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Needle Points’ new track “Babes” will have you aching for warm, sunny days

Photo via facebook.com/needlepointsband
Photo via facebook.com/needlepointsband

Philly psych rockers Needle Points released a new track entitled “Babes” this week via Philebrity. Filled with quiet drumming, vintage vocals and cozy guitar riffs, the song instills those laid-back, summer bum vibes that have felt so distant with these rainy days and flash snow storms as of late. Needle Points reminds us that warmer weather sits right around the corner and it’s about time we prepare ourselves for it, or rather allow them to prepare us for it. Give a listen to “Babes” below. Continue reading →

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Bad Braids releases spacey, ethereal track “Glory, Glory”

Bad Braids' Megan Biscieglia / Photo by Elizabeth Lennox
Bad Braids’ Megan Biscieglia / Photo by Elizabeth Lennox

This week, Philly singer/songwriter Megan Biscieglia, otherwise known by her moniker Bad Braids, dropped a new song called “Glory, Glory.” It is a collaborative piece with Portland, Maine artist Jacob Augustine. Together, the two take you on a quiet sonic journey with Augustine’s gentle guitar plucking and Biscieglia’s layered, airy vocals. Continue reading →

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Watch Hezekiah’s frosty, fresh video for “Let’s Network”

Hezekiah | Photo by John Vettese
Hezekiah | Photo by John Vettese

Philly rapper Hezekiah has recently released a new music video for “Let’s Network,” a track from his February LP Dreams Don’t Chase Themselves. Filmed half in Philly and half in Montreal, Canada, the video opens with Hezekiah standing in a frosty urban setting layered in snow as he spits his verse. Eventually the backbeats fade out, leaving Hezekiah’s raw vocals to carrying themselves before the jazzy saxophone and snare beats rejoin him to close out the video.  Continue reading →

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Free At Noon Flashback: Ron Gallo unveils new tunes downstairs at World Cafe Live

Ron Gallo | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.com
Ron Gallo | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.com

Today’s Free At Noon featured local bluesy alt rocker Ron Gallo, who opened for rock and roll quintet Diamond Rugs. After strolling on stage, he remarked that the event was a bit unexpected, explaining that he woke up to a phonecall telling him “You got a gig.” Now rocking it solo, the former Toy Soldiers frontman unveiled some of his most recent work, solely playing songs off his album currently in the works. Continue reading →

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Pi Lam’s Human BBQ lineup is stacked and we’re stoked

Photo via Human BBQ Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1448929562064660/)
Photo via Human BBQ Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1448929562064660/)

The 37th annual Human BBQ festival fast approaches and the event looks killer. Hosted by Penn fraternity Pi Lambda Phi, the event boasts 21 bands in the lineup, including Philly punk groups Mischief Brew, DRGN KING, and Slow Animal among a slew of others. The event will also have plenty of food for consumption, including your typical barbecue items as well as vegetarian and vegan options. You can check out the full lineup and find more information on their Facebook event page. Give a listen to some of the featured artists below. Continue reading →

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Listen to Laura Marling’s new album Short Movie, see her at Union Transfer August 1st

Photo via Laura Marling Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lauramarling)
Laura Marling | photo via facebook.com/lauramarling

25-year-old English singer/songwriter Laura Marling just released her fifth full-length album, Short Movie. The self-produced 13-track LP explores an electric side of Marling’s music after she took a self-proclaimed gap year to travel and discover where she stood in terms of her music career. You can stream Short Movie in it’s entirety here and check out her live performance of the album’s third track, “I Feel Your Love”, below. Laura Marling will be coming to Philadelphia to play at Union Transfer on August 1st. Find tickets and more information by heading over to the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Shelby Lynne will play the Keswick Theater come June; listen to her new single “I Can’t Imagine”

Alexandra Hedison
Photo by Alexandra Hedison | via facebook.com/shelbylynne

Soulful country crooner Shelby Lynne will take on the Keswick Theater this summer on June 21st where WXPN welcomes the artist to perform two of her albums, I Am Shelby Lynne and latest I Can’t Imagine, in their entirety. I Can’t Imagine is set to be released May 5th, but you can give a listen to her latest single release off the record, the title track “I Can’t Imagine”, below. For more information on her show this summer, head over to the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Jazmine Sullivan is returning to Philly in April and we’re pumped

Snapshot from Vibe Session performance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlzzumFNIr4)
Snapshot from Vibe Session performance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlzzumFNIr4)

Vocal powerhouse and Philadelphia local Jazmine Sullivan embarked on her Reality Show Tour and made sure to pay a visit to Philly earlier this month, playing a sold-out performance at the TLA and moving on to New York and Denver.  But it looks like the localite isn’t finished with Philly quite yet; Sullivan released her new April dates yesterday and it looks like her hometown will be on the bill once again, performing the TLA on April 26th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow so be sure to snag them while you can, as they are sure to go fast. You can find more information on Sullivan’s upcoming show here. Continue reading →