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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cherry at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Grande Marshall at The Foundry, Honeytiger at Boot and Saddle

Cherry at Key Fest | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Cherry at Key Fest | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

We’ve brought them in for a Key Studio Session and couldn’t get enough so we added them to Key Fest — now, Cherry will be performing at the free Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront series tonight. The brainchild of former punk band Kite Party member Russell Edling, Cherry will be playing along with Belgrade for the scenic concert. And hey, who doesn’t love free live music? Head over to the XPN Concert Calendar for more info. You can check out their live sessions with us below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jane’s Addiction at The Fillmore, Buck Curran at Random Tea Room

 

Jane's Addiction
Jane’s Addiction | Photo courtesy of the artist

’90s alt rockers Jane’s Addiction headline The Fillmore tonight in somewhat of a throwback supershow. Their current tour is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of their sophomore album, Ritual de lo Habitual. Joining them on the Sterling Spoon Tour are  Dinosaur Jr. and Living Colour. For more info on tonight’s show, head here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lucy Dacus at Johnny Brenda’s, Monsieur Perine at World Cafe Live, Gwen Stefani at BB&T Pavilion

Lucy Dacus | photo by Carly Hoskins | via facebook.com/lucy.dacus/

Richmond indie rocker Lucy Dacus brings her debut album No Burden To Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Also playing tonight is RFA. Dacus’ entire record was recorded in Nashville in just one day, and despite that short amount of time it’s still a gem.  Listen to No Burden below, read Tyler Asay’s interview with her here and get tix to the 21+ show over at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Hotelier at Union Transfer, Wesley Stace at Pastorius Park, Lizanne Knott at Bourbon and Branch

The Hotelier | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
The Hotelier | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

We’re halfway through July and The Hotelier has had quite a year already, having just released their third studio album Goodness in May. You might have heard about it because the Massachusetts alternative band totally shreds, or maybe because their latest album cover features a bunch of nudists. Either way, The Hotelier is worth your attention and their show tonight at Union Transfer is sure to be epic. Tickets and more information can be found by heading over to the XPN Concert Calendar. Get a feel for Goodness by checking out the track “Piano Player” right here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: RVIVR at PhilaMOCA, Paul McCartney at Citizens Bank Park, Cowboy Junkies at World Cafe Live at the Queen

RVIVR | via rvivr.wordpress.com

Olympia, Washington punk four-piece RVIVR are taking over at PhilaMOCA tonight and are sure to deliver a strong, fast-paced performance that packs a punch. Comprised of members from various other bands in the scene, RVIVR know how to do DIY well and lead the pack with open dialogue about gender equality. Opening the show is Philly up-and-comers Thin Lips, who just wrapped up a tour with Modern Baseball. For tickets and more information head over to the XPN Concert Calendar and check out the songs off the band’s EP Bicker and Breathe below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Emily King at Union Transfer, Darko The Super at Kung Fu Necktie, Dulls at Bourbon and Branch

Emily King | Photo via http://www.emilykingmusic.com/
Emily King | Photo via http://www.emilykingmusic.com/

Emily King headlines Union Transfer tonight. Also playing is Maroon 5 keyboardist/backing vocalist PJ Morton. Just three days ago, the NYC singer-songwriter King, who is the daughter of jazz singers Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti, released the deluxe edition of her 2015 debut album The Switch, featuring four new bonus tracks and a demo version. Below you can find her hit “Distance.” For tickets and more information on tonight’s all ages show, head to the XPN Concert Calendar.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ridge Summit at Bourbon and Branch, Lion Babe at The Foundry, The Suffers at Long’s Park, Nuevofest at FringeArts

Dan Ferry
Dan Ferry of Ridge Summit / The Chimeras | video grab via Philebrity

The Chimeras were one of the best things we’ve seen locally this millennium, so it wasn’t easy to have them slowly fade out of the scene a few years back. Thankfully though, Dan Ferry of The Chimeras returned last year with a new band called Ridge Summit — and they play Bourbon and Branch tonight. The project has kept alive the hard rock spirit of The Chimeras, and with plenty of guitar solos, howling vocals, and even a hint of blues, this EP from Ridge Summit, released nearly a year ago, is just what we all need right now. Take a listen below, and head to the XPN Concert Calendar to snag tickets to tonight’s gig. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Love On The Streets Festival at Paines Park, Steve Gunn at Union Transfer, John Carpenter at Keswick Theatre

Creepoid
Creepoid | Photo by Chris Sikich for WXPN | sikichphotography.com

Love on the Streets Festival is back for its second year today with a super packed schedule of awesome performances, food and drinks, a flea market and more, all right here at Paines Park. The event features the likes of Creepoid, Steady Hands (which features Sean Huber and Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball), Mercury Girls, Amanda X, Vicky Speedboat, Hurry, Endless Taile, Weller and RFA on the XPN Mad Dragon Stage. More info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar and check out songs off of Creepoid’s 2015 Cemetery Highrise Slum below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: World / Inferno Friendship Society at The Trocadero, Nothing at Union Transfer, Laura Gibson at Johnny Brenda’s

The World/Inferno Friendship Society | photo via www.blowthescene.com
The World/Inferno Friendship Society | photo via www.blowthescene.com

Punks meets cabaret tonight at The Trocadero as The World / Inferno Friendship Society takes the stage. The band’s sound is just as huge as its roster, having anywhere from 7 to 13 members playing horns, piano, bass, guitar, drums and more. Their songs are theatrical in nature and it’ll be a treat to see how the band brings them to life in person. For tickets and more info check out the XPN Concert Calendar and listen to the 2014 track “Dolce Far Niente” below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Dove and The Wolf at Ortlieb’s, Jessy Lanza at Johnny Brenda’s, The Snails at World Cafe Live at the Queen

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The Dove & The Wolf | photo by Colin Kerrigan | courtesy of the artist

Fresh off the June release of their new EP I Don’t Know What to Feel, duo The Dove and The Wolf will play Ortlieb’s tonight. Dirt Dollhouse and Bailen play in support. Comprised of French citizens Lou Hayat and Paloma Gil, The Dove and The Wolf started in 2014 and is now based right here in Philly. Listen to the harmonies of “The Smell Of Us” below, and be sure to stop by the XPN Concert Calendar for all the details you need on tonight’s show. Continue reading →