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Jeff Zeigler

New Track: "Observatories" - Jeff Zeigler & Dash Lewis

“Observatories” is the latest collaboration between Jeff Zeigler (Valley Exit, Inlets, Arc in Round) & Dash Lewis (Gardener). Synth-fueled atmospherics envelope as one explores a pensive, pacifying state. The rhythmic, percussive motion steadies as the soft, bright touches of keys accent. Take it all in - just a little somethin' to help ease ya into your day. You can also find them opening for Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore this Monday, April 29 at Johnny Brenda's.

Weekend Warrior, May 19 - 21

This year’s Deli Philly Best Emerging Artist in Indie Rock, The Retinas, will headline a three-layered billing of Philly up-and-comers this Saturday at Ortlieb’s. Fuzzy, humid garage-punk permeates, as the loose, hazed-over relatability ricochets between the band and its audience. While employing a casual air, revealing lyricism invites you in. Then, those simmering, suburban storyboards reach a tipping point and scorch. Melding rubber-burning, fuzz-filtered fury with relaxed, melodic grooves, Tangiers zigzags the threshold of intensity, while relative newcomers, Lally, exhibit an inherently gritty, infectious batch of rock.

Also, this Sunday at the NoLibs watering hole, the adventurous psych/jazz guitar exploits of Nick Millevoi tear into the  underexplored, aided on the billing by the perception-altering, sonic-wanderings of Chicago trio Mako Sico and the ever-evolving, investigative musicality of Jeff Zeigler. – Michael Colavita

More places to discover new music this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Hardwork Movement, West Philadelphia Orchestra, SAT Wild at Heart
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Creem Circus, SAT Spill, Past Life
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Resilient, Shark Tape, The Year End/Backslider/Shawn Ryan, Chris B, Dr. Plotkin, SAT Line Leader, Pilkington/DJ PHSH, Cosmo Baker
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Big League, SUN The Orange Drop
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)FRI DJ FR8TRAIN, SAT Purling Hiss, Dark Web, SUN Blizzy Trill, Chyna Blakk, Lui Blonco, Brucey Da Rapper, Ace Spitz, Dub The Best Kept Secret
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Civil Youth, Sonnder, The GoAround, Leo Moon
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI New Sound Brass Band
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Downstairs) Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, SUN (Downstairs) Ben Kessler
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Ridiculous Fantastic, Professor Maybe, Dave Cope, SAT Ghost Ghang, MC Blackwolf, 3xile, SUN Camp Candle, Andre Altrez
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Andross, Resting, Amora/A Day Without Love, Joshua Adair, Christopher Burkholder, SAT The Primaries/Only on Weekends, SUN Endless Taile, I Am Not The Universe
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Radiohead Ok Computer 20 Year Anniversary Show: Lovers League, Vilebred, Owl And Wolf, Dwight Remington, Dani Mari, SAT The Retinas, Tangiers, Lally, SUN Nick Millevoi/Brian Osborne, Jeff Zeigler
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Rootsetters, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Hail, Hail Rock 'N' Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry: Rev. TJ McGlinchey , Mike Tyler, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Dreadful, Awful Bradley Keough and The Muck Savages, Delmonaco, Jamie Olson, Chris (Griz) Grunwald, Dirty Soap Blues Band, The TC Cole Riot, SAT Italian Market Festival: T.C. Benjamin, Ivy Rand, The Whiskey Effect, Dan Collins, Katie Barbato, Lovers League, Railrod Fever, T.C. Cole Riot Southwork /Audio Impulse, Cast Shadows, The Wallace Bros. Band, Kenty Love, Alright Junior , Bern & The Bastards, Biz Mighty, Dwight Remington, Vital Stats, S.R. Frost & the Sanctuary Band, Fenris, Bunny Savage, Adventure Lost,SUN Kelvin Cochrane, George Engel, No Good Sister, Endless Taile, You Do You, Jacopo & The Late Saints, Vilebred, Dr. Beardface & The Spaceman, Cold Roses/RW Griswold, Chad Jenkins Band, Sweet Euerka, The Jawn, Behind the Grandstand, Secret Nudist Friends, The Dead Flowers, Blushed, The Good Mess, The Droogettes, The Founders, Parasitix, FTS
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Heavy Temple, Holy Smoke
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Menace Cartel
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SUN Guardians of the Galaxy: A Bare and The Bold Burlesque Tribute
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Edenspore, Momonita, Rasan In The Heyday, The Easily Fooled
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Flightschool, SUN Philadelphia Songwriters Project: Final Showcase: Jay Carlis, Emily Drinker, Jason McGovern, Laura Promiscuo, Adam Web, Rose Vizza, Sarah Shoumer
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Carved Up, Steve Layman, Loadcard, SAT J. Galleo, Red Squirrel, Whoopsydaisy, Hugo Hefe, Sour Spirit/Narcos, Green Meteor, Electric Horsemen, Supine, SUN Brandish, Merit

In the Cut: Jeff Zeigler (Uniform Recording/Valley Exit/Soft Dystopia)

