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Music Tea w/Chase Atlantic

With their mix of deep and delicious tribal influenced beats, sexy, synth-laced rhythms and undeniable vocal prowess (see:their lavish new E.P. Part Three) Australian based trio Chase Atlantic is hitting everything and everyone in all of the right places with their distinct one-of-a-kind groovy as f@ck sound. 

Consisting of brothers Mitchel Cave, Clinton Cave and music bestie Christian Anthony, the boys from down under aren’t just wowing their overseas critics and fans, but gaining a quick stateside following as well, much in part as being locked and loaded as the opening spot on rock/punk band Sleeping with Sirens current U.S. tour, which is about to bulldoze its way to The Foundry at The Fillmore Philly later tonight. (get those tickets here). 

But before Chase Atlantic wows all of Philly–and that they will do–they stopped by Philly Mixtape for a spot of fresh brewed music tea, where they broke mugs about life on the road, how they would personally describe their unique sound and what words of wisdom they would give to any aspiring performer who decided right this second to enter this bat shit crazy business. 

Take a seat and take a tasty sip with Chase Atlantic below…you’ll certainly be glad you did. 

Okay, first up…how are you guys feeling leading up to the big show tonight? We’re super excited! We’re only half way through the tour and we feel like we’ve never been more in-sync as a band. It’s gonna be wild!

Is this your first time in Philly? If so, are you going to be able to hang out a bit and check out the city?  This will be our first time in Philly, just like most places we’ve performed on this tour. We’ll definitely try our best to do a little exploring and get up to no good!

Let’s spill about your unique sound. I personally would describe it as pure baby makin’ goodness. Now, how would you guys personally describe it?  Haha! Surprisingly enough that’s actually what quite a few people say to us when we meet them. We struggle to describe it ourselves sometimes, but I like to look at as an interesting fuse of genres that just emits waves of energy.

Shout out some of all of your musical influences…. Shout outs……. The Weeknd…..Tame Impala…….Travis Scott……Lil’ Uzi Vert….Sticky Fingers…..all y’all!!! 

What’s been maybe the hardest part of your journey so far? What’s been the biggest highlight?  The hardest part is definitely having to deal with sickness on the road. Because we’re in close quarters; if one gets sick we all get sick.  But there have been far too many highlights, so they definitely outweigh the cons.

So, what’s next after the tour? We’re jumping straight back into the studio and doing what we do best, produce music that the world wants to hear….in the humblest of ways! 

One last sip, what would you guys personally say to an aspiring musician who just stepped foot in the industry right this very second?  Nothing comes easily. It may seem that way sometimes, but it’s absolutely crucial to put in hundreds of hours of hard work and dedication. You have to hone your craft and dedicate your life to this shit. Give it your all or go home, simple.

For much, much more with Chase Atlantic head to their official website right here. 

Cover photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Records 

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2017 Philly Summer Concert Guide

No matter what tickles your local and legendary Philly entertainment fancy this summer, it all comes down to three words…..get those tickets. 

And of course, have a fantastic sun-kissed live entertainment season! Go. 

 

Wednesday, June 28th 

Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story/Perelman Theater/Kimmel Center (through July 9th) 

XpoNential Music Festival/BB & T Pavilion (through July 2nd) 

Palehound/Boot & Saddle 

Conflict/Pronoun/Kung Fu Necktie 

Dan Mills/World Cafe Live 

Dell/The Barbary 

The Native Howl/Voltage Lounge 

Thursday, June 29th 

Method Man/Redman/Electric Factory 

GANZ/Coda 

The Wooden Sky/Milkboy Philly 

Hoots & Hellmouth/Boot & Saddle 

Sian/Rumor 

Wait…Wait Don’t Tell Me/Mann Center 

Friday, June 30th 

Blackbear/TLA Philly 

Kip Moore/Borgata Event Center 

The Wallflowers/Lindsay Buckingham/Christine McVie 

Rich Medina/Silk City Diner 

Soraia/Bourbon & Branch 

Northern Arms/Boot & Saddle 

Saturday, July 1st 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Wells Fargo Center 

