Songwriters

Ticket Giveaway: Julien Baker & Grayling at Underground Arts This Tuesday

Julien Baker is one of our favorite rising singer-songwriters, and she'll be performing this Tuesday, September 13 at Underground Arts. We are happy to send you and your favorite person in the whole world to see her and Philly's own Grayling. Please DO NOT sleep on this show because it's on a Tuesday night. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "You're Gonna Run". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

The Bigness & Liz de Lise Joint Record Release Show at Ortlieb's Sept. 10

Ortlieb’s will be hosting a show this evening celebrating a pair of new releases. With their latest album Time Traveler (which was co-produced with Jeff Zeigler) slated for release on September 16, the quartet of The Bigness hits the ground running as Kristin Bigness’s vocals craft an intimate yet fiercely powerful setting. Coated in layers of polished rock instrumentation that still holds an emotional grip, the group hits melodic touchstones while an extra gear breaks them loose. With her self-titled full-length debut, Liz de Lise weaves an elegant, vocal-oriented, folk-jazz hybrid, often eliciting an emotional response. However, the sounds can also carry a bubbly, pop sensibility. The tumbling Americana-flavored rock of Flat Mary Road will also get things started. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 8pm, $10, 21+ -Michael Colavita

New Track: "Jackson Browne" - Hello Shark

Subdued, fragile beauty permeates as a sprinkling of keys and percussion gently pace Linc Halloran, a.k.a. Hello Shark, on his latest single “Jackson Browne”. The song is featured on the forthcoming LP Delicate, which will be available via Orindal Records on September 30. “Jackson Browne” casts a melancholy, reflective confession, recognizing setbacks and flaws while still demonstrating a glimmer of hope. (Photo by Abi Reimold)

New American Trappist LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

A compilation of three puzzle-piece-like EPs, the self-titled debut full-length album from American Trappist, a.k.a. Joe Michelini (formerly of River City Extension) is a testament to haunting exuberance. Planting oneself in the spellbinding stories seems second nature, as the internal contemplations spill outward as precise yet stream-of-consciousness manifestations, capturing personal chapters with universal themes. That folk/Americana jangles in a fresh-air sense of freedom, while reverberating in an eerie echo, stirring the surroundings into a slight crisp chill. On Saturday, October 22, you can join American Trappist at Bourbon & Branch on a billing that also includes Madalean Gauze and Chet Williams among others presented by Death Salon Records, and you can also stream his new LP HERE.

Lunifred Benjamin releases new single "Atheist Anthem"

Brooklyn-based musician, Lunifred Benjamin - who recently played Rough Trade - crosses genre lines with his mellow prog-folk, while evoking a rootsier-sounding Destroyer with a voice reminiscent of Girls’ Christopher Owens.  In his most recent release, “Atheist Anthem” Benjamin also strays away from common subjects, claiming “Nobody knows what happens when you die” and bringing up (unsurprisingly given the title) the topic of atheism in a rather casual tone.  Using strings and subtle guitar riffs, Lunifred Benjamin obviously enjoys to be in a category all his own, leaving us wondering what unexpected musical elements he can bring next. - Madeleine Grossman

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