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Shaking Through

Shaking Through Season 5 Launch & Weathervane Music Benefit w/Lushlife, The So So Glos & Torres at JB's March 1

Ever since 2009, producer Brian McTear and his longtime friend Bill Robertson have been using their non-profit organization Weathervane Music as an outlet to create projects to advance independent music and the community that supports it. And its biggest accomplishment through those endeavors has been the Shaking Through series, which documents several artists as they share every process that goes into the birth of one of their songs. And over the years, it has featured a healthy dose of Philly artists such as Creepoid, Strand of Oaks, The Districts, Reading Rainbow (now Bleeding Rainbow) and more. 2014 marks their fifth year of production, and the crew are all set to celebrate with a launch party and Weathervane benefit at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The evening will feature buzz-worthy former alums dynamic emcee/producer/multi-instrumentalist Lushlife, whose Toynbee Suite was a major highlight of Season 4, and Brooklyn pop-punk outfit The So So Glos. And the fact that acclaimed singer-songwriter Torres is also on the bill may be a hint of what will be coming up for next season. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave., 9pm, $8 - $12, 21+ (Photo by Phil Bradshaw) - Bill McThrill

Lushlife’s Shaking Through Episode Launch Party on Nov. 7 at Art in the Age

Lushlife, a.k.a. Raj Haldar, is back with a new opus that was recorded for Weathervane’s Shaking Through called “Toynbee Suite,” a track that spans four movements, clocking in at ten and a half minutes, and features contributions from rjd2, Nightlands, YIKES the ZERO and Joshua Stamper. He’ll be unveiling it at an episode launch party on Thursday, November 7 at Art in the Age (116 N. 3rd St.). There will be DJ sets by Bailiff, Tim Meskers (ex-Brown Recluse) and Lush as well as complimentary refreshments provided by Narragansett Brewery.


Enter The Deli & Weathervane Music’s Ticket Giveaway for the Shaking Through Benefit/Premiere Show w/Twin Sister, Ava Luna, Steven A. Clark & Many More at Johnny Brenda’s This Saturday!

Our friends at Weathervane Music have a rad show this Saturday at Johnny Brenda’s that will double as a benefit show for Shaking Through and the kick-off to the 4th season of the critically-acclaimed video documentary series. Weathervane will be premiering their latest episode (which will be released online on January 23) that was curated by Secretly Canadian’s Chris Swanson and features a new Shaking Through song from Steven A. Clark who was accompanied in the studio by The War on Drugs’ Dave Hartley and Robbie Bennett, Ava Luna’s Felicia Douglass and Becca Kauffman, and Man Man’s Chris Powell. “Steven had never played with a live band before… so we put one together for him. He loved the experience and now wants to do more recording with a band.” There will be a performance by Clark, and you should expect special guest appearances by members of Dr. Dog, Man Man, The War on Drugs and Purling Hiss along with sets from Shaking Through alums Twin Sister and Ava Luna with DJ Bearbait (a.k.a. Pattern is Movement’s Chris Ward) spinning some smooth tunes throughout the night. Yeah, you don’t want to miss this one, and you really don’t have to because we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets so that you can be part of all the fun! Just send us an email at thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line “Shaking Through Benefits All of Us” and your cell phone number (only to be used in case of an emergency) for a chance to win. And we also enjoy personal messages too if you are looking for a way to tip the scale in your favor. Good Luck!

Shaking Through Nominated by Vimeo for “Best Series”

Congrats to Shaking Through and all the folks at Weathervane Music and WXPN who help to make it happen! Shaking Through was recently nominated by Vimeo’s Festival + Awards for the category of “Best Series.” A grant of $5,000 will be awarded to category winners, and $25,000 will go to the grand prize winner. You can vote for our hometown crew HERE (once per day). Cheers!

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