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Flying Lotus Has Fans Flying High at Union Transfer

Those lucky enough to get a ticket to the sold-out Flying Lotus show on Friday night can rest assured that they not only got their money’s worth, but witnessed one of the better shows to come through Philly in quit some time.

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In the midst of his North American Tour, the Los Angeles based producer hit Philly after performing in Washington DC, and just before he performed in New York City.  Tickets to the show, which was the second sold out show of the night at Union Transfer, sold out over a week in advance.  With the doors scheduled to open at 1030pm, fans were lined up far down Spring Garden and even around the corner come 10pm.

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After a late start letting concert goers inside, the venue was  filled to capacity by 1130pm.  Thundercat, who is opening most of the shows on Flying Lotus’s tour, was just starting his performance. Thundercat’s debut album, “The Golden Age of Apocalypse”, was produced by Flying Lotus, and he was accompanied on stage by a drummer and pianist.

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Thundercat, rocking a hat backwards with three foot feathers sticking out of it, handled the stage with the look of a man in complete control.  His talents as a bassist and vocalist were on full display during his opening performance.  His music ranged widely from being very chill to very up beat.  We knew that even after the opening performance ended, we would see Thundercat again, so we were not too disappointed when the opening act “ended”, especially considering Flying Lotus was about to come on.

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After a brief pause to set up the stage, Flying Lotus walked out on stage, went up to the crowd with mic in hand, and said, “y’all sold this motha fucka out….”, which brought loud cheers from the crowd – “and now, we’re gonna burn this motha fucka down to the ground” – this brought even more cheers, as Flying Lotus ran back behind the DJ booth and started his performance.

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As he was positioned between two different projector screens, the crowd was only able to see a silhouette of Flying Lotus, except when he came out from the DJ booth for the songs in which he rapped.  FlyLo played an energetic set that featured a wide range of music styles, such as trap, hip-hop/rap, and experimental EDM.

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 The trap influences were easy to detect, but the crowd did not seem to care what song he was playing, enjoying each and every one.  Some of our favorites of the night were the Beastie Boys hit, Intergalactic Planetary, as well as a remix of the Kanye West / Good Music song Mercy.

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The crowd went especially nuts when FlyLo got on the mic and asked, “Ya’ll know my dude Earl Sweatshirt, right??” – yes, we do, and so did the crowd.  FlyLo then dropped Between Friends, came out from behind the booth, and with a cartoon projection of Earl Sweatshirt on the screen behind him, rapped the 2nd verse of the hit song.

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Before we knew it, and apparently before FlyLo knew it too, 2AM rolled around. Flying Lotus got on the mic, looked off at the side of the stage, and said, “really, shit, I’m cut off?”.  Knowing he had just a few more minutes left, he faced the crowd, asked what every performer asks if they want a good response – “who’s fucked up here tonight?”, and then dropped his last song of the night to a roar of cheers.

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For his final two songs of the evening, Flying Lotus brought out Thundercat and played “Bonus”, from Thundercat’s upcoming album, as well as a track the two have collaborated on, “MmmHmm”.

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[Photo credit: Steve Garfinkel]

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Interview with Kim Moyes of The Presets

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The Presets are about as big as they come in Australia. The duo of Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton have won over a dozen awards, including becoming the first ever Electronic act to win an ARIA for “Album of the Year” (2008), followed by an APRA award for “Songwriters of the Year” (2009).

They have released three studio albums, remixed a bevy of artists including Lenny Kravitz and Kings of Leon, and have shared the stage with genre defining artists like Coldplay and Daft Punk.

Starting on Saturday, May 4th they will be kicking off their U.S. Tour (with Dragonette and Classixx) in Washington, DC before cruising into Philadelphia the next night to play a May 5th show at Union Transfer. Before we catch the show on Sunday night, we spoke with Kim Moyes of The Presets to get the dirt on the upcoming tour, life on the road, and a slew of other topics.

Independent Philly: Who came up with the name “The Presets”, does it hold any special meaning for you guys, and did you consider any other names?

Kim Moyes: I actually came up with the name The Presets before we even started making music as The Presets. I think it was one of these names that I thought was really great and I kind of had this concept that we would be a band that made music with like old Casio keyboards and just use all the preset sounds and drum machines from them. So it was kind of a funny concept that I was playing with and then Jules and I had been messing around for a while just jamming with synths and drums and we sort of thought we would just start making music in that style and we just thought the name The Presets kind of fit that. We didn’t really consider any other names. I think we were sold on that name from the get go.

