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Wild Rompit strip things down with Paper Box Session, play Ruba Club this Friday

Wild Rompit | Photo courtesy of the artist
Wild Rompit | Photo courtesy of the artist

Philly indie folk four piece Wild Rompit recently recorded a Paper Box Session as they gear up for their show at the Ruba Club this Friday. The soulful set features one electric guitar, two acoustics, and a bass centered around two mics, creating a perfect setting for Wild Rompit to express their anthemic rock sound.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hale at Johnny Brenda’s, Desaperacidos at Union Transfer, Mr mFn Exquire at Kung Fu Necktie and more

Hale | Photo via http://cargocollective.com/jessehalemoore/About-Jesse-Hale-Moore
Hale | Photo via cargocollective.com

Hale, the solo project of Philly musician Jesse Hale Moore, is set to headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Formerly of Auctioneer, Nightlands, and Ladies Auxillary, Moore is now focused on his piano-driven solo career. His soulful melodies and R&B croon should provide for quite the intimate set. Also on the bill are The Homophones and Heart Harbor. Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9 and is 21+. You can check the XPN Concert Calendar for more info, and check out a few of Hale’s songs on Soundcloud below. Continue reading →

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Phish-inspired art exhibition comes to World Cafe Live on August 12th

Isadora Bullock will be one of the artists participating in the World Cafe Live Phish fan art show | via isadorabullock.com

Phanart, a community of artists inspired by the music and tours of legendary jam band Phish, is bringing a collection of more than 20 artists to the World Cafe on Wednesday, August 12th to display the artists’ various interpretations of Phish through their work. The event, titled A World Cafe Live One (a nod to Phish’s 1995 album A Live One) comes smack dab in the middle of the band’s two night stand at The Mann on August 11th and 12th. Continue reading →

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Free at Noon guest Ezra Furman covers LCD Soundsystem’s “I Can Change”

Photo via http://ezrafurman.com/
Photo via ezrafurman.com

This week’s Free at Noon performer, Ezra Furman, just shared his cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “I Can Change” – a great song from their final album This Is Happening. The recording is part of a five-song covers EP Furman released alongside his latest release Perpetual Motion People; also featured is Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut,” The Replacements’ “Androgynous” and Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love.” Continue reading →

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Laser Background perform unreleased “Tropic of Cancer” for Break Thru Radio Live Studio session

Laser Background | Photo via Facebook.com/laserbackground
Laser Background | Photo via Facebook.com/laserbackground

Laser Background, the dreamy psych project of Andy Molholt, are coming off a run of shows in support of their latest EP Kelly Wisdom. They recently stopped into Break Thru Radio’s studio for a BTR Live Studio session to perform a new, unreleased song. “Tropic of Cancer” is a floating cut of shoegaze psych guided by Molholt’s washed-about vocals; check it out below. Laser Background is playing Lava Space on August 22nd, you can get tickets to that show hereContinue reading →

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The Get Up Kids will headline an awesome lineup at The Troc for 20th Anniversary tour

The Get Up Kids | Photo via Facebook.com/thegetupkids
The Get Up Kids | Photo via Facebook.com/thegetupkids

Post-hardcore favorites The Get Up Kids are setting out on a 20th Anniversary tour, and have included a stop at the Trocadero on December 11th. Into It. Over It. and Rozwell Kid are opening, providing some local flavor and some slacker pop, respectively.

A huge influence on the current generation of emo / indie / punk bands, The Get Up Kids released five studio albums over the course of their 18-year career, since debuting with Four Minute Mile in 1997. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Delta Spirit at World Cafe Live, Yuck at Johnny Brenda’s, The London Souls at Haddon Lake Park

Photo by Cara Robbins
Photo by Cara Robbins

XPN welcomes California indie rockers Delta Spirit to the downstairs stage tonight. The Brooklyn-via-San Diego five piece are touring on the heels of their fourth LP, 2014’s Into the WideThe latest release proves to be the band’s darkest yet, but the atmospheric melodies and sounds the band curates on the record provide for their strongest material to date. The show starts at 7:30, doors are at 6:30. The event is all ages. Peep the XPN Concert Calendar for more info. Check out Delta Spirit’s latest single, “From Now On” below. Continue reading →

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Philly darkwave trio Blood Sound will celebrate new LP at Ortlieb’s on Friday

Blood Sound | Photo via bloodsound.bandcamp.com
Blood Sound | Photo via bloodsound.bandcamp.com

Philly darkwave three piece Blood Sound have just released their latest LP and are gearing up for the album release party this Friday. The record, Too Much Sun and Not Enough Gloom at the Beach, is the band’s second album this year. They’ve been hard at work putting out plenty of new material and now they’re getting ready to put it on display with a couple shows coming up this month. Continue reading →

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Mr. Sampson release jangly future-funk track “No Good”

Joe Haederle & Aaron Harel| Photo courtesy of the artist
Joe Haederle & Aaron Harel| Photo courtesy of the artist

Mr. Sampson, an electronic duo hailing from Drexel, just released a new track titled “No Good”. The duo of Joe Haederle and Aaron Harel combine Harel’s drumming with Haederle’s knack for unearthing infectious samples and blending them with original instrumentation. This new track does exactly that, since the funk influences are present throughout the track in a modern EDM kind of way. Continue reading →