There’s something about seeing shows at Tin Angel that leaves me, as Whitney would say, so emotional, baby. The cozy, narrow room. Romantic, candle-lit tables. The music. The last time I saw a show there, a Girls Rock Philly affair, I was literally moved to tears during one singer’s rendition of Minnie Riperton’s “Loving You.” On the stage she stood, hitting all those high notes, while I sat below sobbing like a baby, enamored by the gorgeous sound that was coming out of her mouth. I had a similar experience last night when seeing Joshua Thomas.
British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is in the middle of her sprawling North American tour, and her romp through Philly is on the horizon. The bewitching songbird, who Clash describes as ”the missing link between Adele, SBTRKT and Sade,” is best known for her 2012 summer jam “Wildest Moments.” She’s on tour to promote her latest album, Devotion, and we have tickets to giveaway to her show next week at TLA.
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The show takes place on Fri., Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Her opening acts are Mikky Ekko, who duets with Rihanna on “Stay,” and Brooklyn-based artists Denita and Sene. For more information on the show, and for ticket links, go here.
On Saturday night, Fiona Apple and her longtime collaborator Blake Mills brought their much-anticipated Anything We Want tour to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theatre. This was not a show for fair-weather Fiona fans who wanted to hear her “greatest hits”, as she didn’t touch material like “Criminal”, “Extraordinary Machine”, or her 2012 song “Hot Knife”, the latter made popular by this mesmerizing video released earlier this year:
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A wave of psychedelia crashed on the banks of the Delaware last night, as The Flaming Lips took their tour for The Terror to Festival Pier.