Folk/Country

Cindy Cane brings the goth rodeo to Baby's All Right residency 01.27

The music of Cindy Cane defies classification - in listening to the singles off frontman Tom Lescovich's upcoming EPs New York Strangers and all my ex's live in bushwick, you can find yourself leaping between murky electronica and yearning folk, all with a backbeat of the expressive rawness Lescovich is so good at cultivating. The music of Cindy Cane may span many genres, but it all stems from a deep love of country music. While it may not sound very country, tracks "The Darkness" and "Let Me In" brilliantly reflect the genre's penchant for laying emotions bare. Cindy Cane landed a rare four day residency at Baby's All Right starting on January 27, so check out their music below, and wear your best cowboy boots! - Sunny Betz

   

Weekend Warrior, January 11 - 13

Seagulls first capture our attention with the graceful melodies and textured soundscapes found on the group’s debut Great Pines, The Deli Philly’s September Record of the Month 2014. The LP was later picked up by Yellow K Records and re-issued. Today, it’s long-awaited follow-up is out now via Evergreen Prefecture/Honest Face Records (and is available on a thumb drive, packaged like Sega Genesis cartridge). “Thrown Voice​ is an album about communication - interpersonally, with the environment, within one’s self - and the way that technology can facilitate or get in the way of those interactions. It’s a follow-up about the importance of following up.” Once again, Matt Whittle and friends demonstrate their musical talents, masterfully crafting a timeless sound for the modern age. Feel free to come and experience plenty of feels tomorrow night at PhilaMOCA, where Seagulls will be holding their album release show, supported by friends Spirit Haus, Queue, and URBVN. – H.M. Kauffman

Other places where you can chill this weekend…

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Seagulls (Album Release), Spirit Haus

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Taiwan Housing Project, SAT Frog Holler, Joshua Park, And You, Brutus?

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Mohican, Dreamswell

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Ripped Away, Freeze, SUN Rubbish, Shy Boyz, Bunny Savage and The PLIBmen, Endless Taile

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Philly Loves Bowie: A Night of Stardust Celebrating Bowie

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Alright Junior, Andorra

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) The Naked Sun

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Erik Kramer, Valentina Janie, Big Boy Brass, SAT (Early) Only on Weekends, Hollow Harbor, Hey Mark, Let’s Riot, (Late) Legion 76, Please Die!

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Air is Human, Grimace Federation, SAT The Retinas

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The People, The Ardvark Felon, Interminable, SAT La Capitana, Behind The Grandstand

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Dead Robins

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Clamfight, Thunderbird Divine (Record Release), Sheena & The Nosebleeds, Human Shield

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Ian St. Laurent

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Tone Bandits, The Blessed Muthas, Gibbous Moon, The Pink Angels

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Easily Fooled

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Hezekiah, Dell P, Mic Stew

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Violet Waves, Blueroom, Arch of Love

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Moment To Capitalize

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) FRI Coping Skills, SAT Null, Kenny 3

The Glass Onion (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI SAT Carly Cosgrove, Nowadays 

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Matt Dubrow Captives
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/MattDubrowMusic/
Venue name: 
The Union Firehouse
   

Bird Streets takes their folky pop to the west coast

There's no right or wrong approach to songwriting: some artists find their voice in bizarre arrangements or completely wild chord progression, while others make energy or tension or even just powerful lyrics their trademark. However, there's only one way to write rock music with mainstream potential that sounds timeless and honest, and pulling it off is not easy feat: it consists in finding a fine balance between melody, tension, character, meaning and relatability that few artists are able to strike (Tom Petty and The Cars are among our favorites). The music of Bird Streets - the solo project of Brooklyn's John Brodeur - features these qualities. The project released the self-titled debut album this past August and was named NPR's 2018 slingshot artist shortly thereafter. Brodeur will leave NYC for a short west coast tour at the end of January, keep an ear on him

   

CabinFever

Performance company CabinFever has released a huge collection of songs that were composed by the ensemble to accompany their live dance productions across the country over the last seven years. The album is called ”Homes” and is chamber folk at its finest.

These tracks were written and performed by Evan Anderson, Doug Barber, Patrick Glennon, Anna Goren, Lia Kohl, and Gavin Price.

CabinFever has also released a 12” vinyl album called “Respire” via the Philly label Dead Definition, which features more amazing experimental folk music.


Photo by Joy Jacobs