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Kevin Devine Celebrates 10 Years of Music

Kevin Devine at Webster Hall

Kevin Devine at Webster Hall

Ten years of music, six albums, tireless touring, and thousands of devoted fans–all celebrated in one beautiful, sublime evening.  I could probably write a novella in this post, but I’ll not to be too verbose (no promises).  Saturday night, December 1, 2012, was Kevin Devine’s 10th anniversary show, offically titled Write Your Story Now: Celebrating 10 Years of Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band(s).  A celebration of the tenth birthday of his first solo album and the advent of his solo career, Kevin Devine performed three of his six full-length albums: his first album, 2002’s Circle Gets the Square; his most recent album, 2011’s Between the Concrete and the Clouds; and his 2005 release, the recently reissued, Split the Country, Split the Street.  Over 1,000 tickets were sold to the event which was held at Webster Hall in New York City

The show was announced a few months before, and I immediately knew I had to go.  This wasn’t any show.  This was a once in a lifetime event.  It wasn’t something that was going to happen again.  My friend bought us tickets as a birthday gift to me, the show falling pretty close to my 23rd birthday.  We took a car, and a ferry, a cab, and walked a whole lot.  We shelled out money we didn’t have, but it was worth every penny and then some. Continue reading


Philly concerts to look out for in 2012

Here’s some promising shows I’ve come across for the coming months.  They’re all worth your time:

 

1/20/12: Anthony Green (of Circa Survive) with The Dear Hunter at the Union Transfer

1/21/12: Man Man at the Union Transfer

1/25/12: Jeff Mangum at Irvine Auditorium (SOLD OUT)

2/4/12: Jack’s Mannequin at the Theatre of Living Arts

2/16/12: Northern Liberties Winter Music Fest ft. River City Extension at The Fire

2/19/12: O’brother at the North Star Bar

2/19/12: Portlandia: The Tour at the Trocadero

2/25/12: Buried Beds at Johnny Brenda’s

3/10/12: The Black Keys with the Arctic Monkeys at the Wells Fargo Center

3/16/12: Megafaun at Johnny Brenda’s

4/05/12: Cursive with Cymbals Eat Guitars at the Union Transfer

4/13/12: The Ting Tings at the Trocadero

4/15/12: Say Anything with Kevin Devine and Fake Problems at the TLA (on sale 1/26/12)

4/28/12: fun. at the TLA

 

There are tons of shows between now and the start of May that aren’t listed here, but mayvery well be your cup of tea.  Check out another Philly music blog, The Swollen Fox, for a complete listing of shows in the Philadelphia area.  

I apologize for the infrequent updates, but you’ll be hearing more from me soon.


November shows to look out for

I’ve trawled the internet looking for my best concert recomendations for November.  Here are my personal picks:

11/2 – St. Vincent at the Union Transfer

11/4 – Frank Turner with Andrew Jackson Jihad at the TLA (Sold Out)

11/4 – Mister Heavenly (members of Man Man, Modest Mouse, and Islands) at the First Unitarian Church

11/11 – Manchester Orchestra with The Dear Hunter at the Electric Factory

11/25 – Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto at the House of Blues Atlantic City

11/26 – Brand New with O’Brother at the House of Blues Atlantic City (Sold Out)

Check out another Philly music blog, The Swollen Fox, for a comprehensive list of shows in the city, and don’t forget r5 Productions.  Just because it’s not on here, doesn’t mean it’s not an awesome show.  A few of the shows are already sold out, as I noted.  It’s always possible to find tickets to sold out shows without spending an exorbitant amount as long as you’re willing to take your chances and wait until the day of the show.  There’s almost always a few people who end up selling extra tickets for face value.  All these bands are worth your time and attention.  From the Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto show, which should prove to be fun at the very least, to the mysterious brooding of Brand New’s performance (what can we expect from them this time?  new material?  a set list of fan favorites?  hints of a follow-up to 2009’s Daisy?) at the same venue, these shows are all worth looking into.