Alt Pop

Weekend Warrior - August 2 - 4

Cayetana performs for the final time (in the foreseeable future) this Saturday evening at Union Transfer. We certainly have a soft spot for the Philly trio - so much respect goes out to the ladies for deciding to pick up instruments for the first time and just go for it as a band. Their music finds a way to exhibit earnest vulnerability that gets under your skin, while simultaneously serving as an exhilarating, cathartic release.  The locked-in powerful push of rhythm unites with the expressively raw, soulful vocals, pulling one into the deftly-detailed, memorable, lyrical scenes. They’ll be joined by the glimmering, melodic, twang-infused narratives of Katie Ellen and the charming storytelling of Dave Tomaine’s Cave People. (Photo by Mary Ferrigno) – Michael Colavita

Other places where you might want to end an evening…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Lojii, Swarvy

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Hollow Comet

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Knolling Bones, Seeking Spades, Burnout Star 

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Swearin’, Dark Thoughts, SAT  Joe Jack Talcum, Street Vengeance, Trash Knife

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Cayetana (Final Show), Katie Ellen, Cave People 

TLA (334 South St.) SAT Ghost Light

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI DJ Economix

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Taylor Kelly, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element, Sophie Coran

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Too Many Talk Shows, Slokey

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Alright Junior, SAT Dominy

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Delmont, Goodthief, SAT Littlun, SUN Crozet, Arch Of Love

Khyber Pass Pub (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI  Roger Harvey, Wild Flowers of America

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Parsnip Revolt, SAT Hotbed, Z by Z, SUN So Totally

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN The Business, Jay Lubes

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Roi Lush, Masta K, Taste of Vomit, SAT Disoriental 

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Annalise Curtin, Lomax Lane, Knightlife, SAT The Becoming, Eric Vain, SUN Candy Cigare77es, Total Whine

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI God Root, Witching, Caged, Yuckmouf, Pit Hair, SAT Schotzi

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Live Band Karaoke, SAT Live Band Karaoke, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) SUN Ear Me Now

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Craig Dash

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Greg Sover Duo, SAT The Output (CD Release), Evergo, MaMa’s Juice Box, The Smoking Lightbulb

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Hezekiah Jones, Chris Kasper, Under the Oak, Splintered Sunlight, Big Mind, SUN John Kadlecik & The West Philly Fadeway 

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Samryebread, CJ Mills

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Busy Bee Project (Final Show), lylyly, Faucet

The Tide Pool (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Slokey (EP Release), Oni, Forest Kids Collective, Mr. Hideyoshi x Toadofsky, SAT Humilitarian, People Eating Fruit

Haus of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Trot, Glass Spitter, Moyogash, Cop Jokes

Free Candy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Line Leader, Don Babylon 

   

Clairo's star rises quickly with debut record, show set for XL Center 08.04

If you have not heard of Boston’s Clairo, you soon will: the young artist is seeping into the pages of major publications like The Guardian with her debut record Immunity. Clairo is set to seriously shake up the pop hierarchy with her lively brand of synth-pop music. Don’t just imagine synth-driven tunes, picture energetic indie-rock guitar riffs, groovy drumbeats and the reverb-tinged vocals of a young woman ready to let her emotions spill across the mainstream. Clairo’s record is a sonic chameleon taking on the best colors of today’s music landscape: Immunity has the trap beats that currently surge in Chicago, the electro-rock bubbling in New York City and the ever-vibrant pop glaze of Los Angeles. You will want to catch this artist before she is out of reach, and the XL Center in Hartford is the place to do that on August 4th. We are streaming the red hot track “Bags” from the new record below. - Rene Cobar

   

New Track: "Sad Girl Hours" - Cold Soul

“Sad Girl Hours” is the latest single from the quartet of Cold Soul. Genteel guitar is laid down as Rachel Nakshian delivers a melancholy tale of longing and heartbreak. Attempting to hold and piece yourself back together when everything seems to be falling apart can be daunting. Those overwhelming emotions build as the instrumentation gradually amplifies and comes to the forefront, while the steadiness of the vocals demonstrates resilience.

   

New Slaughter Beach, Dog LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Slaughter Beach, Dog's new LP Safe And Also No Fear officially comes out on vinyl tomorrow via Lame-O Records, but you can now stream and purchase it digitally below. Pulling influences from musicians such as Wilco and gothic Americana writers like Raymond Carver and Cormac McCarthy, there is an obvious evolution to the songwriting of Jake Ewald that fans of Modern Baseball should take notice of almost immediately. With the band's lineup solidified by Nick Harris (NONA, LUTHER, All Dogs) on guitar, Zack Robbins (Dark Mtns, Superheaven, Petal) on drums, and former MoBo bassist Ian Farmer, you'll find the songs on Ewald's latest album to be more spacious and deliberate, with a shadowier side to their tales. Slaughter Beach, Dog is also scheduled to perform next in Philly on Saturday, September 21 at the First Unitarian Church, supported by Cave People. (Photo by Jess Flynn)

   

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Time: 
7:00PM
Band name: 
Brooke Josephson
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/brookejosephsonmusic/
Venue name: 
Rockwood Music Hall