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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Reading Rainbow + More | VITAMINWATER Uncapped at Johnny Brenda’s

Remember that devastating hurricane we got last month? You know, that big brat named Irene? Well it messed with some local live music, which is certainly not okay in my book. Anyway, the show that was supposed to be at Sigma Sound Studios got relocated to Johnny Brenda’s, which is fine, except it cut down the amount of free booze. Oh well, at least there was still unlimited free VITAMINWATER! Cat Vet opened the show, and...

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Murder By Death at World Cafe Live

Last time I saw Murder By Death was a little less than a decade ago, while I was still in college. I reveled in the music scene and followed the standard punk and alternative bands a college kid at that time should. This time around I was able to catch them during the Philly F/M Festival and it was a totally different experience. Murder by Death was different…they were dark, they were melodic, there soul was deep. They made the...

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Popped! Music Fest 2011 Photo Recap – A look back!

Philadelphia’s annual Popped! Music Festival had its share of hiccups this year but still managed to come out as the premiere festival during the packed Philly weekend.  Though the heavy rain pulled the festival from FDR Park up to the Liacouras Center on Temple’s campus.  While headliners like The Shins, Pretty Lights and Girl Talk all made the trip uptown, the number of acts and stages were cut. The first day of the two...

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