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CCS @ Union Transfer 7/02

May 17th, 2013


CSS return this year with the upcoming release of their fourth studio album. The Date Sitek produced Planta will be out June 11 via SQE Music. To help support the new album the now four-piece Brazilian band will be the hitting the road this summer. Trekking throughout the United States throughout June and July, CSS will bringing with them IO Echo, MS MR and MNDR on select dates. On July 2nd they stop by Union Transfer with IO Echo for a little pre Fourth of July dance party.

Tuesday, July 2nd
Union Transfer

Doors 8PM | Show 8:30PM
Tickets $17.50
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , , ,

Local Natives @ The Electric Factory 9/28

May 15th, 2013


It looks like it’s going to be a busy year for Local Natives. After releasing their excellent sophomore album Hummingbird, the Los Angeles band has been touring relentlessly to help promote it. Just last month they played to a sold out Union Transfer and now they will be back! On September 28th Local Natives will return to Philadelphia to play at The Electric Factory. Touring with them will be Wild Nothing, who recently released a brand new EP Empty Estate. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday.

Thursday, September 28th
The Electric Factory

Doors 8:30PM | Show 8:30PM
Tickets $25 (adv/dos)
Tickets On Sale Friday!

By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , ,

Nick Lowe @ World Cafe Live 8/8

May 9th, 2013


What hasn’t Nick Lowe been able to accomplish so far? Produced hit records for legendary artists? Check. Help write some of best songs from the 80s? Check Crack the Top 40 as an artist? Check. There’s not too much that the guy hasn’t done in his career. And so far, he’s been one of those people who are good at anything that they put their mind to. On August 8th Nick Lowe comes to World Cafe Live for an intimate performance downstairs at the venue. Tickers are $35 and on sale now!

Thursday, August 8th
World Cafe Live

Doors 6:30PM | Show 8PM
Tickets $35 (adv/dos)
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , ,

Dropkick Murphys @ The Skyline Stage at The Mann Center – 8/21

May 8th, 2013


After already playing two sold out shows at the Electric Factory earlier in March, Dropkick Murphy’s are set to return to Philadelphia this August. Last week the celtic-punk rockers announced dates for their summer tour which include a stop at The Mann Center’s new Skyline Stage on August 21st. Dropkick Murphys are touring behind their latest album Signed and Sealed in Blood. The group has also been making headlines with their hardworking and impressive charity efforts for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. They have raised tens of thousands of dollars through selling special t shirts, where all of the money goes directly towards donations. Recently it was also announced that they will be linking up with Bruce Springsteen on a single that will be sold to raise money for the victims. And if that wasn’t enough, $1 from each ticket sold on their upcoming summer tour will also go towards the victims as well.

Wednesday August 21st
The Skyline Stage at The Mann Center

Doors 6:00PM | Show 7:30PM
Tickets $33.50 (adv/dos)
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , ,

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper @ World Cafe Live 5/12

May 4th, 2013


23 year old Brooklyn based Aly Spaltro aka Lady Lamb the Beekeeper recently released her latest, Ripley Pine, earlier this year. The album came out via Ba Da Bing Records and has been well received through fans and critics alike. The Boston Herald went as far as to call it “an indie rock Pet Sounds“. The album breathes wildly as each of the songs move from a still calm to franticness. Spaltro shines lyrically within the complexity of the song movements. In a few days, Lady Lamb will be hitting the road with fellow label mate Xenia Rubinos for a brief tour through the Mid Atlantic and Midwest. On May 12th they stop by World Cafe Live on the edge of West Philly.

Sunday, May 12th
World Cafe Live

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM
Tickets $8 (adv)/ $10(dos)
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , ,

Grandchildren @ Johnny Brenda’s 5/3

May 3rd, 2013


Tonight is a special night for local boys Grandchildren. The 6 piece band will make their way to Johnny Brenda’s for the celebration of their new album Golden Age. It officially comes out on Tuesday but what better night to hold a release party than on a Spring time night in May? Helping out with the festivities will be The Lawsuits and Laser Background. In between bands Man Man’s Chris Powell will be djing to keep the groove going.  Come make the trip out to Fishtown tonight to help one of Philly’s hottest local bands party for their new album!

Friday, May 3rd
Johnny Brenda’s

Doors 8PM | Show 9:15PM
Tickets $10
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , , ,

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Morgan’s Pier 6/12

May 1st, 2013


As opening day for Morgan’s Pier quickly approaches (May 9th) R5 Productions continues to roll out more free concerts for the riverside beer garden. The latest comes on June 12 with Scottish four-piece We Were Promised Jetpacks. The band is going out on a short tour through the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest in June and Philadelphia is right in the middle of their dates. So far, these handful of Spring dates are the only ones for the group for this year. We Were Promised Jetpacks released their most recent album, In the Pit of the Stomach back in 2011 and have not announced any plans for a follow up yet. However, they are planning on releasing a live album later this year in the fall.

Wednesday, June 12th
Morgan’s Pier

Doors 9PM | Show 10PM
Tickets: Free!

By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , ,

The Specials @ Tower Theatre – 7/13

April 25th, 2013


After playing only a handful of shows in the United States before their big UK tour this year, The Specials have announced they are coming back stateside for a string of east coast dates this July. The British ska legends have been playing a steady amount of reunion shows for the past couple of years but it’s been quite some time since they have stopped in Philadelphia. On July 13th they come to the Tower Theatre out in Upper Darby. Unfortunately original co-vocalist Neville Staple will not be joining the group as he announced his departure from the band (due to health concerns) earlier this year.

Saturday July 13th
Tower Theatre

Doors 8PM | Show 8:30PM
Tickets $35/$75 (dos/adv)
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , ,

Steely Dan @ The Mann Center 9/21

April 23rd, 2013


Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are taking Steely Dan back out on the road this summer. The two, who need no introduction at this point in their career, will be hitting the road on July 19th and will not finish until September 28th. In between that time they will be visiting over four dozen different cities and towns. Rounding out the band will be drummer Keith Carlock, keyboardist Jim Beard, guitarist Jon Herington, bassist Freddie Washington, a trio of back up vocalists and a four piece horn section. Steely Dan and company make their to Philadelphia towards the end of their tour as they visit the Mann Center on September 21st. With over 30 million albums sold and over 45 years of experience, it’s clear why Steely Dan was voted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame. Be sure not to miss them as they hit the road this summer!

Saturday September 21st
The Mann Center

Doors 6PM | Show 7:30PM
Tickets $ 30-$110 (adv/dos)
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Milkboy June 27th

April 19th, 2013


This summer Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will be embarking on a short co-headlining tour with Ha Ha Tonka and Ezra Furman & the Harpoons. All three groups will be road testing new material that they have been working on. The short tour is only making nine stops through the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. There are no definite details on SSLYBY’s new album other than the fact that it’s currently being recorded. When released it will be the band’s first since 2010’s Let It Sway. On June 27th they, along with Ha Ha Tonka and Ezra Furman & the Harpoons will stop by Milkboy Philadelphia to preview their new material and play old hits.

Thursday, June 27th
Milkboy Philadelphia

Doors 8PM | Show 9PM
Tickets $12 (adv/dos)
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , , ,