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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sweet Spirit at World Cafe Live, The October Revolution at FringeArts, Carroll at Johnny Brenda’s

Sweet Spirit | photo by Wendy McCardle for WXPN

After Sweet Spirit‘s rockin’ XPN Fest set, we couldn’t wait to welcome the Austin group back to town. The wait is almost over, as Sweet Spirit is set to take command of the downstairs stage at World Cafe Live tonight. The energetic multi-instrumental  band is touring in support of their sophomore album St. Mojo, released earlier this year, and they’ll be joined by Eric Slick (of Dr. Dog) and Tinnarose. Watch the video for “The Power,” one of Sweet Spirit’s many fan-favorite anthems, below, and get ready for the party that’s about to erupt at tonight’s show. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Sweet Spirit brings the party to World Cafe Live on 10/5

Sweet Spirit | photo by Wendy McCardle for WXPN

If you happened to have missed Sweet Spirit‘s rock and roll party on the stage at this year’s XPN fest, you’ll have another chance to see them belt, shred and tear up the room at World Cafe Live this October. The Austin-based eight-piece band’s latest record, St. Mojo, sports some high-energy, danceable tracks, like “The Power” and “I Wanna Have You.” Really the whole album is pretty much a riot, but the relatively peaceful, artistic kind. Continue reading →

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XPN Fest Recap: Sweet Spirit has no shame on the River Stage

Sweet Spirit | photo by Wendy McCardle for WXPN

Midway through Sweet Spirit‘s Sunday afternoon River Stage set Sabrina Ellis told the crowd she’s impossible to embarrass. She doesn’t mind how she comes off as a person. Then, only for a half sentence, she retracted. “The only thing that humbles me down to a slithery, slimy, pre-evolution being…I just can’t think of anything,” she joked. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Pamela” by Sweet Spirit

Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

One of the newer bands we’re excited to see at the XPOnential Music Festival on Sunday, July 30, is the Austin band Sweet Spirit. An XPN Artist To Watch this past May, the band played an exuberant, fun Free At Noon in April, and lead singer Sabrina Ellis, a rock star in the making, will likely win over more fans at the forthcoming performance. Continue reading →

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Watch Sweet Spirit fly their freak flag in their video for “The Power,” see them at XPNFest

Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Austin, Texas rock and roll force of nature Sweet Spirit just got added to the XPoNential Music Festival, and excitement for them is high around here at XPN HQ. They played a powerful #FreeAtNoon concert this spring in support of their new album St. Mojo, following it up with a set that night at Manayunk’s Dawson Street Pub. More recently, the band was named  XPN’s Artist to Watch for the month of May.

Today, in addition to the news that they’ll be on XPNFest, we’re excited to bring you Sweet Spirit’s new music video for “The Power” from St. Mojo. It sees the band performing to a lab-coat crowd in a dystopian, clinical setting before exploding into Flaming Lips-y glittery light and color on the chorus, where frontwoman Sabrina Ellis sings about being the person you want to be, and discovering that person within. Continue reading →

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Free at Noon Flashback: Sweet Spirit kicked out the jams with St. Mojo

Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Sweet Spirit | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Last November we were graced with the presence of The Pretenders at a Free at Noon concert and as Helen Leicht pointed out, today we were treated to a set by a band that Chrissie Hynde & co. would probably be fans of. Austin’s Sweet Spirit stopped by World Cafe Live while in town supporting their sophomore LP St. Mojo, a record with track after track of confident rock that is pure fun.

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With help from Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Austin’s Sweet Spirit are a band for the moment

Sabrina Ellis w/ Britt Daniel | Photo courtesy of the artist.
Sabrina Ellis w/ Britt Daniel | Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen collaborate together in the the Austin, Texas band Sweet Spirit. They recently had a boost to their career with the release of “Have Mercy,” a co-write with Spoon’s Britt Daniel, who also sings on the song. Continue reading →

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Stream the new Spiritualized new album, Sweet Heart Sweet Light via NPR Music (playing TLA in May)

The psychedelic space-rock act Spiritualized releases its new album, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, on Tuesday, April 17th. You can stream the album in its entirety here via NPR Music. Below, listen to “Hey Jane” from the album. Spiritualized plays the TLA on Friday, May 17th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.

Spiritualized ‘Hey Jane’ by Spiritualized