Listen to the driving new single from The Lawsuits, “Do Ya”

The Lawsuits | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly rock and rollers The Lawsuits have shared another new single from their upcoming album, Moon Son, via Elmore Magazine.

The album, which is out May 13th on Randm Records, is the band’s second full length, following their debut Cool Cool Cool. The song, titled “Do Ya” is sung primarily by Vocalist Vanessa Winters, who not only brings the blues but a sweet melodic drive that complements the band nicely. Continue reading →


Just Announced: XPN welcomes rock legend Graham Nash to The Keswick Theatre in July

Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN |
Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN |

Singer-songwriter / rock and roll legend Graham Nash – Hollies singer and one third of Crosby, Stills, Nash – is set to perform at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside on July 16th.

Nash released his newest solo album, This Path Tonight, back in March. This will be Nash’s return to Philadelphia since playing a Free At Noon in February, another performance at World Cafe Live, and stopping on the Dan and Dan Music Podcast. Continue reading →


CRUISR share new single “Take That” along with a re-recording of “The Fritz”

CRUISR | photo by Melissa Tilley | courtesy of the artist

I’ve been a fan of Philly indie-pop juggernauts CRUISR since they still had the E in their name. I remember hearing their song “The Fritz” from their self-titled EP four years ago, and its been stuck in my head since. Today, they shared another catchy new single, “Take That,” along with a re-recording of “The Fritz” as a B-Side.

“Take That” continues with the band’s brand of poppy windows-down surf rock, similar to their hit “All Over,” but with more of a dance-based beat. Vocalist Andy States sings “We can make the rules, we can break them too” in a youthful voice that makes you want to throw all your cares to the wind. Continue reading →


Just Announced: White Denim, Kississippi, Songhoy Blues, Colvin & Earle, and many more added to XPN Fest

White Denim| Photo by Drew Anthony Smith, courtesy of Downtown Records
White Denim| Photo by Drew Anthony Smith, courtesy of Downtown Records

XPoNential Festival, happening this July at the Camden Waterfront, already contains a stacked line-up of Alabama Shakes, Kurt Vile, The Districts, and so many more, but we are more than happy to announce the next 11 artists that will be performing as well that weekend.

Back on Tuesday, we shared an amalgamated face of all the artists that we would be announcing today, and now you get to see who’s who. Here’s the list of artists being added to XPoNential Fest this year. Continue reading →


Get lost on the subway with RJD2 in his new video for “The Sheboygan Left”

RJD2 | Photo by Benny Mistak | courtesy of the artist

Funkmaster general RJD2 released his new album Dame Fortune back in March, and yesterday he shared a new music video for the track, “The Sheboygan Left.”

The video depicts a girl and a boy running around the New York City subway system while they dance from car to car, all the time followed by a cloud that is not unlike the smoke monster from Lost. The song’s exploding beats reflect off of the several different walks of life that the duo dances past underground. Continue reading →


Curtis Cooper sinks into the basement in new video for “Arrest”

curtis cooper
Curtis Cooper | photo by Abi Reimold | | courtesy of the artist

Folk-punk singer-songwriter Curtis Cooper has shared the music video for “Arrest” from his first solo album Laughing In Line.

Cooper, who also fronts the Philly punk band Community Service, released Laughing In Line back in March. The video for “Arrest” matches the song’s psychedelic bounce as Cooper loses control and looks to escape a dark basement as his eyes flash shades of purple. Continue reading →


Voss shares music video for “Respect My Mind” ft. Milton, holding album release party in May

Voss| Photo by John Vettese

Philly rapper Voss has shared his new music video for the song “Respect My Mind” from his album Insatiable, featuring Milton.

On “Respect My Mind,” Voss speaks of understanding and appreciation for others at the same time telling people not to fuck with him, while Milton takes slick hook duties. The video features performances by the duo along with a humorous interlude of them sitting down with a rude record exec before telling him off. Continue reading →


Watch Chelsea Sue Allen and friends cover Beck at Burlap and Bean; playing Fiona Fest in June

Chelsea Sue Allen
Chelsea Sue Allen | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

West Chester folkie and The Key favorite Chelsea Sue Allen performed at Burlap and Bean last week, and she brought up some friends, Brad Almond & Chelsea Julian, to cover Beck’s version of The Korgis’ “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime.”

The 1980 song was originally covered by Beck for the classic Kate Winslet & Jim Carrey film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Each of the performers take turns on lead vocals and harmonies, and the simple instrumentation of just keyboards and acoustic guitar presents a faithful yet sweet take on the original. Continue reading →