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No bells and whistles: just a great new song by Bryant Eugene Vazquez

 

Bryant Eugene Vazquez | Photo courtesy of the artist
Bryant Eugene Vazquez | Photo by Mackenzie Canavarro | courtesy of the artist

Bryant Eugene Vazquez was born in East L.A., spent time living in Northern Arizona, and currently lives in Philly. He has released a slew of records since 2011, and in May we premiered his excellent new album, All Damn Day / The Greatest Hits. Continue reading →

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Download two new songs by Lauryn Peacock

Lauryn Peacock | Photo credit: Laura Partain
Lauryn Peacock | Photo credit: Laura Partain

While getting her Masters degree at the University of Pennsylavnia, Philly was fortunate to be a home to singer-songwriter Lauryn Peacock. During her time here she settled comfortably into Philly’s indie-folk and singer-songwriter scene, and recorded a wonderful Key Studio Session in August, 2012. Continue reading →

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Download a sampler of new songs by Noah Gunderson

Noah Gunderson | Photo via https://www.facebook.com/noahgundersenmusic
Noah Gunderson | Photo via https://www.facebook.com/noahgundersenmusic

As a singer-songwriter, Seattle based Noah Gunderson more than wears his heart on his sleeve. Since 2008 – when he released his first EP – the confessional self-reflective singer and songwriter has built an impressive following with his intense live performances, pouring his heart and soul into making connections with his fans through his emotionally impassioned songs. Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of the classic “Sunshine” by Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards | Photo via http://www.newfrontiertouring.com/artist/jonathan-edwards/
Jonathan Edwards | Photo via http://www.newfrontiertouring.com/artist/jonathan-edwards/

The heritage singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards, who recently visited the World Cafe studios to record a session, was driving a truck when he wrote his big hit song “Sunshine” in 1971. Edwards, who’ll be on the radio show with David Dye on Monday, August 3rd, has a new album, Tomorrow’s Child, recorded in Nashville. On his new record, Edwards partnered with Darrell Scott and the collection features contributions from Allison Krauss, Shawn Colvin, Vince Gill, and Joe Walsh. Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Stunner” by Milky Chance

Milky Chance | photo by James Kendall | courtesy of the artist
Milky Chance | photo by James Kendall | courtesy of the artist

The German duo Milky Chance – Clemens Rehbein and Phillip Dausch – return to Philly tonight to headline the Skyline Stage at the Mann. The duo, still riding high with their with their global hit song, “Stolen Dance,” are touring with X-Ambassadors, who themselves have a hit song, “Renegades.” Continue reading →

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Get to know #XPNfest artist Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez | Judson Baker/Courtesy of Press Junkie
Gina Chavez | Judson Baker/Courtesy of Press Junkie

Of the many bands we’re excited to see this weekend at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, Texas native Gina Chavez is high on the list. The bilingual Latin-folk singer/songwriter blends cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk injected with social commentary and her dynamic vocal range. Continue reading →

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Download a live version of “Live By The Water” by Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Three days and counting! This weekend is the XPoNential Music Festival at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ. The festival starts this Friday, July 24th and features The Word, JD McPherson, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Dawes and more. Altogether there are 32 bands performing over the weekend including First Aid Kit, My Morning Jacket, George Ezra, Delta Rae, Indigo Girls, Calexico, Hop Along, St. Vincent, Field Report, The Word, Dawes, and many more. Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of “The World Ender” by Lord Huron

Lord Huron | WXPN Free At Noon | Photo by Rocco Peditto
Lord Huron | WXPN Free At Noon | Photo by Rocco Peditto

Four days and counting! This weekend is the XPoNential Music Festival at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ. The festival starts on Friday, July 24th with The Word, JD McPherson, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Dawes and more. There’ll be 32 bands performing over the weekend including First Aid Kit, My Morning Jacket, George Ezra, Delta Rae, Indigo Girls, Calexico, Hop Along, and on Saturday, Lord Huron. Continue reading →

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Introducing the synth-pop dance vibes of ROZES

ROZES | Photo via https://www.facebook.com/ROZESsounds
ROZES | Photo via https://www.facebook.com/ROZESsounds

As a musician who chooses to work in the synth-pop EDM/dance genre, it’s likely pretty easy these days to get lost in what is a seemingly overcrowded dance oriented, synth pop musical landscape. Unless of course you’ve got the songs and vocal chops that will allow you to transcend above the ocean of “just average” electro-groove laden music that is smothering Top 40, Soundcloud remixes, and the iTunes economy. Continue reading →

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