Diarrhea Planet/Underground Arts 

Sultan + Shepard/Haven Nightclub 

DJ El Nino/Cuba Libre Atlantic City 

Chachi/NOTO 

The Lunar Year/Boot & Saddle 

OOLALA/Milkboy Philly 

Sunday, July 2nd 

Dash Berlin/Premier Nightclub 

R5/TLA Philly 

Bruse Wane/Kung Fu Necktie 

HoBBs/Bourbon & Branch 

Monday, July 3rd 

Mary J.Blige/Borgata Event Center 

Blac Youngsta/TLA Philly 

Vesperteen/Voltage Lounge 

Danny Avila/Premier Nightclub 

Tuesday, July 4th 

Mary J.Blige/Benjamin Franklin Parkway 4th of July Festival 

Wednesday, July 5th 

Asher Roth/The Barbary 

My Bubba/World Cafe Live 

The Lady parts/Ortlieb’s 

Dave Damiani/Resorts Atlantic City 

Thursday, July 6th 

John Mellencamp/Emmylou Harris/Mann Center 

David Cook/World Cafe Live 

Mir Fontane/Voltage Lounge 

Cindy Bradley/South 

Fotocrome/Boot & Saddle 

Friday, July 7th 

Jill Sobule/William Way Center 

Sugar Ray/Diplo 

Rooney/The Foundry 

Mitski/Union Transfer 

Mad Decent Block Party/Festival Pier 

Dubvision/NOTO 

Saver/The Barbary 

Warped Tour/BB&T Pavilion 

Saturday, July 8th

ShowStoppers Musical Theater Camp Presents: The Wiz/Merriam Theater/Kimmel Center 

Rakim/Ghostface Killah/Electric Factory 

Caravan Palace/TLA Philly 

Charlie Wilson/Chante Moore/Mann Center 

Wolf Alice/The Foundry 

Richard Marx/Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino 

Kap G/Coda 

Jeremy Isaac/World Cafe Live 

The Wayside Shakeup/The Barbary 

Sunday, July 9th 

James Taylor/Bonnie Raitt/Wells Fargo Center 

Dispatch/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Better Than Ezra/TLA Philly 

Mother Mother/The Foundry 

Mercy Trigger/Kung Fu Necktie 

Johnny P/World Cafe Live 

Monday, July 10th 

Kehlani/Electric Factory 

Now, Now/Boot & Saddle 

Jae/World Cafe Live 

Tuesday, July 11th 

Ed Sheeran/Wells Fargo Center  (Wednesday, too!) 

Allan Kingdom/Underground Arts 

iStandard Philly Producer Experience/Voltage Lounge 

Wednesday, July 12th 

Pink/Atlantic City Beach 

Rod Stewart/Cyndi Lauper/BB&T Pavilion 

Johnny Fritz/Boot & Saddle 

The Skints/Coda 

Birthday Club/Sofer Sounds 

The Kickback/Johnny Brenda’s 

Thursday, July 13th 

The Gorillaz/Festival Pier 

Foreigner/Cheap Trick/BB&T Pavilion 

Chevelle/The Foundry 

Royal Headache/Union Transfer 

Wild Rivers/World Cafe Live 

Friday, July 14th 

Zac Brown Band/BB&T Pavilion (Saturday, too!) 

Woods/Underground Arts 

Waxahatachee/Union Transfer 

The Spinto Band/Boot & Saddle 

Riva Starr/Coda 

Nelson/The Music Box @Borgata 

Revolution of One/Bourbon & Branch 

Saturday, July 15th 

Lupe Fiasco/Electric Factory 

The Moody Blues/Mann Center 

Sir Sly/The Foundry 

Negative Approach/Underground Arts 

Why Don’t We/The Foundry 

GlowRage/District N9ne 

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret/Johnny Brenda’s  (Sunday, too!) 

Sunday, July 16th 

Bring It! Live/Merriam Theater/Kimmel Center 

Jill Scott/Borgata Event Center 

Ziggy Marley/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Fairmount Park 

Idina Menzel/BB & T Pavilion 

Wheeler Walker Jr./The Foundry 

Taylor Kelly/The Barbary 

Nuevofest/FringeArts 

Monday, July 17th 

The Flatliners/Boot & Saddle 

Hype/World Cafe Live 

Tuesday, July 18th 

Old Gray/Coda 

Stop Light Observations/Johnny Brenda’s 

The Night Owls/World Cafe Live 

Wednesday, July 19th 

Kendrick Lamar/Wells Fargo Center 

Morgan Heritage/TLA Philly 

Philadelphia Orchestra/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Coffin Dust/Boot & Saddle 

