9 P.M. (EST) through August 19th …

Who’s playing tonight? (Monday, July 30)


I Want To Go To There: The Tallest Man On Earth and Strand of Oaks @ Union Transfer, Sigur Ros @ The Mann Center Monday, July 30, 2012 – A Life Once Lost, w/Fight Amp, & more @ Kung Fu …