Alongside a host of other excellent Philly-rooted records out today — Japanese Breakfast, Sheer Mag — sits Waxahatchee‘s Out In The Storm. It’s a masterful work, cathartic and emotionally-driven but also soaring and uplifting. It’s a perfect album for long drives on the highways in the summer, it’s a perfect album for solitary contemplations on hazy late nights. And it’s perfect to boom forth from the Union Transfer PA system, so don’t miss your opportunity to take that in. Waxahatchee headlines UT tonight with Cayetana and Snail Mail, and tickets are still available. More information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; listen to my fave track from Out In the Storm, “Sparks Fly,” below.
Philly spoken word heroine Ursula Rucker collaborated with multiinstrumentalist and composer Stephen Emmer on his new record Home Ground, her track “Soil” reflecting on the concept of home, personal space and identity. Tonight Rucker will join esteemed poets Sonia Sanchez and Jessica Care Moore for The Ultimate Supa Sistas at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. More information can be found in this piece by our John Morrison, tickets here.
Wilmington indie pop heroes The Spinto Band got back together this year to celebrate the anniversary of their breakout album Nice and Nicely Done herewith a reissue and a short run of tour dates. Tonight, they’ll headline Boot and Saddle; details and tickets can be found . Revisit the playfully psychedelic “Oh Mandy” video below.
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