By

Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Radio Dept. at Union Transfer, John Coltraine Tribute at Underground Arts, Pat Finnerty’s Valentine’s Day Tom Petty Tribute at Johnny Brenda’s and more

The Radio Dept. | via facebook.com/theradiodept
The Radio Dept. | via facebook.com/theradiodept

Synthpop masters The Radio Dept. are taking over Union Transfer for the night, kicking off their US headling tour with Germans. The tour celebrates the band’s first record in six years, making tonight’s spectical a long awated one for some. The gig is all ages, and more information/tickets cane be found at the XPN Concert Calender. Continue reading →

By

Just Announced: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers add second Wells Fargo Center show

Tom Petty | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

American rock and roll faves Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are going on tour this summer to celebrate their 40th anniversary. In addition to their July 1st show at the Wells Fargo Center, Petty just added a second engagement at the South Philly arena on Saturday, July 29th. Tickets are on sale now, more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

By

Just Announced: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers bring 40th anniversary tour to Wells Fargo Center

Tom Petty | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com
Tom Petty | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers just announced a 40th anniversary tour that kicks off on April 20th in Oklahoma City, rolls through the United States and cruises through Philadelphia on July 1st for a show at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are on sale Friday, December 16th at 10 a.m. Continue reading →

By

Through the Years With Helen Leicht: A photo gallery featuring Kiss, Tom Petty and more

Helen Leicht and Kiss | photo courtesy of Helen Leicht
Helen Leicht and Kiss | photo courtesy of Helen Leicht

Tomorrow night, XPN midday host Helen Leicht will be honored for her 40 years on the radio in Philadelphia. The gala event takes place at World Cafe Live, and benefits LiveConnections — the music education nonprofit Helen sits on the board of. Today is the last day to purchase advance tickets, and you can do that by clicking here.

In her 40 years on the air at WIOQ, WMGK, WMMR and WXPN, Helen has heard and seen a lot of music, and met innumerable celebs. Below, check out a gallery of images from over the years. Continue reading →

By

Meet Tom Petty biographer Warren Zanes on a new Dan and Dan podcast

Warren Zanes | photo courtesy of the artist
Warren Zanes | photo courtesy of the artist

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC on the Dan and Dan Music Podcast!

In episode 24 The Dans cover the new Iggy Pop / Josh Homme collaboration, do some data analysis of who’s streaming The Beatles on Spotify, talk about Sun Records’ new licensing agreement and propose an alternative to Weezer’s $25,000 Galapagos Island prize. Later on, the hosts are joined by author and musician Warren Zanes to talk about his new critically acclaimed book PETTY: The Biography.

Continue reading →