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Reminiscing w/When I Was 12 at JB’s Feb. 25

The sugar-sweet indie pop troupe When I Was 12 is swinging by Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The charmingly chipper group creates nostalgic and catchy tunes that are the musical equivalent of a snicker doodle. Singer/songwriter Adrianne Gold writes witty narratives that reminisce on endearingly minute details of flourishing and crumbling relationships, like eating Ben and Jerry’s in the cold or wearing a cherished Hunter Green sweater. Their debut LP Dear Eskimo is intimate both in its largely acoustic sound accompanied by Gold’s coy, delicate vocals and in the bedroom-esque feeling of the recording. The totally twee foursome is preparing for the release of an eponymous new 7” on Drexel’s Bantic Media, which you can preorder here. Below is their candy-coated video for “Tree Trunk Of My Heart” which somehow makes winter actually look enjoyable. Don’t show up late cause they are opening! See you there! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Adam G.


The Spirit of '98

An album of memory-soaked lo-fi that peels out of the speaker like a ray of sunshine, Dan Lurie's first solo release The Spirit of '98 speaks a vast volume for being just 10 tracks. Based on his college life (which includes the staples of our own collegiate experience -- "girls, and cheap beer, and cheaper vodka, meeting friends, losing friends, remembering some, forgetting others, and discovering who you are"), it's been eleven years coming, amidst the fruit of his seemingly neverending musical cornucopia (Solyoni, The Thrifty, The Grapefruit League, etc.). Between a $25 guitar, a miniature grand piano, an 8-track cassette recorder and a handful of other toys, Lurie's laid down 10 tunes that swing from nostalgic romps to sonnets singing the real thing. At times it reminds me of early/live Elliott Smith, at times Bradford Cox, at times it reminds me of nothing (in the most melodic way possible). Why he's been hiding The Spirit of '98 away since then is beyond me, but I'm glad it's out. Thanks for bringing me back to college, Dan, and this time without the endless hangover. -Mike Harper

Download the album for free! (Cheaper than college, and better!)




Flogging Molly @ War Memorial, 3/5/11

Irish rowdies and Celtic punk fans, take heed. Flogging Molly is headed this way on their 7th Annual Green 17 tour, a countdown of show dates until Saint Patty’s Day. Rich instrumentation that includes mandolin, accordion, banjo and uilleann pipes and dynamic stage presence is what you’ll get March 5 at War Memorial Auditorium. Download the band’s single “Don’t Shut Em Down” from their upcoming album for free here. – Jessica Pace


The Cool Kids "Bundle Up"

Mtn Dew's Green Label Sound is home to The Cool Kids, and they have been teasing about a debut album from the duo years. Yesterday, the label released a new single from the duo called "Bundle Up", and said they will be "releasing When Fish Ride Bicycles, the long-awaited full-length album from The Cool Kids, via iTunes this Spring". We will have to wait and see.


An (almost) all female bill at Cake Shop on 02.26: Nan Turner, The Fancy, The Roulettes and Care Bears on Fire

Guys and girls who like chicks who play in indie bands (i.e. 100% of our readership) might be interested in heading out to Cake Shop on Saturday to check out this bill composed almost entirely by female musicians.
4th: The Roulettes (top picture)
Saucy ladies play indie rock with punk attitude
3rd: Care Bears on Fire  (bottom picture)
Teen pop-punk doesn't get better than this -
2nd: Nan and the One Night Stands
Nan is the "mother" of Olive Juice Music and drummersinger in Lo-Fi heroes Schwervon!
1st: The Fancy
All female orchestral pop treat ruined by the only guy in the bill (just kidding, we are just envious actually).



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