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Watch Beck and Jenny Lewis cover Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”

Beck and Jenny Lewis | still from video

You gotta appreciate a good astronomy gimmick. Last night was the harvest moon, aka the full moon that falls closest to the beginning of autumn, and to mark the occasion, modern rock vet Beck teamed up with singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis to sing Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” The cover happened during a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater, where Lewis was opening for Beck. Watch a clip of it below, see more videos over at Brooklyn Vegan, and check out our review of Beck and Lewis’ Festival Pier concert from this summer.
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This Just In: Jenny Lewis replaces Glass Animals on Beck’s Festival Pier show

Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis | photo by Rich McKie for WXPN

Well that’s a case study in how you make a bad situation awesome. Oxford indie rockers Glass Animals have dropped off of Beck’s July 20th Festival Pier show (as well as his NYC date at Madison Square Garden) due to unforeseen circumstances, but their replacement is singer-songwiter indie rock queen Jenny Lewis. Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Jenny Lewis, U2, Eternal Summers, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and more

Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis | photo by Rich McKie for WXPN

You can’t tell us that there’s nothing going on this week — even if you don’t count the Firefly Music Festival (which you should totally count), there are more artists moving through the Philly region that we can pin down. Massive arena shows like U2 and Harry Styles to modest DIY gigs like Cold Fronts and Eternal Summers, the spectrum is huge. Here are 27 concerts you can see in and around Philly this week. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Jenny Lewis will play Bethlehem’s Musikfest Cafe, Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall, on summer tour

Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis | photo by Rich McKie for WXPN

We last heard rom L.A.-based singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis in 2016, when she was on the tail end of her tour in support of 2014’s excellent LP The Voyager, as well as a run of 10th anniversary dates celebrating her solo debut Rabbit Fur Coat. (Not to mention the short-lived, very fun N.A.F. project.) So we’re not quite sure what this newly announced run of festival and theater tour dates means from indie rock veteran, but we’ll take any opportunity to see Lewis that we can get.

The late spring and summer tour dates begin in Nashville, and make local-ish stops on Wednesday, June 13th at Bethlehem’s Musikfest Cafe, as well as Friday, July 27th at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall. Continue reading →

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NAF (Jenny Lewis, Erika Spring, and Tennessee Thomas) added to M. Ward show at UT in May

Jenny Lewis | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com
Jenny Lewis | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com

According to Brooklyn Vegan, Jenny Lewis, Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone, and Tennessee Thomas of The Like performed together last night for the first time as NAF (short for Nice As Fuck) at a Bernie Sanders benefit show in New York. So So Glos and Wild Belle also played.

The supergroup trio will continue to play together as Nice As Fuck and they’ll be going on the road with M. Ward for his More Rain tour, which includes his stop at Union Transfer on Monday, May 2nd. Continue reading →

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Watch Philly rocker Dave Hause talk songwriting and Devour on Last Call with Carson Daly

Dave Hause | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Dave Hause | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

“I’m Dave Hause; I’m from Philadelphia, I make up songs and try to sing it in key.” That’s how the Philadelphia songwriter opened his spotlight on Last Call with Carson Daly this week, touching on topics ranging from his childhood in a religious, post-Hippie musical household to the intense songwriting process for his latest LP, Devour. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Natalie Prass at Boot & Saddle, Branford Marsalis at Zellerbach Theater, Jason Isbell at the Keswick

Natalie Prass
Natalie Prass | photo via www.facebook.com/natalieprass

Natalie Prass brings her debut LP to Boot & Saddle tonight. You might recognize her as the keyboard player on Jenny Lewis’s tour last year, but this first offering from the Cleveborn singer-songwriter shows her talents reach much further than piano. Her “Bird of Prey” single was XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week back in January, its playful yet self-assured arrangements of horns and strings buoying Prass’s up close and personal vocals. Listen to the song below and pick up tickets for tonight’s show with Lady Lady here.
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Listen to Ryan Adams’ amazing new self-titled album via First Listen

Ryan Adams | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Ryan Adams | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Ryan Adams is shaping up to have an outstanding fall. After a handful of well-received summer festival appearances – including a slot at our own XPoNential Music Festival – his fourteenth album, the self-titled Ryan Adams, is in stores next week. And holy cow it is good – an incredibly skilled songwriter in top form. Continue reading →