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Meet Adia Victoria, XPN’s Artist To Watch for July

Adia Victoria | Photo courtesy of artist
Adia Victoria | Photo courtesy of artist

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Adia Victoria is WXPN’s Artist To Watch for July. Having just released her impressive debut album, Beyond the Bloodhounds, the Nashville based musician digs deep into her Southern musical roots for a collection of songs that blend, blues and rock with touches of psychedelia and dark imagery and haunting storytelling. Continue reading →

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#TBTXPN Listen to our 1976 year in music Spotify playlist

WXPN has launched a musical #ThrowbackThursday summer series, and every Thursday in June, July, and August, XPN will travel back to a special year, a genre, or musical movement. This week we put the spotlight on the great musical year of 1976 with some classics by Peter Frampton, The Eagles, Rush, David Bowie, Wings, and more. Continue reading →

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#TBTXPN: A 1976 Philly summer of rock: Elvis, Elton, and the Bicentennial Concert with Peter Frampton and Yes

Peter Frampton in Philadelphia

Today WXPN’s Throwback Thursday theme focuses on the music of 1976. During the summer of ’76 when radio stations around the country were playing hits by Elton John and Kiki Dee (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”), “Dancing Queen” by Abba, “Let Em In” by Wings, and the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing,” three shows of note came through Philadelphia. Continue reading →

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#TBTXPN: Listen to five of the greatest albums from 1976


WXPN has launched a musical #ThrowbackThursday summer series, and every Thursday in June, July, and August, WXPN has been traveling back to a special year, a genre, or musical movement. This week we put the spotlight on the year 1976. One of the greatest years in music, 1976 was saw the release of some of the most notable classic albums including The Eagles Hotel California, Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive, Songs In The Key of Life by Stevie Wonder, Station To Station by David Bowie, The Ramones self-titled debut, the debut album by Heart, Dreamboat Annie, Small Change by Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell’s astounding Hejira, and more. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Alaska” by Maggie Rogers.

Maggie Rogers | photo by Katia Temkin http://www.katiatemkin.com/
Maggie Rogers | photo by Katia Temkin
http://www.katiatemkin.com/

Maggie Rogers – remember her name. The singer-songwriter recently went from a being a nearly unknown folk musician to an overnight sensation. On June 1st, a video of Maggie sitting in a class she was taking at NYU with musician and producer Pharrell was posted on the internet. During the playback of the song, “Alaska,” he was brought to tears by her song, and the video went massively viral. Continue reading →

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#TBTXPN – Listen to our One Hit Wonders Spotify playlist

WXPN has launched a musical #ThrowbackThursday summer series, and every Thursday in June, July, and August, XPN will travel back to a special year, a genre, or musical movement. This week we put the spotlight on One Hit Wonders with some classics by The Buggles (“Video Killed The Radio Star”), The Spiral Staircase (“More Today Than Yesterday”), Steve Martin (“King Tut”), Toni Basil’s “Mickey,” and many more. Continue reading →

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#TBTXPN: Watch 12 Essential One Hit Wonders for Throwback Thursday

Today is #TBTXPN, #ThrowbackThursday on WXPN. Each Thursday during the summer through the end of August, we’ll be tripping back to a special year, genre, or movement in music. Today we’re putting the spotlight on some of the all-time great One Hit Wonders.

Defined as a band or artist that has had only one record place on the Billboard Top 40 charts, “One Hit Wonders” are responsible for some of the greatest pop songs that make up so much of our musical memories. Most of the time, when we think of a “one hit wonder” it’s the only record of an artist’s career that had defined them, and that we remember. Other times, it could be an artist who has had a significant catalogue of work but only ever had one Billboard Top 40 hit. Continue reading →

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Listen to a new song from June Divided’s Melissa Menago, “Traveler”

Melissa Menago } Photo by Lauren Fleming
Melissa Menago } Photo by Lauren Fleming

Little Crimes is the debut solo album from Melissa Menago, from the band June Divided. Out on July 22nd, Menago took time out from her lead singing duties from the band to record the album.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Menago attended the Cab Calloway School of the Arts and continued her music education at Drexel University’s music business program. Little Crimes showcases a more intimate, acoustic side of Menago’s music, and features June Divided’s Chris Kissel on guitar and Keith Gill on percussion. Continue reading →