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Blood Sound Echoes 80's Nostalgia at Everybody Hits Feb. 19

Synths figure prominently in this evening’s lineup at Everybody Hits. Blood Sound, who has a release coming out on Manimal Vinyl (Bat for Lashes, Warpaint) very soon, echoes 80’s nostalgia, tapping into one’s pulse as the trio thumps and cracks, establishing a hair-raising shiver, which reaches out as a warm spellbinding danceable call to action. In one moment, heavy bass-driven pressure appears like an ominous signal of personal implosion; however, rather than falling victim to a collapse, Blood Sound dashes through the debris, dancing in a relieving celebration. With quick-acting beats smoothed over by lush vocals, the duo of Lockets enclose you in their synth-pop setting. And with fresh material in hand, QQQ draws one into its enthralling sonic vortex. Meanwhile, Suburban Living will maintain the flow whilst spinning a DJ set throughout the evening. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita

Lockets Opening for Keep Shelly In Athens at JB's Nov. 4

With the advent of and consequent obsession with synth-based production, subtly nuanced genres were able to proliferate from the seemingly monolithic musical fields we were accustomed to. Starting with the Moog Modular in the 60s, influencing groups like The Monkees and The Doors, and extending all the way to 2015 and the seemingly endless variations of vaporwave, synthesizers have undoubtedly made their mark on the music industry. Lockets, a Philly-based project headed by producer Todd Mendelsohn and vocalist Melissa Ricca, exemplifies many of the new sounds afforded by this technology. In a similar vain to Beach House, Lockets is a pop group whose affect, while bolstered by their lyrics and Ricca’s enchanting vocal quality, is just as much attributable to the ethereal, hazy production elements. Lockets will opening for chillwavers Keep Shelly In Athens tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, kicking off a night of relaxed, beautifully-produced synth-based tunes. Make sure you get a chance to catch both bands. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Blake Oetting


New Track: "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus Cover) - Lockets

No one saw Wrecking Ball coming, but when it did, it basically took over the world. Well, just when you thought it might have gone away, Lockets resurrected the tune and reimagined it with new vocalist Catie Parker. The song takes the pop hit into space with this synth heavy jam. 


Lockets Debuts New Vocalist at The Boot & Saddle Jan. 16

After amicably parting ways with former lead singer Dani Mari, Todd Mendelsohn and Lockets will be taking the stage for the first time tonight at The Boot & Saddle with new vocalist Catie Parker. Mendelsohn and Parker are currently working on new material for an upcoming split with LA-based electro-pop artist White Blush that will be available digitally and on vinyl this spring. Lockets will be supported this evening by a couple of promising local up-and-comers in the seductive new-wave sounds of The Downtown Club and the pop stylings of W.C. LindsayThe Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

Lockets Opening for Worshyper at JB’s July 18

Lately, it’s been nothing but heat and heavy air, not a breeze in sight. No one wants to leave the comfort of a blasting AC. But somehow, Lockets and their new 7” Surrender (Beautiful Strange) implores the listener to step beyond the Freon curtain. Their synth-laden style is right up the alley of any dream-pop fan, but it’s vocalist Dani Mari’s enchanting nonchalance that attracts an a-typical crowd. A sharp and biting drum beat keeps things from flowing too perfectly, but the technicality of it all means those breaks are just as the man behind the music, Todd Mendelsohn, intended. Cutting away from peg-in-hole trip-pop is headliner, Worshyper. Multi-layered vocals with catchy, cool harmonies that blink from slowed down croons to a synthesized whisper. For first-time listeners, it’s hard to know how the next verse will sound, but with subtle anticipation and small builds, their songs wane and wax toward their conclusion. Both acts represent a divergence from the same old dreamy sounds and synthesizers, showcasing the diverse and multifaceted blends coming out of Philly. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Shaylin O’Connell

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