[Interview] w/ Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug from Digable Planets) & his Cosmic Funk Orchestra
Sep09

[Interview] w/ Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug from Digable Planets) & his Cosmic Funk Orchestra

If you love yourself like you love good music, put your hands together for Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug) & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra Craig (“Doodlebug”) Irving recognized my area code as I called from outside Marathon Music Works in Nashville before the Jurassic 5/Dilated Peoples/Supernatural/Rhettmatic show happening on a Tuesday. A Tuesday. That just tells you the state of Hip-Hop in Nashville; but at least we got the tour,...

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The Legendary Black 47′s Farewell Tour
Sep09

The Legendary Black 47′s Farewell Tour

They have played more shows than The Beatles (at Shea Stadium), closed Hoboken, performed on various late night talk shows, and so much more.  This list covers only a few of the highlights on Black 47’s resume. Formed in 1989 by Chris Byrne and Kirwan, and named after the worst year of the Irish Potato Famine, this Celtic rock band has been making audiences dance for 25 years. Now they have released their final CD, Last Call, and...

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In the Mix – become a part of the GRAMMY® family! 9/22 Happy Hour
Sep08

In the Mix – become a part of the GRAMMY® family! 9/22 Happy Hour

In The Mix – learn more about what it takes to become a part of the GRAMMY® family! In the Mix is a networking series for the next generation of buzz building, upcoming musician, artist, producer or songwriter. Come together with some of Philly’s brightest and talented in the industry to learn more about what it takes to become a part of the GRAMMY® family! Drink specials and appetizers will be available. Hosted by Laiya St....

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Communion Philly’s September Club Night at Underground Arts
Sep08

Communion Philly’s September Club Night at Underground Arts

In case you’ve somehow missed it thus far, on the first Thursday of every month, Communion brings to Philadelphia a montage of talent to the dual stages of the Underground Arts.  This organization has been a heartfelt advocate for (mostly) local, indie bands, which has proven to be a truly outstanding source of fresh tunes and talent. Alternating between the Black Box and Cabaret stages (so you need not miss a single note), The...

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ALT-J ‘THIS IS ALL YOURS’
Sep08

ALT-J ‘THIS IS ALL YOURS’

The Leed, England based band, Alt-J cranked out their second album, ‘This is All Yours.’ Due out later this month, on the 23rd. You can pre-order it here. Consisting of four guys, Joe Newman leads with vocals and guitar. Newman’s voice, a quivering, and definitely the most interesting voice I have heard yet. Although it has been said that they have a similar sound to Mumford and Sons, and Radiohead. However, I feel...

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[MEET] ‘Sylvan Esso’ Electropop meets Indie Folk Rock
Sep08

[MEET] ‘Sylvan Esso’ Electropop meets Indie Folk Rock

You can find Sylvan Esso on all the top lists of up and coming bands to know this year.  Amelia Meath originally from the band Mountain Man, and Nick Sanborn from Megafaun created the electropop band Sylvan Esso last year in North Carolina. Meath and Sanborn met a few years back while Mountain Man was playing a gig with Sanbourn, and their styles meshed perfectly. Check out this great in-depth interview from Tucson Weekly.   The...

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