IP: Your latest album “Pacifica” has been out for about six months. How has the reaction been so far?

KM: It’s been great. Critically it’s been our most acclaimed record to date. Our fans who always love what we do are still really into it, and really interested in what we’re doing and really like it. A lot of people think it’s the best album we’ve made. I don’t think it’s really satisfied everyone’s expectations, there are people that really miss the super hard, aggressive stuff that we were doing a few years ago, or that we have done in the past. So, you know, a few fans have dropped off along the way but I think we’ve also picked up fans who never really liked that kind of (hard) stuff and appreciate the fact that we’ve kind of developed our sound and matured and continued to progress. The shows have been really great. The new material and the old material seem to work really well together, and we’ve been able to remix some of the older material to kind of keep it up to date and more in line with what we are doing now. I think it’s a great show given the history of our catalog. It sounds really good together and the crowds always seem to have a really good time. All in all the response has been pretty positive.

IP: You guys are going to be touring in the States soon with Dragonette. What went into pairing these groups together for the tour?

KM: Their management (Dragonette) and our management are quite close. They are managed by the same people who manage Cut Copy so they are kind of like extended family members. I’m not overly familiar with Dragonette and I’ve never met them before but I think it’s going to be a good fit, it’s going to be fun. I think they are the right type of band to tour with. We are also touring with Classixx as well and I’ve met those guys a few times and they’re really sweet. So yeah, I’m excited to meet these guys. When you tour you’re like brothers and sisters in arms, so hopefully by the end of May we’re all best friends.

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IP: What is your least favorite part about being out on the road touring?

KM: Being away from my family I find is the most irritating side effect of going out on the road but I try not to focus too much on the negativity of touring. There are so many musicians that we know that struggle to have a career and I always catch myself thinking “Oh God, I have to go away and be on the road for a month and be away from my family and stuff” but the reality is, this is my job and if I wasn’t touring I wouldn’t be earning any money and I wouldn’t be achieving what I think I should be achieving. I’m grateful for the opportunity and that people are still interested in what we do enough to keep coming back to the shows.

IP: There is a crazy amount of buzz in the States about Daft Punk’s new album “Random Access Memories” that is being released in May. You guys had the chance to tour with them in Australia. What was that experience like?

KM: It was great. It was a real honor. We’ve been fans of Daft Punk ever since “Homework”. I remember even when “Da Funk” came out about a year before “Homework” came out and taping it off of a community radio station on a cassette and bringing it into Union and playing it for Julian on headphones and just couldn’t believe how good it was. We never really had any crazy idealistic dreams (at the time) that one day we’d be supporting Daft Punk but luckily enough, we did. Also, aside from support a great legacy act like Daft Punk, that time period that we toured with them was actually really monumental for us in terms of our career because we were in the studio making “Apocalypso” when we toured with them and I think “My People” had just come out onto radio so everybody was starting to get really familiar with it. There were about 50,000 people at the concert in Sydney with Daft Punk. We played all over Australia with them but the Sydney show was one of the biggest ones. With “My People” just coming out on the radio, we had a chance to play that live, and we played “Kicking and Screaming” for the first time live, which no one had ever heard, and I remember the crowd was just really responsive. When we came off stage, all of our friends and everyone there, their jaws just dropped at how good it was and how good the response was. It just felt like that was the beginning of a really special time for us. I definitely think of that Daft Punk time with very fond memories. We also got to meet our lighting guy and our tour manager from that tour as well. It was Daft Punk’s tour manager and Daft Punk’s lighting guy. And you know, those two guys are our guys now. Ego trip aside it was a really amazing experience.

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IP: Between you and Julian, who would win the following battles? The first one is a boxing match…

KM: Julian takes Boxercise, like Fight Club, a couple times a week, so I guess he would. Then again, I don’t know, when you’re in the heat of the moment… are you talking about an actual boxing match like “ding, ding, ding, ding” and all that or like street fighting?

IP: Either one, it could be sanctioned or just a round of spontaneous fisticuffs…

KM: Like backyard brawling with no gloves and stuff or like Ultimate Fighting? If it was a backyard brawl I think maybe I would win because I think I’m maybe a little more psychotic than he (Julian) is. But if it were like boxing with rules and gloves then it would probably be him because he’d probably have a better technique than I do.

IP: Which one of you would win a dance-off?