Uniform Recording’s Jeff Zeigler has built an impressive reputation as one of the premier, go-to producers in Philly. His talents have assisted in sculpting critically acclaimed albums for lauded local artists such as The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Nothing just to name a few. Zeigler has also earned praise for his musicianship and collaborative work with indie harpist Mary Lattimore, and this Friday, he plans to release the self-titled debut LP for his latest project, Valley Exit, a solo effort that has expanded to a full band with the additions of Josh Meakim (A Sunny Day in Glasgow, The Fantastic Imagination) on guitar, April Harkanson (Myrrias, Downtown Club), and Steven Urgo (The War on Drugs, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band). And what has been about a decade-long idea, knocking around in his head, has recently come to fruition. Jeff has started his very own independent record label Soft Dystopia, a name inspired by the works of writer/designer Richard Littler. The label released its first album, Spectra, from dream-pop outfit Myrrias last week, and Zeigler and his band will be holding a joint record release celebration with them tomorrow night at Johnny Brenda’s so you definitely want to hit that. We also have new single from Valley Exit to share with you, called “What Pulls Us Through,” off their forthcoming album, and check out our interview with the man himself, Jeff Zeigler, HERE! 

Weekend Warrior, December 11 - 13

After touring with a full band in support of his latest album HEAL (Dead Ocean) and being on road opening for My Morning Jacket, prolific indie/folk-rock singer-songwriter Strand of Oaks returns for a double dose of intimate, SOLD OUT, solo shows at Boot & Saddle tonight and tomorrow. During his Winter Classix, Tim Showalter will be performing a full on assortment of originals, covers, and collaborations with some of his favorite musicians. On night one, hell be joined by Jason Anderson, who has a new project called Tracks and will be backing Oaks for his sets each night on guitar and keys. And on the second evening, Showalter will be joined by jack of all music trades Jeff Ziegler with Strand of Oaks drummer Mike Sneeringer attempting comedy. Haha…right on! Boot & Saddle, 1131 S Broad St, 8PM, SOLD OUT, 21+ (Flier by Daniel Hughes) - Bill McThrill
More places to enjoy this “winter” weather this weekend…
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Strand Of Oaks, SAT Strand of Oaks, Jeff Zeigler, SUN Likers
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Serpent Throne, Ruby The Hatchet, SAT Work Drugs 5th Annual Holiday Spectacle, Kate Faust, Kississippi
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Trieves, Jesse Tyler, Salvo, SAT Teknacolor Ninja, SUN Total Fucking Destruction, Spent Flesh, Drones For Queens
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Snails
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SAT Modern Baseball
TLA (334 South St.)FRI Left To Vanish, SAT Brianna Collins & Ben Walsh
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Get The Led Out, SAT Running of the Santas: Mr. Greengenes, LeCompt, Gypsy Wisdom, Secret Service
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Hambone Relay, Gobble Ghoul, SAT Gene Wildest, Mat Burke, SUN Grandchildren, The Outside Eyes
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Downstairs) Cartoon Christmas Trio, The Young Singers of Keystone State Boy Choir, Pennsylvania Girl Choir, Find Your Instrument!
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Northern Liberties, Pig Pen, SAT (7pm) Chickabiddy, (9pm) Bridge Underwater, Momma Hankston, Assemble, Socko
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Darby, SAT Schoolly D, Cookie Rabinowitz
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI The People, Passion Crimes, SUN Jackie Paper, Tygaton
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, Sat DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Andrew Lipke
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI In The Presence of Wolves with Robbie Casablanca, Alright Junior, Fell Into Yesterday, SAT Oolala, Vilebred, Looseleaf Trio, The Funky T
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Rivers Monroe, Statues and Stories, Lauren Salvo
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI The Magic Message ,SAT Michael the Lion, Del, Shawn Ryan, SUN The Eric Jaffe Holiday Special
The Foundry (1100 Canal St.) SUN Questlove
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Revere, Polymer (Reunion), SAT The Strange Heat, Argonautic
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Box of Rain, The Wallace Brothers Band, SAT The Royal Noise
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Dopestroke, Narcos, SAT Janelle (Tape Release), The Whips, Groovy Movies
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Eaten Alive, Wrath and Ruin
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Thin Lips, Shannen Moser, SAT Tutlie, Northern Arms, Queen of Jeans
The Compound (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Population Zero, Disjawn
Cha-Cha'Razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI A Virgin (Album Release), Butterfly Bandage, Wholy Holy, What Nerve
Your Mom’s House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Water Polo, Nyxy Nyx, Line Leader
The Nest (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Mountain Chiefs, The Formless Form
Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Trash Boy, King Slugger
Double H Ranch (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Coal Foamers, Secular, Doubles, Brandon Can’t Dance
Venue Boy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI QQQ, Night Windows, Svvje
Stone Cold Castle (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Uncle/Father Oscar, Old Charades

Chris Forsyth Opening for Circuit des Yeux at JB's June 30

Guitar maestro Chris Forsyth has been creating killer jams, and receiving some nice press with his group The Solar Motel Band. This evening at Johnny Brenda’s, he’ll be going back to his solo roots opening for Circuit des Yeux, the meditative project from Chicago/Thrill Jockey artist Haley Fohr, who is currently on tour in support of her latest album In Plain Speech. They’ll be joined by Jeff Zeigler, who will also be on his own tonight after recently coming back from a European tour with his musical partner, harpist Mary Lattimore. Come and embrace the vibes! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10 - H.M. Kauffman


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