Monthly Archives: August 2012

Featured Track: Boy Things – “Equations”


I’ll be honest, I don’t listen to every music submission that comes through my inbox. I try to listen to as much as I can, but even when I do, most bands don’t get more than 30 to 60 seconds …

Who’s playing tonight? (Friday, August 31)


After the last show in the series, featuring Toy Soldiers and Thom McCarthy, got rained out (twice) and moved indoors, the FDR Park Summer Concert Series finally returns to the great outdoors for its final show of the season. Series …

The Wooden Sky, Pinback, Howie Day, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, & few more on sale today


A very light slate for this week’s on-sales, with a mere 9 shows hitting the ticket market today. Tickets for Howie Day (10/27) and Aztec Two-Step (11/02) go on sale at 10 A.M., with seven more shows going on sale …

Featured Track – William Elliott Whitmore – “Field Song”


William Elliott Whitmore is a singer-songwriter from Iowa who I first saw perform live on September 14th, 2011. He was the opening act for The Low Anthem at World Cafe Live and he nearly stole the show. Exactly one year …

September Concert Preview: A look at the live music ahead in Philadelphia


September is almost upon us, bringing the end of summer along with it. School may be back in session, and those wonderful summer hours at the office may soon be over, but the fall always brings a great crop of …

Gary Clark Jr. (playing MIA Festival this weekend) announces debut album


Gary Clark Jr. has spent much of the past year on the road supporting his Bright Lights EP, but somewhere along the way he found time to record his debut album. The self-titled album was produced by Clark Jr. and …

Who’s playing tonight? (Thursday, August 30)


Tonight’s a good night to throw it back to the ’70s and ’80s, if that’s something you might be interested in. Virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai will be performing in Glenside at the Keswick Theatre. Meanwhile, the Dell Music Center in …

Bob Dylan, Oldermost, Mint Condition, Dillon Francis, & more recently added shows


It’s been a slow week in the tour announcements department, and most of this week’s bigger announcements were covered in Monday’s update. That leaves this Concert Calendar update with mostly small shows, with the exception of Bob Dylan at Wells …

Chris Cornell cancels appearance at Made in America Festival


This just in from Made in America Festival organizers Live Nation: Chris Cornell’s scheduled performance on September 2nd has been cancelled. Here’s the full statement: Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Chris Cornell is unable to perform at the Budweiser …

Watch a new Out of Town Films session with Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s (playing Milkboy in October, tix on sale Friday)


Back in April, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s visited Philly for a show at the First Unitarian Church. Before that show, frontman Richard Edwards performed a solo version of “Books About Trains,” a song from their new LP …

Dan Deacon releases free interactive iPhone & Android app for live shows (including Union Transfer show in November)


The always innovative Dan Deacon, who released his new album America this week, has announced a free interactive iPhone & Android app to help fans participate at his upcoming concerts. Here’s a description from the press release announcing the app: …

Featured Track: The Loom – “A Song of Faint Praise”


The Loom are a band from Brooklyn that released a fantastic debut LP, Teeth, late last year. The 10-track album offers a unique chamber-folk sound built with a wide variety of instruments, including banjos, ukeleles, horns, and mandolins. “A Song …

Ticket Giveaway: Patrick Watson (with Great Lake Swimmers) @ World Cafe Live


Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson and fellow countrymen Great Lake Swimmers will be playing at World Cafe Live next Thursday (September 6th) and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. Watson released his fourth studio album Adventures in Your …

Bob Dylan releases new video, + on-sale info for Wells Fargo Center show in November


Bob Dylan‘s November gig at the Wells Fargo Center (with Mark Knopfler opening) was announced over a month ago, but on-sale info for tickets had not been released until this week. Pre-sale tickets will be available on September 10th at …

Video: Yeasayer – “Longevity”


Back in June, Yeasyaer premiered the song “Longevity” with an “official vignette” video. Today, they release the song’s official video, which shows the band (specifically Chris Keating) gradually aging as they play the song in the studio. Watch it below …