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Download a new song by Courtney Barnett, “Pedestrian At Best”

Courtney Barnett | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Courtney Barnett | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/

Courtney is BACK! One of our favorite musical discoveries since we first landed on her debut album, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, in October, 2013, is the Melbourne, Australia singer, songwriter and guitarist Courtney Barnett. She returns with her sophomore release, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop Music) on March 24th. And we couldn’t be happier. Continue reading →

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25 locals (plus!) come together to sing for retiring XPN Folk Show host Gene Shay

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Photo by Lisa Schaffer

“Sing For Gene Shay” is a new tribute song to the “Dean of Folk DJs” Gene Shay in honor of his retirement this Sunday, February 1st as the host of WXPN’s Folk Show. Written, recorded and produced under the name of “Friends Of Gene,” 25 local musicians and a team of four producers and engineers came together to pay a loving tribute to Shay, who has been on the air for 50+ years hosting folk music in Philadelphia. Continue reading →

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Download a new song by Pokey LaFarge, “Something In The Water”

Pokey LaFarge | Photo courtesy of the artist
Pokey LaFarge | Photo courtesy of the artist

PokeyLaFarge just wants you to have a good, good time with his mix of country blues, Western swing, Bluegrass, and old time jazz. Since 2006, when he released his debut album, Marmalade, and over the course of seven albums LaFarge has been putting smiles on faces. Continue reading →

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Download “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C For Two Virgins)” by Father John Misty

Father John Misty | Photo courtesy of the artist and Sub Pop Records.
Father John Misty | Photo courtesy of the artist and Sub Pop Records.

This Friday, January 30th, at Noon, singer and songwriter Father John Misty is playing a sold out Free At Noon concert on WXPN. He’s playing a sold out show at Union Transfer on April 1st. Father John (real name Josh Tillman) releases his new album, I Love You Honeybear on February 10th. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Fade Out Lines” by The Avener

The Avener | Photo courtesy of the artist
The Avener | Photo courtesy of the artist

The Avener is French electronic music producer and DJ Tristan Casara. Classically trained, he developed his skills as a DJ and producer, striking international gold with a reworking of a song by the Berlin based band, Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws. Continue reading →

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Download a 14 song sampler from the Toronto based power pop band Sloan

Sloan | Photo courtesy of the band.
Sloan | Photo courtesy of the band.

Ever since they released their debut full length album, Smeared, in 1992, we’ve been big fans of the Toronto based power pop band Sloan. Formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1991, the band has since released 11 albums and several EPs, including their most recent record, Commonwealth. Continue reading →

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