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The Week Ahead: Josh Ritter, Tash Sultana, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Jim James and more

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Yes, we get it — it’s a crazy busy musical week here in Philly, between NonCOMM kicking off at World Cafe Live tomorrow and a certain mega-sold-out Saturday night show that will be packing in the crowds on South Street.

But don’t let that stop you from getting out and seeing music; if you’re not grooving to Lizzo’s “Juice,” might we suggest Juice WRLD? Or how about the dazzling guitar stylings of Tash Sultana, or Rodrigo Y Gabriela? There’s a modern rock benefit on Sunday, two killer jazz events, singer-songwriters galore…here are 16 concerts to see in the next 7 days, all around Philly.
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Just Announced: Tash Sultana will headline The Met in May

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

After playing increasingly larger venues over the last few years, Tash Sultana has just announced her biggest Philly show yet. The Australian singer-songwriter will headline The Met on May 17; folk duo Pierce Brothers will open.

Tash Sultana released her debut full-length, Flow State, in August. The Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist has been described as a “one person band”, and in addition to writing and performing the songs on Flow State, she also arranged and produced the album, and released it on her own label, Lonely Lands Records. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Tash Sultana’s newest single “Harvest Love”

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

XPN listeners have been falling in love with Australian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana and her song “Salvation,” and now the 23-year-old from Melbourne has just put out a second song from her soon-to-be-released debut full-length Flow State, which comes out in late August. Take a listen to “Harvest Love” below. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Tash Sultana will headline The Fillmore Philadelphia in June

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

After a stunning, sold-out Union Transfer performance last fall, Melbourne guitar sensation Tash Sultana just extended her ongoing world tour into the summer, when she’ll return stateside to play in her biggest venues yet. The run features a headlining slot at The Fillmore Philadelphia on Saturday, June 2nd, and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.; more information on the show at the XPN Concert CalendarContinue reading →

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Tash Sultana delivers a mind-blowing performance at Union Transfer

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

A sold out crowd warmly welcomed Tash Sultana to Union Transfer yesterday evening. Sultana, a twenty two year old multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, Australia, has been making waves all across the globe with her jaw-dropping one woman show, as well as her debut EP Notion. She employs sound looping to build layers of melody and rhythm onstage, giving the illusion of a full band when, in fact, its just her. This technique, mixed with mind-blowing guitar performances left the audience speechless. Continue reading →

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Listen: Tash Sultana digs into Notion and plays “Jungle” for World Cafe

Tash Sultana | photo courtesy of the artist
Tash Sultana | photo courtesy of the artist

While in town during a completely sold-out debut tour of the U.S. a few weeks ago, Australian multi-instrumentalist and one-person band Tash Sultana sat down with newly minted World Cafe host Talia Schlanger to talk about the journey that seems to have skyrocketed the young Melbourne native to international acclaim.

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Couldn’t get into Tash Sultana’s sold-out World Cafe Live gig? She’s playing Union Transfer in the fall

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Tash Sultana | photo courtesy of the artist

Melbourne singer-songwriter Tash Sultana has captured our attention in a big way here at WXPN HQ, from a spotlight on Mike Vasilikos’ New Music Show to start off 2017 to appearing in World Cafe’s Sense of Place: Melbourne series.

Seems like Sultana had a similar effect on everybody else, at about the same time no less — as soon as we found out, we also found out her show at World Cafe Live upstairs is very sold out, just like the rest of her short winter U.S. tour. Fear not, though — Sultana just announced another return run of dates in much bigger rooms, including a show at Union Transfer on October 5th. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →