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Philly hip-hop artist Bok Nero shares new single “Nero Nero” ft. Jahlil Beats

Bok Nero | photo courtesy of the artist
Bok Nero | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly MC Bok Nero got his start with the local hip-hop crew Blonde Gang, but has since ventured out and made a name for himself on his own, recently signing to Roc Nation producer Jahlil Beats’ label Tandem Music Group and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. Today he shared his new single with the label, the introductory “Nero Nero.” Continue reading →

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Your guide to Love On The Streets 2016: Who’s Playing (Lithuania, Mumblr, RFA, and more)

Lithuania | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo racheldelsordophotography.com
Lithuania | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo racheldelsordophotography.com

This Saturday, May 14th, the Love On The Streets festival (presented by Wahoo’s) will be held at Paines Park in Philadelphia. The festival, now in its second year, will feature food, beer, a skateboarding competition (with a grand prize of $2,000), and a huge line-up of Philly artists welcomed by XPN. It all starts at 12 noon on Saturday, and attendance is free.

Since there will be SO much going on at the festival on Saturday, we figured we should do a breakdown of all the bands that will be performing to make sure you know what you’re in for: nine hours of music, art, food, and everything else that makes Philly such a cool place to be.

The Music: XPN will be presenting the Mad Dragon stage at Love On the Streets, which will feature over 10 bands and DJs performing throughout the course of the day. Here’s a rundown of everyone that will be performing. Continue reading →

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Watch Leon Bridges’ beautiful This Is Home documentary ahead of his Roots Picnic appearance

 

Leon Bridges | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN
Leon Bridges | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

Take us to the river: Leon Bridges exploded onto the scene last year with his astounding debut album of modern soul, Coming Home. To celebrate his success, Squarespace made a documentary shot by Danny Clinch following his rise from an unknown solo artist from Fort Worth, Texas, to touring the world and getting nominated for Grammys. Continue reading →

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Stream Nothing’s new album Tired Of Tomorrow in full via NPR Music

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Nothing | photo by Ben Rayner | courtesy of the artist

Shoegaze punks Nothing have been teasing their upcoming album Tired Of Tomorrow for weeks now through various singles and mini-documentaries, and now you can listen to the album in full over at NPR Music.

Tired Of Tomorrow, the band’s second LP (the first being 2014’s Guilty Of Everything) is out May 13th on Relapse Records and was recorded with Philly super-producer Will Yip. Continue reading →

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Bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu’s Double Decker Music series announces Summer 2016 line-up

Weyes Blood | phot by Scott Troyan | courtesy of the artist
Weyes Blood | photo by Scott Troyan | courtesy of the artist

Back in March, we shared Bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu‘s open call for artists to perform for their Double Decker Music Series, which involves musicians playing on a double decker bus that drives around Philadelphia. Very cool. Today, we have the organization’s line-up for the Summer of 2016. Continue reading →

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

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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 →

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

Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com
Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com

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 →

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

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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 →

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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 →