The Unlikely Candidates - Follow My Feet | Sofar Philadelphia (#473)
David Ramirez, Gotye & Ed Sheeran coming to Philadelphia
May 25 Reblogged
The Early November Release New Song
I’m LOVING this song. I’m so glad these guys are back at it. They’ll be in Philly on 6/30 at the Troc.
The Early November have released a new song called “Frayed In Doubt.” Stream it here.
May 17 Reblogged
Showtime: 6:30 PM Price: $35/$40 Gates open at 5:30 PM.
With Very Special Guests: The Lumineers & Milk Carton Kids. All Ages Show.
They’ll be at the Electric Factory on 8/4. I saw The Lumineers at Johnny Brenda’s and they were great.
Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks - TLA show 4.3.12
I saw Of Monsters and Men last night and they kicked ass. They sounded great, the crowd was all in and the energy was amazing. They lived up to the months of hype and waiting for them to cross the Atlantic. These guys are worth it. Do whatever you need to do and go see them. You don’t know the next time they’ll be in the states.
Ed Sheeran - KGSR’s SXSW broadcast
I stumbled upon this video on youtube and I wonder how I never heard of Ed before. His video for A Team has 29+ million views on youtube and I’ll definitely be checking out more of his stuff. He’s opening up for Snow Patrol and has a Philly date on 4/10 at the Electric Factory. Unfortunately, I’m not paying $40 for this show.
According to The Key, a new concert venue called “Union Transfer” will be opening 9/21. This will be a 600 person venue at the site of the old Spaghetti Warehouse (1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA). One of the highlights is that Sean Agnew of R5 Productions will be booking the shows. Based on the capacity, this venue has the potential to rival World Cafe Live downstairs, which has a 660 capacity with standing shows.
New concert venues are always exciting as long as it doesn’t saturate the market. I only see great things for this venue and hope it helps elevate the already great music scene in Philly.
Fred Savage Should be Proud
Recently I was able to see The Wonder Years for the 2nd time. It was an R5 Production show at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. (I can not stress enough how much R5 is an amazing asset to the city of Philadelphia.) First time I saw them was opening for Four Year Strong at the Barbary and I learned about FYS through The Starting Line.
I picked up The Wonder Years most recent album “The Upsides” at the first show and have consistently listened to it sense. They have some roots in straight edge, how extensive I don’t know, but I am still able to relate to their music. Their lyrics deal a lot with their struggles to fit in and other similar youthful topics. They have great energy on stage with driving beats and gang vocals. My only criticism is that the singer almost complains before every song about other people.
Being at this show at the Church made me wish I went to these types of shows when I was younger when I didn’t care about anything. It’s just you in the moment singing along to the songs with 550 other people doing the same thing. Being 26, it’s weird being in the pit with all the teenager, which sucks sense the Church just breeds high energy crowds.
My favorite lyircs:
I’m not sad anymore, I’m just tired of this place.
The homophobic bullshit that’s somehow okay
Just because you didn’t mean it that way.
- My Last Semester
Today I called up my dad
Said I’m off balance and weak
Feeling homesick for things I know don’t think of me
He said it’s gonna get lighter, son
Just wait there and see
It’s getting hard to believe
- Hostels and Brothels
This video is from the first show I saw of them. I love how the crowd is close to the band and you constantly see people crowd surfing to the stage and then jump off and the band just keeps doing their thing.