Don’t know why, but it just feels like an Edith Piaf kind of Sunday. Do you ever have those days?
Attention Philly folks! Ladies Rock Camp is back next month! It will be from Friday December 6 to Sunday December 8th. Check out the link for more info. You can register now! There’s volunteering opportunities too! Spread the word!
This song has been playing in my head all day. Not sure why… Perhaps because the harmonies are so great. Happy Old School Sunday!
New Lauryn Hill music released! Remember the late 90s? That was the last time she put out a record. Here it is for you to listen! See what you think.
Ever wonder what the songs of summer were in the 1950s? Maybe it is because today I watched something about art deco and read an article on the Doo Wop of Wildwood, NJ, but I am feeling pretty nostalgic for some 50s music. Here’s the popular song of summer 1951. Rosemary Clooney croons a catchy tune.
This time each year, thousands gather for the Philadelphia Folk Festival, which actually takes place in Schwenksville, PA. The festival began yesterday and goes until Sunday. A number of female musicians are on the bill. I stumbled upon the Como Mamas while looking at the line-up. These ladies sing soulful a capella gospel music. Their is so much energy and passion in their voices. Definitely worth a listen.
For more info about the Como Mamas, take a look at their page on Daptone Records. https://daptonerecords.com/artists/comomamas/
Also, here is a link for the full festival schedule. http://www.pfs.org/folk-festival/schedule/full
Dance Party in the DJ room!
Did we mention how much rock camp rules? Dance parties yeahhhhh! And you should totally be following Girls Rock Philly’s tumblr this week!
Welp, the Lady.Bang.Beat team is in rock camp mode and pretty amped about it (heheh amped….rock camp…pun). So excited to be a part of Girls Rock Philly this year! Since it’s Old School Sunday and GRP camp time, what better way to start the week than with a little Joan Jett? Enjoy!
"Who rocks? WE ROCK!"
Girls Rock Philly 2013 begins Monday and we couldn’t be more excited! The showcase will be on Saturday August 10th at Underground Arts in Philadelphia. Doors at noon!
Till then enjoy this video of the GRP theme song from last year’s camp.
It’s Old School Sunday. Summer’s in full swing. Naturally, that means Donna Summer time!
Here’s a little bit of music that might be new to your ears. Crabapple is a band based in the Bay Area that describes themselves as “equal parts coffee, feelings and summer adventures.” It’s a pretty accurate description. You can’t help but feel summer and all its fun in Crabapple’s music. They released a record, Softly, last month, and it is available on Bandcamp (see the link below). Also, they sound superb live! If you need some summer tunes to match the summer weather, count on the Californian band to bring the sun. Take a listen!
This isn’t new but I LOVE this song! Happy Tuesday everyone!!
It’s been raining a lot for folks on the East Coast. Frankly, it gets old fast. No surprises…it’s raining tonight! The Eurythmics share the sentiment with this little older song. Stay dry everyone!
Philly’s Break It Up released an album earlier this month, and in case you didn’t know it totally rocks. Take a listen, buy it, and dance! They will be playing next Friday the 5th at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia.
Check it out! http://breakitup.bandcamp.com/