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NonCOMM recap: No worries for Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff and the | photo by Dylan Eddinger | dylaneddingerphoto.squarespace.com

It goes without saying that all of Denver-based Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats‘ most recent releases have all been radio hits. WXPN sure knows it. Second to last on night three’s downstairs stage, they delivered all new songs for a joyous thirty minute set. Fresh off the hype from their March album Tearing at the Seams, World Cafe’s Talia Schlanger introduced the band by saying that while she doesn’t like to play favorites, she is the most excited for their act. They’re due back in Philadelphia on June 6th to play The Skyline Stage at The Mann Center.

The band – a seven-piece consisting of brass, percussion, and electric string sections – took the stage before Rateliff to lead into “Shoe Boot,” a jumpy, quintessential country rock jam. Rateliff has a lot of layers to his music, and country isn’t the only defining genre. There were elements of a blues ballad in “Babe I Know,” 1960’s swing beats in “Say It Louder,” and a more relaxed indie sound with “Be There,” especially when the band cut out to simply clap out the rhythm for the final verse. Rateliff is a very multidimensional artist, but on top of everything else, he’s fun. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: The Head and the Heart, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will bring a double dose of folk to Philly this June

The Head and The Heart | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
The Head and The Heart | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

My forever loves, otherwise known as the soulful, folky beauts, The Head and the Heart, are coming back to town this June at The Mann’s Skyline Stage. For an extra dose of good news, the family-like crew will be sharing the bill with rootsy rockers, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, for a short co-headlining tour early this summer. Continue reading →

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Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff and more will play Outlaw Music Fest in Camden

Willie Nelson | photo by Joe Del Tufo

After launching last year in Scranton, Willie Nelson‘s Outlaw Music Festival has become a road show for 2017, and the tour includes a stop at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden on Sunday, September 17th.

With Nelson in the headlining slot, the tour is fleshed out by Nashville country rocker Eric Church, alternative-era singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, Denver rockers Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, as well as Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid, the project of Willie’s son J. Michael Nelson. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Nathaniel Rateliff imitate Britney Spears dancing to S.O.B

reposting @britneyspears thanks for making the sexy video of our song #SOB ❤️-ON.

A video posted by Nathaniel Rateliff (@nathanielrateliff) on

Nathaniel Rateliff (Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats) has responded to a one-time, pop-music queen’s video of herself…dancing to one his songswith a video if his own. Watch. Continue reading →

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Pack Your Bags: XPN favorites Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Lucius to play Eaux Claires festival in August

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats | Photo by John Vettese

The lineup for the 2016 Eaux Claires music festival, which takes place on August 12-13 in rural Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has been released. Festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) have put together a fantastic bill, including Beach House, James Blake, Lucius, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and of course, Bon Iver. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Lord Huron coming to The Fillmore

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats | Photo by Brantley Gutierrez | courtesy of the artist
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats | Photo by Brantley Gutierrez | courtesy of the artist

This just in: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Lord Huron will co-headline the Fillmore Philadelphia on June 6th.

Rateliff and the band are returning to Philadelphia to perform the rowdy western version of blue-eyed soul they are known for, especially after enjoying success from their self-titled album and the single, “S.O.B.” Continue reading →

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Watch Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats perform on VuHaus

Nathaniel Rateliff | Photo via VuHaus
Nathaniel Rateliff | Photo via VuHaus

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats are riding high with their new self-titled release, due to the success of their song “S.O.B.,” a Gotta Hear Song of the Week on WXPN this past August. Rateliff’s self-titled album was produced by Richard Swift and released via Stax Records; on it, he’s born again, touched by the fire of R&B. Continue reading →

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WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats | Photo by Malia James
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats | Photo by Malia James

Singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is kicking up one heck of a soul music storm. When Rateliff started to release albums and begin working the acoustic/folk music scene back in 2007, I’m sure he didn’t see his evolution into a dynamic soul music performer coming. That’s exactly what is happening right now, in large part to a triumphant performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon several weeks ago, when he performed the song “S.O.B.” from his new album out next Friday, August 21st. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Bilal, Nathaniel Rateliff and more

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Bilal | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Local singer-songwriter Bilal stopped by for this week’s Key Studio Session. He brought with him songs from his latest effort In Another Life, performing acoustic versions of “Satellites,” “Love Child” and more. Download the full session here and catch Bilal live at the WXPN-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Underground Arts on August 20th.

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Watch Nathaniel Rateliff perform “Nothing To Show For” on an NYC rooftop (playing Communion at Underground Arts on 11/7)

Nathaniel Rateliff at Non-COMM 2010 | photo via The World in a Paper Cup
Nathaniel Rateliff at Non-COMM 2010 | photo via The World in a Paper Cup

Following a string of September dates with Dr. Dog and The Lumineers, Colorado singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff will be back on the East Coast this Thursday, November 7th for Communion at Underground Arts.  Rateliff is currently supporting a new record called Falling Faster Than You Can Run, which you can stream in its entirety here.  Below, watch Rateliff perform “Nothing to Show For” in a Sideshow Alley session, filmed in 2012 during Communion’s Austin to Boston tour (you’ll recognize tourmates Ben Lovett, Ben Howard and members of The Staves on the rooftop).  Tickets and information for the 21+ Communion night with Tennis, Savoir Adore, On An On, Low Cut Connie and Rocky and the Pressers can be found here.