Shows Concerts Gigs: Oct 16 – Oct 22, 2017
Wed 10/18/2017 – Susto / Esme Patterson @ Boot & Saddle (Philadelphia, PA) | More
Wed 10/18/2017 – The Lawsuits / Chris Kasper @ Mercury Lounge (New York, NY) | More
Wed 10/18/2017 – Kaleo / ZZ Ward / Wilder @ Tower Theater (Upper Darby, PA) | More
Fri 10/20/2017 – Alright Junior @ The Coconut Grove (National Park, NJ) | More
Fri 10/20/2017 – Ben Arnold @ Iron Pier Craft House (Cape May, NJ) | More
Fri 10/20/2017 – Ben Folds / Tall Heights @ Fillmore Philly (Philadelphia, PA) More
Sat 10/21/2017 – Jonathan Hayes / Hezekiah Jones / The Wallace Brothers Band @ Red Corner Benefit (Douglassville, PA) | More
Sun 10/22/2017 – Manatawny Creek Ramblers @ Linvilla Orchards (Media, PA) | More
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“We All Dance Like Fire” is from the upcoming release, ‘City Stars’ by Aquino, a Cuban-Rican indie musician from New Jersey. The song opens with soft vocals, guitar, and distant harmonies. “Never say adieu, and run away / There’s no one who could steal the day like you” are the beginning lyrics and create a heartfelt start. I can’t help but be wowed by the lyrics “we love the sway of all the moments through the lens of age” for the description just works wonderfully. The song ends with a repetitive almost echoed “we all dance like fire, baby” as if a final gusto of emotion.
As Aquino states, “the last song [on the ‘City Stars’ EP], ‘We All Dance Like Fire”, is a reflection on who I’ve become and a personal dedication to my wife.” Maybe that’s why the song exudes such a beautiful vibe in such an effortless way—meaning this song is brimming with charm. Give “We All Dance Like Fire” by Aquino a listen.
Join Aquino Saturday, October 14th, at The Little Theater in the Bloomfield Public Library for an album release party with Laree Cisco | 2PM – 4PM | Tickets $10/person – proceeds will be donated to the ConPRmetidos Hurricane María and Irma Recovery Fund | More info
Shows Concerts Gigs: Oct 2 – Oct 8, 2017
Sat 10/07/17 Ben Arnold @ Roxtoberfest (Philadelphia, PA) | More
Sat 10/07/17 Black Horse Motel @ Grainfest (Newark, DE) | More
Sun 10/08/17 Rhett Miller / Cliff Hillis @ Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA) | Tix
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‘Honey’ is the debut EP from Brother Sundance, a young singer-songwriter from South Florida. Regardless of how Brother Sundance was brought to my attention I am writing about this artist because his music deserves the respect of our ears and our attention. Brother Sundance’s ‘Honey’ is well worth a listen or few.
This EP is a collection of songs with an interstellar sound. Somewhere between the alternative rock, electronic, indie pop sound I feel like I’m floating in space and that’s fine with me. The first track, “Monsters”, contains the exaggerated “do” that is piercing and memorable. As that angry yet determined male voice sings “I told her I would DO all I could to be the man she needs. I told her I would DO all I could to fight the worst in me.” The next track, “Blind”, is a song that I’ve heard on Radio 104.5 a few times. It’s a good track and I liked it when I heard it on the radio but I’m not sure it’s the best representation of Brother Sundance. Had I not been contacted by Brother Sundance’s people I don’t think I would have given this artist another chance based on “Blind” alone. Then again, with over a million streams worldwide on Apple Music—what do I know!?!
I’ve become a fan of the male vocals in these songs because its rich tone is so inviting, warm and honest. Making the lyrics “beauty sees what beauty does and loves the things that beauty loves/beauty be my enemy and weapon for the lucky ones” sound so sincere. Also, hearing that voice sing that final “so we stay at home” on “Bad Love” gives those lyrics so much more meaning and emotion. Don’t get me wrong, the female vocals heard on this EP are good and just as important which had me confused when I learned that Brother Sundance is Rylan Talerico alone. I wrongfully assumed this artist was a duo, or possibly a full band.
Brother Sundance’s live show debut was in Philly yesterday (9/16) at Radio 104.5’s Endless Summer Show at XFinity Live. I am jealous of anyone who got to see Brother Sundance’s performance at that show. I love live music and I wish I could have been there. Oh well, at least I have the beautiful music of ‘Honey’ to play on repeat and ease the pain of knowing that I probably missed a great show.
Here’s “Blind” from Brother Sundance’s debut EP ‘Honey’
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It was so good to see Psalmships (Joshua Britton accompanied by Carl Cheeseman) at Bourbon & Branch (Philadelphia, PA) Wednesday night. I haven’t seen Psalmships perform live in a few years. I think that made the show feel extra special. I was definitely missing that live Psalmships sound. In case you were wondering, the Psalmships duo of Joshua Britton and Carl Cheeseman with electric instruments just works brilliantly. I hope there are more Psalmships shows to come. I’ll be there!
Below are a few photos from Psalmships set Wednesday night at Bourbon & Branch.