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Philadelphia Live Music Review podcast for Wednesday February 7, 2018. On this new episode from I'm Not Listening, Matt and Steve discuss a band from Portland, Oregan called Typhoon (@wearetyphoon). Our group of friends jokingly calls them, Tightestphoon (thanks Bill), and again, we are fortunate enough to be great fans of this band and this is not our first time seeing them. It was a different show, to say the least, from previous we saw them at Union Transfer when they had the larger...



Philadelphia Live Music Review podcast for Wednesday, January 24, 2018. On this new episode from I'm Not Listening, Matt and Steve discuss a band from Chicago called Mutts (@mutts-official on SoundCloud). This is a band we know intimately and Matt has even shared a stage with them a time or two in the past. This is a unique show where there was a great opener which we talk about called David Fantasy and Adult Content. Mutts was able to really drive home that connection and energy with the...



Philadelphia Live Music Review podcast for Wednesday January 10, 2018. On this new episode from I'm Not Listening, Matt and Steve discuss a local band from Philadelphia called Something Like a Monument. @somethinglikeamonument is a great rock band and includes members that we have been friendly with for some time. We've seen and talked about some of their other side projects in former a podcast, and we are back to give SLAM a run for it on this episode. We speculate on what bucket this...


Jacob Banks

Philadelphia Live Music Review podcast for Wednesday December 27, 2017. On this new episode from I'm Not Listening, Matt and Steve discuss a national touring act, @mrjacobbanks. Jacob Banks is a singer-songwriter out of Birmingham, England. He is a rising star and has just concluded a US tour that we were lucky enough to catch him on. You can catch him in the UK later in spring 2018. Please check out his links and listen to his music below. Start of first song ”Chain Smoking”: 3:31 End of...



Philadelphia Live Music Review podcast for Wednesday December 13, 2017. On this new episode from I'm Not Listening, Matt and Steve discuss Cut/Copy. @cutcopy is a DJ experimental project turned pop and dance powerhouse. We were genuinely very excited to go to this show at Union Transfer on November 28, 2017. We have no shortage of good things to say about this Australian quartet. It's a fantastic performance, and much more. Check out the links below to get to know the band, connect with...


The Lighthouse And The Whaler

On this episode, we were fortunate to discover a band out of Cleveland called The Lighthouse and the Whaler. You can find them on SoundCloud @lighthouse-and-the-whaler. We saw them on 11.21.17 and we were impressed with their catalog. Something about their music drew us to want to head over to MilkBoy to check them out. We definitely dig into that a bit in the podcast. Please make sure to check them out on tour and give them a listen wherever you can find them. Some links below will get...


Blitzen Trapper

This time, the duo went to see yet another show at Johnny Brenda's in fish area on November 6, 2017. The band is called @blitzen-trapper. They are from a little old town called Portland, Oregon, of Portlandia fame. Both Matt and Steve have been longtime fans of Blitzen Trapper, and were very excited to see the show. We dive pretty deep into their sound, the sound of the venue, their appearance, and the crowd. We hope you enjoy their songs, and that you get out to see them live. Please...



On this episode, we drink some Bowmore Scotch and talk about a band that we saw, yet again, at Johnny Brenda's in fishtown called Pickwick (@pickwick-official.) Below are some links where you can find more information about the band themselves. They are a very professional band that we are both fans...


The Stone Foxes

On this episode, M&S discuss an incredible band from San Francisco, CA, called The Stone Foxes. They are on soundcloud @thestonefoxes. We saw them on Sunday 10.15.17 at Johnny Brenda's. They are a 5/6 piece rock band with energy and flowing positive vibes. Even though their music is politically charged, it's hard to tell because there is so much going on in their performance. There are instrument changes, beautiful vocal harmonies, and sick rhythm's and leads. Below are a few links to find...


Hardwork Movement

End of first song 4:00 Beginning of last song 42:55 On this week's late episode (we had vacation and some illness) we discuss a local Philadelphia band called @hardwork-movement. This was very exciting because they have been doing well around the Philadelphia market and are developing a name for themselves. We saw them at their album 'For the People' release show at Underground Arts on September 15, 2017. We brought a whole group of our friends with us to this show and had a great time...



On this episode, M&S discuss an act out of Woodstock, NY called @photay. We saw them on 8.25.17 at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia. This show was billed as an album release party, and the crowd and Evan "Photay" Shornstein did not disappoint. Please let us know what you think, and any other music related to this that we might like. Thanks and Enjoy! End of first song 'Inharmonious Slog': 4:45 Beginning of last song 'Reconstruct': 41:00


All Get Out

On this episode, M&S discuss a band from Charleston called @allgetout. We saw them on August 22 at Kung Fu Necktie. All Get Out has been playing prestigious shows with bands like Manchester Orchestra, Every Time I Die, and Taking Back Sunday. They have a large tour happening right now. Go check them out and please let us know what your thoughts are. First song "Whatever" ends at 04:27. Last song "Get My Cut" begins at 43:47


In The Valley Below

This is a new episode with a new format, yet again. Here we have Matt and Steve reviewing a local show they saw at Boot and Saddle on 8.16.17. The band is called @inthevalleybelow. In this episode, we include a new easy to follow structure and we are about half as much time. Here is the setlist I promised I would paste here. Good luck figuring out the ones that we just wrote the Chorus lyrics for. 1. Stand up open 2. Break Even 3. Third song sick ass drum solo - chain song 4. Start all...


Close Talker

On this week's edition, we talk about a Canadian band called Close Talker, not to be confused with a popular skit from a 90's sitcom. Or is it? We saw them on June 14 at Ortlieb's. They were the opening band, and probably should have been the headliner. We digress quite a bit during the podcast, but we talk about being blown away by musical talent, pubic hair, and their looks as usual. Lyrics and timbre are a strong part of the conversation, and we have an interaction at the end where one...