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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 to grab my attention. If I’m not impressed, it’s on to the next one. It […]

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 curators Dani Mari and Reverend TJ McGlinchey will be joined by Ben Arnold and Johnny […]

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 at noon, including: The Wooden Sky (11/06), Pinback (11/09), and Margot & the Nuclear So […]

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 later, Whitmore will return to Philly for his own show at Underground Arts. And he’ll […]

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 concerts with it. With September just a couple of days away, we’ve taken a look […]

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 Mike Elizondo and will be released on October 23rd, 2012. Clark Jr. will be kicking […]

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 Fairmount Park will have a funky double bill featuring War and George Clinton & Parliament […]

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 Fargo Center, which was announced last month but didn’t release on-sale info until this week. […]

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 Made In America Festival in Philadelphia on Sunday, September 2nd as previously planned. Apologies for […]

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 Rot Gut, Domestic, for Out of Town Films. Today, that session was posted (watch it […]

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: Inspired by audience-based cell phone interactive pieces Deacon performed over the past several years in […]

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 of Faint Praise,” the fourth track on the album, begins as a quiet folk tune […]

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 Own Backyard earlier this year, following up 2009’s Polaris-nominated Wooden Arms and itself making the […]

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 10 A.M., with the general on-sale beginning on September 14th at 10 A.M. through ComcastTix.com. […]

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 and pick up a ticket to see them at Union Transfer on November 16th.

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