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SXSW adds Cold Fronts, Alex G, Marian Hill, Moosh & Twist, Son Little, Da T.r.u.t.h, Self Defense Family and Sheer Mag to line-up

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Son Little | Photo courtesy of the artist

SXSW has announced the third wave of bands that will appear at the interactive music / film / technology festival in Austin this March, and several more Philadelphia acts are on the list. They’ll be joining previously tapped locals Cheerleader, Low Cut Connie, Time For Three and The Districts. Check out a rundown of the new additions below.

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Belle and Sebastian will headline the Tower Theater in June

Belle and Sebastian | photo via facebook.com/belleandsebastian
Belle and Sebastian | photo via facebook.com/belleandsebastian

Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian just announced an upcoming stop at the Tower Theater. Coming June 9, this concert will mark almost two years since the group’s magical performance at the Mann Center. 

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 16 at noon, just a few days before the release of their ninth studio album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, via Matador Records. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Watch David Lee Roth join Foo Fighters on some Van Halen classics, SEE rare video of a 1980 Talking Heads concert in NJ, and stream Belle & Sebastian’s new album

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday, a few days early, this past Saturday night in LA with a big, all-star concert that included an appearance from Van Halen’s David Lee Roth, among many others. Grohl’s birthday is Jan 14th. Continue reading →

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Moves Like Sam Herring: Future Islands gets down at Union Transfer

Future Islands | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
Future Islands | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

If it was 2011, I’d say that Sam Herring has the proverbial “Moves Like Jagger.” But it’s not 2011. It’s 2015. Which is the year after 2014—the year that seemingly everyone and their grandmother woke up to the fact that Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring has the moves like Samuel T. Herring. Saturday night, Herring and the Future Islands crew brought the grooves and moves that hallmark their wild style to Union Transfer, for the first of two very sold out shows. Continue reading →

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LA’s Girlpool moved to Philly, is playing a bunch of DIY shows this month

Girlpool | Photo by Alice Baxley | via facebook.com/GIRLPOOOL
Girlpool | Photo by Alice Baxley | via facebook.com/GIRLPOOOL

Minimalist punk duo Girlpool – who relocated from LA to Philly this month – is kicking off a string of dates in at local DIY venues tonight at West Philly’s Hazel House. The show is a benefit for the DIYPHL P.A. Share, a sort of gear and instrument co-op for independent Philadelphia bands. Continue reading →