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Heart Harbor releases benefit single “A Million Years” featuring Erin McKeown, Julia Rainer and more

Heart Harbor 0 Jessica Kourkounis
Heart Harbor | Photo by Jessica Kourkounis | courtesy of the artist | Kourkounis.com

Recording under the name Heart Harbor, local musician Kerry Hallett is well-positioned to provide songs that heal and comfort. Her newest single “A Million Years” does just that, written in response to the tragic shooting in Orlando earlier this year and benefitting GALAEI Philadelphia, a queer/Latinx social justice organization.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Spacin’ at Everybody Hits, Julia Rainer at Kung Fu Necktie, Field Mouse at First Unitarian and more

Photo via facebook.com/spacintheband
Photo via facebook.com/spacintheband

Philly’s Spacin’, whose frontman is Jason Killinger of Birds of Maya, are ready to take 2016 by storm with a new album titled Total Freedom. The band will debut the record tonight at Everybody Hits! They have released their first single off the album “Titchy” — which you can listen to below. For more information on tonight’s show, go to the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Low Cut Connie at World Cafe Live at the Queen; Julia Rainer at The Fire; The Skatellites at World Cafe Live

Photo by Josh Weisgrau
Photo by Josh Weisgrau

Not many blue-collar artists made it onto the White House’s summer playlists curated by POTUS himself. In fact, only one DIY style artist, Low Cut Connie, made the cut of the two twenty-song playlists. The Philly rock band’s frontman Adam Weiner told Digital Music News that he wrote the song, “Boozophilia,” about “all these lunatics and weird-balls and gorgeous individuals who populate dank barrooms all over the USA.  People with big hearts and busted up dreams and dirty jokes and so much love.” Low Cut Connie released their third studio record, Hi Honey, in April of this year. You won’t want to miss their wild performance tonight at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. Images and videos of the band’s performances show Weiner standing on his piano bench while he slams the keys and sings. Get tickets and more show information here. And watch Low Cut Connie’s video for “Boozophilia” below. Continue reading →

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Dance along Graffiti Pier with Julia Rainer in the “One Of Us Is Dead” video

Julia Rainer | Photo via facebook.com/juliarainermusic
Julia Rainer | Photo via facebook.com/juliarainermusic

This spring, Philly singer-songwriter Julia Rainer released her latest album, Now I’ll Be Free. It’s a catchy and emotional blend of poppy melodies and heart-wrenching delivery – reminiscent at turns of The Cranberries, Cowboy Junkies and Sixteen Horsepower. Today, Rainer released a music video for the lead single “One Of Us Is Dead.” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at The Foundry at The Fillmore, Line Leader at Kung Fu Necktie, Those People at MilkBoy and more

Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese
Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see a show at the brand new Fillmore Philadelphia then why not break in the venue with tonight’s Creepoid show on the Foundry stage. The Philly psychedelic rockers will take the stage beginning at 8 p.m. alongside the alternative rock supergroup No Devotion. Click here for more details on tonight’s concert. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hardwork Movement at Johnny Brenda’s, Sorority Noise at First Unitarian Church, Daughter at The Electric Factory and more

Hardwork Movement
Hardwork Movement | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philadelphia hip-hop collective Hardwork Movement is playing a record release show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The group’s music boasts intricate jazz-tinged instrumental arrangements and a fierce pride of their deep roots in The City of Brotherly Love. 2016 was a fantastic year for the nine-member group: earlier this year they released their debut LP Good Problems, and a few months later they signed to Chill Moody’s #nicethingsMUSIC imprint. Come help Hardwork Movement celebrate and get a taste of their mixtape Draft Night at their last show of 2016 in Fishtown. Brooklyn-bred Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band and Philadelphia singer-songwriter Julia Rainer are also on tonight’s bill. Check out the WXPN Concert Calendar for more information on this 21+ show, and check out Hardwork Movement’s performance of “City Bars” during a session with Philadelphia-collective Out of Town Films. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dear Friend at Boot and Saddle, Weezer at BB&T Pavillion, Valley Exit at Kung Fu Necktie

Dear Friend | via Bandcamp

Fuzzed-out Philly riff rockers Dear Friend are at Boot and Saddle tonight, opening the show for Straw Hats and Prism Tatts. The project of singer-guitarist Kenny Luu (and featuring Julia Rainer, a great singer-songwriter in her own right) released its self-titled LP in 2014, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for a long summer weekend. Having just come off a long weekend, we think this will still sound pretty right-on tonight. Listen below and get tickets and more information at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Abi Reimold’s new music video for “Mask” from Wriggling

Abi Reimold
Abi Reimold | photo by Haley Richter | haleyrichterphoto.com | courtesy of the artist

Think of it as crossing the road: Abi Reimold has released a new music video for her song “Mask” from her recent release, Wriggling. 

The video, which was directed by Jay Miller, portrays Reimold as she goes through her day from two different perspectives: one where she floats through a menial existence, and the another where she dons a chicken suit to act out and break shit. The video reflects the song’s themes of identity, anxiety, and hiding in plain sight. It begs the question, what came first: the music or the misery? Continue reading →