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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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Groove of the Day/Bon Jovi/”Wanted Dead or Alive”

In just a few hours, legendary New Jersey raised Bon Jovi is all set to bring their long-lasting rock prowess front-and-center at the Wells Fargo Center for a stop on their This House Is Not for Sale Tour for a show that’s more than guaranteed to make all of our Aqua Net and ripped jeans fantasies come to life. 

While you’ve been waiting patiently since New Year’s for the moment when you can finally belt “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the top of your lungs besides the shower and/or your best friend’s wedding, we must give it up to the Slippery When Wet boys’ biggest anthem–the rocked out wonder ballad, “Wanted Dead or Alive.” 

As much as the chart topping single is a beacon for all things Bon Jovi, what it did for a little/big show called MTV Unplugged is truly unprecedented. After Mr. Jon Bon Jovi and then guitarist Richie Sambora (with whom they no longer spill tea with..you can break mugs all about it in Philly Voice), took “Prayer” and “Wanted” to the 1989 Video Music Awards stage and gave it new life by taking the groupie punch out if it and taking both singles to greater, stripped down levels for a performance that’s still one for the live music record books. 

As any late ’80s/’90s kid knows, it was from that coveted moment we were blessed with a stunning array of MTV Unplugged artists performances including Mariah Carey, Nirvana, Eric Clapton (sigh), Bob Dylan, De La Soul, 10, 000 Maniacs, Hole, Kiss, and seriously many, many, many more. 

And to think, it all truly began right here. So, now that you’re even more hyped up for tonight’s show, calm down because you still have to get through work (and this rain!), so put that lighter or lighters all the way up and get lost in this riveting Bon Jovi performance one more time…as your co-workers will thank you for the song butchering break on “You Give Love a Bad Name.” 

To read more of Bon Jovi’s interview with Philly Voice’s Ed Condran, go here, and to get those tickets to tonight’s show at Wells Fargo Center, rip those jeans out right here. 

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Groove of the Day/U2/”I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

A band and a track that truly need no introduction as U2‘s “I Still Haven’t What I’m Looking For” is one that you, your mother, your brother and your drag mother scream at the top of their lungs every karaoke night, St. Patrick’s Day, or on like, Tuesdays. 

Right, Mr. Bono? 

Abso-god damn-lutely.

There’s a reason why Rolling Stone named it one of the greatest tracks ever recorded because besides the fact that those vocals and those crisp guitar riffs still give it to you every time (hey there, Mr. Edge), the tuned up tune still sounds as fresh as the day as it was served to all of us as a single from the band’s always life shattering The Joshua Tree set, which will be celebrating three decades (!!!!!) of owning our lives this year. 

In fact, to commemorate what’s going to be quite the booze filled and lighters up occasion (sigh….”With or Without You”), the Jameson swiggin’ legendary rockers are taking off on their accompanying The Joshua Tree tour, which will indeed give it to Philly this June 18th. 

Which is all the more reason to get lost in this groove and get all sorts of warmed up on this chilly Tuesday for Bono and the boys and their impending City of Brotherly Love takeover in 2017.

And besides, what it really comes down to is…has anybody really found what they’ve been looking for yet? Most likely not. But the search is only half the fun. 

Let’s rock.