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Just Announced: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Lord Huron coming to The Fillmore

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats | Photo by Brantley Gutierrez | courtesy of the artist
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats | Photo by Brantley Gutierrez | courtesy of the artist

This just in: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Lord Huron will co-headline the Fillmore Philadelphia on June 6th.

Rateliff and the band are returning to Philadelphia to perform the rowdy western version of blue-eyed soul they are known for, especially after enjoying success from their self-titled album and the single, “S.O.B.” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Tiani Victoria at Bourbon & Branch

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Tiani Victoria at Key Fest | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Inaugural Key Fest alum Tiani Victoria brings her club-ready hip hop to Bourbon & Branch tonight for Wood Presents’ Soundcheck Unplugged showcase. The Philadelphia native released her debut mixtape Hard Candy last year after appearing on a song with Reek Da Rookie. Watch her video for “Black Girl Lost” below (featuring a cameo by Dice Raw) and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Two Piece Fest IX at First Unitarian Church, Ben Arnold at Underground Arts, Winter Doldrums Fest at World Cafe Live and more…

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Joint Chiefs of Math | Photo by Kate McCann | katemccannphotography.com

The ninth annual Two Piece Fest takes place at the First Unitarian Church today. As we previously reported, the day-long event is “an exercise in mayhem and minimalism that brings the DIY scene together, one duo at a time.” This year’s line-up includes Joint Chiefs of Math, Brown Rainbow, Empty Vessels and a dozen more. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here; listen to Joint Chiefs’ “Get Rich or Try Dyin'” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Underwater Sounds at Underground Arts, Sheer Mag at Ortlieb’s, Wiki of Ratking at Ardmore Music Hall, and more…

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Underwater Sound | photo by Samuel Markey Photography

Down Under: The Underwater Sounds take on Underground Arts for the last time tonight. The Philly reggae group has been together playing shows in the area for around six years now, so do not miss this last chance to see them. Everyone who attends the show will receive a copy of Visions Of Love And Light Part II. Also performing will be The Snails and The Rosemary Fiki Band. For more info, check out the link here. Continue reading →

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Rayland Baxter warms up the World Cafe Live audience

Rayland Baxter | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
Rayland Baxter | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

The last time we saw Rayland Baxter was on a warm summer night opening up for Grace Potter at The Susquehanna Bank Center.  In contrast to that night, there was still post-blizzard snow dusting the streets last weekend when he appeared at World Cafe Live.

With the air of a folksy troubadour, Baxter and his band played many favorites from his newest album Imaginary Man as well as some songs from his debut Feathers & Fishhooks.  Between songs, Baxter touched on the history of his songwriting routing back to his days in Israel.  Continue reading →

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Tune In for Hemming’s Shaking Through Studio Session this weekend

Hemming | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Hemming | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

This weekend, on February 6th and 7th, Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series will be livestreaming their new studio session with Philly singer-songwriter Hemming, a.k.a. Candice Martello.

Martello will be joined by members of Cayetana and Three Man Cannon as her backing band to perform a song from her self-titled album that came out last year. The session will be done at Miner Street Recording. For folks who are used to seeing Martello play solo with her electric guitar, this will be a unique experience of seeing her work with a band. Continue reading →