WEB EXCLUSIVE: More Great Local Music

Fooling April
Philadelphia
foolingapril.com
This local piano-driven foursome seems to be on their way thanks to local performances with the likes of John Mayer and Dave Matthews and tons of buzz around their new album.

Burndown Allstars
Philadelphia
myspace.com/burndownallstars
This rap/rock/reggae ensemble boasts 12 members for a power-packed live hip-hop experience á la the Roots.

Capitol Risk
Malvern
myspace.com/capitolrisk
These pop-rockers spent their summer on a full-blown national tour. Not bad for a band with a median age of 19.

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Shovelhook
Philadelphia
shovelhook.com
Members of Liquid Gang and WNOC came together to form Shovelhook, a hardcore alternative band that manages to make screaming sound pretty enjoyable.

Lelia Broussard
Philadelphia
myspace.com/leliabroussard
From Philly by way of Louisiana, Miss Lelia is making quite a splash with her own brand of acoustic soul, jazz and blues.

Seth Kallen and the Reaction
Yardley
sethkallen.com
Seth and his indie-rock outfit are fairly new to the music scene, but he’s already learned plenty as a student at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at NYU. An XPN favorite.

taragirl
Philadelphia
taragirl.com
Taragirl moved to Philadelphia to be a soul singer and ended up coining her own sub-genre known as “girl funk.” Everything about her sound and look emanate this fun yet soulful distinction.

Ike
Philadelphia
myspace.com/ike
It seems like everyone in Philly has heard of Ike. In fact, their local following is downright fanatical—proving that alt-rock didn’t die with Y100.

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Matt Santry
Malvern
mattsantry.com
Santry’s unique voice and warm sound always draw a crowd. Factor in his gorgeous looks and you’ll see why this “Rising Son” should be headed for the big time.

Fat City Reprise
Philadelphia
Myspace.com/fatcityreprise
A Grape Street Pub staple, Fat City Reprise don’t take themselves too seriously. But they do take rocking out seriously, which is why their high-energy live act is popping up all over town.

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