Lily And The Parlour Tricks-EP Release And CMJ Gigs

New York based band Lily And The Parlour Tricks take a modern twist on the classic girl group line-up. This six piece ensemble featuring three women vocalists up front and an able trio of guitar, bass, and drums behind them has it’s roots in female vocal trios of days gone by such as the Ronnetes or even the McGuire Sisters, but the sound is certainly fresh and current. Think perhaps the Shangrilas doing music for the soundtrack of...

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These Branches debut The Payoff On WMCX 88.9 FM

Nick Hertzberg and Bryan Batiste of These Branches bring the punk to college radio airwaves this Friday on WMCX 88.9 FM’s specialty show “White Trash Radio” to debut their third album, The Payoff. For Theses Branches, The Payoff is their first album written as a two-piece band, but being short and to the point has never really been a problem for Hertzberg and Batiste. This 10 minute record steers away from topics of...

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The Deli Magazine Philly Celebrates 3 Years with Birthday Bash!  Interview with Q.D. Tran!

The Deli Magazine Philly Celebrates 3 Years with Birthday Bash! Interview with Q.D. Tran!

The Deli Magazine is a daily updated website covering 11 local US music scenes (thus far: NYC, LA, Seattle, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Austin, Philly, DC Area and New England) through 11 dedicated, separate blogs. The Deli also has two quarterly publications exclusively focused on the NYC and LA independent music scenes – and a yearly magazine focused on the SXSW music festival in Austin. Q.D. Tran is...

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Sleeper Agent’s Debut Album Celabrasion is Out NOW

Celabrasion, the new debut album from Rolling Stone “Band To Watch” Sleeper Agent, was released just a couple of days ago (September 27th) on mom+pop music. Hailing from Bowling Green, KY, Sleeper Agent specializes in crafting hook-laden scuzzy garage-pop rooted in both soul and southern rock. Early champions of the album, SPIN, described the album as, “A dozen deliriously catchy gems… the sound of high fives...

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Pink Martini and Longwood Gardens – the Perfect Combination

Way back in the heat of July, I got to see Pink Martini perform in the open air theater inside Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  The place is absolutely gorgeous and the setting was perfect.  The open air stage was filled with the musicians of Pink Martini.  They opened with Ravel’s “Bolero”.  The primitive, incessant rhythm of the piece caught the audience’s attention and never let go.  The band had a...

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