Saturday night at Boot & Saddlewas Pete Donnelly’s album release party for ‘Phases Of The Moon’. The show began with a duo set by Oddfellow Church. Then Chris Kasper and band took the stage next. Oh my, hearing Chris Kasper’s music live is always a wonderful experience especially when he’s backed by such incredible talent as: Kiley Ryan (fiddle), David Streim (keys), Freddie Berman (drums), and Jaron Olevsky (bass). The show ended with a full band set by Pete Donnelly and it was an excellent way to celebrate the release of a new album. I LOVE LIVE MUSIC!
Psalmships, Marie/Lepanto @ Johnny Brenda’s (04/18/18)
I have blogged about Psalmships plenty of times over the years. It don’t get any easier trying to capture in words how amazing Psalmships is. The only word that comes to mind is UNREAL. I know you’re thinking “how unreal is Psalmships?” It’s moments like this that remind me that I need to get some of my other blog features together. In the meantime, you can check out Psalmships music and decide for yourself. Psalmships continues to be one of my favorite artists. Thank you, Psalmships.
Marie/Lepanto (Will Johnson and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster) was a touring band and Wednesday’s show was my first introduction to their music. I enjoyed their set and if given a chance to see another Marie/Lepanto show I would go. Marie/Lepanto creates music that is worth your time and deserves your full attention. Yes, another band that you might want to check out.
Another week and we have a new list of show suggestions for you.
Thu 04/26/18 – Madeleine Peyroux / Carsie Blanton @ World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA) | Link
Thu 04/26/18 – Durand Jones & The Indications / Square Peg Round Hole @ World Cafe Live *upstairs* (Philadelphia, PA) | Link
Sat 04/28/18 – Black Horse Motel @ Femme Freedom’s Fundraiser (Philadelphia, PA) | Link
Sat 04/28/18 – Pete Donnelly / Chris Kasper / Oddfellow Church @ Boot & Saddle (Philadelphia, PA) | Link
Sat 04/28/18 – Tin Bird Choir @ Wyebrook Music Fest (Honey Brook, PA) | Link
Have a great week!
See you at a show!!!
Have your own show suggestions? Please comment below with the show information.
AJR “Sober Up” (feat. Rivers Cuomo) is a Radio 104.5 discovery. Whenever the song is not playing on the radio I hear it playing in my head. “Sober Up” is catchy and infectious in a way that makes it exciting to listen to every time I hear it. Plus I love to sing or whistle the lines “my favorite color is you/you’re vibrating out my frequency”. Currently this is the only song I know from AJR, the three brother DIY indie-pop group of Adam, Jack, and Ryan from New York City.
AJR will be a part of Radio 104.5’s Winter Jawn 2018. Also on that bill are: Dashboard Confessional, The Struts, and J. Roddy Walston & the Business. Winter Jawn is an all ages outdoor (rain or shine) concert hosted by Radio 104.5 held at XFINITY Live on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
It’s January 1st and a new year is here. I decided to change the intended weekly feature Five For Thought to a daily feature called Song For Thought. Yes, it’s our take on the standard Song Of The Day. So, visit this blog daily for a new song post.
The new year often makes me think of the song “New Year’s Resolution” by Val Emmich. And that would have been a fitting song to post, but I wanted to go with something a bit more positive and possibly inspiring. For those reasons Val Emmich’s “Catalyst” is today’s Song For Thought.
I see ahead a chance to breathe
I’ll start again, it’s what I need
I’ll start again, new and clean
These lyrics remind me of how I like to approach a new year—with a clean slate. This song and those lyrics are inspiring and provided a much needed catalyst to move forward and be open to the opportunities that 2018 might provide.