Below is a new music video from emcee/producer/La Salle basketball player Taylor Dunn for the track "Water," which appears on his sophomore mixtape On The Contrary. It was directed by Rob Haffey with fellow Drexel University student Mike Koziel as his cinematographer.
YVYNYL, a.k.a. Mark Schoneveld, continues his curation of this month’s Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA tonight with a one-two combination of lesser-known, talented local artists. Neighborhood Choir is the dream-pop project from Bennett Daniels, who is the bassist for Laser Background as well as a number of Philly acts such as Brendan Codey, Hippy Johnny, etc. Avery Rosewater is an impressive fledgling band led by Julien Rossow-Greenberg (formerly of Arches). This evening will be a good opportunity to hear the groups’ yet-to-be-released material and how their tunes transfer over into a live setting. Daniels has also chosen the film that will be screened after their performances so stick around for that too. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $5, All Ages (Photo by Tiffany Yoon) - H.M. Kauffman
West Philly's Grandchildren recently performed at Glasslands in NYC on May 15, 2013 as part of the celebration for the release of their latest LP Golden Age (Ernest Jenning Recording Co.). You can listen to their entire set below, and download it for free HERE. Special thanks to NYC Taper for sharing.
Twin sisters, Katie (Waxahatchee) and Allison (Swearin') Crutchfield, formerly of The Ackleys and P.S. Eliot, reunite to record a cover of Grimes' "Oblivion" for Rookie Mag's Theme Song series, which was posted earlier today. It's a noisy guitar-driven rendition of the song that still maintains the irresistible pop vocals. Enjoy!
On Saturday night, Man Man’s Christopher “Pow Pow” Powell performed as his intergalactic side project Spaceship Aloha at Johnny Brenda’s. Sporting a tropical vibe with his Hawaiian shirt and tall plants set up on stage while techno-colorful palm trees were projected on the stage screen. He was also joined by Brooklyn artist, comedian, singer and rapper Tim Fite, who opened for Spaceship Aloha with a video backdrop of himself (and then some) playing in the background and singing his songs while he performed them live. Unfortunately, Powell only got to spin about a 20-minute set before the audience was asked to evacuate the venue due to a water pipe breakage (which also caused Surgeon’s release show to be moved to Kung Fu Necktie the next evening). However, we still managed to snap some photos for you from Spaceship Aloha’s abridged performance as well as the multiple looks of Tim Fite HERE.
As we inch closer to summer, here's a new jam that you can add to your mix from fledgling Philly four-piece Static Mountain called "Walking Advertisement," which reminds us of something that might have come from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot-era Wilco. It's off their debut self-titled album, and you can catch them live this Sunday at Kung Fu Necktie.
A Stick and A Stone, a.k.a. Elliot Harvey, pushes a vocally dominant approach that feeds off a classical church-echoing vibe that depending on tone and the harmonic layering of voices can vary in the types of light it reflects. Some generate profound illuminating warmth that lifts the spirit, while others focus in cavernous shadows. However, the constant throughout the process are the stalwart vocals punctuated with minimal instrumentation. Great Thunder, the lo-fi, psych outfit that teams Swearin’s Keith Spencer and Waxahatchee’s Kate Crutchfield, who released an excellent EP Strange Kicks, also share the bill at the Great Indoors tonight. Great Indoors, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), $5 - $7, 7pm, All Ages (Photo from Too Much Rock) - Michael Colavita
When you’ve been involved with crazy and unique bands and projects like Man Man, Buffalo Stance, Need New Body, and Adventuredrum, you’d think that there’d be no time to create another wild and wacky music experience. But somehow incendiary drummer and producer Christopher Sean “Pow Pow” Powell managed to do just that with his latest electro-tropicalia project Spaceship Aloha. Its first release Universe Mahalo Vol. 1 (Data Garden) is an homage to Hawaii that’s filled with lush melodies and electronic rhythms that may lead to non-stop dancing. And it will be just the right thing to jam to when he brings his creative, wild energy to Johnny Brenda’s tonight, especially since the evening will also feature special performances by Space 1026 founding member Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Grant$ partner in crime, Brooklyn’s Tim Fite. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill