This week’s Listenin’ Booth includes music from the four piece Ska band from Philadelphia that goes by the name of Catbite and a track from their sophomore album, “Nice One”, plus four other essential tunes you should be listening to right now.
Stay – Catbite
Influenced by the United Kingdoms’s 2 tone and Ska bands, the Philly Ska revivalists, Catbite, released their sophomore album “Nice One” in 2021. “Stay”, a melodic and infectious two-stepper is one of the outstanding singles.
Philly rapper and producer, James Weldon, releases “Issues”, a thoughtful, heartfelt hip hop and rythym and blues inspired future anthem.
Philly’s favorite brass band, West Philadelphia Orchestra, releases “Double Doink Dabke”, a super infectious Reggaefied meets Balkan inspired composition.
Philadelphia’s Lotus is an instrumental jam band that favors more groove based improvisation than the goody and gimmicky. Over the years, their unique musical blend of electronica with jam music has helped forge a new path in the jam band landscape.