Indie Rock

Emily Jane White plays the Elbo Room - 06/22

The Oakland based artist, Emily Jane White will be performing live at Elbo Room on June 22nd to support her upcoming album, They Moved in Shadow All Together LP.

They Moved in Shadow All Together was recorded at Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco, CA, and New and Improved studio in Oakland, CA, between December 2013 and September 2015. Emily Jane White is a musician, songwriter, and poet from Oakland, CA. White’s new body of work recounts for us the terrain of her empathic inner world. The breadth and depth of her maturing voice are evident. Her layered vocals effect a sense of camaraderie, a space populated with voices, angelic perhaps, definitively ethereal. She studied classical singing while working on this album, which enabled her to broaden her vocal range.


8-bit crEEps

8-bit CrEEps have released a new single called "New Zoo". The young band combine a variety of synth sounds with aggressive rock-based guitars.


Bent Knee release new album, 'Say So'

Bent Knee keeps going bigger and bolder with each project they release.  Never being afraid to blend genres before, on Say So the six-piece Boston band embarks on a sprawling musical journey that seems to hit every stop on the pop-avant garde spectrum. Not discrediting the band's impressively diverse instrumental arrangements, frontwoman and keyboardist Courtney Swain's cinematic vocals stand out as the sound's core. Whereas the instruments and sounds around her are constantly changing, Swain's voice provides an anchor that never lets the band's complex sound descend into unruly juxtaposition of elements. Bent Knee are about to go on a North American and European tour to promote 'Say So'. - Henry Solotaroff-Webber


Owen "Settled Down"

Owen (aka Mike Kinsella) has share a second single, "Settled Down", from his forthcoming Polyvinyl release, The King of Whys. The album is set to be released on July 29th and can be preorder here.


Weekend Warrior, June 17 - 19

Slacker rockers Frontyards are throwing a celebration tonight at Underground Animal for their new single “Lemons,” which you can now stream below. Meandering at a leisurely stroll, the band offers little words of wisdom, before raunchy, soaring guitars takeover, breaking up the monotony of always being taught something. (The struggle is real, y’all.) It’s the group’s first offering from their upcoming album Sachi. Frontyards will be joined this evening by a couple of Deli Philly faves, the polaric musings of Linc Halloran’s Hello Shark and the emotive electro/acoustic-pop of Scotty Leicht’s Shelf Life. They’ll also be hosting out-of-towners, Virginia’s Two Inch Astronaut and NYC’s Dolly Spartans. Yes, you want to go underground tonight. Underground Animal, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), $7-$10, All Ages - Alexis V.

More places to embrace the summer this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Philly Loves Wu-Tang: DJ Mike Nyce, SUN The Binary Sea
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Chip Breakers, SAT Birdie Busch (Record Release Show), The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra, SUN Purling Hiss (solo), Shadow Band
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells/Ladder Devils, Humanshapes, Dirt Queen, SAT The Preps, The Phix, Cardigan Terrace/Matthew Law, SUN Night Raids, Coffins Across Hiroshima, Mob Terror
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Geb the Great Cackler (Record Release)
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Rexedog, SAT The Fearless Fly, Doug Wartman, Andy McLeod, SUN The Groove Merchants, Josh Miller
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Dracula’s Ball: This Way to the Egress, SAT (Balcony) Fell Into Yesterday, Heretrix/(Tribute/Covers Show) Ganto Barn, Makhaira, Renaissance Blvd., Justin DePaola, SUN The Royal Ghosts
TLA (334 South St.)  SAT Freeway
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Fiona Fest: Chelsea Sue Allen, Dani Mari, Desiree Sky,  Angela Sheik, Chelsea Mitchell, Andrea Nardello, Gretchen Lohse, Meg and the Right Sound, The Sun Flights, Sophie Coran, SAT (Upstairs) Josh Hines
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI McGarnagle, The American Myth
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI City Rain (Record Release), Minka, SAT Tinmouth
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT DJ Si Young
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI John Byrne Band, Vince Tampio
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT Cure Brain Gliomas Benefit: Steppin' Razor, Legion 76, The Droogettes, The Missile Toads, The Mojo Machine, Guy Campo & The Contusions
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT Ed Christof, SUN A Burlesque Tribute to Joss Whedon
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Nothing Vital, Sangre Luna, JD Perry, SAT The Heavy Weather, David Darmon
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Ill Doots, Kings & Comrades
Goldy’s (732 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor) FRI Planned Parenthood SP (Local) Benefit: Callowhill, Pretty Greens
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Albondigas, Moto Surf , Steveo Thm & The Crippling Addictions, SAT Brown Rainbow, The Original Crooks and Nannies, Floam, SUN Trash Knife, Guts, Worst Ones
The Mermaid Inn (7673 Germantown Ave.) FRI The Naked Sun
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Sports
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Microsoft Saint