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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Are You Electrified” by Arthur Buck

Arthur Buck | Photo by Dean Karr

Arthur Buck is the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. Their new self-titled debut album is out June 15th. The 11-song collection was co-written by the duo, produced by Joseph Arthur, and mixed by Tchad Blake, known for his work with U2, Pearl Jam, and The Black Keys. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Troublemaker” by Devon Gilfillian

Devon Gilfillian | Photo by Lindsey Patkos | Courtesy of the artist

Nashville-based R&B and rock singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian is the latest Philly native to be signed to a major label, Capitol Records. Gilfillian, from Morton, PA, draws musical influences from Al Green, Ray Charles, and Jimi Hendrix. He released his debut EP in May, 2016, and is currently working on his debut full length. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Typical” by Nightmares on Wax featuring Jordan Rakei

Nightmares on Wax | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN | agellmanphotos.com

At a recent Free at Noon at World Cafe Live, Nightmares On Wax created a living room onstage with couches and chairs where the band lounged, performing songs from their new album, Shape The Future. George Evelyn, the man behind NOW, has been making records, producing, DJ’ing and keeping hip-hop music moving forward since the debut Nightmares On Wax album in 1991. Continue reading →

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WXPN at SXSW: Highlights from the 2018 festival

Lo Moon | SXSW Public Radio Day Stage | Photo by Gus Philippas | Courtsey of WFUV

SXSW, the annual music festival in Austin, Texas wrapped up Sunday. Philly was repped with performances throughout the week by Queen Of Jeans, Hop Along, Ron Gallo, and others, as well as WXPN’s presence at several events. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Suzanne” by Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle | Photo by Harvey Hale | courtesy of the artist

Bermuda Triangle is an Americana trio including Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, and singer-songwriters Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser. Since their debut at the Basement East in Nashville last July, the trio have been slowly releasing music, including “Rosie” featuring Lafser on lead vocals, and “Suzanne” featuring Howard on lead vocals. Continue reading →