Songwriters

Erin Rae releases "Bad Mind" music video; plays Musicians Corner 05.25

For the pleasant coming warmth of spring comes a song born from pain: Erin Rae's "Bad Mind" came out last year on her album Putting On Airs, but it gets new life as the music video for the track has just dropped. It shows Rae singing in a field of blossoming branches and flowers, showing growth even as Rae stands in wistful poses and walks with her eyes downcast. The song itself concerns Rae's relationship fears and her coming to terms with what caused them, including memories of an Alabama court ruling her aunt to be an "unfit mother" because she was gay. The video's mixture of pensiveness -- Erin -- and perseverance -- how the flowers bloom every year -- show that through grief, there can be growth. Rae will take her songs on the road this spring and summer; she'll make a hometown stop in Nashville at Musicians Corner on May 25th. Catch her then; for now, watch the video for "Bad Mind" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Weekend Warrior, April 26 - 28

An adventurous, intricate yet free-flowing, musical atmosphere opens itself up when listening to All Time Present (No Quarter), the new double album from Chris Forsyth. The Philly guitar maestro is slated to perform at a pair of record release shows this Saturday and Sunday at Jerry’s on Front. The record instills a meditative, mystic-oriented aesthetic throughout its ongoing instrumental-led journey. Forsyth tactfully maneuvers across a vast expanse, locking into hypnotic, long-form stretches that exhibit a controlled, cathartic fire - one that continuously burns, flaring up at opportune moments to demonstrate uninhibited, raw prowess. While Saturday’s show with Garcia Peoples is sold out, there are still tickets available for Sunday’s performance, where he will be supported by Poughkeepsie, New York’s Cold Hands. – Michael Colavita

Other places where you can lose/find yourself this weekend…

Jerry’s on Front (2341 N. Front St.) SAT Chris Forsyth (Record Release), SUN Chris Forsyth (Record Release)

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI &More, Great Time, Dahi Divine, SAT Mt Vengeance, Foxy Contin, Poppy

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Countdown from Ten

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI OOLALA, Molly Rhythm, Dirty Soap/Riot Nerd, SAT Fame Lust

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Christinna O, SUN  Laser Background, Writhing Squares 

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Shannen Moser, SAT Lunacy

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Scarlet Cimillo/(Downstairs) Karl Blau, SAT (Downstairs) The 9th annual Rockin’ Docs for Diabetes Cure

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Drew & the Blue, SUN IATT, Collider, Lost Continent, No Remorse For The Fallen

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Swift Technique (with special guests Zilla Rocca and Curly Castro), SAT Femme Freedom V: Fundraiser: Rachel Andie, Bree and the Reeds, Genevieve Marie Chambers & Friends, , Kicking Down Doors, Roberta Faceplant, SUN iNFiNiEN, Nakama

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Full Bush, American Speedway, Broke Body, Under 95,SAT Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease, The Deadeyes, SUN Bright Yam Suns

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Rad and Kell, The Barker Brothers, SAT Overwinter, Kahlil Ali/Bad Shapes, Brick Nova, Telyscopes

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Adam Travis & The Soul, Possum Kingdom, Underwater Robots

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Center City Jazz Festival/El Dwellers, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Century (1350 S 29th St.) SAT Static Brothers, VulturePeak, The Plibmen, Jesus Hating Liar

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI DJ Mighty Mike Saga

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Brian Toll

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Apple Juice Jones, SAT Sitting in Cars, Cassettes, Jamie and the Guarded Heart, Weezadelphia

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI PhillyBloco, SAT Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers, SUN Whiskeyhickon Boys, Four Lean Hounds, Chris Grunwald

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Thin Lips

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Cult Objects

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT J Solomon, Stone Cold Grace

Vox Populi (319 N. 11th St., 3rd Floor) SUN The Invasive Species, Forgotten Bottom, Aphid Daughters

Ruba Club (416 Green St.) FRI Desertion Trio

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) FRI Dear Forbidden, Babe Grenade, SAT World Below, SUN Fixation, Controller

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) SAT DEL, Francisco Collazo

Pickle Rehearsal Space (5213 Grays Ferry Ave., Unit B14) SAT Revolution, I Love You, Rasan In The Heyday, Beach Bod

Lizard Lounge (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Eliza Bird, Earthboy

Hubris House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Chairman Dances, All Boy/All Girl, Buddie

The Music Ward (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Wallflower Observer Presents Elevated Earthlings: A Celebration of Planet Earth: Jello Vibes, Sonni Shine

   

New Track: "Honeypie" - Johnny Utah

A freshly baked single, “Honeypie,” has recently arrived from Jacob Sullenger, a.k.a. Johnny Utah. Immediately jumping into a funky, danceable groove, the track captures a fluid, exuberant sound. Enhanced by the accompanying falsetto vocals, the infectious rhythm demands for you to shake them hips. So press play, enjoy and then repeat.

   

New Track: "Fill the Sea" - Psalmships

“Fill the Sea” is the new single from Psalmships, and it is featured on Joshua Britton's forthcoming EP Keep Your Words. A twisting riff leads into a quaking backend as treacherous, sonic seas are entered. The weight of the instrumentation is sliced through by the guiding, ghostly vocals. Psalmships will be taking the stage at PhilaMOCA on Saturday, May 18, on a billing that also includes The Bones of J.R. Jones and Dan The Movie.

   

New Shamir Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Shamir recently shared a new album, Be the Yee, Here Comes the Haw. It's a multi-genre collection of tracks from the multi-talented Las Vegas transplant. These recordings churn in a perpetual motion. The vocals pull in a personal manner, while an omnipresent energy hovers in the periphery. Shamir is scheduled to perform next in Philly at Johnny Brenda's on Saturday, May 25, opening for The Dove & The Wolf.