Philadelphia-based outfit, The Ally, has announced its return to the stage next month. The group has also confirmed that Chris Sheppard has joined the band, replacing founding violinist John Kim, who returned to his home in South Korea this past summer. The Ally has spent the past couple months writing and rehearsing new material. Thus far, two dates have been announced: February 14 at the Knitting Factory in New York City (an early show and a late show) and a free gig February 15 at the Rotunda in Philadelphia.
The official website is, although as of press time it had not yet been re-launched.