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PREMIERE: “Mischief Night” gets ghoulish in Haunted Homes’ spooky vintage film video

Haunted Homes | photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of artist

‘Tis Mischief Night, my good fellows. You know what that means — cue lightning strike, thunder clash, echoing deep-throated cackles — time for some ghoulish shenanigans. And Philly’s resident retro spooksters, Haunted Homes, are here to get you in the wholesomely eerie mood with a new video for their aptly titled track, “Mischief Night.” Continue reading →

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Haunted Homes rise from the dead to bring you “The Rattlesnake King”

Haunted Homes | via hauntedhomes.bandcamp.com

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if the ghost of Jesse James came back from the dead to front an ass-kicking rock band? If you’re anything like me, questions like that keep you up at night, but toss and turn no more–the new single from Haunted Homes is here. Old West cowboys may never have had access to iPods, but if they had, they would have loved to listen to “The Rattlesnake King” as they rode off into the sunset. Continue reading →

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Listen to Dreamswell’s new EP Act 2, catch them at Boot & Saddle this weekend

Dreamswell | photo via the artist’s Facebook page

Dreamswell is still a fairly new project, but they’re already back with their second EP — fittingly titled Act 2. And if you’re familiar with some of the band members’ other projects — like Hemming and Madalean Gauze — Dreamswell’s deep and haunting sound may take you by surprise (in a good way). Continue reading →

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Just Released: Listen to Madalean Gauze’s New EP Cool and Fun, Watch “Poison Pill” Music Video

Madalean Gauze | from “Poison Pill” music video

Following 2015’s debut LP Sing, Madalean Gauze‘s next project is here at last. On July 1st the Philadelphia singer-songwriter released her new EP Cool and Fun, and that’s definitely what it is: cool, fun, intense, and all-around awesome. From the beginning everything-goes title track to the beautiful slow burner “Too Hard” to the building, rocking album closer, the indie artist once again realizes a record that was long in the making but worth the wait. Continue reading →

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Sing along with Grease, cry with Big Star, in XPN’s Second Annual Music Film Festival (tickets on sale Monday)

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is one of the featured films in the Second Annual XPN Music Film Festival

The WXPN Music Film Festival returns for a second year this spring, April 12th-14th, and its lineup once again covers the musical and cinematic gamut. Blues fans can experience the southern juke joint circuit with We Juke Up In Here; b-movie lovers can nerd out to The History of Future Folk; 70s music buffs and present day indie heads can bond over the heartbreaking story of rock’s greatest unknown band in Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me; and just about anybody over the age of 25 will have a blast singing along to Grease. Also in the mix are a screening of The Flaming Lips’ 2012 Halloween concert film Freak Night, a documentary on archetypal riot grrl Kathleen Hannah, the heartwarming Once in a Lullaby: The P.S. 22 Chorus Story, and many more. Check out the full lineup below; tickets and all-access passes are on sale to the general public on Monday, March 25th through the XPN website.

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