Why? Because our local darlings are way better. Hey Marseilles at 12:45

Why? Because our local darlings are way better. Hey Marseilles at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Broad Street Stage — These kids play orchestral, pretty pop music saturated with Old World charm, and while I could expound on that, I think I’ll just direct you to the feature I wrote about them earlier this year and say that their CD release show at the Croc was one of the best shows I’ve been to all year. The Lonely Forest — Again, I’ll just second what Paige Richmond said and tell you that this band may suddenly become huge, their shows bloated with thousands of screaming teenage fans, and then you’ll be sad that you didn’t see them when you had the opportunity to do so in a smaller, more intimate space. Just go listen to “We Sing In Time” and try to tell me I’m wrong. The Kindness Kind — I saw this band play at lead singer (x)’s parents’ farm earlier this month, and if you’re looking for a mellow way to kick off Bumbershoot Day (whatever), this is it. Unlike Katy Perry, this girl can actually sing and write songs that don’t make me want to stab somebody. Black Whales –The Dutchess and the Duke — I’m not sure I really need to tell you all to go see this band, but since their upcoming sophomore album may prove to be one of my top ten of 2009, I’m going to do it anyway. Grand Hallway –Say Hi — Long Winters —


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