KM: Julian, hands down.

IP: Who would win a cook-off?

KM? Again, Julian, hands-down.

IP: How about a fashion show, which one of you is a better dresser?

KM: That would be me.

IP: Great! Would you like to give a shout out to your fans in North America that will be coming up to support your upcoming tour?

KM: Yeah, I’d like to say, if you’ve come seen us before and you had a good time, come down and say hello. We’ve friendly and accommodating and  we’ll try to take some photos with you. If you’ve never seen us and you’re curious to check us out you should come down as well and bring some friends. You’re guaranteed to have a good time. It’s straight up shirts-off-and-have-a-good-time.

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IP: In 2009, Julian was quoted in Rolling Stone Australia as saying that you get asked the same six questions over and over again by music journalists and bloggers. So, if you were going to interview yourselves, what would you ask? Are there things that you want fans to know about you that you don’t think they’ve had a chance to learn? 

KM: (Laughs). That is such a deep, hypothetical question. I don’t think anyone should have to answer that question. It’s like a parallel universe within a parallel universe. Julian made that comment when I think we were getting interviewed in the States in L.A. and for about three interviews in a row we kept getting asked “So you guys use auto-tune on your vocals right?” and we were like what the hell is going on? And then one of us, or someone, checked our Wikipedia page and the first comment was “The Presets are a band that use auto-tune”, that was the first thing in our description on Wikipedia. So we thought if it would be funny if we put in “The Presets really hate being asked the same six questions”, you know like “How did you guys meet” and “Where’d you get your name from”. You know, we were just sort of having some fun, and now we get asked about the six questions as much as the six questions.

IP: Uh oh, I guess we asked you that…

KM:  I’m just kidding mate.

IP: Finally, can you tell us something about you guys that would surprise or even shock our readers…

KM: God, I don’t know. What do you think is a shocking thing? Drinking your own urine, is that something that you think is shocking?

IP: That would be shocking if indeed you drink your own urine, yes.

KM: Well I don’t think either of us do that. I think we’re just pretty average dudes, pretty average humans, just getting along in life and doing things to survive. I don’t think there is anything overly shocking or confrontational about what we do. You know, we’re all human.

We can’t wait to catch the show this Sunday night at 830pm! The Presets, Dragonette, and Classixx all know how to light up a stage so the three together promise to be one hell of a good time. You can grab advance tickets to make sure you don’t miss out on an amazing end to the first weekend of May! See you there Philly!

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[Article by David Miller]

Jim James Performs for a Sold-Out T-Shirt Clad Crowd at Union Transfer

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The weather was nice and warm in Philly on Saturday, April 27th. Sunny and in the mid-70’s for the better part of the day, many Philadelphians ditched their morning jackets and long pants and spent the day outside enjoying the spring temps in t-shirts, shorts, and skirts.

When evening rolled around, the mercury was running high along with expectations for the sold-out Jim James show at Union Transfer.

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Best known as the front man for critically acclaimed rock band “My Morning Jacket”, James recently released a solo album “Regions of Light and Sound of God” this past February. His tour, which kicked off April 17th in Louisville, KY has been selling out venues left and right, and has at least five upcoming shows in May that are already sold-out as well.

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The doors opened at Union Transfer an hour before the show began so there was already a good sized crowd on hand when opening act “Cold Specks” hit the stage at 9pm.

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Cold Specks, fronted by English songstress Al Spx, has a truly unique sound that incorporates numerous musical elements, not often seen, or heard, together.

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Spx, dressed in a long black cape, looks the part of a goth performer but Cold Specks is much more than a pure goth rock outfit. Despite hailing from the UK, their sound combines the darker goth aspect with touches of southern gospel. The closest thing we can compare it to (for those of you who crave comparison) is PJ Harvey. Their choice of backing instruments is also anything but mundane and included a baritone sax and bass clarinet.

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Spx concluded their set alone on stage, draped in her cape and darkness, she sang a haunting tune that echoed throughout the high ceilings of Union Transfer.

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After a short break for a stage change, Jim James hit the stage with his band to a roar of cheers, opening with “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” , the first track off of his latest CD.

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James energy on stage was undeniably higher than we’d been expecting. He moved about constantly, playing guitar and sax, singing, headbanging, and engaging the audience at every turn.

