Delta Spirit 11.26.10 The Paradise Rock Club Boston

Delta Spirit performed at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts to a packed crowd last Friday night. The audience did not look like black Friday shopping festivities had got to them, but just the opposite-they were ready for some rock and roll. Being back in the area for the holiday season, I was thrilled to cover another Delta Spirit show. They are favorites of the music scene here in Boston, and after last seeing them at...

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Sun Airway 11.17.10

Wednesday night, Sun Airway returned to Philadelphia to play a set at Johnny Brenda’s. They brought something of a colorized/pop infuzed version of the Phantom of The Opera to the local Fishtown bar. The arrangements, both musically and visually, were mesmerizing. The screens backing the band were filled with projections of a young girl walking on the beach, close-ups of facial expressions, train tracks. The band themselves were...

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti 11.12.10

Review and Photos by Ashley Beliveau Friday night, Los Angeles band Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti played at the Trocadero Theatre. The lead singer, Ariel Pink, performed in a mound of blue synthetic hair. The wig, which literally took over his face, did not deter from hearing his unusually pretty voice. The band drifted through their set, which featured songs from their latest album Before Today (2010). A full list of future...

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the morning benders 11.11.10

Review and Photos by Ashley Beliveau I first saw the morning benders this year at SXSW. I remember being impressed with their outbursts of energy on stage. They worked the crowd then, and again at last night’s performance at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. This is a band that does not disappoint. Playing songs from their debut album, Talking Through Tin Cans (2008) and Big Echo (2010), they kept the crowd on their...

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The Black Angels at the TLA 11.06.10

Review and Photography by Ashley Beliveau Last Friday night Austin band The Black Angels brought their brand of ’60s style psych to the TLA in Philly, part of their co-headlined tour with Black Mountain, engaging the crowd with an hour-long, fuzz guitar-laden psychedelic journey. They opened their set with an attack of raw Rock and Roll, blasting out older songs such as “Better Off Alone”, “Passover”, “Mission District” and...

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