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Just Announced: Maggie Rogers will play the Skyline Stage at The Mann this fall

Maggie Rogers | courtesy of the artist

Maggie Rogers is about to head out on tour behind her new album Heard It In A Past Life, and she’ll play a sold-out show at The Fillmore at the end of this month. But if you missed out on tickets to that, here’s a bit of good news: Rogers has just announced another string of tour dates for this fall, bringing her back to Philly to play The Mann Center’s Skyline Stage on October 4. Empress Of will open the show. Continue reading →

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Maggie Rogers to Vampire Weekend: 8 of 2019’s Most Anticipated Releases

Maggie Rogers | photo by Dylan Eddinger for WXPN // J.S. Ondara | photo by Josh Cheuse | courtesy of the artist // Ali Awan | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

New year, new music; today, XPN Morning Show host Kristen Kurtis rounds up eight records that she cannot wait to hear in 2019. Read and listen below.

WHO: Maggie Rogers

WHAT: Heard It in a Past Life

WHEN: January 18th

WHY: It feels like forever since a demo of “Alaska” made Pharrell cry while hosting a master class for songwriters at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. A year and a half (and one SNL performance) after that viral video made Maggie Rogers an immediate internet sensation, she is finally releasing her full-length debut album. She plays the Fillmore Philadelphia on Saturday, March 30. Continue reading →

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Watch Maggie Rogers’ soaring, sublime SNL debut

Maggie Rogers | still from video

If only Saturday Night Live could book an XPN favorite as its musical guest every week. Maggie Rogers‘ debut album isn’t due out until January, but she’s already had a chance to grace the famous stage, appearing this past weekend as SNL’s first somewhat under-the-radar musical guest of the season and performing renditions of “Light On” and “Fallingwater,” both off her forthcoming album Heard It In A Past Life. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Maggie Rogers at the Fillmore

Maggie Rogers | photo by Dylan Eddinger | dylaneddingerphoto.squarespace.com

Maggie Rogers has been an unstoppable force over the last few years, rising from relative obscurity to the upper ranks of pop stars. Her second album, Heard It in a Past Life, drops in January 2019, and so far we’ve heard three fantastical singles from the new LP. Next month the singer-songwriter tours with Mumford & Sons, and has just announced her own 2019 tour with Mallrat and Melanie Faye Continue reading →

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Maggie Rogers shines at a sold out Union Transfer

Maggie Rogers | photo by Dylan Eddinger | dylaneddingerphoto.squarespace.com

Maggie Rogers looked like a star Thursday night, headlining a sold out show at Union Transfer. And I mean literally. Decked out in a stellar jumpsuit/cape combo, covered in stars, eyes, hands, and flowers, she rocked the stage with her songs backed by a full band. Rogers kicked off her North America tour in Philly, playing through the entirety of her repertoire since her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading was released last year on Capitol Records, as well as a few new songs from her upcoming full-length album. Continue reading →

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Pre-order Live at the World Cafe Volume 43 featuring The Districts, Maggie Rogers, The War on Drugs, Waxahatchee and more

Live at the World Cafe Volume 43

The latest compilation of live performances from NPR’s World Cafe is available this spring to XPN members — and it’s a fantastic collection.

Ranging from rock and folk vets Bob WeirLittle Steven & The Disciples of Soul, and Suzanne Vega to new voices Maggie Rogers, Sweet Spirit, and Phoebe Bridgers, Philly rooted artists The DistrictsThe War on Drugs, and Waxahatchee, Live at the World Cafe Vol. 43 is an expansive release. Continue reading →

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Firefly on the Fly, Day One: Maggie Rogers, OAR, Glass Animals, Kaleo, Eden and more

Kaleo | Firefly 2017 | Photo by John Vettese

Day one of the Firefly Music Festival was marked by near perfect weather – sunny skies and comfortable breezes – and some excellent sets of music. Maggie Rogers was by far the standout set of the day. She’s originally from Eastern Shore, Maryland, so this was sort of a hometown set for her. Both OAR and Salt Cathedral played pop-up sets in the Firefly Coffee House after their main stage sets; OAR had the place packed. And there were several cool covers; Maggie Rogers did “Wannabe” by Spice Girls, and Eden did “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and “Hey Ya” by OutKast. Continue reading →

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Free at Noon Flashback: Maggie Rogers grooves her way into the hearts of pop fans with an electric performance

Maggie Rogers | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

Alternative pop princess Maggie Rogers made a stop by World Cafe Live for an energized Free at Noon, taking time out of her sold-out tour of the great United States to pay one of her favorite stations a visit. Just like her sparkling blue kicks, her brand of singer-songwriting adds that ounce of shiny flair with a fantastic blend of folk harmonies paired with booming electronic instrumentation.

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Alaska” by Maggie Rogers.

Maggie Rogers | photo by Katia Temkin http://www.katiatemkin.com/
Maggie Rogers | photo by Katia Temkin
http://www.katiatemkin.com/

Maggie Rogers – remember her name. The singer-songwriter recently went from a being a nearly unknown folk musician to an overnight sensation. On June 1st, a video of Maggie sitting in a class she was taking at NYU with musician and producer Pharrell was posted on the internet. During the playback of the song, “Alaska,” he was brought to tears by her song, and the video went massively viral. Continue reading →