Prog Heaven Past & Future coming to Philly.

Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream

Philadelphia, where Echoes is based, will be experiencing a wave of progressive music past and present in the coming months. From the past, Tangerine Dream, UK and Van Der Graaf Generator.  Reflecting the past, Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder.  From the present, Sigur Ros, Dead Can Dance (well, kind between past & present), Radiohead and Iona.  If you live in the area or are visiting, here’s what you can look forward to in the coming months.  I have a kind of weekly mailing list that I send out to interested parties.  Here’s what’s in this weeks.

RECOMMENDED THIS WEEK
Candy Rat Guitar Night
UK

DISTANT FUTURE BUT GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

Tangerine Dream Coming July 6
Sigur Ros Coming July 29 & 30
**********DeadCan Dance is Coming August 26. ***********

Note: The Spectrum Road show at Keswick was cancelled.

*******THIS WEEK*********

Monday 5/7/2012
UK FEATURING EDDIE JOBSON, JOHN WETTON AND TERRY BOZZIO
World Café Live! Wilmington
The last important band of of the first generation of progressive rock group returns with ½ of the original members. Still should be pretty good.

Tuesday 5/8/2012
UK FEATURING EDDIE JOBSON, JOHN WETTON AND TERRY BOZZIO (Sold Out)
8:00 pm EST
World Café Live! Philadelphia

Wednesday 05/09
CANDYRAT GUITAR NIGHT
TREVOR GORDON HALL, PINO FORASTIERE, OWEN VAN LARKINS, AND SERGIO ALTAMURA
Tin Angel
This is a phenomenal array of finger-style guitarists. We’ve been playing Sergio Altamura’s Blu on Echoes a lot, produced by Will Ackerman. Forastiere is a true disciple of Michael Hedges but with an even stronger melodic sensibility. (read review and hear trax from lastest CD). Australia’s Owen Van Larkins puts a lot of energy into a lot of melody. Trevor Gordon Hall plays the kalimbatar, combining kalimba and guitar.

Thursday May 10, 2012
OTTMAR LIEBERT
Colonial Theatre
Phoenixville, PA

Fri 05/11/12
M83 / I BREAK HORSES
Union Transfer

Friday 5/11/2012
DAR WILLIAMS
8:00 pm EST
World Café Live Wilmington
New album is very good

Saturday, May12
BROEKHUIS, KELLER & SCHONWALDER
The Gatherings
St. Mary’s Church
Vintage retro-space music from this synth trio.

Sat 05/12/12
MARK LANEGAN
Theatre of the Living Arts
Sun 5/20

Friday, May 25
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE
Theatre of Living Arts
334 South St.
Philadelphia, PA
phone: 215.922.1011
doors at 7:00 PM / show at 8:00 PM
tickets: $18.00 in advance / $20.00 day of show

The Dandy Warhols

Monday, May 30
DANDY WARHOLS
Trocadero
Purveyors of alt-rock with deep roots in psychedelia, Krautrock, New wave and more. They have a great and expansive live set. Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s solo album, Totalwerks, Vol. 1 (1969-1977) was an annoying slice of faux-Krautrock, but the Dandy’s always nail it.  Read a review of their last show here.

Tue 06/12/12
MOGWAI / BALAM ACAB
Union Transfer
Post-rock provocateurs, this Scottish band will slam you into the floor.

Tue, 06/12/2012
THE THING WITH JOE MCPHEE
8:00pm
Johnny Brenda’s

Wed 06/13/12
RADIOHEAD
Susquehanna Bank Center

Thu 06/21/12
SHARON VAN ETTEN
Union Transfer

Peter Hammill of Van Der Graaf Generator

Saturday 6/23
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
Sellersville Theater
Fresh off their Nearfest show a the night before, VDGG will bring the classics and new tracks to town. They did an amazing set at Nearfest 2009. (read review ) Sellersville will be a great venue to hear this band.

Tuesday, 6/26
IONA
Sellersville Theater
The English progressive rock band with a bent towards the ecclesiastical. Beautiful singer in Joanne Hogg and a great guitarist in David Bainbridge. Read review of their 2010 Nearfest set http://wp.me/pgATL-Rb)

Friday 07/06/2012
TANGERINE DREAM
Electric Factory
It’s been a long time and I think TD may have gotten better. They played Moogfest last year and I have a commentary on that performance and a link to a live recording of it. http://wp.me/pgATL-1qP

Fri 07/06/12
COLDPLAY
Wells Fargo Center

Sunday May 29 & Monday 7/30
SIGUR ROS
Mann Skyline Stage
The Archangels of Atmosphere come to Philly and demand was so high that they added a second show. Are you sure this is Philadelphia? They were amazing a couple of years ago and Jonsi’s solo show 2 years ago was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.

08/09
PAT METHENY UNITY BAND
Longwood Gardens
Kennet Square, PA

Thu 08/23/12
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE / Magic Castles
Union Transfer $20

08/26
DEAD CAN DANCE
Kimmel Center
Transcendence awaits.

Mon 09/17/12
AMON TOBIN
Electric Factory

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