Just Announced: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker to play an all-ages and 21+ show at JB’s this March

Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief | photo by Scott Troyan for WXPN

If you couldn’t attend the Project Pabst fest this past September — and if, like I, you were distraught at missing Big Thief performing in the general vicinity without your presence to soak in the immense beautifulness of it — don’t you fret. You can still experience the soft, lulling magnificence of front woman Adrianne Lenker’s project this March at Johnny Brenda’s. Continue reading →


Chill Moody is heading out on tour this fall

Chill Moody | Photo by: |
Chill Moody | Photo by: |

West Philly fave Chill Moody just announced a short run of tour dates starting at the end of October and taking him along the east coast.

If he’s new to you, all good: Moody is a talented MC equipped with a sleek voice, smart punch lines, and a very catchy flow. His last full-length project was 2015’s TV Made Me Do It, but he’s been releasing a steady stream of singles in the couple years since, and his live band of late has been fantastic — opening for Low Cut Connie at Union Transfer, playing Spruce Street Harbor Park, Firefly and more. Check out theItsGonBeAniceTOUR announcement video and dates below. Continue reading →


Just Announced: Run the Jewels and Mitski join Lorde’s April show at Wells Fargo

Lorde | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN // Run The Jewels | photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN // Mitski | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN

Teenage strange-pop superstar Lorde is coming to Wells Fargo this April 2nd, which is some pretty flippin’ cool stuff on its own. But nope, someone must’ve said, we must make it even more wildly awesome. And then they casually added Run the Jewels and Mitski to the bill to completely rock the socks off of all the people. Continue reading →


Just Announced: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to flock to Merriam Theater this February

Noel Gallagher | photo via artist’s Facebook page

Soon enough, birds will flying home for the winter. And by home, I mean Philly. And by birds, I mean Noel Gallagher’s 2010-started project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Okay, yes I too cringed at that long stretch of word play, but you get the picture.

Anywho, the past Oasis member will be bringing his crew to Merriam Theater on February 13th. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday at 10 AM; grab those here, and listen to “Ballad Of The Mighty I” below. Continue reading →


Get a look inside Live Nation’s renovations Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House in 1937 | via Curbed

Earlier this year, Live Nation signed a contract to lease the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House on 858 N. Broad Street in order to renovate it and turn it into their next big concert venue. With construction well underway, the historic theater is set to reopen as early as the end of 2018, and last week the folks at Curbed Philly got an inside look at the new venue. Continue reading →


Prep for Philly Music Fest with a loaded set-time schedule

Cayetana | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist
Cayetana | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist

The Philly Music Fest is fast approaching. On the weekend of September 22nd, a heaping of Philly’s most talented will descend upon World Cafe Live. In preparation for this event, we now have a trusted set time schedule.

And prepare we must, because there’s a whole lot of awesome local bands at this thing. I mean, the lineup’s more stacked than a can of Pringles. Continue reading →


Caracara teases debut album with Flower Girl Records, Summer Megalith

Caracara | photo by Emily Dubin | | courtesy of the artist

I’m quite a sucker for crunchy guitars and ambient soundscapes. On their own, these two stylings are swell. But when combined, the result becomes supremely swell.

New Philly outfit Caracara demonstrated through their debut singles “Revelatory” and “Glacier” that they’ve earned this supremely swell title, so I’ve been pumped for more tunes from the W.C. Lindsay and Square Peg Round Hole brainchild ever since.

Today, the band has at last shared news of an upcoming debut album, Summer Megalith, by ways of a beautifully filmed teaser trailer shot by CJ Harvey. The record will be available on September 22nd via Cam Boucher’s (from Sorority Noise) label, Flower Girl Records.

Watch the teaser video below, and get ready for Caracara’s soon-to-be-released Summer Megalith. Continue reading →