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Bands Bring Holiday Spirit to The Crocodile Tonight

The Crocodile will play host to a lineup of local indie bands for a holiday cover show tonight, featuring the talents of Kris Orlowski, Eternal Fair, Exohxo, the First Times and Elk and Boar. Advocate for the everyman, Orlowski has taken to the stage around town following the late November release of his newest four-song album, Warsaw. The EP builds on the songwriting of last year’s full-length, Happiness is Waiting, which succeeded two previous albums (including a Christmas album to mark last year’s holiday season). Orlowski will apply his skills to some holiday classics again this evening, and is set to play a sold-out show at the Neptune on Jan. 4, along with Allen Stone.

Jingle Bell Indie Rock Holiday Cover Show

Doors: 8 p.m.

Tickets: $10

21+

-Kate Shepherd

   

Dinowalrus premiers track from upcoming album "Best Behavior"

Dinowalrus - a Brooklyn band with a great name indeed - just announced the release of their sophomore release, scheduled for March 2003 on Kanine, and shared with the public a preview track ("What Now", streaming below) which discloses more fluid sonics and an increased focus on songwriting. The band's new sound seems to leave behind the harsh and sometimes quirky psychedelic experimentation of their beginnings and find inspiration instead in the British psych-pop wave of the late 80s.

MP3: Dinowalrus - "What Now"

   

New Motels Opening for JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound at KFN Dec. 15

There really is something quite charming about the radio-friendly upbeat, jangly indie pop tunes of New Motels. While there are plenty of acts out there who are ready to offend for a little shock value and fame (I’m looking at you - Gaga), the Jenkintown/South Philly quartet bring you back to a more innocent time in American music where you might find yourself sitting around drinking pop with your best friends and dancing with your favorite guy or gal. While those days may seem outdated, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun recapturing the magic of those moments once again. Come find that feeling tonight at Kung Fu Necktie when New Motels open for JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound and Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers Galore. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 7:30pm, $10 adv/$12 door, 21+ (Photo by Ezgi Bilici) - H.M. Kauffman

   

Magicks

Magicks have released the first single off of their upcoming ep "Musicks". Magicks is the work of Jason M▲GICKS.

   

Wilco on Daytrotter

Wilco has had a full blown revitalization this year, and they are capping it off with an appearance on Daytrotter. The band stopped by and performed four tracks from their critically acclaimed 2011 release The Whole Love.