Minnesota’s Hippo Campus bless Union Transfer tonight in support of their debut full-length Landmark. The four-piece stuff indie pop and explode it to area-sized proportions, sporting anthemic hooks while saving guitar music one tune at a time. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
While there’s not much doing on Halloween itself, that’s fine — it’ll just give you more time and space to roam your neighborhood as a free agent looking for parties, collecting candy, or collecting candy with your kids if you’re at that point in your life. The rest of the week, though: JAM. PACKED. Here are 18 concerts to see in the next seven days in and around Philadelphia, from tonight’s punk rock mischief night gigs at Johnny Brenda’s and Ortlieb’s, to indie rock, soul and trance all round the region on Sunday. Continue reading →
Philadelphia-based booking agency Lockjaw Media announced their brand new two-day, three-show festival Alright? Okay. Fest, with gigs taking place at HH Ranch, The Pharmacy, and Cat House. The festival wants to raise awareness about mental health issues within and without of the scene, with part of the profits going towards Punk Talks, an “organization that aims to provide free mental health assistance to people involved in music as well as educate and raise awareness of mental health and self-care.”
Although lead singer Maxwell Stern has spend some time lately recording and releasing his new solo record, his band Signals Midwest are back for more, announcing a tour with Great Cynics that stops at Everybody Hits on May 18th, adding Thin Lips and Museum Mouth on as support. Tickets are available now, and can be found with more information on our XPN Concert Calendar. Below, check out a string of videos highlighting the bands performing.
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Philadelphia newcomers Evergreen released their first EP / mini LP with Strange Seasons, a mish-mashed rock record with a lot of backbone.
Alabama Shakes’ “Sound & Color” is one of the 2016 Grammy nominees for “Album of the Year.” Check out the rest. Continue reading →