HOT HOT HOT : Bag Of Songs Third Anniversary Party Tonight

October 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Tonight !!! at JD McGillicuddys in Philadelphia, come on out as Bag OF Songs celebrates it’s third year of bringing you great new music.
Last year we brought you Black Joe Lewis, The Figgs, and The Swimmers, and if you weren’t there you missed a hot one, so don’t kick yourself in the ass again this time as we present one hell of a party with Cailin Callahan, Eat Your Birthday Cake, NYC’s Tall Tall Trees and Acres Of Diamonds.
Here’s a taste of what you have coming. Be there , it’s the place to be tonight and best of all it’s FREE. And you get bragging rights to say you saw them all when…

Cailin Callahan – Fell First
Eat Your Birthday Cake – Lightweight Stars
Tall Tall Trees Myspace
Acres Of Diamonds – Homecoming

Bag OF Songs 3rd Anniversary Party
Acres Of Diamonds,Tall Tall Trees,Eat Your Birthday Cake, & Cailin Callahan
JD McGillicuddys
421 N. 7th Street
Philadelphia PA
9PM | No Cover | 21+Up

HOT : New Music From The Swimmers

October 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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It’s been a little over two years since I first heard The Swimmers- Fighting Trees album.  An addictive set of well written, hook laden shimmery pop, it’s one of my favorites of the past couple years. Their new record People Are Soft really showcases how much they’ve grown as a band in the ensuing time, it’s a darker, more textural sound, powerful but no less addictive. Check out one of my personal favorites from the new disc, A Hundred Hearts, and be sure to pick up the album when it’s released on November 3rd. Clear your schedule now to be at Philly’s super cool Kung Fu Necktie for the offical CD release Party on November 6th. I’ll be there, it’s sure to be a blast.

The Swimmers – A Hundred Hearts
Buy People Are Soft

Upcoming Shows
Oct 15 Union Hall NYC
Nov 6 CD Release Party at Kung Fu Necktie w/ Capitol Years Philadelphia, PA
Nov 7 Pianos NYC
Nov 13 Progressive Galleries Lancaster, PA
Nov 14 he Bog Scranton, PA


BOS Presents High Hearts + Matt Kresge Saturday October 3rd

October 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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This Saturday October 3rd Bag Of Songs presents a night of roots flavored music with Lambertville New Jersey’s High Hearts along with Glenside PA’s own Matt Kresge at Jd McGillicuddys, Philadelphia.

Matt Pillischer & Shaun Ellis of High Hearts

Matt Pillischer & Shaun Ellis of High Hearts

I first caught High Hearts at their recent Beta Hifi Festival appearance at World Cafe Live and was duly impressed. Led by Shaun Ellis on Mandolin and Matt Pillischer on guitar plus the recent additions of Justin Pope on bass and John Coursey on fiddle, their music is a potent blend of solid songwriting, soaring high harmonies, and warm rootsy instrumentation steeped deep in the tradition of artists like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Woodie Guthrie while still forging a path all their own.

Also on the bill is Matt Kresge an outstanding guitarist and multi instrumentalist who often uses a loop station to as his own accompaniement as well using band members Jay Rose -percussion, Bernie Gillespie -guitar and bass and Katie Rhodes – vocals.  Matt won the ‘Best Guitarist’ award at the National Emergenza Festival in 2005, has written music for commercials and various television networks and also sometimes plays in area bands B Side Prophets and Shady Grove.

High Hearts – No Moon
High Hearts – Together

High Hearts – Crickets

Matt Kresge – Goodbye Baby (Live @ Soupcon Salon 9.21.09)

Shaun Of High Hearts will also be celebarting his birthday at midnight, so come on out to be a part of what’s sure to be a good time party and wish him a Happy Birthday.

Bag Of Songs Presents:
High Hearts + Matt Kresge
Saturday October 3rd
JD McGillicuddys
421 N. 7th Street
Philadelphia PA
9PM | No Cover | 21+Up

Matt Kresge [WEBSITE]