Oxymorrons playing Boot & Saddle with Dewey Decible on May 31st

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Oxymorrons | Photo by Yves Vagery

The New York based Oxymorrons are one of those bands whose musical sound is hard to pin down, which, is a great thing. Formed by Queens brothers K.I. and Deee, they’re fans of all kinds of music, and they distill it down to a singular voice on their own original music. Formed in 2008, you’ll hear elements of hip-hop, rock, and alternative music in their music. Continue reading →


Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin talks about his Make The World Better benefit concert with WXPN’s Dan Reed

Dan Reed (left) with Connor Barwin (right) | Photo via
Dan Reed (left) with Connor Barwin (right) | Photo by Ann Reed via

Connor Barwin, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive player, recently stopped by WXPN to talk with XPN’s afternoon host Dan Reed about Barwin’s 3rd annual Make The World Better benefit concert on Friday, June 3rd at Union Transfer. The show is an all-Philly bill including Hop Along, Waxahatchee, and a surprise special guest. Continue reading →


This Day in Music History: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan is released, Red Hot Chili Peppers get their first #1 album 22 years into their career

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

1957 – Buddy Holly and the Crickets release their first record, “That’ll Be The Day,” which goes to #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. The song is inspired by John Wayne’s frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, “That’ll be the day,” in his movie The Searchers, which Holly, Jerry Allison, and Sonny Curtis had seen in June 1956. It is also the first song to be recorded by The Quarrymen, the skiffle group that subsequently becomes The Beatles.

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XPN MusicNotes: Radiohead brings back “Creep” while Dinosaur Jr. performs new song “Tiny”

Radiohead | photos by Alex Lake | courtesy of the artist

At virtually every stop of their European tour Radiohead has busted out some surprises. Take for instance the other night in Paris when the band performed “Creep” & “2+2=5” for the first time in seven years. Watch below.

Raidohead also debuted “Climbing Up the Walls.”

Dinosaur Jr. appeared on Later… With Jools Holland last night to perform their new song “Tiny” from their soon to be released new album- “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.” album. Check it out.

Also- Henry Rollins recorded a little promo-video for the new, Dinosaur Jr. album. Watch below.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Courtney Barnett at the Electric Factory, Ill Doots at Johnny Brenda’s, Four Tet at 714

Courtney Barnett | Photo By Noah Silvestry for WXPN |
Courtney Barnett | Photo By Noah Silvestry for WXPN |

Singer-songwriter-rock-and-roller Courtney Barnett is on a victory lap in support of last year’s acclaimed record Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit; tonight, she plays her biggest Philadelphia gig to date, headlining the Electric Factory. With jams like “Pedestrian at Best” and “Dead Fox” and aching numbers like “Deprestion,” it will make you feel all the proverbial feelings. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch Courtney playing XPNFest last summer below. Continue reading →