New York indie trio Yellow Ostrich is offering a free download for the title track of their forthcoming album, Ghost, which is set for release October 22nd. Yellow Ostrich, originally a solo project by Alex Schaaf, morphed into a duo before the release of its debut record, The Mistress. By the time their sophomore album, Strange Land, came out in May, Schaaf and drummer Michael Tapper picked up Jon Natchez of The Antlers and Beirut as well. Yellow Ostrich will be playing at Kung Fu Necktie on October 26th; tickets for the 21+ show can be found here. Grab your download in exchange for your email address in the player below.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Hold Steady and more top the XPoNential Music Festival lineup
Dueling acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, eclectic New Orleans folk-blues combo Hurray for the Riff Raff, and stalwart rock n’ rollers The Hold Steady are just some of the 25 artists announced today in the full lineup of this year’s … Read More
- The ever-evolving Kite Party will celebrate their new record on May 8 at PhilaMOCA
- DRGN King, Family Vacation, Big Tusk, Ghost Gum and more scheduled to play show on Record Store Day at Vinyl Revival Records
A lot of what you read about Railroad Earth vibes with what we’re preaching here with Folkadelphia. We live in an era of music-making beyond traditional genre indentifiers, or alternatively, where “big” genres like “hip-hop” and “folk” have been exploded … Read More
- Download Rodrigo y Gabriela's "The Soundmaker"; buy tickets to see them at #XPNFest
- Forget trying to classify them and just listen: Railroad Earth's Session, and "Katie Cruel's" importance in music, tonight on Folkadelphia Radio
Tonight's Concert Picks: TJ Kong EP release at Johnny Brenda's, Goodnight Lights at The Fire, Cloud Cult at Prince Music Theater and more
TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb will rock Johnny Brenda’s tonight in celebration of their latest EP KONG. The Philly-bred four-piece are a pleasant mix of garage rock and jump blues that’s far from predictable. Check out “Telephone Blues’ below … Read More
- Rock out as #xpnfest artist The Hold Steady covers XPN faves Deer Tick
- XPN Weekend Arts Crawl...Record Store Day, Earth Day on the way, Philadanco at home, and more!
Deer Tick and The Hold Steady have covered each other’s songs. The bands are currently touring with each other, and The Hold Steady are playing WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival July 25 through the 27th at Wiggins Park. For the project, … Read More
- Vacationer returns with "The Wild Life" from their forthcoming album Relief
- Folkadelphia Session: Railroad Earth
The members of Beirut had enough instruments on stage last night for a high-school marching band. If an inattentive concert goer wasn’t watching the band on stage, it would have been easy to mistake the folky, world-pop sextet for a … Read More
- Tonight: XPN Welcomes Trombone Shorty at Union Transfer and Beirut at the Electric Factory
- Weekend Picks: Noel Gallagher at The Academy Of Music, Kurt Vile at Union Transfer, Beirut at Electric Factory
Tonight's Concert Picks: Loop at Kung Fu Necktie, The Revivalists at World Cafe Live, The Behn Gillece Quartet at Underground Arts
Before there was Pure Phase, before there was Screamadelica, there was Loop. The short-lived UK four-piece blended nervy electronic rhythms and towering psychedelic arrangements in a similar manner as Spiritualized and Primal Scream, but disbanded before those artists really took … Read More
- Tonight's Concert Picks: Roof Doctor at Kung Fu Necktie and Nina Persson at World Café Live
- The Deadeyes release upbeat lament "Why Would She Love Me"