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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Foxing at Union Transfer, The Morelings at Ortlieb’s, Rusted Root at Ardmore Music Hall and more

photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

St. Louis indie five-piece Foxing plays Union Transfer in Philly tonight, opening for The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. This fall, the band released its sophomore album Dealer , and it’s a step forward from their more classic punk debut and into atmospheric, experimental territory informed by Sigur Ros. Read our interview with the band here and get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nuevofest at The Trocadero, The Morelings at Bourbon and Branch, Modern Baseball at the Electric Factory and more

Adhesivos | via facebook.com/adhesivosska
Adhesivo | via facebook.com/adhesivoska

Tonight, AfroTaino productions and World Cafe’s Latin Roots Live concert series join forces to present Nuevofest at The Trocadero. Seven bands with roots in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic an the U.S. will perform, from El Salvador ska six-piece Adhesivo to Trenton hip-hop duo Agudos Clef. The 21+ show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Watch a video for “Las Moskas” by Adhesivo below and download a four-song Nuevofest sampler here. Continue reading →

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The Morelings are bringing their ethereal sound to Bourbon & Branch

The Morelings | photo by Lizzy Schwartz | via https://www.facebook.com/themorelings
The Morelings | photo by Lizzy Schwartz | via https://www.facebook.com/themorelings

Local dreamgaze outfit The Morelings will play their first Philly show of the summer at the Bourbon & Branch this Sunday, July 12.

The band emerged into the city’s budding shoegaze/dreampop scene at just the right time last year, evoking a style that favors wispy, crawling melodies and gleaming guitar textures. Vocalist/bassist Kedra Caroline’s voice floats with finesse on the surface of The Morelings’ deep, layered tracks. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sunwatchers at PhilaMOCA, Agnes Obel at Union Transfer, Jesse Hale Moore at Bourbon and Branch and more

Sunwatchers | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN
Sunwatchers | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

New York progressive collective Sunwatchers head to PhilaMOCA for the night with opening sets by Skull Practitioners and Writhing Squares. These free jazz and krautrock inspired musicians define their own genre through jams of epic proportions, making anyone squeezed into Philly’s favorite arthouse freaking lucky. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Also, check out the band’s Studio Sessions when they stopped by last May. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: A Day Without Love

Brian Walker has been feeling pretty positive lately. The Philly musician has made reflective music under the A Day Without Love banner for as long as we’ve been covering the scene here at The Key, and the project had several incarnations over the years. There was the acoustic, sensitive and Dashboard Confessional-esque early songs and shows meditating on heartbreak and sorrow. Then there was the anthemic power pop band circa 2013-14, showcased on the impressive Young Professionals EP, a collection with a sirplus of seize-the-day energy.  Continue reading →

Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: RJD2 at the Foundry, All Dogs at PhilaMOCA, Low Cut Connie at The Trocadero and more

RJD2
RJD2 | photo by Nick Fancer | courtesy of the artist

Famed electronic producer RJD2 is set to bring his trademark trip hop sound up The Fillmore steps to The Foundry tonight for a WXPN-curated Red Bull Sound Select show with Hardwork Movement and Finding Novyon. This past March, he released the well-received Dame Fortune, which was recorded right here in Philadelphia. The album features collaborations with Jordan Brown, The Blueprint, Philly’s own Son Little, and more. Listen to a single from the album below before it makes its homecoming on Friday. Find more info on the 21+ event here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Love On The Streets Festival at Paines Park, Steve Gunn at Union Transfer, John Carpenter at Keswick Theatre

Creepoid
Creepoid | Photo by Chris Sikich for WXPN | sikichphotography.com

Love on the Streets Festival is back for its second year today with a super packed schedule of awesome performances, food and drinks, a flea market and more, all right here at Paines Park. The event features the likes of Creepoid, Steady Hands (which features Sean Huber and Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball), Mercury Girls, Amanda X, Vicky Speedboat, Hurry, Endless Taile, Weller and RFA on the XPN Mad Dragon Stage. More info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar and check out songs off of Creepoid’s 2015 Cemetery Highrise Slum below. Continue reading →