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By the fourth song, it became clear to us that he was going to play “Regions of Light and Sound of God” in its entirety. When the nine songs from the album were complete, many of which have a Radiohead-like quality to them, James and the band left the stage but quickly returned for a seven song encore that included two “My Morning Jacket” songs and several covers.

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The sold-out crowd that packed the main floor of the venue and the balcony above, loved every minute of it. With warm receptions like that, James should be able to continue to play whenever he sees fit without My Morning Jacket.

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[Photo credit: D. Jacob Miller Photography]

You can view the entire set list and an expanded photo gallery below (click thumbnails to enlarge):

 SET LIST:

State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

Know Til Now

Dear One

A New Life

Exploding

Of the Mother Again

Actress

All Is Forgiven

God’s Love to Deliver

Encore:

Bermuda Highway

(My Morning Jacket)

Wonderful (The Way I Feel)

(My Morning Jacket)

Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)

(Monsters of Folk cover)

His Master’s Voice

(Monsters of Folk cover)

The Right Place

(Monsters of Folk cover)

Losin Yo Head

(Monsters of Folk cover)

Changing World

(New Multitudes cover)

Union Transfer Gets Aesop Rocked

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On his second go-round of Philly for the Skelethon tour, Aesop Rock maintained his love for audience bowl cuts, vegetable and pork-inspired sing-a-longs, and tag team microphone manipulation with Rob Sonic on a snow shellacked Friday night (February 8th) at Union Transfer.

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Opening the night was longtime LA provocateur Busdriver, another indie rap lifer who hasn’t outstayed his welcome. With no hype-man, DJ, or laptop, Bus enthralled the packed venue with booming bass knocks and a Gatling gun flow, performing head-cracks off his latest album Beaus $ Eros. His body-rocking set of impeccable breath control, magnetic showmanship, and a four-on-the-floor freestyle encouraged the two hundred perspective rappers in the audience to enroll in a trade school.

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It was the perfect wasteland for Aesop Rock, mulleted soothsayer and doom purveyor, to take the stage with his co-pilots Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. Their performance was tighter and better paced than the initial Skelethon show last fall. The Hail Mary Mallon holy trinity rocked favorites “ZZZ Top”, “Smock”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Garfield” and “Cycles to Gehena” along with the barbershop nightmare “Racing Stripes” where an audience member willingly came on stage to have his wig chopped by Busdriver. The haircut was a cross between a Ska dancer and an Army initiation prank. Dude…it grows back.

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Rock and Sonic wrapped up their hour long set with Def Jux nostalgia – “None Shall Pass”, “Big Bang”, “No Regrets”, and “Pigs”. The remaining ten hopeful rappers left in the crowd bowed down to Bazooka Tooth and hit the snow caked streets contemplating their futures sans “hip hop performer”. None shall pass.

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[photos by Laura Lynn Photography, article by Stephen Zales]

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Passion Pit, No Longer a Little Secret, Sells Out Electric Factory

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Sometimes, when you’ve attended hundreds (if not thousands) of concerts, some of them can run together into a big blur. Then there are those concert moments that are so special, that they are burned into your memory for the rest of your life. You not only remember the music, but the weather, the air temperature, the smells, the crowd…the entire experience.

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That was the case the first time we caught one of our favorite bands, Passion Pit, live in concert. Their sunset performance on the first night of Coachella 2010 will forever go down as one the most magical concert moments we can remember.

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Since that time, we’ve seen them play several shows in Philly including the Mann Center, the Liacouras Center, and at Made in America festival. While no Passion Pit show will never be quite as magical as our first one (you never forget your first), we could see them perform over and over again, week in and week out, and it just wouldn’t get old.

That’s why we were thrilled when they rolled into Philly on Thursday night, November 29th to play a show at the Electric Factory (originally scheduled for the Liacouras Center) with support from opening act Ra Ra Riot.

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Often times venues fill in slowly leading up to the headliners, but Ra Ra Riot had the Electric Factory nearly filled by the time they hit the stage around 830pm.

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Lead singer Wes Miles and the re re rest of Ra Ra Riot opened the show with “Too Too Too Fast” which was a little ironic because their set seemed to go by entirely too quickly. After 11 songs, they left the stage (ending with “I Shut Off” and “Boy”) but don’t fret Philly, Ra Ra Riot will be back in the not so distant future to headline their own show at Union Transfer.

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We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Ra Ra Riot (bonus points to any bands that incorporate the violin) and look forward to their next visit to our city.