Canyon Ride/The Fire 

Thursday, July 20th 

Incubus/BB&T Pavilion 

Kem/Lalah Hathaway/Dell Center 

The Wild Life/The Foundry 

Sonny Landreth/World Cafe Live 

Brian Simpson/South 

Astronoid/The Fillmore 

Whitey Morgan/Underground Arts 

Friday, July 21st 

311/Festival Pier 

Debbie Brothers/Chicago/BB&T Pavilion 

Dusky/Coda 

Pressing Strings/Bourbon & Branch 

Ben Arnold/The Figgs/Underground Arts 

Chachi/Haven Nightclub 

Fruits + Flowers/Connie’s Ric Rac 

Saturday, July 22nd 

One Republic/BB & T Pavilion 

The Who/Boardwalk Hall 

Hans Simmer/Wells Fargo Center 

Ride/TLA Philly 

Thurston Moore Group/Underground Arts 

Philadelphia Orchestra/Mann Music Center 

Full Monty/Connie’s Ric Rac 

Sunday, July 23rd 

Slayer/Electric Factory 

Misterwives/Festival Pier 

Jidenna/The Foundry 

Division Men/Kung Fu Necktie 

Jesse Leach/Voltage Lounge 

Monday, July 24th 

Hello June/The Pharmacy 

Musicians on Call/Hard Rock Cafe 

Tuesday, July 25th 

Philadelphia Orchestra/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

The Retros/Kung Fu Necktie 

Fine Motor/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday, July 26th

Sittin’ In: Live Sessions with host Steve Coleman and The Five Elements/Commonweatlh Plaza 

Wicked/The Academy of Music/Kimmel Center (through August 27th) 

Korn/Stone Sour/BB & T Pavilion 

Xavier Rudd/Union Transfer 

Honeytiger/Milkboy Philly 

Thursday, July 27th 

Boston/Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 

Seether/Letters From the Fire 

Mt. Joy/Johnny Brenda’s 

Eric Darius/South 

Madam West/Bourbon & Branch 

Thursday 27 July 2017 – Sunday 30 July 2017
This is Hardcore 2017/Terror/Madball/Code Orange/Electric Factory 

Friday, July 28th 

The Mighty Mighty Boston’s/Union Transfer 

Gin Blossoms/Harrah’s Chester 

Breakwater/World Cafe Live 

Night Birds/Boot & Saddle 

The Devyl Nellys/The Pharmacy 

Saturday, July 29th 

All Time Low/The Fillmore 

Amos Lee/Spoon/BB & T Pavilion 

Tom Petty & The  Heartbreakers/Wells Fargo Center 

The O’Jays/Dell Music Center 

Primus/Festival Pier 

Violent Society/Underground Arts 

Sunday, July 30th 

Adam Lambert/Queen/Wells Fargo Center 

One Republic/Borgata Event Center 

Power Animal/Johnny Brenda’s 

Lot/Kung Fu Necktie 

This is Hardcore 2017/Electric Factory 

Monday, July 31st 

Fleet Foxes/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Forq/World Cafe Live 

Amy O/Lava Space 

Tuesday, August 1st 

Linkin Park/BB & T Pavilion 

Chic/Earth Wind & Fire/Wells Fargo Center 

Beta Hi/World Cafe Live 

Wednesday, August 2nd 

Blondie/Garbage/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Rozwell Kid/Everybody Hits 

Thursday, August 3rd 

Porches/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Babyface/Dell Music Center 

Bit Brigade/Boot & Saddle 

The Flusters/Connie’s Ric Rac

Rancid/Dropkick Murphys/Festival Pier 

Friday, August 4th 

Nickelback/BB & T Pavilion 

Social Distortion/The Fillmore 

Joshua Radin/TLA Philly 

Darius/Coda 

Poptone/The Trocadero 

Suzi Brown/Milkboy Philly 

Saturday, August 5th 

Logic/Joey Bada$$/Festival Pier 

Cole Swindell/BB & T Pavilion 

The Rocket Summer/The Foundry 

Kellie Pickler/Sugarhouse Casino 

Wyldflowers/Ortlieb’s 

Nalani & Sarina/Boot & Saddle 

Sunday, August 6th 

Goo Goo Dolls/Festival Pier 

Switchfoot/Lifehouse/The Fillmore

Michelle Branch/TLA Philly 

Sports/Johnny Brenda’s 

Monday, August 7th 

Neurosis/Union Transfer 

Mew/The Foundry 

The Philadelphia Moth Storyslam/World Cafe Live 

Tuesday, August 8th 

Die Antwoord/Electric Factory 

Roger Waters/Wells Fargo Center (Wednesday, too!) 

