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Radiohead reign over the Wells Fargo Center

Radiohead | photo by Natalie Piserchio | nataliepiserchio.com

Confession time: I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect when revisiting Radiohead in a live setting for the first time in a decade. Sure, I knew objectively that I would be witnessing a technically proficient and dynamic performance, rich with songs from one of the strongest catalogs in modern rock history. I also knew that I would be ensconced in the enthusiastic energy of the crowd who filled in before, full of fans that no doubt pored over the relatively restrained material that the band has released over the last ten years with the same piety they devoted to the more conventionally accessible albums that preceded it. However, I didn’t know what or how I would feel, personally, when the lights went down on Tuesday night and that opening twinkle of “Daydreaming” filled the still air of the venue. In an instant, it was like no time had passed. For the two hours and change that followed, it was like time ceased to exist altogether. Along with the rest of the rapt audience, I was treated to a transfixing, transcendent night of music—the first of two in Philly that closed out the band’s tour for 2016’s elegant A Moon Shaped Pool—that simultaneously felt like catching up with an old friend and discovering a new favorite artist all over again. Continue reading →

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Radiohead relaunches radiohead.tv with Coachella performance

Radiohead performing at Coachella | Image from video

Radiohead.tv is back in business, people. The iconic band recently resurrected the site so all Radiohead fans in the land shall have easy access to full set, live performances.

First up in the series re-installment is the band’s recent weekend two gig at Coachella. Sans first-week technical issues, Radiohead’s second performance spans a hefty two hours. Featuring an assortment of classics and fresher tracks, the setlist is bonkers. Continue reading →

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New Music Show Preview w/ Radiohead, Waxahatchee & more!

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Radiohead-photo-Alex-Lake

Our New Music Show returns after the Memorial Day holiday, and we’ve got some catching up to do.  Of course, Dan Auerbach just released Waiting on A Song so we’ll dip into that album.  Plus, we represent Philly with new music from The Districts, Waxahatchee (read below), and a super cool collaboration between trumpeter Matt Cappy and rapper Chill Moody.  Also, another song from Offa Rex (The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney) with Colin Meloy on lead.  And we’ll give you a preview of another tune from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit’s new album.  Whew! We’ll hear all that and a lot more tonight starting at 8pm!

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Ross Bellenoit covers Radiohead’s “Lucky” for Future Corpses project

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Ross Bellenoit | photo by Brett Wilshe

Ross Bellenoit continues to kick out the jams with his Future Corpses project, a year-long experiment in releasing monthly covers. We heard some unusual takes on Clapton’s “Lay Down Sally,” Iron & Wine’s “Innocent Bones,” and Genesis’ “It’s Gonna Get Better,” and now the local musician gives us an atmospheric take on “Lucky” by Radiohead.
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Ryan Adams releases tour footage video for new “Do You Still Love Me?,” covers Radiohead’s “Karma Police”

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams | photo courtesy of the artist

With the release of his new Prisoner LP just a couple of weeks away, Ryan Adams is sharing some of the goods early. This week we get a brand new video for “Do You Still Love Me?,” a dramatic, classic-feeling rock ‘n’ roller that shows the XPN favorite recording in the studio and playing in venues across the country during last summer’s tour.

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Spoon’s new song, check out Radiohead’s U.S. tour dates, read about Johnny Rotten’s book

Photo by Tom Hines
Photo by Tom Hines

Spoon has finally confirmed — after much teasing and several false announcements — that their next album will be called Hot Thoughts and will be out March 17. The album will feature 10 songs, including the ones Spoon debuted during a recent show at Antone’s in Austin. The title track out today; you can listen to it below.  Continue reading →