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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kate Faust at Silk City, Big Thief at Chameleon Club, The Avalanches at The TLA and more…

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Kate Faust | photo via artist’s Facebook

Bouncing back to Philly after an LA sojourn, Kate Faust will perform at Silk City tonight. The electro R&B / pop musician released a new batch of songs called Capsizing earlier this year; watch “Your Body(Breaking)” from the EP below. Tickets for the 21+ show with Kingsley Ibeneche and Jacqueline Constance can be found here.

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King Britt announces new album AFTER… featuring Moor Mother, Kate Faust

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King Britt | Photo by John Vettese

Following a run of reunions and reflections last year, King Britt is now looking forward with the announcement of a new album coming this summer. The legendary local DJ/producer will release AFTER… with his Fhloston Paradigm project on June 16th, a collaborative effort that features Moor Mother, Kate Faust, and more.

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Kate Faust rages, slow jams, and collabs with King Britt on her new Capsizing EP

Kate Faust | still from video
Kate Faust | still from video

Over the past several months, Philly’s Kate Faust has taken up residence in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, but wheretheheckever she’s at geographically, her music is still worth some quality headphone time.

This morning, we’ve got the first new set of songs from Faust since 2015’s Eros EP. She announced the Capsizing EP late on Sunday night, and it furthers her progression into the world of sophisticated synthesizer soundscapes met with emotive vocals. Continue reading →

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Kate Faust vibes out uptown in the otherworldly “Your Body (Breaking)” video

Kate Faust | still from video
Kate Faust | still from video

Philly electropop singer and producer Kate Faust has been hanging out a lot at Germantown’s heralded Rigby Mansion lately. Over the past several years, it’s become one of the best music and arts hang spots uptown, hosting gigs ranging from intimate and folky to odd and experimental.

It’s clearly made an impression on Faust, who today released a new music video set entirely on the grounds of Rigby. With psychedelic and surreal direction by Koofreh Umoren (of Random Tea Sessions and West Philly Orchestra fame), the video features dancer Kingsley Ibeneche, who’s appeared onstage and in previous videos with Faust. Here, the two interact indoors and out, sharing moments of stunning sensuality amid plumes of brightly colored smoke.   Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thin Lips at Everybody Hits, The Snow Fairies at Space 1026, Kate Faust at Stage on Herr and more…

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Thin Lips | photo courtesy of the artist

This week we’ve showcased Philly punk rockers Thin Lips on our Unlocked series. Tonight, they’ll take the stage at Everybody Hits for a release party celebrating their brand new LP Riff Hard. You might want to see them while they’re still here — they head out on tour with Modern Baseball real soon. Watch their “Never Again” music video below and then head to the XPN Concert calendar for all the details on tonight’s show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kate Faust at Tellus 360, Simo at Sellersville Theater

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Kate Faust | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | koalafoto.com

After wowing us once again at Key Fest a couple of weeks ago, Kate Faust takes her talent to Tellus 360 in Lancaster tonight. The versatile musician has been mining the depths of soulful electro-pop lately, a perfect example of which is her recent cover of Radiohead’s “All I Need” in collaboration with Aphra” Check it out below and pick up tickets for tonight’s show here.

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Key Fest At-A-Glance, Part One: A powerful pop and hip-hop opening night with ILL Doots, Kate Faust, Hardwork Movement and Joie Kathos

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Ill Doots | Photo courtesy of the artist

Are you ready to party? We’re ready to party. The opening night of our second-ever KEY FEST is upon us and we’re elated to once again program a weekend of gigs celebrating the spectrum of incredible music and artistry that thrives in Philadelphia and its surrounding region.

As we did last year, we’re bringing you daily lineup rundowns to get you primed for the show, and I can’t imagine a more energetic roster of artists to kick this party into high gear. Dig in below. Continue reading →

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Key Fest returns with Hardwork Movement, Kississippi, Hezekiah Jones, Kate Faust and more at MilkBoy

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Hardwork Movement | Photo by Zack Garlitos | courtesy of the artist

Well that was so much fun, we’re going to do it again.

Following a successful inaugural year, we’re excited to announce the return of Key Fest, a festival of regional artists curated by The Key, taking place at MilkBoy on April 22nd to April 24th. The three nights of local music will once again showcase a variety of genres that thrive in Philadelphia, from hip hop and pop punk to singer-songwriter and folk rock. Continue reading →

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Download Kate Faust and LeBeet’s epic Valentine’s Day slow jam (and stream a mixtape)

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Kate Faust | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | koalafoto.com

This is just too sweet – local electropop fave Kate Faust and her regular collaborator LeBeet just dropped a vibey romantic cut called “Us” in honor of Valentine’s Day. The 5+ minute song glistens amid epic early 90s R&B atmospheres that would do Sade proud; give it a listen and grab a free download below. Continue reading →