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Creepoid is moving back to Philadelphia, headlining Underground Arts on 4/23

Creepoid at SXSW | Photo by John Vettese

When they played SXSW, we noticed that even though Creepoid moved to Savannah a year or so ago, they still introduced their set by saying “We’re Creepoid, we’re from Philly.”

It was telling, then, since the band left the south yesterday to re-settle back home; they’ll play a homecoming show at Underground Arts on Thursday, April 23rd. 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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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: “Buy This Fracking Album!” w/ Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls & Steve Earle, and Ex-Nirvana member joins Modest Mouse on next album.

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Two dozen artists including Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti have contributed songs to a two-disc compilation intended to educate listeners about the controversial method of “hydro-fracking:” The contentious process of extracting natural gas from the earth’s shale. Continue reading →

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Ingrid Michaelson and Jukebox The Ghost to play Skyline Stage

Ingrid Michaelson | Photo by Cameron Pollack
Ingrid Michaelson | Photo by Cameron Pollack

The Mann Center of Performing Arts will play host to both Ingrid Michaelson and Jukebox the Ghost for a show at the Skyline Stage on June 30th. XPN favorite Michaelson, known for her hits “Boys Chase Girls” and “Afterlife,” is an indie pop vocalist from New York who has been amassing a following since the release of her debut album in 2005 album Slow The Rain. Last year, she released Lights Out and performed at the XPoNential Music Festival. Continue reading →