Rosu Lup

Rosu Lup Album Release Show at JB's March 20

What began through a Craigslist meet-up between Jonathan Stewart and Josh Marsh has resulted in the creation and celebration of their recently released debut album, Is Anything Real. Tonight, Rosu Lup will be anchoring a Philly-forward show at Johnny Brenda’s after the band took the new album on the road, performing the atmospheric indie-folk tracks from the group's latest effort. The tone of their music shifts from soaring Tom Petty stadium-style rock to blooming, wandering folk with lush arrangements that recall The Acorn and Lord Huron. Jonathan Stewart has a gentle, pleasing voice that, at times, sounds more than just a little like Adam Granduciel from The War On Drugs; not that being reminiscent of one of Philly’s biggest musical exports is a bad thing. Longtime Deli favorites, Levee Drivers, led by the grinding and gritty voiced August John Lutz II, will be warming up the crowd this evening. Rounding out the show is Hemming, the acoustic project of singer-songwriter Candice Martello, who we know from the rollicking and too short-lived project Omar, with drummer/manager Nick Fanelli. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Adam G.

   

Weathervane Music Residency Feat. Hemming at Boot & Saddle Dec. 22

Singer-songwriter Candice Martello (ex-Omar, ex-Ghost Light), a.k.a. Hemming, headlines this evening's installment of Weathervane Music’s residency at Boot & Saddle. Cut from a personal cloth, Hemming finds Martello’s naturally compelling tone aiding in her captivating storytelling ability. A rolling, folk-rock tumble sets the music in motion. Martello takes the reins, exhibiting strength around every bend, whilst simultaneously exposing a magnetizing sensitivity. Harnessing emotion for a zoomed in view, Hemming reveals the booming force of an earnest approach. The lifting harmonic warmth and delicately-crafted, indie-folk of Rosu Lup fortifies the lineup. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/Three Man Cannon at Bourbon & Branch July 20

Tonight at Bourbon & Branch, let Three Man Cannon help you escape the dog days of summer! Grab a cold one, and revitalize with the pretty melodies and thought-provoking lyrics from Scranton transplants turned vital local music community contributors. They'll be accompanied by the stirring indie-folk harmonies of Rosu Lup. Kicking off the evening will be the folk-pop/rock stylings of Mansfield, Connecticut's Hanging Hills. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

   

New Track: "Hem" - Rosu Lup

It's one of those days where you should just stay inside and hide out from the rain. Here's a new single to curl up with from local indie-folk outfit Rosu Lup called "Hem." It was recorded at Miner Street Recordings, and was produced by Lou Rogai (of Lewis & Clarke). Rosu Lup will be performing this Tuesday, January 20 at World Cafe Live.

   

Busses & Rosu Lup Opening for Avers at JB's July 8

Variability - the trio of Busses engages the sonic experimentation with an ear pointed toward the openness it provides, performing songs that stretch the end lines while the core instrumentation remains locked-in pushing fluidly forward. Their latest single “Overload” takes that core groove coupling it with Dave Brett’s gentle, floating vocal arrangement, creating a subtle, drifting out-to-sea effect. However, the group has been known to harbor a heavier harder aesthetic. Tonight, at Johnny Brenda’s, they bridge the gap between harmonious local folk group Rosu Lup, who take that zoomed in intimacy and project it outward, exuding a natural warmth. Having gone through a pair of lineup changes, Rosu Lup is currently working on a full-length LP, which may be available this coming fall. Their performance should offer a preview of that new material. The show is alo headlined by Richmond, Virginia garage-pop/psych rockers Avers, who released their debut album Empty Light earlier this spring. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita