New Release Tuesday – April 1, 2014
Apr01

New Release Tuesday – April 1, 2014

No this isn’t an April Fool’s prank! It is Tuesday however, which means.. NEW MUSIC! While you may be skeptical about all other things today, this is one thing you can be sure of. Enjoy everyone! PICK OF THE WEEK Indie rockers Cloud Nothings, not only premiered new song, “I’m Not Part Of Me” today but have released their fourth studio album Here and Nowhere Else. Cloud Nothings third album was when the...

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[REVIEW] The War On Drugs Triumph Again With New Release: Lost In The Dream
Apr01

[REVIEW] The War On Drugs Triumph Again With New Release: Lost In The Dream

The War On Drugs’ new album Lost In The Dream was released a week ago, and in that week, I’ve spent a good deal of time with this piece of work from some of Philadelphia’s indie rock heroes. Lost In The Dream is the band’s third studio album, and follows their highly acclaimed 2011 release, Slave Ambient. Much like Slave Ambient, Lost In The Dream is full of The War On Drugs’ signature style of indie rock gems and expansive jams...

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[Review] Chuck Ragan Howls about the Road and Love on New Album – Till Midnight
Apr01

[Review] Chuck Ragan Howls about the Road and Love on New Album – Till Midnight

We should all consider ourselves lucky that Chuck Ragan has packaged his blend of stripped-down roots rock in Till Midnight just in time for a season change. On his fourth solo effort, the raspy voiced troubadour attacks these 10 songs with the same energy and relentlessness that put his first band – hardcore punk darlings Hot Water Music – on the map. There are a few more love songs on this one, but they’re Chuck...

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#FunkyDanceGrooveJamRock with Catullus, Underwater Sounds, and The Mantras at XO Lounge
Apr01

#FunkyDanceGrooveJamRock with Catullus, Underwater Sounds, and The Mantras at XO Lounge

Photography and Story by Steven Philips StSteven.com #StSteven The XO Lounge, a new venue at 15th and South St. in Philly, that has booked a lot of great acts for this spring.  They put together a triple bill on March 21 that filled the spot with happy people who had a great time dancing to these three fun bands.  XO has a few things going for it, including some former Blockley staff members that know how to book talent and throw a...

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[PHOTOS] Pat Metheny Came Back to His “Home in Philadelphia” – Keswick Theatre
Apr01

[PHOTOS] Pat Metheny Came Back to His “Home in Philadelphia” – Keswick Theatre

Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com Story by James Kittleman Pat Metheny has been pushing the boundaries of music for the last 40 years and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. His current endeavor, The Unity Group, combines the The Unity Band (formed in 2012) with a new multi-instrumentalist fifth member and Metheny’s famed musical machine, the Orchestrion. The result is a futuristic concoction blending...

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Ding! Ding! Round Two… FIGHT! Modern Rock Madness 2014
Apr01

Ding! Ding! Round Two… FIGHT! Modern Rock Madness 2014

The first half of the first round of 2014’s Modern Rock Madness is already in the books, with no real shocking upsets, but there are still plenty of matchups to come! Arcade Fire easily defeated hometown girl Santigold to kick off the morning, then The Decemberists narrowly got past St. Vincent by just one vote! The Flaming Lips won another close matchup, getting past The Smiths/solo Morrissey. The iconic Beastie Boys had a...

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