Goodnight, Texas: Uncle John Farquhar

Goodnight, Texas is the transcontinental project of Patrick Dyer Wolf and Avi Vinocur, two travelers who, according to the band’s Facebook page, took to “learning each other’s melodies” upon meeting each other in San Francisco. Their name was not picked just to sound inherently country, as you may think—Goodnight, TX …

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Janiva Magness: Original

Today’s empress of the blues Janiva Magness continues her North American tour with stops in the Tri-State Area. Her latest album, Original, was released this past June to positive reviews from critics. Certainly, Magness’ own story resonates with the album’s name; after losing her parents when she was a …

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Reigning Sound: All Hail The Kings

Finally content with their ever-changing lineup, but still fronted by original lead singer Greg Cartwright, Reigning Sound will kick off their 2014 tour in PA and NY. They released Shattered, their follow-up to 2009’s Love And Curses, this past July. See the garage rockers in Philly on Aug.

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Suicide Magnets: Soundtracking Your Nightmares

Suicide Magnets will perform alongside Human Adult Band at John & Peter’s in New Hope, PA on Sept. 2. An underground noise music “staple,” Suicide Magnets’ songwriting and minimalist sound are hauntingly beautiful. Frontwoman Wendy Hyatt’s ghostlike vocals hover over all of the songs; the lone acoustic guitar that …

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Pete Donnelly: On The Road

Pete Donnelly will finish his solo tour in NYC. Based in Philly, Donnelly was a founding member of garage rock band The Figgs and played an influential role in reviving rockabilly group NRBQ in 2011. Opening for Donnelly will be Brett Newski, a Saigon-based guitarist who tours internationally and has …

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King Dead: Crusaders

The Clash Bar in Clifton, NJ will host King Dead on Aug. 30. Though their Facebook page states that this is the last tour date on their August “crusade,” you can probably expect to see King Dead at The Clash Bar again in the near future; they also performed …

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Powerman 5000: Sibling Camaraderie

Hard rock band Powerman 5000 will perform at the B.B. King Blues Club And Grill in NYC on Aug. 21. The project of Rob Zombie’s younger brother Spider One, the band just finished touring Europe with Rob Zombie and Megadeth in June. In early August, they embarked on a …

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Half-Handed Cloud: Flying Scroll Flight Control

Sufjan Stevens collaborator John Ringhofer, the man behind Half-Handed Cloud, seemed to have dropped off the face of the planet after the 2010 release of album As Stowaways In Cabinets Of Surf, We Live-Out In Our Members A Kind Of Rebirth. Four years later, and it turns out he’s …

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Neil Holyoak: Rags Across The Sun

I’ve been looking for an artist to replace Fleet Foxes in my heart ever since they stopped putting out new material post-Helplessness Blues three years ago. And by God, I think I’ve found my new fix in Neil Holyoak. The folksy Canadian-American singer takes after the quintet with his …

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Interview with The Raskins: Shooting For The Stars

When you see a photograph of Logan and Roger Raskin, a few words might come to mind: tough, rough and leather. However, you may be surprised to learn there’s a lot more to The Raskins than meets the eye.

Here’s some things you wouldn’t get from a picture of the …

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