Bag Of Songs Presents : Adam and Dave’s Bloodline,New Motels,Secret Life Of Sofia, RunRunner Sunday June 22nd @ M Room

June 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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This Sunday, June 22, M Room in Philadelphia is where you’ll want to be when Bag Of Songs Presents three of Philly’s finest: Adam & Dave’s Bloodline,New Motels and RunRunner along with Brooklyn’s Secret Life Of Sofia. This should be one amazing night of music that you don’t want to miss.

To commemorate this special event I have copies of the limited edition signed and numbered silk screened posters(shown above) designed by artist Jason Kochis, FREE, for first 25 people to arrive. Check out more of Jason’s awesome poster and design work at his website ( He’s created posters for Superdrag, Nada Surf, The Donnas and more.

RunRunner – One Trick Pony
Buy RunRunner

Secret Life Of Sofia – Outside
Buy Seven Summits

New Motels – Drama Of The Hollywood Scene
Buy Domestic Life

Adam & Dave’s Bloodline – Missing Person
Get New Age Boredom EP

Adam & Dave’s Bloodline, New Motels, Secret Life Of Sofia, RunRunner
Sunday June 22nd
The M Room
15 W Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA

TONIGHT ! : The Bloodsugars, The Beloved Infidels & Quintero @ The M Room Philadelphia PA

June 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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It may be 98 degrees outside in Philly today but it’ll be cool tonight at The M Room. Three great bands, check it out.
It’ll be too hot to sleep anyway so why not go out and have a good time.

The Bloodsugars,The Beloved Infidels, & Quintero
Sunday June 8th
8 PM @ The M Room
15 W Girard Ave Philadelphia PA
$8 21+

The Bloodsugars – Purpose Was Again [WEBSITE]
The Beloved Infidels – Trompe L’Oeil Girl [WEBSITE]

LIVE: 05.25.08 Hymns,Pico Vs Island Trees & Shawn Fogel @ M Room

May 27, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Shawn Fogel

Pico Vs Island Trees


A few photos from last night’s Bag Of Songs Night at The M Room with Hymns, Pico Vs Island Trees and Shawn Fogel.
Shawn Fogel kicked the evening off with a solo set alternating on electric and acoustic guitar and comprised of songs from his latest EP,One Day In The Desert as well as a bunch of excellent new songs and a few choice covers including Matthew Sweet’s Holy War and the obscure John Strohm/Velo Deluxe gem Angel. Pico Vs Island Trees were up next, lead singer Bryan Carter reminding somewhat of a young David Johannsen with the stage presence to go along with it. They delivered a rocking high energy set, personal highlights for me were their new single Open Doors and a blistering version of McCartney’s Jet joined by Jason of Hymns on backing vocals and tambourine. Hymns were up next and continued the McCartney theme by opening their set with a killer version of Band On The Run. Big, big thanks to all of the bands for a fantastic night of music all around.

If you missed it, Hymns will be back in Philly on June 2Oth with The Annuals at The Mill Creek Tavern. Pico Vs Island Trees will be delivering the goods next to their hometown crowd at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge on June 7th. Shawn Fogel plays next with his full band May 28 at Piano’s in New York City.

Be sure to check out Jessica’s excellent review of Shawn Fogel’s set over at pop wreck(oning)

Pico Vs Island Trees [MYSPACE]

Bag of Songs Presents : Hymns,Pico Vs Island Trees, & Shawn Fogel Sunday May 25th @ M Room In Philadelphia

May 20, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Alright, this Sunday May 25th three excellent bands coming up at The M Room in Philadelphia, Hymns, Pico Vs Island Trees and Shawn Fogel. And remember, you can party like it’s a Saturday night because the next day is a holiday, so there’s no real excuse to stay home.

Kicking off the night will be Shawn Fogel whose music has been featured here on BOS before. Shawn’s been described as a combination of Elvis Costello and Neil Young, his excellent songwriting wrapped in an original Americana Power Pop sound is an addicting blend. Check out one of my favorite songs off his latest EP One Day In The Desert.

Shawn Fogel – Leaves, Corners, Stones
Buy One Day In The Desert

Pico Vs Island Trees is up next, and, if you were wondering just like I did, the band’s name comes from a supreme court case where Stephen Pico led a group of high school students against the Island Trees School Board protesting the banning of books. Sporting an impressive 25,000 plus friends on their myspace page, their music is an obviously well liked blend of sounds ranging from jazz to indie rock.

Pico Vs Island Trees – Open Doors

Capping off the evening will be New York’s Hymns, their press kit blurb sums up it well : “Hymns is a New York band; one that marries Pavement to Neil Young with the twang of Gram, the inebriation of Guided by Voices and the drive of Spoon. Hymns plays vintage rock tunes with a slight country feel and earnest, memorable melodies.” Give a listen to the rolling horn infused I Can’t Be What U Want from their just released Travel In Herds

Hymns – I Can’t Be What U Want
Buy Travel In Herds

Hymns, Pico Vs Island Trees, Shawn Fogel
Sunday May 25th
The M Room
15 W Girard Ave. Philadelphia PA
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LIVE: 02.14.08 Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves @ The M Room

February 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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A few photos from Thursday night’s blistering Valentine’s Day soul work out by Eli ” Paperboy” Reed and his hot 6 piece band the True Loves at Philadelphia’s M Room. Catch these guys now, they surely will not be playing the small rooms for very long with a show this hot. They’ll be ripping it up at a sold out show at Union Hall in Brooklyn NY tonight before heading off to SXSW and then on tour with Say Anything.

Monday Morning Blues : The Red Hot Sounds of Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The True Loves

February 11, 2008 by · 2 Comments
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There’s a new R&B Soul revolution going on with the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Ryan Shaw, Amy Winehouse and others being the current torchbearers. Well, you can add Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves to that evergrowing list, their new album Roll With You is being released April 29th on Q Division records and is sure to be an instant soul classic.

Eli Reed’s story:
Eli Reed grew up listening to his music critic father’s collection of gospel, blues, country, soul, and R&B records and eventually taught himself to play guitar, piano, and harmonica. Then, at age 18, he got a first-hand education when he moved to Clarksdale, MS, one of the birthplaces of the blues, in the North Mississippi Delta, where he sang and played guitar with various soul, R&B, and blues bands at local clubs, and received informal lessons in performing from legendary blues drummer Sam Carr.
“I learned a lot about singing because the audiences are very tough,” says Reed, whose has both a spine-tingling soul scream and a pleading falsetto in his vocal arsenal. “You really have to be on your game just to be able to last the night. If you’re going to perform for three or four hours, you’ve got to have stamina.” After spending nine months in Mississippi, Reed enrolled at the University of Chicago and got himself a gig singing and playing piano on the city’s South Side at a church run by former Chess Records’ soul singer-turned-minister Mitty Collier, using the $50 a week he earned to buy records for his college radio show.

In 2004, after a year of school, Reed returned to Boston and began to assemble the True Loves, which has undergone several line-up changes in the last three years, but now features Mike Montgomery (bass), Ryan Spraker (guitar), Paul Jones (tenor sax), Ben Jaffe (tenor sax), Patriq Moody (trumpet), and Andy Bauer (drums). Reed self-released an album of soul covers and originals, entitled Eli “Paperboy” Reed Sings Walkin’ and Talkin’ and the band played out all over the Northeast, earning glowing praise from the local press. The Boston Phoenix called Reed “a gifted young singer and guitarist,” while the Boston Globe raved about Reed’s “authentic and sincere music and vision,” calling him “a consummate musician.”

Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves – The Satisfier
(via The Phoenix)
Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves – Am I Wasting My Time
(via Spinner)
Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves – Take My Love With You
(via SXSW 2007)

Eli and his band bring their red hot show to Philadelphia this Thursday February 14th, for a Valentine’s Day blowout you and your honey won’t soon forget. So head on down to the M-Room and remember to bring your dancing shoes.

Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves with DJ Kyle {m} of Intensified! and Ten Commandmants
Thursday February 14th 8:00PM [BUY TICKETS]
The M-Room 15 W. Girard Ave Philadelphia PA

Upcoming Shows
Feb 14 2008 7:00P Listen to a live Eli “Paperboy” Reed show 7:00 PM on WFUV! New York, NY
Feb 14 2008 8:00P M Room Philadelphia, PA
Feb 16 2008 8:00P Union Hall Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY
Mar 12 2008 8:00P TBA at SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 13 2008 3:00P Redeye Showcase at The Dirty Dog @ SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 13 2008 11:00P BMI Showcase at The Club Deville @ SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 14 2008 8:00P TBA at SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 15 2008 8:00P TBA at SXSW Austin, TX
Apr 5 2008 6:30P House of Blues Orlando w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. Orlando, FL
Apr 6 2008 6:00P State Theater w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. St. Petersburg, FL
Apr 8 2008 6:00P Warehouse Live w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. Houston, TX
Apr 9 2008 6:30P La Zona Rosa w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. Austin, TX
Apr 10 2008 6:00P Plunkett Park @ U. of Oklahoma w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. Edmond, OK
Apr 12 2008 7:00P Clubhouse w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. Tempe, AZ
Apr 13 2008 6:00P House of Blues San Diego w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. San Diego, CA
Apr 14 2008 6:00P Glasshouse w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. Pomona, CA
Apr 15 2008 8:00P TBA Los Angeles w/Say Anything & Manchester Orch. Los Angeles, CA


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