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Philadelphia Folksong Society is converting an old Roxborough church into a new music venue

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Photo by Howard Pitkow | howardpitkow.com

Just like this year’s Folk Fest headliner Arlo Guthrie sings about a woman named Alice who lives in a church, the Philadelphia Folksong Society is about to make a local church its home.

During last night’s opening night concert at Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville, executive director Justin Nordell made an enthused announcement to the festival crowd that PFS is planning to move its base of operations to a decommissioned Lutheran Church at the corner of Roxborough and Ridge Avenues. Between a performance space and classroom / office space, it will become a multipurpose facility for all of the Society’s year-round programming. Continue reading →

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Listen to Alex G’s new song “Bug,” get details on his new album Beach Music

Alex G | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Alex G | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Philly indie rock dude Alex G has built up a cult following over the past few years for his prolific, home-recorded discography and meditative live shows. Today we got news on the latest addition to his discography: Beach Music, his first LP since signing to Domino. The album is out October 9th on Domino, with a headlining show at the First Unitarian Church slated for Saturday, November 14th. Listen to the Pavement-esque lead single “Bug” below, and revisit Alex G’s Key Studio Session here. Continue reading →

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Disclosure will play The Fillmore in October; watch their video for “Omen”

Disclosure | Photo via artist's Facebook
Disclosure | Photo via artist’s Facebook

Dance favorites Disclosure have announced a headlining tour this fall, with a stop at The Fillmore in Philly on October 19th. Their new album Caracal is set for release on September 25th via Capitol Records and features collaborations with Lorde, Miguel, and Sam Smith. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 7th; more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch the new “Omen” video, featuring Sam Smith, below, and get the full list of tour dates. Continue reading →