Philadelphia, where Echoes is based, will be experiencing a wave of progressive music past and present in the coming months. From the past, Tangerine Dream, UK and Van Der Graaf Generator. Reflecting the past, Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder. From the present, Sigur Ros, Dead Can Dance (well, kind between past & present), Radiohead and Iona. If you live in the area or are visiting, here’s what you can look forward to in the coming months. I have a kind of weekly mailing list that I send out to interested parties. Here’s what’s in this weeks.
RECOMMENDED THIS WEEK
Candy Rat Guitar Night
DISTANT FUTURE BUT GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
Tangerine Dream Coming July 6
Sigur Ros Coming July 29 & 30
**********DeadCan Dance is Coming August 26. ***********
Note: The Spectrum Road show at Keswick was cancelled.
UK FEATURING EDDIE JOBSON, JOHN WETTON AND TERRY BOZZIO
World Café Live! Wilmington
The last important band of of the first generation of progressive rock group returns with ½ of the original members. Still should be pretty good.
UK FEATURING EDDIE JOBSON, JOHN WETTON AND TERRY BOZZIO (Sold Out)
8:00 pm EST
World Café Live! Philadelphia
CANDYRAT GUITAR NIGHT
TREVOR GORDON HALL, PINO FORASTIERE, OWEN VAN LARKINS, AND SERGIO ALTAMURA
This is a phenomenal array of finger-style guitarists. We’ve been playing Sergio Altamura’s Blu on Echoes a lot, produced by Will Ackerman. Forastiere is a true disciple of Michael Hedges but with an even stronger melodic sensibility. (read review and hear trax from lastest CD). Australia’s Owen Van Larkins puts a lot of energy into a lot of melody. Trevor Gordon Hall plays the kalimbatar, combining kalimba and guitar.
Thursday May 10, 2012
M83 / I BREAK HORSES
8:00 pm EST
World Café Live Wilmington
New album is very good
BROEKHUIS, KELLER & SCHONWALDER
St. Mary’s Church
Vintage retro-space music from this synth trio.
Theatre of the Living Arts
Friday, May 25
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE
Theatre of Living Arts
334 South St.
doors at 7:00 PM / show at 8:00 PM
tickets: $18.00 in advance / $20.00 day of show
Monday, May 30
Purveyors of alt-rock with deep roots in psychedelia, Krautrock, New wave and more. They have a great and expansive live set. Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s solo album, Totalwerks, Vol. 1 (1969-1977) was an annoying slice of faux-Krautrock, but the Dandy’s always nail it. Read a review of their last show here.
MOGWAI / BALAM ACAB
Post-rock provocateurs, this Scottish band will slam you into the floor.
THE THING WITH JOE MCPHEE
Susquehanna Bank Center
SHARON VAN ETTEN
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
Fresh off their Nearfest show a the night before, VDGG will bring the classics and new tracks to town. They did an amazing set at Nearfest 2009. (read review ) Sellersville will be a great venue to hear this band.
The English progressive rock band with a bent towards the ecclesiastical. Beautiful singer in Joanne Hogg and a great guitarist in David Bainbridge. Read review of their 2010 Nearfest set http://wp.me/pgATL-Rb)
It’s been a long time and I think TD may have gotten better. They played Moogfest last year and I have a commentary on that performance and a link to a live recording of it. http://wp.me/pgATL-1qP
Wells Fargo Center
Sunday May 29 & Monday 7/30
Mann Skyline Stage
The Archangels of Atmosphere come to Philly and demand was so high that they added a second show. Are you sure this is Philadelphia? They were amazing a couple of years ago and Jonsi’s solo show 2 years ago was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.
PAT METHENY UNITY BAND
Kennet Square, PA
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE / Magic Castles
Union Transfer $20
DEAD CAN DANCE