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Just Announced: Regina Spektor to Perform at The Queen Theater

Regina Spektor | photo Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Regina Spektor | photo Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

The Queen Theater (or the venue formerly known as World Cafe Live at The Queen) in Wilmington, DE is making its debut in a big way this concert season: the rebranded venue will welcome indie pop singer-songwriter Regina Spektor to its historic stage on November 11th.

The quirky piano-playing sensation is accustomed to playing sold-out concert halls and famed venues around the world (her last performance in Philadelphia was in March at a sold-out Fillmore), so this stop at The Queen is a rare opportunity to experience Spektor’s unique sound at an intimate show of you and just 800 of your closest friends. Continue reading →

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Regina Spektor dazzles The Fillmore on a snow day eve

Regina Spektor | photo Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | <a href=http://www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com/ target="_blank">michellemontgomeryphotography.com</a>
Regina Spektor | photo Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor graced the stage at The Fillmore on Monday night to play a stellar set to a sold out crowd. Spektor is currently touring across the country in support of her new album, Remember Us To Life. As soon as she walked on stage and took a seat at her beautiful Steinway grand piano, the crowd went wild with excitement. Continue reading →

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A Regina Spektor slow jam spans time and space in the “Black and White” video

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Regina Spektor | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

Maybe it’s something about old 20th century theaters that go by the name Uptown. The one on North Broad here in Philly has been boarded up to various degress for as long as I can remember, and the similarly named space in Chicago has met with a similar fate since 1981. Inside, of course, is majestic architectural splendor, a mix of ornately designed theatrical nuances and just the incredible handcrafted look that theaters had a hundred years ago, a look that dwindled as the century progressed.

Regina Spektor likens Chicago’s Uptown to “a castle that fell asleep,” and recently teamed up with filmmaker Daniel Ryan to shoot a music video there for “Black and White,” a slow jam from her 2016 album Remember Us To Life. As warm sunbeams break through the windows, Spektor performs to an empty auditorium while a ballet dancer moves around the stage and the building’s interior, enveloping the entire space and creating a dreamlike bridge between bygone days and the present. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Regina Spektor’s 2017 tour brings her to The Fillmore Philly

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Regina Spektor | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

This fall, New York singer-songwriter Regina Spektor returned with Remember Us To Life — her first album in four years and best album in ten. The LP is a showcase of Spektor’s strengths: lushly orchestrated indie pop, irresistible earworm hooks, storytelling songwriting with striking intimacy and a left-of-center perspective. And as much as we’re excited to have new music from this critical darling of the indie aughties in our headphones again, we’re equally looking forward to seeing her onstage. Continue reading →

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Tonight: David Dye hosts Regina Spektor live in concert from NPR Music and Le Poisson Rouge in New York


Tonight at 10 p.m. Regina Spektor will perform a concert presented by NPR Music from Le Poisson Rouge in New York. The show will be hosted by World Cafe’s David Dye and Rita Houston of WFUV and will be broadcast live on WXPN. Spektor’s new album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats is out now on Sire Records. Below, listen to a few songs from Spektor’s new album.

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This Weekend: XPN Welcomes Dar Williams, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, M. Ward, Esperanza Spalding

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Dar Williams performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11th, at World Cafe Live At The Queen; tickets to the all-ages show are $31-$41.

 


Regina Spektor performs with Only Son at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12th, at Tower Theatre; tickets to the all-ages show are $36-$74.

 


Ingrid Michaelson performs with Scars On 45 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12th, at Electric Factory; tickets to the all-ages show are SOLD OUT.

 


M. Ward performs with Lee Ranaldo Band at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12th, at Union Transfer; tickets to the all-ages show are $22-$25.

 


Esperanza Spalding performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13th, at Electric Factory; tickets to the all-ages show are $30.

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WXPN Welcomes Regina Spektor to the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 12th


WXPN Welcomes Regina Spektor to the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 12th. Spektor’s new album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats is being released on May 29th. Tickets to the show go on sale today at 10 am. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, listen to two new songs from Spektor’s forthcoming album and watch the video for “All The Rowboats.”

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