folk

  • Frances Lion Talks Linda Perry, Home, and T-Shirts and Fishnets

    Last month a new partnership between legendary songwriter and producer Linda Perry and Repost released its first single, “Home,” by British singer/songwriter Frances Lion.  The song is a bold folk anthem recorded during lockdown and inspired by Lion’s hometown of Hampshire, England.  It was produced by her own brother...
  • Gone Gone Beyond and “psychedelic spirituality”

    “I think the album noticeably doesn’t follow any genre.  The binding thing is the spirituality of the music.  The psychedelic spirituality brought us all together,” says Danny Musengo of Gone Gone Beyond, whose sophomore album, 2030, dropped last month.  The album’s title is a reference to a period in...
  • Squirrel Flower: “I’d tell people to come see me play live.” (Tues. at WCL)

    It’s hard to imagine a bigger change in setting than going from a DIY/BYOB batting cage in Kensington to a dinner theatre listening room on the campus of UPenn, but that just happens to be the case for folky singer/songstress Ella O’Connor Williams — better known as Squirrel Flower...
  • Rising Appalachia: “Expect equal measures of dance party to ballads.” (Thurs. at WCL)

    We’ve always been big fans of “sister acts” here at PHILTHY and there’s none that we’re more excited about at the moment than World-Folk duo Rising Appalachia, led by sisters Chloe Smith and Leah Song.  The band have been making music for more than a decade and are currently...
  • Come Sit Down with The Paper Kites, 10/4 in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church

    Australian folk rockers The Paper Kites have been good friends of PHILTHY since all the way back in 2013, when they made their first trek through America (including a stop at Johnny Brenda’s).  They’ve since returned to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection nearly countless times, playing...
  • Deconstruct Arthur Moon, 9/25 at WCL (CANCELLED)

    (Unfortunately, this concert has been cancelled.) Arthur Moon is nearly as complexly ambiguous as their moniker would imply… Arthur Moon is the project of Lora-Faye Åshuvud, a queer composer/singer/radio host who can’t actually read music…  Arthur Moon sees the Brooklyn-based musician collaborating with her closest musician friends, and while...
  • Eleni Mandell: “It’ll be a very solid, good-sounding, love fest” (Wednesday at WCL)

    Next Monday, June 24th, Eleni Mandell kicks off her latest tour of the Northeast in Boston.  And that Wednesday, June 26th, will bring her once again to World Café Live Upstairs.  And although we’ve never officially covered Mandell, we are friends of her sonic sisters, Inara George and Becky...
  • Saint Sister Introduce Themselves to Philthy, Tonight at B&S

    If you’re still looking for something to do this warm Friday night in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, I would highly recommend coming out to Boot & Saddle and getting acquainted with Irish electro-folk duo Saint Sister, who will be opening for Henry Jamison.  Saint Sister...
  • The Wild Reeds Would Like You To Be On Your Feet (4/9 at WCL)

    Although we have nothing against The Lone Bellow or Wild Child (we’ve actually covered them quite a bit), and Union Transfer is certainly one of our favorite places in the city, we must admit that we’re quite anxious to have indie folk poppers The Wild Reeds back at a...