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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.