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Celebrate (?) Black Friday with the Indie Rock Hit Parade, tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! We’ve got deep discounts on brand new tracks from Parquet Courts, Youth Lagoon, Small Black and more doorbusters that you won’t want to miss. They’ll call me crazy for offering such a variety of new music, but I’ll call you crazy if you don’t listen! Check out a few things you might hear in the mix (that is, if the people who have been camping out since last night don’t snatch them all up first)…
As we begin to look back at the year in music, one of our favorite albums of 2015 was singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Since her last record, she got married, and had a daughter with her wife. Earlier this year, Carlile, and “The Twins” – Tim and Phil Hanseroth – were on World Cafe with David Dye.
Listen to her World Cafe session below, and download “Wilder (We’re Chained)” from the session below. And make sure you watch her Cafe performance of “The Eye.” Continue reading →
On stage, Brad Oberhofer is a man of many talents. He’s not just the guitarist and lead vocalist for his aptly named band Oberhofer, but an actively at-work orchestrator of everything and nothing. Seeing Oberhofer live is a free-form exercise in creativity. Will he ask the audience for articles of clothing to decorate his mic stand, or leave the stage in the middle of the song to run out and grab a bar stool to stand on and play from in the middle of the crowd? Yes. Both. Or maybe neither. Or potentially something entirely else. Continue reading →
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Dave Hause is releasing a new four song EP, Home Alone. It includes acoustic versions of “We Could Be Kings,” and “Autism Vaccine Blues,” a new song, “Home Alone,” and a cover of “Kinda Homeless” by Brooklyn artist and musician B. David Walsh. Continue reading →
It’s always a good time when drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, the Mountain Goats) stops by the Indie Rock Hit Parade. This time around, Jon brought with him a batch of classic and rare Philly-centric indie and hardcore, along with some new and (perhaps rightfully) forgotten tracks. Jon also chats with host Eric Schuman in an extended conversation about his comedy partnership with Tom Scharpling, and how the duo are bringing The Best Show on the road for a live tour. Speaking of, you can see Scharpling and Wurster at Union Transfer on Sunday, December 13th.