Just Announced: Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more will play Outlaw Music Fest in Camden

Willie Nelson and Family | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

Three words that describe a country lover’s dream: Outlaw Music Festival. From legends in country and roots music to current top charters, the touring festival rooted has it all. Curated and headlined by Willie Nelson, the local stop of the event comes to Camden’s BB&T Pavillion on September 15th. Continue reading →


Members of The Lawsuits, TJ Kong and Commonwealth Choir take on “Wild Night” by Van Morrison (playing MilkBoy on NYE)

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To get everyone ready for their New Years Eve show at MilkBoy in a couple of weeks, members of The Lawsuits, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb and Commonwealth Choir collaborated on a rocking cover of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night” that includes a knock-out harmonica solo by Kong’s Dan Bruskewicz.  Check out the video below and pick up tickets to the XPN Welcomes show here.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Divers at Kung Fu Necktie, Chipocrite at PhilaMOCA for Tuesday Tune-Out, XPN Welcomes Northern Liberties Music Fest’s Van Morrison Tribute Night at The Fire

Divers open for Auctioneer at Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  The brainchild of local musicians Emily Ann Zeitlyn and Ross Bellenoit, Divers are a new quartet filled out by Tom Bendel (Buried Beds) and Todd Erk (The Weeds).  Alternating between wailing, dynamic flourishes and upbeat rock-outs, the Philly band’s still-growing discography of three tracks is an enticing preview of what’s to come.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Auctioneer and Anna Vogelzang can be found at the WXPN Concert Calendar.  Stream “Wild Things” below and right-click here to download it for free.

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Sharon Van Etten shares a “simple, stark, raw” video for “No One’s Easy to Love”

Sharon Van Etten | still from video

Sharon Van Etten‘s new album Remind Me Tomorrow has been making its way onto several best of 2019 (so far) lists recently. Before the songwriter embarks on a European tour with those well-deserved accolades in tow, she’s shared a new video for the track “No One’s Easy to Love.” One of four videos Van Etten has made for the album, it’s the second one directed by her friend, filmmaker Katherine Dieckmann. The video keeps things simple, with Van Etten against a stark gray urban backdrop that lets the song take center stage. Continue reading →


Listen to the first beat compilation by local collective smth savant

Dusty Bonez Jones at Backyard Bxss | photo by Austin Eterno | courtesy of the artist

Backyard Bxss Season 1, a 10-track compilation featuring experimental electronic artists from around the city, is the first tape to be released in a quarterly series by local collective smth savant (pro. sum’thing/ suhˈvant). The collective is most known for throwing their monthly Backyard Bxss live sessions held around the city. Founded in 2017 by Kilamanzego and Madam Data, the collective has grown to 5 members and have held monthly gatherings since May of that year to create and share beats and songs during the Backyard Bxss sessions. Continue reading →


You’ll be yelling “YES” after watching Khruangbin’s new music video “Evan Finds The Third Room”

Khruangbin | photo by Dylan Eddinger |

Texan trio Khruangbin has recently been gaining a lot of attention for their newest music video “Evan Finds The Third Room.” The three-piece is well known for their deeply psychedelic and 1960’s thai disco-funk inspired style. Off their sophomore album Con Todo El Mundo, “Evan Finds The Third Room” can be described as the stand-out track. The best part, though, is the music video directed by Felix Heyes, Josh King and Mi Tian; it is a perfect representation of the euphoric funk driven piece. It honestly makes the song ten times more enjoyable.

The video opens up with a cute old Chinese lady, who I swear looks like my 68-year-old grandma, taking out the trash. All of sudden, things start getting weird, in a good way. The whole video is basically just the camera crew following this lady all over the city while she happily pretends to hula her heart away with an invisible hula hoop. The whole concept is so cheesy but enthrallingly hilarious.  Continue reading →