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Bad Braids kicks off its European travels tonight at Cha-Cha’razzi

Bad Braids’ Megan Biscieglia / Photo by Elizabeth Lennox
Bad Braids’ Megan Biscieglia / Photo by Elizabeth Lennox

Before beginning a European tour during the month of September, Bad Braids will play a kickoff show at South Philly’s Cha-Cha’razzi tonight at 7:35 pm. The band (in this configuration, just Megan Biscieglia solo, sans her usual rotating cast of collaborators) recorded a Choice/Cuts session at the beginning of the calendar year which showcased their hauntingly beautiful brand of psych/folk. Continue reading →

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A trio of Tedeschi Trucks Band performances with special guests on the bill at Keswick

Photo by Mark Seliger
Tedeschi Trucks Band photo by Mark Seliger

Tedeschi Trucks Band fans, rejoice! WXPN Welcomes the blues rock ensemble, currently touring in support of their 2013 release, Made up Mind, to the Keswick Theatre. They will be headlining three nights of performances this December with special opening guests on each bill. Continue reading →

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Watch Dave Hause cover Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys” in the Czech Republic

Dave Hause
Dave Hause

Philly’s Dave Hause is a touring machine. Following a knockout XPoNential Music Festival set with his band, he promptly headed overseas for a European headlining tour, where he’s about to play the UK’s storied Reading Festival this weekend. In between, he took a few minutes by a placid lake in the Czech Republic one afternoon to shoot a cover of fellow XPNFest artist Jenny Lewis: an acoustic rendition of her super-catchy “Just One of the Guys,” the single from this year’s The Voyager. Continue reading →

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Watch Foxing and Modern Baseball’s Space Jam Session

Modern Baseball
Modern Baseball | Photo courtesy of artist.

Fresh from their tour with HotelierPrawn and Little Big League, St. Louis emo-indie band Foxing just released a Space Jam Session with Modern Baseball‘s Jake Ewald. For their session, the group did a cover of the indie rock band Pedro the Lion’s “Options” off of 2002′s Control. Continue reading →

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Check out this awesome new video from Amanda X for “Guatemala”

Photo by Pete Murray | http://petermurrayphotography.com/
Amanda X | Photo by Pete Murray | http://petermurrayphotography.com/

The first track off of Amanda X‘s latest album, Amnesia, now has a cool new video to accompany it. The song is called “Guatemala,” and the video features a first person point of view of the band’s experiences road tripping, giving the listener a feel for what life is like on tour. Continue reading →

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Watch Cookie Rabinowitz’s comforting “Every St.” video

Cookie Rabinowitz
Photo via facebook.com/CookieRabinowitz

Local R&B-soul singer songwriter Cookie Rabinowitz recently released a video for “Every St.” The song is off of his newest album, Four Eyed Soul. The album title refers to the “blue eyed soul” genre which has deep roots in Philly, where artists like Hall and Oates who brought the genre to commercial success.

Originally an alternative singer songwriter, Cookie quickly embraced a more soulful direction when he started collaborating with local MC Schoolly D and guitarist Erik Horvitz. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Delorean and City Rain at Morgan’s Pier, Douglas Thomas at The Fire, Evening River Band at Kung Fu Necktie

Delorean
Photo by Nacho Vidal via facebook.com/dlrean

Spanish dance group Delorean plays a free show at Morgan’s Pier tonight. Last year, the group released its second album, Apar, produced in the band’s private studio in El Poblenou. The title is a Basque term that means to froth or foam. The sounds in the album, a very minimum instrumentation and vocals, has a feeling of being destroyed yet remaining strong. The band released a playlist of some of the fantastic remixes they’ve done this year, as well as a warped video for “Unhold” featuring Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek. They will be joined by Philly’s City Rain, who were featured on the Key’s Unlocked Series. Similar to Delorean, City Rain recorded its newest album High School Dance near a family shore house. Catch both bands for their free show at Morgan’s Pier. Get more details at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch The Early November play acoustic at World Cafe Live

The Early November | Photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com
The Early November | Photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com

Jersey punk band The Early November just released a few videos from last week’s sold out acoustic show at the World Cafe Live, shot by The Key’s Ally Newbold. In an interview after the show, guitarist Joseph Marro talked about how playing acoustic was different from playing with a full band, saying “Stripping it down and making it fun was really the main objective for this tour and we’re really happy with how it’s gone.” Continue reading →

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Watch Creepoid’s mesmerizing “Yellow Wallpaper” video

Creepoid
Creepoid | Photo by Adam Wallacavage

Local psych punk band Creepoid just released their latest music video for “Yellow Wallpaper,” a track off of the band’s 2014 self-titled LP. The Philly-bred band recently added Far Out Fangtooth’s Nick Kulp to their lineup and relocated to Savannah, Georgia – but were only in their new home temporarily as they immediately went out on a run of tour dates with Against Me!. Continue reading →