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Listen to #xpnfest band Lucius cover Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

Lucius at Governor's Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Lucius at Governor’s Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Lucius are releasing a limited edition 7″ single of “Genevieve,” featuring a cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” The band are playing the XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru on Friday, July 25t at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ. Purchase tickets here. Below, listen to the band’s near reinvention of the Tears For Fears classic.

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Hall & Oates bring back the so incredibly Philly HOAGIENATION fest this May

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Hall & Oates | Photo courtesy of the artist.

Philadelphians know what they like: hoagies and Hall & Oates. To break this trusted formula would be a travesty, so in other words, HoagieNation is set to return for a triumphant second round at Festival Pier on May 26th.

Last year’s inaugural lineup featured artists such as Tears for FearsG Love & Special SauceSon LittleAllen StoneMarahKandace Springs, Vivian Green, and of course, the Philly duo curators themselves. Though not much info is known on the bill as of yet, what is known is that the Mr. Hall and the Mr. Oates will be headlining the gig once more. Continue reading →

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Hall and Oates to return to Philly with headlining set at brand-new self-curated festival HOAGIENATION

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Hall & Oates | Photo courtesy of the artist.

Remember that scene in The Office where there’s a fire in the office and Michael Scott is yelling at everyone to “stay f*cking calm”? Well, we’re trying.

The legendary Philly pop / soul hitmakers  Hall and Oates are coming back to Philly this summer to headline their personally curated (and aptly named) HOAGIENATION Festival. Taking place on May 27th at Festival Pier, the festival is a “celebration of everything Philly”, from an array of multi-genre performances from Tears for Fears, G Love & Special Sauce, Son Little, Allen Stone, Marah, Kandace Springs, Vivian Green, and more to “Philly-centric food offerings, craft beer, and spirits.” Continue reading →

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Fitz and the Tantrums take The Fillmore back to the last days of disco

Fitz and the Tantrums | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | <a href=http://brotherlylost.com target="_blank">brotherlylost.com</a>
Fitz and the Tantrums | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com

With kaleidoscopic disco lights and a neon-lit stage setup very reminiscent of the movie Tron, the sound that Fitz and the Tantrums brought to The Fillmore on November 12th was everything but futuristic.

Sticking to a performance of energetic pop funk and jazzy Soul Train vibes, the Los Angeles based band came out to the stage in full dance mode opening with “Get Right Back,” the perfect intro that set the scene for a night of crowd involvement. The chemistry between lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick and singer-percussionist Noelle Scaggs would be intimidating on any dance floor. The two vocalists did not stop moving the entire night, taking frequent pauses from singing to break into choreographed dance numbers while saxophonist, James King and drummer, John Wicks transformed songs like “Complicated” and “L.O.V.” into clap-heavy jam sessions. Continue reading →

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#TBTXPN – Listen to our New Wave Spotify playlist


WXPN has launched #TBTXPN – a musical #ThrowbackThursday summer series, and every Thursday during this Summer through August, XPN travels back to a special year, a genre, or musical movement. This week we put the spotlight on New Wave era, with many of the classics you’d expect; songs from Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, Wall of Voodoo, Soft Cell, Ultravox, Human League and many more. Continue reading →

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The Key’s Ultimate Guide to Summer Music Festivals 2016 – Part One

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Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

Over the past few years, the United States and Canada have finally made their mark in a tradition that’s been a longstanding one in Europe: Music festivals. This is happened to such a degree that it’s nearly impossible to keep track of them all. Wouldn’t it be great if someone singled out all your favorite XPN artists and which festivals they’re playing in one spot on the internet?!?!?!

Guess what! That’s exactly what we did here. But there’s a catch: There’s a lot of festivals that haven’t revealed lineups yet, so were only going to give you festivals for the first half of summer for now. A little later on we’ll give you the second half. (Okay, I guess that means the list is in two spots on the internet, but still. You get the point.) Without further adieu, here’s the first part of The Key’s 2016 Guide to Summer Music Festivals. Continue reading →