The WXPN and Mural Arts Open Source block party is back ON with M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem | Photo via

The opening block party for Mural Arts Open Source pop-up bodega in North Philadelphia was rained out earlier this month, but a new date and new performer has just been announced. This Sunday, October 18th, from noon to 3 p.m., M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – a Brooklyn-based eight piece Latin roots rock band – will perform at the neighborhood celebration at 2200 North 8th Street. It’s their first appearance in Philly, so let’s make them feel welcome.

The party takes place right next to the pop-up community bodega space created by Philly artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez; the installation explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia. Continue reading →


XPNFest adds artists incl. Darlingside, Blind Boys of Alabama, Harmony Woods, &More

clockwise from left: Darlingside | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN // Blind Boys of Alabama | photo by Jim Herrington | courtesy of the artist // Harmony Woods | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN // &More | photo by Dejanaya Spicer | courtesy of the artist

These are exciting times, folks. As if this year’s XPoNential Music Festival lineup wasn’t already stacked enough, today we’re thrilled to announce several more artists that will be joining us this summer on the Camden Waterfront. Continue reading →