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After a short break for the stage change over, Passion Pit emerged to a roar of cheers from the legions of fans that packed the Factory. Opening with “Take a Walk”, the first single released from their 2012 album “Gossamer”, they had fans singing along and dancing from the first note of the night until the last.

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Lead singer Michael Angelakos has a simply amazing falsetto voice that is undeniably infectious. Add to that the insanely catchy electro-pop tunes that Passion Pit produces and you have the perfect storm of tunes to shake your ass to. Don’t try to resist, it’s futile.

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Their 13 song set included some of our favorites like “The Reeling”, “Let Your Love Grow Tall”, and “I’ll Be Alright”, before ending with perhaps their most well known tune “Sleepyhead”. We would have loved to have heard “Better Things”, but it was not to be.

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After leaving the stage the band quickly returned for a fantastic two-song encore of “Moth’s Wings” and “Little Secrets”. As confetti streamers poured from the ceiling and lasers shot across the venue, the band’s energy on stage was easily matched by that of the crowd.

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Once a little New England secret, the cat has long since leaped out of the bag with Passion Pit and we look forward to their continued success that is sure to bring them back to town before too long.

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You can view a full set list and expanded photo gallery below (click thumbnails to enlarge photos):

SET LIST:

Take a Walk

The Reeling

To Kingdom Come

It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy

Carried Away

Let Your Love Grow Tall

Eyes as Candles

Constant Conversations

Mirrored Sea

Live to Tell the Tale

Folds in Your Hands

Love Is Greed

I’ll Be Alright

Sleepyhead

Encore:

Moth’s Wings

Little Secrets

Dragonette & The Knocks: Double Bill of Magic Music at Union Transfer

Dragonette and The Knocks made the third stop of their thirteen city fall tour at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 13th after playing in New York City the night before. The show’s headliner, Canadian band Dragonette, consists of singer Martina Sorbara, bassist Dan Kutz, and drummer Joel Stouffer.  They have released two great albums including “Galore” back in 2007 and “Fixin to Thrill” in 2009 and are also slated to release their third studio album “Bodyparts” on September 25th.  The album Galore earned them a Juno Award nomination for Best New Group and Fixin to Thrill peaked at number 21 on the U.S. dance charts.  Even with these credentials, the last time they played in Philadelphia back in 2010, they played for a very small crowd in a much smaller venue. When Sorbara reminisced about this prior experience (while on-stage at Union Transfer on Thursday), she joked that there were maybe about four people in the crowd.  Boy have things changed.

Since then, their song ‘Hello’, that they recorded with DJ and producer Martin Solveig, has taken the world by storm.  ‘Hello’ has been used in commercials and television shows such as 90210, The Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl.  It peaked at number one in a number of European countries and also reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart in the United States.  They have collaborated four times on Martin Solveig’s 2011 album “Smash” and there is no denying the chemistry between these two musical acts.

The Knocks, who opened for Dragonette, are an electronic duo from the Lower East Side of New York City consisting of Ben ‘B-Roc’ Ruttner and James ‘JPatt’ Patterson. Not only do they produce their own original music but they also have made remixes for other big acts such as Katy Perry and Britney Spears.  Their song ‘Dancing with the DJ’ reached number 1 on both the Hype Machine and Japan’s iTunes.  We caught them when they were here just a couple of weeks ago as one of the musical guests at the Made In America Festival which was hosted by Jay-z and Budweiser.  [Click HERE for Made In America pictures and review]

Dragonette made a great decision with their openers for their fall tour because The Knocks always put the crowd in a great mood and get everyone dancing.  We’re a big fan of theirs after catching them at Camp Bisco back in July and then again at Firefly Music Festival. We had a chance to chat with them prior to the show and you can check out that interview right here:

The Knocks didn’t waste any time getting Union Transfer into the groove by opening their set with the song ‘R.O.Y.L. (Rest Of Your Life)’.  It was a great way to kick off their show and made the crowd feel like they were in for a special night, especially with lyrics like ‘I promise you that you’ll remember tonight for the rest of your life’.  The good vibes continued with their 2012 summer anthem ‘The Feeling’. This dynamic duo followed it up with live mixing of some fan favorites like ‘Funk Soul Brother’ by Fatboy Slim and ‘All These Things I’ve Done’ by the Killers, which had the crowd chanting ‘I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier’.  They ended their live mixing with a song by Philadelphia native Diplo called ‘Pon De Floor’, which has been a big club hit for awhile. By this time the crowd was dancing and The Knocks kept up the energy by playing ‘Blackout’ and ‘Learn to Fly’. To conclude their set, they played two of their biggest crowd pleasers, which coincidentally are our two favorite songs of theirs, ‘Dancing With The DJ’ and ‘Brightside’.  Their lyrics about not caring if the sun comes up because we are dancing with the DJ and singing with me one more time fit perfectly with how the crowd was feeling.  The only thing that disappointed us about their set was that it had to end.  By the time The Knocks left the stage, everyone was yearning for more music that they could dance to.

