November Staff Picks

November is almost here and we’ve got a killer lineup for you! Check out some of the highlights below & on our Spotify playlist.

JD McPherson makes his WCL return on November 5! The rural Oklahoma native has drawn inspiration from everything from Little Richard to the Wu-Tang-Clan to Led Zeppelin, giving him a unique retro sound that lies somewhere between rock & roll, R&B, and 1950s rockabilly.

Favorite Tracks: Lucky Penny, Let The Good Times Roll, North Side Gal

Coming to our upstairs stage on November 8 are JD Eicher & Sawyer Fredericks! Eicher has been playing guitar since age 12 and has four albums and a live EP full of catchy pop-rock tunes. Fredericks is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter who won the 8th season of The Voice in 2015, making him the youngest winner in series history at age 16. This co-headline show will be a fun night of music you will not want to miss!

Favorite Tracks from JD Eicher: Two By Two, The Little Bit, Aaron, This Heart

Favorite Tracks from Sawyer Fredericks: What I’ve Done, Not Coming Home, Take It All, This Fire

Come check out Mary Lambert on our upstairs stage November 14! Lambert taught herself to play piano and write songs at age 6 as an escape from her traumatic and abusive household. Her emotional and revealing songs speak of the struggles she faced as a child, and her live shows are described as “safe spaces where crying is acceptable and even encouraged.”

Favorite Tracks: She Keeps Me Warm, Know Your Name, So Far Away, Secrets, When You Sleep

On November 22 we welcome Philly up-and-comers, the Chris Paterno Band! This energetic eight-piece is a little bit of rock and roll and funk and soul, all rolled into one. Come dance the night away while supporting local music!

Favorite Tracks: Gorgeous, Unfaithful

Loudon Wainwright III returns on November 29! With his witty, self-mocking lyrical style, Wainwright has recorded 23 studio albums since 1970. Wainwright’s songs are often deeply personal with a twist of humor, making his live shows as entertaining are they are meaningful.

Favorite Tracks: The Swimming Song, In C, Middle Of The Night, Daughter

The Alternate Routes are back on November 30! With their latest record “Live In Pawling” and a new single “Stronger,” are available now! These guys always put on a great show, so don’t miss this special co-headline with Nick Fradiani!

Favorite Tracks: All That I See, Nothing More, Ordinary, Desdemona (Featuring Patty Griffin)

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Now Hiring: Winter/Spring Marketing Interns

Want to get your start in the music industry? We’re looking for some awesome interns to join our team this winter/spring! Session runs from January through May, dates are flexible. You’ll be working directly under our Marketing Manager. Read a full description below and apply here.

Responsibilities:
Generate content for venue blog and social media outlets
Enter relevant data into marketing spreadsheet
Archive press clips from print and online media
Research marketing and cross-promotional opportunities
Coordinate and distribute street team materials
Display and maintain in-house promotional materials
Update promotional website listings
Write press releases for upcoming shows to be distributed to media outlets

Qualifications:
Google Docs, Spreadsheets
Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Strong written and organization skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a team
Interest in music/familiarity with Philadelphia music scene
Flexible schedule: available to work at least 10 hours/week

Benefits:
College credit, if applicable
Opportunity to attend concerts
Gain experience with a wide variety of music and events
Make valuable connections in the music industry

Submit your application here.

Staff Pick: Noah Gundersen 10/22

Coming to WCL on Sunday, October 22nd is Seattle-based singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen. With his quiet, unique voice and deep lyrics, his music offers his heart on a string.

His latest record, White Noise, has taken Gundersen into a new musical direction, expanding his sound from acoustic/folk music with few frills, to a wall-of-sound production style record which features electric guitars, drums, progressive synth, and bass on many tracks. Gundersen has called his latest venture a “sensory overload.” “Fear, anxiety, desire, sex, lust, love. White Noise is the place between waking and dreaming, where the edges blur and the light is strange. It’s a car crash, it’s a drowning, it’s everything all the time.”

His upcoming tour is sure to be one you will not want to miss. Tickets are available here.