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New Track: "All In" (Feat. Cynthia G. Mason) - Sun Airway

Before 2016 ended, we were delighted by the news of Sun Airway's return after a four-year hiatus with his single "FOAM". And now, just barely into 2017, we are treated once again to the second sampling from his forthcoming LP, Heraldic Black Cherry, called "All In". The vibrant calm of Sun Airway's latest track also features backing vocals by Philly singer-songwriter Cynthia G. Mason.

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New Track: "FOAM" - Sun Airway

Sun Airway delighted listeners with their 2010 debut LP Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans), so much so that it earned them The Deli Philly's Artist of the Year honors. However, after their 2012 follow-up Soft Fall (Dead Oceans), from our talks with frontman Jon Barthmus, it sounded like he was ready to leave behind the life of a struggling musician on the road for a simpler one at home, after all he had already spent years fronting his previous band Vagrant Records' The A-Sides. Thankfully, it didn't mean that he completely stopped recording music. Though Barthmus would now prefer Sun Airway to be strictly a studio project, we are very excited to hear the first single, "FOAM" (below), from its upcoming release Heraldic Black Cherry, which is currently scheduled to be self-released early next year.

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New Track: "When Will I Be Loved?" (The Everly Brothers Cover) - Sun Airway

It's been quite a while since we've heard from the Sun Airway camp. When we last talked with frontman Jon Barthmus about a year ago, it seemed like he was content with taking some time off from doing shows and recording. Well, we guess that the passing of The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly provided Barthmus with a bit of inspiration to record a cover of their classic hit "When Will I Be Loved?" using an iPhone and ukelele. RIP Phil.

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Weekend Warrior, January 4 - 6

Sun Airway’s lush arrangements and massive textures of sound will be filling the beloved second floor of Johnny Brenda’s this Saturday night. It feels like it’s been a bit since I’ve heard Jon Barthmus’ smooth, breathy baritone live. And hopefully Klip Collectives’ Ricardo Rivera will be manning the new lights at JB’s to bring the band’s dreamy tunes to an otherworldly place. Sun Airway will also be joined by Brooklyn’s Historics and Cruiser, the sweet indie pop project from Andy States, so you have good reasons to get there early and spend the whole night. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

More entertainment for this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Conversations with Enemies, Tinmouth
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Clamfight, Wizard Eye, Thee Nosebleeds, SAT The Extrodinaires, Business Model, You Do You, SUN Vintage Kicks, Ang & The Damn Band, (Upstairs) HIVELORDS, SADGIQACEA, Dirt Worshipper
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Willpowerless, Prospect Hill, Awake at Last, Polar Ice Cap, SAT A Victum Of Good Times, Spotted Atrocious, Evergreen, Luke Elliot, SUN Spirit & Dust
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Generally Unpleasant Feelings, We Are Fauna, LA Sludge, SAT Chalk & The Beige Americans, SUN Pill Friends, Mumblr
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Calico Fields, Bellvue Quartet, Rachel Aumiller, SAT Ruby The Hatchet, Attic Dancers, Wreaths
Otlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The People, SAT Sunshine Superman
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Brotherly Breakdown Pre-Show Party w/Pulling Punches, Jet Set Sail, White Lighters, Magazines, SAT Brotherly Breakdown Fest w/Carousel Kings, Automatic Habit, Nobody Yet, Robots and Racecars, Engine Atlantic, Holding Caufield, First Things First, At Bay
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Josh Morgan
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Montoj
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Hired Guns Blues Band, SAT Sylvia Platypus, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Obi Fernandez, Orion Freeman, Kiwi Roots Music, (Downstairs) Stonethrown, Pascale Smith, Nichole Sickel, Dry Reef, Give Me Gravity, SAT Siamese Sundown, New Kings of Rhythm, SUN Philly Rising Showcase
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Cold Roses, Stupa Thought, SAT Greta Neck Band, Jesus' Older Brother
Rebel Rock Bar (100 Spring Garden St.) FRI Flesh Engine, Gutter Royal, SAT Matt Mass, SUN Scuzbot, 4th Line Revolution, Avenue Kings
Triumph Brewery (117 Chestnut St.) FRI Kim Pedro's Nu Groove, SAT Badd Kitti, SUN Elliott Levin Trio
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN Plague Dogs, Heavy Medical, Xanax
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) FRI Josh Wink’s Annual Birthday Bash, SUN Daylight
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) FRI Many Arms
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI L'Astromaut, You You Dark Forest, The Gazettes, Bohka, Paulette Branson & Mixed People, SAT Hopscotch Jefferson, The Skeleton Frames, Bretheren, Alex Tatunchak
The Bikery (508 S. 5th St.) SAT Ape!, L.M.I., Mean Streets
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT Justice League of Adversaries, Per Cassette Tapes
RUBA Club (416 Green St.) FRI St. James & The Apostles, Themuffinmanisaband
The Farm (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more info.) FRI Dopestroke
Crystal Palace (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more info.) SAT Le Yikes Surf Club, Ex Friends
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Weekend Warrior, October 5 - 7

Well, it’s time to get rad with Making Time at Voyeur tonight, and very little is radder than a $2 Bill Making Time, especially when Deli faves Sun Airway are the featured act for the night. The band recently release their new LP Soft Fall (check out the review of our October Album of the Month HERE) earlier this week, and they just hopped off tour with M83 for one night to spend it with you so feel a bit special Philly. As always, expect futuristic sounds from Dave P and the gang as well as a SICK light show from Klip Collective’s Ricardo Rivera. Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., 9pm, $2, 21+ - H. M. Kauffman

Other summertime entertainment this weekend…
The Mann Center (5201 Pakside Ave.) City Bisco w/The Disco Biscuits, Diplo, rjd2, Brothers Past and Much More
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Andrew Gray, Tutlie, SUN Eliza Jones
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Upstairs) Pine Barrens, Ultra Roofies, SAT (Early) Lantern, Music For Headphones, (Late) Rasputin's Secret Police, SUN Purples
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Gemini Wolf, Ronald Reagan? The Actor?
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Spirit and Dust, Honey Watts, KC Jones, SAT Leithgow Oktoberfest (Outdoor - Early) The Circadian Rhythms, iNFiNiEN, TheMuffinManIsABand, Store Cats, Sunset Recorder, Anjuli Josephine, (Late) TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Penrose, iNFiNiEN, St, James & the Apostles, L.U.N.A.R. Revolt, SUN Leithgow Oktoberfest (Outdoor - Early) Chalk & the Beige Americans, Kuf Knotz, Griz, Rev. TJ McGlinchey, Dan Collins Band, Swedeland, Sweetbriar Rose (Late) McRad, Kuf Knotz, Jawnzap7, Wyldlyfe, Hott Tubb
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Assayer, Propser or Perish, Pillars of Villainy, Mindless Hope
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN Emily Arin, Delco Pacers, Nate Dodge & Andra Taylor
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Hured Gun Blues Band, SAT Andra Taylor, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN Find Vienna, D&M
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI (Early) Kings & Comrades, (Late) DrFameus, Biodiesel, Damn Right!, SAT (Late) Damn Right!
Ortlieb’s (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Beau Coup Blues
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI SPiN, Sin Marcellis, Hyku, The Tressels, Minshara, SAT Informed Source, Pure Hell, Decontrol, F.O.D., YDI, SUN Kid PA
Triumph Brewery (117 Chestnut St.) FRI Nothing Wrong, SAT RockTubaFest Dance Band
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) SAT Sparkstacular
Rebel Rock Bar (100 Spring Garden St.) SAT Beth Goldwater Record Release Party
Milkboy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI John the Conqueror, Daniel Ryan Belski, SAT Shark Tape, Linus the Moon
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Stealing Home, Perineum, A Minor Error, Mikey Potato, SAT Telequanta, Rowboat Casino, Andrew Jude, The Defog
The Ox (You should know where already. Or has it been that long? ;o) FRI Norwegian Arms, Laser Background, Son Steps
Double Deuce (Please contact one of the acts or the venue.) FRI Mumbler, Modern Baseball, Smoother

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