Even though The Knocks had a great opening set, it became very clear who most people came out to see.  When the lights dimmed after the break between sets, the bar area quickly dispersed to floor level and the size of the crowd by the stage seemed a lot larger than minutes before.  Dragonette decided to open with their risque 2007 song ‘I Get Around’ to the delight of their fans.  We didn’t know much about their music before tonight but quickly understood their appeal when we saw the way lead singer Martina Sorbara commanded the stage.  Not only did her unique voice capture our attention but so did the way that she engaged the audience by working the whole stage and getting so close that you felt like she was part of the crowd.  By the time the song ‘Live In This City’ came on, the whole crowd was energized and clapping along.  After this song, Martina told the crowd about her last show in Philadelphia and how there was barely anyone there.  She was trying to figure out what the name of the venue was that she last performed at and a couple people were yelling out “Johnny Brenda’s”.  She clearly could not understand what they were saying so she called it “Johnny Brownbuzz” which got a chuckle from the local hipsters in the crowd.

For the next song, the lights were turned down low and red lights filled up the stage.  You knew she meant business when the jacket came off and she started singing ‘Limousine’ and ‘Pick Up The Phone’.  Towards the end of the song ‘Pick Up The Phone’, they incorporated the Cyndi Lauper classic ‘Time After Time’ which the crowd cheerfully sang along to.  After this song, Martina picked up her guitar and transitioned beautifully into ‘Fire In Your Shoes’.  Then they started singing some songs off their new album, such as ‘My Legs’ and ‘Run, Run, Run,’ and an old favorite ‘Easy’.  Once they finished ‘My Work Is Done’, the bass started thumping and the lights were flashing.  Everyone knew something big was about to happen and as the anticipation was rising and rising, the beginning of their biggest hit ‘Hello’ started playing.  This was definitely the climax of the night, with everyone singing along and jumping to the music.  They played a couple more songs and left the stage, with everyone wanting more.  To the delight of their fans, they came back out for a two song encore.  During this encore, Martina told the crowd that she bought a collapsible bicycle in Philadelphia and named it ‘Phyllis’.  She said that she will bring it on her tour bus and take a picture with it in each of the other cities she performs in (and everyone can follow the travels of ‘Phyllis’, her version of the traveling gnome online).  This news was met with applause. By the end of the night, Dragonette had made two new fans of their live show over here at Independent Philly.  Although Dragonette just came to say ‘Hello’, a piece of Philadelphia will be with them forever.

[Story by Lee Min Yeong]

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Ravenous EDM Fans Get Well Fed at Union Transfer

On Saturday, April 7th, British DJ and producer FEED ME brought his crazy stage show to Philly to play for beat-hungry fans at Union Transfer.

The auditory meal started off with appetizers from Khadafi Dub, who wet everyone’s palate for the evening with some tasty high energy tracks.

From there, Kill The Noise, stepped up to the decks (which were situated on the edge of the stage in front of a giant white backdrop) and served up some mouth-watering beats and the packed main floor at Union Transfer ate up every last one, salivating for more. Kill The Noise himself couldn’t get his fill, telling the crowd when his set time was over that he was just going to play a few more tracks.

Finally it was time for the main course. The backdrop was taken down to reveal Feed Me’s 20 foot wide set of digital teeth and glowing eyes. The rig also included a large digital wall behind the DJ, spot lights, and lasers. After a slight build up, Feed Me dropped in some of his signature crunchy bass and it was time for everyone to feast on specials from his recent EP “Escape From Electric Mountain” as well as some older staples from his extensive track menu.

The visuals were simply insane as the teeth, eyes, lasers, and lights perfectly seasoned each offering from chef Feed Me.

At the end of the night fans left the venue stuffed full of EDM goodness but perhaps hungrier than ever for another helping.

You can check out the full photo gallery, as well as a tasty Independent Philly fan video below: