Artists

Inzinzac

Founded by a Philadelphia-based French musician Alban Bailly (guitar), Inzinzac also features Dan Scofield (soprano & tenor sax) and Eli Litwin (drums).

Inzinzac is influenced by  rock, new music, free …

Sonic Liberation Front

Sonic Liberation Front is a band caught between worlds. Known for its iconoclastic combination of free-jazz passion and Afro- Cuban percussion excitement, the amorphous Philadelphia unit practically invents a new …

Normal Love

 

Formed in 2006, NORMAL LOVE is a Philadelphia-based quintet which comprises amplified violin,  electric guitar, electric bass, drums, and a newly added vocalist. The band’s music generally has a …

Bitter bitter weeks

Brian McTear started Bitter bitter weeks some time around 2001. Though he ultimately aspired for it to be a band, he released two full length albums more or less as …

Adam Arcuragi

Born in Georgia and raised in Pennsylvania, Arcuragi is a guitar-slinging southern boy who can tell you a thing or two about a thing or two… especially when it’s in …

Whales and Cops

Two veterans of West Philadelphia’s late, lamented “Softbatch” scene (Squi!, Son Bees, King of Prussia, Oskama Bin Skaden), half-brothers Mr. Nathaniel Cops (keys) and Finger Julius Mountain (drums) were first …

Joshua Marcus

Philadelphia’s Joshua Marcus has been quietly emerging, banjo in tow, as one of today’s most intriguing songwriters. As a solo artist and with his group Fan of Friends, Marcus’ astonishingly …

His Name is Alive

His Name is Alive is probably best known for having been one of the few American bands signed to famed British label 4AD. HNIA’s sonic experiments in electro, folk, blues, …

Public Record

Philadelphian septet, Public Record, blend together a vast array of musical genres ranging from early-disco to shoegaze; Affro-beat to Scottish Postcard pop; and northern soul to Factory Records funk. The …

Illuminea

IllumineaWith its origin as a home recording project between college classmates Jen Appel and Marc Goodman in 2002, Originally named Illumina, Illuminea grew to become a seven-person band as friends and lovers joined …

Fan of Friends

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Fan of Friends is a quartet that plays folk music with a great deal of respect for the old and new traditions of the genre. Featuring banjo, guitar, violin, and …

Cynthia G. Mason

Cynthia G. Mason’s haunting voice, razor-sharp insight, and delicate guitar work create a mood not unlike that of Philadelphia itself—a mix of melancholyand hope. From 1996 to 2003, Mason was …

Make A Rising

Tunneling its way out of the West Philadelphia nether worlds Make A Rising is a band that is beyond unique. The quintet’s debut record is a swirling mix of violin, …

A Cricket in Times Square

A Cricket In Times Square formed in 2000 at WMUC, University of Maryland’s student radio station. The fledgling band played a number of shows in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore …

Arc And Sender

Born as a recording project in its northern Maryland home studio, Arc and Sender has developed into a full-fledged band. After an initial run of hand-packaged CD-Rs quickly sold out, …

Dave Burrell

Among the erudite, Dave Burrell is recognized as one of the (if not the) greatest jazz pianist of his generation. His reputation as one of the most incendiary performers of …