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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Pamela” by Sweet Spirit

Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

One of the newer bands we’re excited to see at the XPOnential Music Festival on Sunday, July 30, is the Austin band Sweet Spirit. An XPN Artist To Watch this past May, the band played an exuberant, fun Free At Noon in April, and lead singer Sabrina Ellis, a rock star in the making, will likely win over more fans at the forthcoming performance. Continue reading →

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Watch two Fleetwood Mac classics live in concert from the Spectrum in 1977


Today WXPN is celebrating the music of 1977 for #tbtXPN Throwback Thursday. In February of ’77, Fleetwood Mac released their mega hit album Rumours. Shortly after the release of the album, the band started their tour, with a stop in Philly at the Spectrum on March 21, 1977. They would return to play the Spectrum again in Philly on the tour in the Fall, on September 27th. Continue reading →

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers rocked 40 years of incredible hits at Wells Fargo

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers | Photo by Mike Vasilikos

Last night, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers rolled into Philly at the Wells Fargo Center for two hours, performing one hit after another for an audience that sang along to every word. The last time Petty was in town was June 2016, touring with Mudcrutch. That night though was reserved for the songs he recorded from his reunion with his first band. Last night, however, was reserved for Petty’s incredible canon of songs, stretching back to the band’s 1976 self-titled debut. Continue reading →