XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “How To Boil An Egg” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett | Photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN |

Last week, Australian singer, songwriter, guitarist and favorite rockers Courtney Barnett released “How To Boil An Egg,” a newly recorded song she recorded for Milk! Records’ Split Singles Club. Continue reading →


XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Back in ’74” by Endless Boogie

Endless Boogie | Photo by Constance Mensh | courtesy of the artist and No Quarter Records

Taking their name from John Lee Hooker’s 1971 album of the same, New York’s Endless Boogie have been rocking it out since 1997, when a couple of employees at Matador Records decided to start a band. Continue reading →


XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week – “Controversy” by Low Cut Connie

Low Cut Connie | Photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN |

One of our favorite Philly rock and roll party starters, Low Cut Connie, releases their new album, Dirty Pictures (part 1) on May 19th and it continues to showcase their full-on commitment to the heart and soul of rock and roll. Continue reading →


XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Thinking of a Place” by The War On Drugs

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The War on Drugs | Photo by Kate McCann |

Last Friday, The War On Drugs returned with their first new original song since 2014’s Lost In The Dream. We last heard from them on last year’s massive Grateful Dead tribute collection Day of The Dead with their cover of “Touch Of Grey.”

“Thinking of a Place” was a special released for this past Saturday’s Record Store Day, released as a special 12-inch double sided single. Continue reading →


XPN Presents the 50 Greatest Guitarists of all time

Who’s the greatest guitarist of all time? That’s a question that has been debated and discussed endlessly over the years. Starting today – Tuesday, April 25th through next Wednesday, May 3rd, XPN’s DJ’s will be counting down 50 of the greatest six-string players of all time. Who’ll be number one? We’ll be revealing all the guitarists who make the list, but tune in starting Tuesday, April 25th at 7AM with Kristen Kurtis on the Morning Show as she gets the 50 Greatest Guitarist of all time countdown started. Continue reading →