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Kristin Hersh and Grant-Lee Phillips live at Boot & Saddle

Kristin Hersh and Grant-Lee Phillips put on a wonderful dual-headlining show at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia last Wednesday. Both brought out the hits and some newer material, enchanting a riveted crowd.

Børns plays Brooklyn Steel

Fans in the front row delighted Børns with flowers.

Sunflower Bean presents “Twentytwo”

Twentytwo in Blue will be released March 23rd on Mom + Pop Records

Screaming Females live at Monty Hall

Led by the fury of Marissa Paternoster, one of the greatest guitarists of not just now, but ever, this was a show that will not be forgotten. Spowder opened with a glorious punk set.

WHY? with Open Mike Eagle at Terminal West

Indie rap/rock polymath Yoni Wolf brought the touring WHY? band with him for a stirring night of songs from the project’s deep discography, accompanied by burgeoning underground star Open Mike Eagle.

Jason Isbell live at The Fox Theatre

One of the country’s preeminent songwriters, Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit brought the house down for the second sold-out night of a two-night stand at a historic music venue in downtown Atlanta.

Robyn Hitchcock plays Monty Hall

The always entertaining esoteric guitar maverick played two sets of chestnuts and reliable favorites from his vast career. From “Queen Elvis” to a request from yours truly (the rarely-played “Trilobite”), it was a stellar evening of music. Emma Swift joined for a handful of songs.

Coin and The Aces at Irving Plaza

COIN played a energetic & dreamy set that had a sold-out Irving Plaza dancing all evening.

River Matthews – Imogen (Album Review)

Pre-order Imogen now

Glen Hansard and guests play Brooklyn Steel

Sunday night in Brooklyn and there is no room for anyone else at Brooklyn Steel.  Glen Hansard‘s show sold out a long time ago and for a very good reason.  Hansard was on fire, and tore through 3 hours of material old and new, with openers August Wells and special guest David Keenan (who brought the house down).  A magical night amongst friends and music lovers.

BØRNS, “God Save Our Young Blood Feat. Lana Del Rey”

Blue Madonna, due out January 12 on Interscope Records.

Bundy, “They’ve Left Us”

A Hidden Gem

The Q&A with Playing to Vapors

The rigorous series

The National with This is The Kit at Verizon Hall

The National electrified a sold-out Philly crowd with “Sleep Well Beast” and many of their indie-rock classics in this grand classical music hall.

The Dream Syndicate with Richard Lloyd at The Bowery Ballroom

The Dream Syndicate rocked the socks off of the crowd hungry for music from their first album in 30 years (How Did I Find Myself Here?) as well as their classics.

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