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Listen to Rolled Gold and NO Headliner team up in new single “The Field”

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Rolled Gold | Photo courtesy of the artist

On July 4th, Philadelphia hip-hop producer and beat-maker Rolled Gold dropped a fire single featuring a collaboration with fellow Philly-based hip-hop duo NO Headliner (Jeide Eighttrack and Kaang Grooviin). “The Field” is the first single released from Rolled Gold’s upcoming EP, and according to a post on his Facebook page inspiration for the track was “sparked from an improv singing session I did with the one and only El Boogie, I created the beat and eventually linked up with Jeide Eighttrack and Kaang Grooviin, who delivered powerfully poetic verses to help bring the music to life.” The track artwork was created by Rolled Gold’s father. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Parks on Tap, Nuevofest at FringeArts, NoHeadliner at The Barbary, and more…

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com

UPDATE: Tonight’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at Parks on Tap has been cancelled due to illness. Kicking off Parks on Tap’s Twilight Music Festival tonight are local indie heroes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Instead of one long day of tunes, this festival is broken up into weekly installments happening Sundays on MLK Drive. Find more info on the 21+ festival here and watch the video for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s recent video for their track, “Down.” Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Sorority Noise heads to Union Transfer in June for massive headliner

Sorority Noise | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN

After the saddening news of Modern Baseball’s canceled spring tour, Sorority Noise knew they still had to get out on the road this year. After a couple hectic weeks, the band announced a full US headlining tour with (and get ready for this) Sinai Vessel, Walter Etc., Mat Kerekes, Forth Wanderers, The Obsessives, and Shannen Moser. Lucky for us, Union Transfer will be blessed on June 14th with the latter three opening for the Connecticut-based rockers.

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Just Announced: Grayscale to accompany As It Is on first US headliner

 

Grayscale | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN

Is pop punk dead? Well, this tour should answer that question. Drexel’s Grayscale announced their first official tour as a band last week, heading out across the states with As It Is and ROAM this spring. Some of the last surviving horsemen of this pop-punk-apocalypse, all bands bring their own wonderful twist to a genre sometimes known for rehashing sounds. You won’t find any genericized tunes here. Continue reading →

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XPoNential Music Festival lineup announced! Headliners include Ben Folds, Booker T., Ted Leo

This just in: A partial lineup for 2011 XPoNential Music Festival—WXPN and Camden County Board Of Freeholders’ annual three-day festival (running from Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24, at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront)—has been announced. So far, the confirmed list of performing acts includes Ben Folds, Booker T., Shemekia Copeland, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, Hayes Carll, Ra Ra Riot, Carbon Leaf, and Jukebox The Ghost; local acts include Susan Werner, Sun Airway, Johnny Miles And The Waywards, David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket, Nicos Gun, Hezekiah Jones, Andrew Lipke, Matt Duke, Kuf Knotz, and Kingsfoil.

Tickets to the XPoNential Music Festival are available now for members only, and start at less than $12 a day (for a three-day pass purchased in advance). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 16th. Go to XPN.org’s support page (or call 1-800-565-WXPN) to become a member; if you pledge $24 per month, you’ll receive a pair of weekend passes, two festival t-shirts, and an XPN membership that gets you free beverages and artist meet-and-greets all weekend long.