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Watch Pissed Jeans get swole in new video for “The Bar Is Low”

Pissed Jeans | via the artist's Facebook page
Pissed Jeans | via the artist’s Facebook page

Last week, we finally got to hear Why Love Now? in its entirety, but Pissed Jeans isn’t stopping there. The album officially dropped today, and to celebrate, they’ve shared a new video for lead single “The Bar Is Low”. It’s a glorious ode to feeling emasculated at the gym, so if that’s a sensitive subject for you, you might want to sit this one out. Otherwise, stream the clip below. Continue reading →

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Mannequin Pussy bring Romantic tracks to Audiotree, talk favorite Philly bands and karaoke

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com
Mannequin Pussy | photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com

While on tour earlier this month in support of last year’s Romantic LP, local punk outfit Mannequin Pussy stopped by the Chicago studios of Audiotree to record a live session of songs and conversation. Now back home, the quartet joins Abi Reimold, King Azaz, and Carcara at Johnny Brenda’s tonight for a show benefiting the Trevor Project.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch a new video of Stevie Ray Vaughan mastering an acoustic guitar

Stevie Ray Vaughn | via Guitar World

“I did the best I could with carrying on the flame of rhythm & blues and rock & roll”

-Stevie Ray Vaughan

The late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan played a number of blistering electric Fender Stratocasters in his career, but some recently surfaced vintage video from 1983 shows what Stevie Ray could do to an acoustic guitar. It’s a must-see for any SRV fan. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Jared Selby keeps dancing amid the struggle in the “Reflections” video

Jared Selby | photo courtesy of the artist
Jared Selby | photo courtesy of the artist

North Philadelphia born and raised musician Jared Selby has been building his resume as a producer in the Soundcloud zone for a few years now, but his skills stretch beyond beat tapes. He’s been developing his lyrical craft and dabbling in video production, and all of those worlds collide in the new visual for “Reflections,” which we’re happy to premiere for you today. Continue reading →

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Ride tease even more brand-new material with the relaxer “Home Is A Feeling”

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Ride | Credit: Piper Ferguson

Shoegaze is back, baby. As bands like Slowdive resurface alongside Lush and My Bloody Valentine, it was only time before staples Ride get in on the action. The follow-up to 1996’s Tarantula is in the making, and as we get closer and closer to the release, the band continues to tease every die-hard by hitting us this time in the form of “Home Is A Feeling”

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Watch local rapper Joie Kathos take over The Foundry at Fillmore for a powerful set

Joie Kathos | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

The Boiler Room recently stopped by The Foundry at The Fillmore for an all-local lineup, and footage has recently surfaced of local rapper Joie Kathos‘ extremely energetic set. Her flamboyant style brings a mix of choreography, clever lyricism and solid flow, making Kathos a force to be reckoned with in the scene. All she wants to do is share her thoughts with the world, and the world should seriously listen. Continue reading →

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At The Drive In announce new record in•ter a•li•a and profess the ugly with “Incurably Innocent”

At The Drive-In | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
At The Drive In | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

At The Drive In shocked a very niche part of the world with a gigantic reunion tour was supposed to take them all across this great country — but derailed shortly after an an insane gig at The Fillmore last June. To pick up where they left off and continue giving their fans multiple heart attacks, the band announced in•ter a•li•a, its first record in 17 years, due out on May 5th via Rise Records. With the announcement, the band also released their first single from the record “Incurably Innocent”.

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