Maxi Priest/Laguna Grill Atlantic City 

The Selector/Union Transfer 

Carl Palmer’s Elp Legacy/Tower Theatre 

Wednesday, August 9th 

Dashboard Confessional/Festival Pier 

William Wild/Boot & Saddle 

Maradeen/Bourbon & Branch 

7 Minutes In Heaven/Balcony Bar at The Trocadero 

Thursday, August 10th 

Erykah Badu/Ro James/Dell Music Center 

August Alsina/The Fillmore 

Slothrust/Union Transfer 

John Sebastian/World Cafe Live 

Die Choking/The Barbary 

Friday, August 11th 

The Districts/Union Transfer 

Frankie Valli/Music Box @The Borgata 

Frankie Rose/Johnny Brenda’s 

In the Presence of Wolves/The Barbary 

The Space Cats/Ortlieb’s 

David Benoit/South 

Saturday, August 12th 

Styx/Reo Speedwagon/Borgata Event Center 

Chris Stapleton/Margo Price/BB&T Pavilion 

The Fixx/New Hope Winery 

Bush/Sands Bethlehem 

Sunday, August 13th 

The Commodores/Kool & The Gang 

Valley Queen/Johnny Brenda’s 

Eric Bachman/Living Room Show 

Monday, August 14th 

Hype/Rock On Philly/The Neptune Waves/World Cafe Live 

Tuesday, August 15th 

Playboi Carti/Young Nudy 

Wednesday, August 16th 

Lionel Ritchie/Mariah Carey 

Twen/Everybody Hits 

Thursday, August 17th 

Jimmy Buffet/BB & T Pavilion 

Sheila E./Dave Koz/Dell Music Center 

Jesse Hale/Spruce Street Harbour Park Promenade 

Aja from RuPaul’s Drag Race/Voyeur 

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia/Mann Music Center 

Philadelphia Folk Festival/August 17th-August 20th 

Friday, August 18th 

Dawes/BB&T Pavilion 

Tim McGraw/Faith Hill/Wells Fargo Center 

Jay Prince/Coda 

Dayne Jordan/DJ Jamo/The Foundry 

Saturday, August 19th 

Hank Williams Junior/Lynyrd Skynyrd/BB & T Pavilion 

Bel Eir/Boot & Saddle 

Tony Orlando/Music Box @ The Borgata 

The Liberty Music Fest/August 19th & 20th/Liberty Grape Room 

Sunday, August 20th 

Santana/Borgata Event Center 

Das EFX/The Sugarhill Gang 

Brick + Mortar/Milkboy Philly 

Monday, August 21st 

Laughs on Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday, August 22nd 

Shawn Mendes/Wells Fargo Center 

Delta Rae/World Cafe Live 

Bekka Miller/Union Transfer 

Wednesday, August 23rd 

VERITE/Voltage Lounge 

Sabrina Carpenter/Alex Aino/The Fillmore 

Johnny Lang/World Cafe Live 

Thursday, August 24th 

Deep Purple/Alice Cooper/BB & T Pavilion 

Lil Yachty/Electric Factory 

The Fabulous Thunderbirds/Sellersville Theater 

Andrew Neu/South 

Friday, August 25th 

Jason Aldean/Chris Young/BB & T Pavilion 

Smokey Robinson/Tropicana Showroom 

Anathena/TLA Philly 

Maze/Frankie Bradley/Dell Music Center 

Gigamesh/Coda Philly 

Photay/Johnny Brenda’s 

Kev Decor/Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar 

Saturday, August 26th 

Counting Crows/Matchbox Twenty/BB& T Pavilion 

Aretha Franklin/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Gin Blossoms/Vineyard & Brewery 

Sheer Mag/Union Transfer 

Sunday, August 27th 

Anthony Hamilton/Tamar Braxton/Tower Theatre 

Trapped Under Ice/Underground Arts 

The Middle Ground/The Barbary 

Monday, August 28th 

Lost Balloons/PhilaMOCA 

Laughs on Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday, August 29th 

Scott H. Biram/Kung Fu Necktie 

Lily Hiatt/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday, August 30th 

Washed Out/Union Transfer 

Peace Love/World Cafe Live 

Thursday, August 31st 

Green Day/BB & T Pavilion 

John Mellencamp/Allentown Fairgrounds 

Friday, Sept 1st

TLC/Naughty By Nature/Mark McGrath/Montell Jordan/C+C Music Factory and Snap!/BB & T Pavilion 

