The fall is always an amazing concert season, and this fall is a particularly busy one with excellent shows around the area on a seemingly daily basis. Here are six artists we’re psyched to see, captured in videos from VuHaus, the collaborative video web site from public radio stations around the country. Continue reading →
Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is with a very prolific artist who’s one of our favorites. These days, Nick Diamonds (or Nick Thorburn, whichever) keeps busy as the lead singer and songwriter of Islands, though his work in The Unicorns, Mister Heavenly as well as a side hustle soundtracking films and podcasts has garnered similar acclaim. On his latest outing, Diamonds is joined by Islands keyboardist Evan Gordon for a duo arrangement that’s anything but sparse. While live performances on the tour behind Diamonds’ new solo album, City Of Quartz, flirt with a near industrial vibe, our session is effervescent and charming.
You read that right! Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is the show’s 100th full episode! Sure, there have been some diversions and excursions along the way, but a celebration is a celebration, right? Right. So, in honor of this milestone, we’re going to spend tonight’s full, two hour show doing what we do best. Tune in at 11pm ET for a brand new live session with one of our favorite people, Nick Diamonds! You might know Nick as the brains behind bands like Islands and The Unicorns, and you won’t want to miss an incredibly fun performance of songs from his new solo album, City Of Quartz. Speaking of IRHP Sessions, we’ll hear a few favorite tracks recorded live for us over the past few years. Plus we’ll turn the clock all the way back to Episode 1 and hear the first set of music ever played on the show! And since it wouldn’t be an Indie Rock Hit Parade without a ton of new music, be on the lookout for a few of these new tracks in the mix:
Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Nick McConnell releases his debut studio album, Spitting Zeroes, today. McConnell’s style blends elements of singer-songwriting, rock, and blues. The six-track record opens with two exciting rock tracks (“Reason For Treason” and “I Was Lookin’”) about betrayal and romance, respectively, and then settles in for two intimate, heart-wrenching ballads. Continue reading →
Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 1st at 8 p.m. EST, listen to a very special Making Time RADio broadcast of LCD Soundsystem’s September, 24th, 2010 live concert performance at the Making Time 10 Year Anniversary Summer of Radness Finale at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Continue reading →