88.5 WXPN Welcomes: Steve Goldberg & The Arch Enemies with Alex Winston
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Thu March 10 at 8:00 PM, North Star Bar
2639 Poplar St, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, Alex Winston, The Jean Marie, Dani Mari
88.5 WXPN Welcomes:


Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies are a chamber-pop fivesome from Philly. Specializing in lush three-part vocals, florid violin lines, and South American magical realist lyrics, SG&tAE have been gently rocking faces since 2007. The Allmusic guide called their self-titled debut album "an exhilarating blast of sunshine pop melodies, clever and sweetly romantic lyrics, and wonde...rfully over the top arrangements." Their 2010 EP, Labyrinths, was described by music blog You Ain't No Picasso as sounding "like the Lucksmiths covering Bishop Allen with Beulah’s horn section helping out in the background. " They are currently working on a new recording, rumored to be a concept album about the life of Greek weightlifting champion Pyrros Dimas.

Alex Winston was given her first guitar when she was 7. When her Dad’s advances to teach music to her older brother fell on deaf ears, she was gladly the runner up. Sitting in the basement for hours practicing chord progressions and listening to songwriters like Carole King and Laura Nyro, she was taught the importance of her home city of Detroit’s musical history.

Classically trained in opera and bred on musical Americana, the beautiful Detroit-native would listen to the rock of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The MC5 and the legendary Motown artists in equal measures. She opted out of college when she was given the opportunity to tour the US, and to this day still cherishes opening for Chuck Berry in St Louis.

Alex moved to New York earlier in 2010 and her upcoming mini LP, Sister Wife, has been produced by hot young New York producers The Knocks and Londoner Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine).

It will be preceded by a video for lead track "Locomotive". The songs on the album tackle a variety of interesting subjects; personal ambivalence, polygamy, the art of writing inebriated and more.

Alex recently released a limited edition run of 7" vinyl of Choice Notes, and sold out her debut live performance (with a seven piece band!) at this year's CMJ festival in New York.

Philadelphia transplants from Miami, The Jean Marie's music is the sound of multi-tasking. One part post-punk, two parts funk boogie, and a bit of prog, they create a musical cacophony that draws on influences from The Talking Heads to TV on the Radio

The Jean Marie released their first EP, What's a Revolution Without Backup Dancers?, to critical acclaim in 2006, and the self titled follow up EP in 2007. In January 2009 they released Annie Jump Cannon, their highly anticipated full length album that has brought them attention across the blogosphere and an article in the New York Times.

Chosen to open for national touring bands such as the B52's, Bloc Party, EOTO, The Noisettes, Gym Class Heroes, HelloGoodbye, and Tokyo Police Club; The Jean Marie are known for their energy fueled live shows.

Philadelphia based artist Dani Mari has introduced her haunting vocal styles and unique blend of genres with the release of her debut single/video “Vampire” and full length album “Impulsive.” Dani Mari has been compared to Feist and Mazzy Star. She has performed at SXSW (Austin, TX), the Kimmel Center, the World Cafe & Tin Angel(Philadelphia), the Bitter End, Piano’s & Caffe Vivaldi (NYC) and opened for Jeffrey Gaines & John Francis. She was awarded “Artist of the Month” by Deli Magazine and “Acoustic Artist of the Year” by Origivation Magazine. You can subscribe to the official Dani Mari YouTube page at www.youtube.com/danimariband.

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