Haken/The Foundry 

Saturday, Sept 2nd/September 3rd

2017 Made In America Festival:J. Cole/Jay-Z/The Chainsmokers, Kaskade/DMX/Migos/Cash Cash

Sunday, September 3rd 

Easy Money/The Fire 

Sting/Borgata Event Center 

Monday, September 4th 

Hype/Rock On Philly/World Cafe Live 

Laughs On Philly/Ortlieb’s 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Music Tea w/Simon Thompson of Alvarez Kings

What happens when you mix indie disco vibes, deep, luscious synths and spaced out rhythms with just a touch of shimmer? You get the collective sound of rising UK based, Alvarez Kings, who have packed all of those elements and then some into their stand out album, Somewhere Between, which is giving all of us life just in time for summer. 

In fact, the English Breakfast tea sipping boys are taking the record on the road all season long with stops in Philly (they were just at Coda on Sunday night), as well as Chicago, San Francisco, L.A., Kansas City and Cleveland. So, yeah, they’re going to be mighty busy serving up their whole delicious catalog just for their ever-growing legion of fans all summer long….and we can’t wait. 

But since there’s always time to spill some sun-kissed music tea, Philly Mixtape took a seat with Alvarez Kings guitarist and vocalist Simon Thompson, where he broke mugs about the touring life, the recording of Somewhere Between (go here now to listen..seriously) and what pre-show ritual him and his boys practice before each show…hint..it has something to do with Tawny Kitaen. 

 

Hey, man! Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with Philly Mixtape. First up, how’s the tour going so far? We’re actually navigating our way to the last show of the [overseas part of the] tour in Nottingham. It’s going great! We started off in London and that was awesome..it’s always good to play in the capital. They’ve been great shows…the crowds have been good to us, as always. It’s also nice to stand on our own two feet and watch the tickets sales come in. It’s been great tour and we can’t thank everybody enough for this opportunity, especially our fans. 

Have you guys played in the states before? It’s our first headline show in the states, yes. We played Warped Tour twice and last year we played with Melanie Martinez..I think we played the Troc…I remember that being really cool. I also remember they got us Philly cheese steaks before sound check which was awesome. I do remember they were very tasty. 

How about some artistic influences that don’t just run through you, but all of you guys. Where we do begin, right? We’ve all got different influences, but we have similar tastes. We’re really into The Fold, a band called the Macabees who are now split up, which is a shame. It’s just a ton of stuff, really…I think it’s all in there somewhere. 

Now, your record, Somewhere Between, is truly awesome and out-of-this world, man. What was the recording process like for it? It was awesome. We got a chance to go to L.A. for [a few] weeks and record the whole album there. We sort of took in the whole vibes of L.A. We worked with a great producer who definitely brought the best out in all of us while we recorded at an ocean studio in Burbank..it was just really good. 

Just to put you on the spot, shout out two of your all-time favorite records for me…. Wow…only 2! I would say Beatles Abbey Road and Bob Dylan Highway 61. 

How about some words of advice to the young kids out there just starting to find their way in this crazy music business? To the younger generation just getting into music I would say you just have to be patient..really, really patient. And if you don’t succeed, just keep trying..keep grinding away. It gets crazy, and if you think you wrote the perfect song…don’t think that! We [actually] try to better ourselves each time we write a song we do because we’re never satisfied. So, just preserving and you do get a lot of setbacks along the way..it’s a very up and down sort of roller coaster ride. It is tough, but as soon as you get on that stage and play for the fans that come and see you..it’s all been worth it. 

Any pre-show rituals you guys do before a show? We definitely have a couple of beers before we go on. But for the most part we get together in-arms and we sing “Is This Love” by Whitesnake. 

No shit, man. That’s awesome. Still to this day we don’t know why we chose that song it was just something that came out one time and it stuck. 

Any last words for the stateside fans who haven’t seen the show yet?   We can’t wait to see them and just give them as much energy as we can give on stage and give them their money’s worth. We know how much it is to buy a ticket and travel to a show. We’re well aware that we have to give them as much back as we possibly can. We thank everyone that’s bought a ticket so far we’re really excited to hang out and have fun! 

For much, much more with Alvarez Kings. check this out.