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Vintage Cafe: The Head and The Heart With Debut Album From 2011

September 9, 2013 - The Seattle based folk-rock band The Head and The Heart have had a storybook career so far.

Brian Sanders, who hails from Princeton and got his BFA in dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is no stranger to artistic experimentation. He danced and choreographed internationally for ten years with MOMIX, a company known for its stage innovation and illusion.

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest art museum and art school in the country and has been housed at its present location in a Frank Furness/George Hewitt designed building since 1876. The building is a National Historic Landmark and its chronologically and thematically installed collection explores American art from the 1760s through today.

The Doylestown Arts Festival is one of Bucks County's largest annual events. Now in its 22nd year the festival is free (with free parking and shuttle service!) and presents a juried array of over 150 exhibitors in downtown Doylestown today and tomorrow.

The original neighborhood of Philadelphia, Old City, started as a thriving waterfront district. In the 1970s it was discovered by artists who moved their studios into former industrial and warehouse buildings. In the 80s and 90s the transition was completed with an influx of art galleries, design firms, architects and performance groups. All of which led to the creation of the Old City Arts Association and its first ever First Friday in 1991.

For fans of the Philadelphia band Man Man, On Oni Pond, the band's fifth studio album capitalizes on so much of what you love. The band's energy is contagious, the songs brilliantly bizarre, and despite a love for experimentation this collection is easily the band's most accessible to date. Yes, On Oni Pond is more focused but it's no less fun and certainly no less interesting. In fact, it's arguably the band's most intriguing album.

A jewel of Southern music, Randall Bramblett shines on his latest release, The Bright Spots, due out May 14 on New West Records.

A jewel of Southern music, Randall Bramblett shines on his latest release, The Bright Spots, due out May 14 on New West Records. Fresh off the inclusion of one of his songs on Bonnie Raitt's Grammy-winning album Slipstream, he has put together a masterful recording soaked with the soulful feel that has defined his music and that of his Southern contemporaries like Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes. From Howlin' Wolf to Ray Charles and "dark Motown" influences, sitar samples, gospel strains and even a snippet of watersplashing pygmies, The Bright Spots mixes diverse elements that dovetail into Randall's finest album yet.

Perhaps that's because the songs come from the experiences accumulated during his extensive career, starting in the '70s as a member of the jazzy Southern band Sea Level. Add to that a far-reaching resume of work with artists such as Steve Winwood (for 16 years), Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell, Levon Helm, Widespread Panic, and Gov't Mule, and the touchstones of Randall's music emerge. "All these songs came from my life, just feeling that I'm getting a little older and trying to squeeze out a little more time or creativity before it's too late."

Randall Bramblett also plays Sellersville Theater that evening – Fri Sept 13

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