World Cafe Live

  • The Return of Heartless Bastards (10/1 at World Café Live)

    2021 sees the return of bluesy, folksy, garagey Americana rockers Heartless Bastards.  A Beautiful Life, their first album since 2015’s Restless Ones, drops September 10th courtesy of Sweet Unknown Records/Thirty Tigers.  This current iteration of Heartless Bastards has singer/songwriter/mainperson Erika Wennerstrom (who released her first solo record, Sweet Unknown,...
  • Lindsey Stirling Talks Performance, Gratitude, and Comic Books

    “One of my favorite things about my fans is how eclectic and diverse they are.  I’ll have ravers in the back that are spinning lights, little girls in tutus, and older couples that just love violin.  Sometimes I’ll see the line for the meet-and-greet and be like, ‘Who are...
  • 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...
  • Meet Jayden Bartels, “Gen Z’s ultimate triple threat” (Sat. at WCL, w/ Echosmith)

    If you’re looking for some charmingly enchanting post-Valentine’s Day plans, for better or worse, this Saturday indie poppers Echosmith are bringing their Lonely Generation Tour to World Café Live.  The tour is in support of Lonely Generation, just their second album and first since their 2013 debut, Talking Dreams. ...
  • Michaela Anne On Growing Up (Wed. at MilkBoy)

    Although the touring season is basically done, there are still a handful of shows set for the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection before the official start of this holiday season that I would recommend checking out.  Perhaps most-worth checking out is Nashville-based Americana songstress Michaela Anne, who...
  • 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...
  • Get to Know Winnetka Bowling League, This Wed. at WCL (w/ Sasha Sloan)

    Although we’re more than happy to finally have less-than-sweltering weather in Philthy in the Fall of 2019, we never get sick of mid-‘90s summertime jams… which our new friends in Winnetka Bowling League would seem to have in spades.  The band, fronted by Matt Koma, recently put out their...
  • TRY to Celebrate the Holidays, This Wednesday with Julia Nunes and Elizabeth and the Catapult

    Although I’ve never been a fan of the holidays, I am inclined to believe that they can be fun… based on The Holidays CAN Be Fun co-headlining Tour, coming to us courtesy of long-time PHILTHY friend and exceptionally quirky piano-pop singer/songwriter extraordinaire Elizabeth and the Catapult and YouTube-star-turned-exceptionally-soulful-indie-popper, Julia...
  • 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...