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Bruce Springsteen releases live album from 1978 Houston show for Hurricane Relief

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com

Good news for fans of The Boss as well as giving to those in need; Bruce Springsteen has released a 26-track recording from a 1978 live show in Houston, with all of the revenue going to MusiCare’s hurricane relief fund. There have been video bootlegs of this show circulating in the past, but this is the first full-concert audio-only release. As well as being available for digital download, CDs of the show will be available beginning on October 9th. Watch “Badlands” from the concert below, and purchase the recording hereContinue reading →

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Angel Olsen adds a second Union Transfer show, announces a rarities and B-sides compilation Phases

Angel Olsen | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN

Indie rock singer-songwriter fave Angel Olsen just added a second show to her stop at Union Transfer; she’ll perform on December 12th as well as December 13th as an extension to her hefty thirty-date My Woman tour; tickets to the new show are on sale tomorrow at noon.

Olsen is also releasing a rarities album titled Phases on November 10th through Jagjaguwar Records. Phases is a follow-up to Olsen’s highly acclaimed 2016 release MY WOMAN. The compilation will include previously unreleased tracks as well as new tracks “Special” and “Fly on Your Wall”. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Versatile vocalist Jordan Brown teases upcoming EP with new track “Goodbye”

Jordan Brown | photo by Jackson Barnett | courtesy of artist

After collaborating with RJD2 on the track “Peace of What” for RJD2’s 2016 album Dame Fortune, Jordan Brown has come out with a promising single for his own upcoming EP. Brown is a soul singer at the core and “Goodbye” really highlights his technically sound vocals and his keen ability to seamlessly mix traditional R&B sounds with neo-soul instrumentals. Brown and his producer Kayin utilize a smooth, chopped up sax riff to accompany soothing, yet somber vocals in a heart-tingling track about love lost. Continue reading →

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Mannequin Pussy release a quick video from the road for “Emotional High”

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Mannequin Pussy | photo by Sam Rudich | courtesy of the band

Philly punks Mannequin Pussy are currently on tour with Japanese Breakfast, dropped a quick mid-tour video set to their song “Emotional High” from last year’s Romantic LP. The tour is about a quarter way done and judging by the video, the tour has been nothing short of raucous. The video shows the camaraderie of the band, a connection very evident in their music as well. Continue reading →

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The Front Bottoms reminisce on love lost in their playful new video for “Vacation Town”

The Front Bottoms| courtesy of the artist

Jersey indie rockers The Front Bottoms just released a video for”Vacation Town” the second single off of their upcoming LP, Going Grey, dye out on October 13th.

The video follows a day in the life of a young man who is literally stuck to his more adventurous and care-free alter-ego, attached at their backs. It’s a metaphor for the inner struggle of a man who wants to go back to a more innocent and fulfilling part of his life (driven by a very intimate relationship) but instead is bogged down by his dreary cubicle job. Continue reading →