From Red Bull Sound Select
Established in 2012, Red Bull Sound Select is a global artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique performances from established and emerging artists across the globe. Red Bull Sound Select supports over 250 artists annually through 200+ live shows and festivals, as well as in-studio collaborations, music distribution and artist marketing.
In 2017, Red Bull Sound Select will launch the first “3 Days in Philly” festival and concert series from October 12th to 14th. 3 Days in Philly will bring together a diverse range of musical performances from established and emerging artists from Philadelphia as well as from across the United States in an exclusive, live three-day music experience including a culminating showcase curated by Okayplayer. Get your tickets here.
Red Bull Sound Select has a long history of celebrating Philadelphia’s rich music scenes, having produced monthly showcases in Philadelphia since 2013, providing artists an essential platform to share their latest music with local fans. Since 2013, Red Bull Sound Select has presented 27 shows in Philadelphia which featured performances by 93 artists across a wide range of musical genres, ranging from rap, soul, hip-hop, R&B, rock, alternative, electronic and experimental. Red Bull Sound Select Presents Philadelphia has provided a stage for local artists such as Marian Hill, Pissed Jeans, Nothing, Joie Kathos, Weekender, Good Old War, Tunji Ige, mewithoutYou, Antwan Davis, Chase Allen, Michael Milehigh, Lantern, Drone Ranger, Pooda Dappa, Ganou, Good Girl, Plastic Little, Needle Points, Sweatheart, Matthew Law, Prowler, Mumblr, Jay Marie, MPrynt, Chill Moody, Son Little, I IM EYE MY, Vita and the Woolf, Mic Stewart, Reef the Lost Cauze, CRUISR, Mannequin Pussy, Amanda X, Abando, Cheerbleeders, Sad Actor, Thin Lips, Gogo Morrow, RoseMary Fiki, The Morelings, Moosh & Twist, Sonnder, GrandeMarshall, Aime, Restorations, Thrills, Hardwork Movement.
Red Bull Sound Select will kick off “3 Days in Philly” on Thursday, Oct. 12 with an all indie rock line-up at Underground Arts, featuring headliner Girlpool, The Dove & The Wolf, and Queen of Jeans. Previously based in Philadelphia, Girlpool is a three member band consisting of guitar, bass and drums offering a spirited take on empowered indie rock, currently supporting their May album release “Powerplant.” Philly-based The Dove & The Wolf craft reflective indie rock that takes inspiration from dream pop and 70s soft rock, having recently released their seven track album “I Don’t Know What to Feel” in March 2017. Queen of Jeans is a quartet from Philly’s South side with 60s girl group-influenced vocal harmonies and textured melodic pop.
On Friday, October 13th, “3 Days in Philly” will return to Underground Arts with Noname, Andrea Valle and Brianna Cash. Chicago based poet and hip-hop recording artist Noname will headline the show, known for her dense and adept rhymes and non traditional background music. Philly based songstress Andrea Valle, belies her relative youth by creating low key but powerful songs that enmesh neo soul, jazz and R&B. Singer/songwriter Brianna Cash, known as one of Philly’s rising R&B stars, will round out the night with her sensual and stripped down vocals.
On Saturday, October 14th, “3 Days in Philly” will culminate in a special Okayplayer curated R&B show at the Trocadero Theater, including Syd, Ravyn Lenae, St. Beauty and a DJ set by D∆WN Richard. Syd, the lead vocalist of LA based soul band The Internet, has had a banner year, having released her full length, self-titled album “Fin” in February. Ravyn Lenae is a smooth contemporary R&B artist known for her atmospheric tracks that feature her spare, poetic lyrics; she is currently supporting the launch of her 6-track March EP “Midnight Moonlight.” St. Beauty comprises singers Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino of Atlanta who met while working in vintage store in their native Atlanta, layering honey-drenched melodies over emotional lyrics that delve into the themes of life and love. R&B powerhouse, D∆WN Richard will open the show with her incredible skillset and soulful aura. The Danity Kane alum is just off a short July tour surrounding her recent appearance at Pitchfork Music Festival.