Music

It’s no secret that Dr. Dog, Man Man and The Roots hail from Philly–but our job is to keep you up to date on those under-the-radar hipster bands who you may not know of, but are actually pretty good. Expect interviews with bands, photos from shows, music news, new releases and album reviews.

Catch Snowden at The Barbary

Catch Snowden at The Barbary

Fresh off the release of their sophomore album, No One In Control, Snowden (no, not that Snowden) will be performing at The Barbary Thursday, June 27th. This group has enjoyed heavy rotation at the Aroundphilly offices after we heard about them through a press release (there’s a first). You can stream Continue reading »

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Chipocrite Abides, Releases New 8-Bit EP Featuring Songs from “The Big Lebowski”

Chipocrite Abides, Releases New 8-Bit EP Featuring Songs from “The Big Lebowski”

It’s been a while since we last heard from our favorite local 8-Bit-ster, Chipocrite. Since then, the consummate Game Boy musician has relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia, but he recently checked in with us to tell us about his newest EP, which, consequently, gave us a major pleasure overload, man. The EP, Continue reading »

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An Interview with Mark Schaffer of Houndstooth Entertainment

An Interview with Mark Schaffer of Houndstooth Entertainment

This Friday is Houndstooth Entertainment‘s official launch party featuring performances from Norwegian Arms and Scott Churchman at everyone’s favorite mausoleum of contemporary art, PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street). Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 presale. Philly-based Laser Background and Circadian Rhythms will also be playing, so this means you should probably RSVP Continue reading »

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Tonight: Snowden at Johnny Brenda’s

Tonight: Snowden at Johnny Brenda’s

In 2006 Jordan Jeffares’ acclaimed post-punk pop project, Snowden, released its first album, Anti-Anti. The band’s second album, No One In Control, will be released on May 14th and is currently being crusaded by its first single, “The Beat Comes.” The video for the song is more like a short Continue reading »

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Lineup Announced for The Roots Picnic, Includes Naughty by Nature!

Lineup Announced for The Roots Picnic, Includes Naughty by Nature!

We have no business even thinking the word “picnic” this week, what with this recent “arctic blast” currently… blasting our asses. Nevertheless, Questlove has decided that this will be week we find out the lineup for the annual Roots Picnic, which will take place at the Festival Pier on June Continue reading »

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Beanie Sigel Gets Two Years for Tax Evasion

Beanie Sigel Gets Two Years for Tax Evasion

Philly’s own Beanie Sigel was sentenced to two years in prison this week for neglecting to file numerous federal income tax returns. Beanie apparently decided that from 2003 to 2005, he wasn’t going to pay some $340,000 he owed the government. Prosectors also claim that, from 1999 t0 2002, Beanie Continue reading »

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Lineup Announced for Mad Decent Block Party

Lineup Announced for Mad Decent Block Party

Philly’s Mad Decent Block Party will be held on August 4th this year and, although we can’t find any official word on a location, we’re assuming it’s going down at the Piazza again. Lineup below, RSVP here. Major Lazer Riff Raff Zeds Dead Bonde Do Rolê Dillon Francis Theophilus London Continue reading »

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