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Song of Innocence: Watch Lovers League’s new video for “Hide and Seek”

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Lovers League | Photo By Lisa Chosed

With their second album due out on May 12th, the single “Hide and Seek” off Lovers League’s album 2 could be some of their most beautiful work yet.  Gentle and pure, with a child-like spirit at heart, the band puts together a mellow and melodically pleasing song and appropriate video cut from old Little Rascals footage that draws listeners in closer. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Waxahatchee at Union Transfer, Lady Lamb at World Cafe Live, Damien Rice at The Academy of Music

Waxahatchee | photo by Michael Rubenstein | via facebook.com/waxahatchee
Waxahatchee | photo by Michael Rubenstein | via facebook.com/waxahatchee

As of this writing, there are still tickets available to tonight’s Waxahatchee show at Union Transfer. This is somewhat preposterous; I mean, what, did you need further convincing  after that epic New Yorker profile and the City Paper cover story (not to mention the Inquirer piece and our own interview)? The new Ivy Tripp came out yesterday, and it’s really good; even when you take into account the mob mentality of Waxahatchee-fawning and notch it down a few pegs, it still stands out in setting moods and evoking emotions, rocking out catchy jams like “Under A Rock” and simmering introspections like “Air.” Openers The Goodbye Party also rule – Chrissy Tashjian of Thin Lips is pulling guitar duties with them on this tour – as does indie pop duo Girlpool, who join us this week for The Key Studio Sessions too. Really, this is a show not to miss. Get tickets and more information at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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No better way to spend a Monday; Jose Gonzalez kicks off his North American tour at Union Transfer

Jose Gonzalez / Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Jose Gonzalez / Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

Day one of his North American tour, and Jose Gonzalez packs Union Transfer to full capacity; not too shabby. But this was no frenzied or out-of-control crowd. Despite being shoulder-to-shoulder from balcony to floor, the evening was rather docile and intimate; something that Icelandic singer songwriter Olof Arnalds noticed right off the bat during her opening set Continue reading →