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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Margo Price at BB&T Pavilion and The Stammer at Ortlieb’s

Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN
Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN

Nashville star Margo Price is bringing her country croons to BB&T Pavilion tonight in support of Chris Stapleton. Find tickets on the show here, and watch her NPR Tiny Desk Concert below, which takes on greater depth and meaning with the added context of having performed the set the day after the election this past fall. Continue reading →

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Get a dose of Philly post punk from The Stammer, catch them at The Pharmacy 6/21

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The Stammer | Photo By Lauren Barrett

It’s been nearly two years since we last heard new material from Philly post punk rockers The Stammer. Their debut album Days In Between came out July 2015, and it’s clear they’ve been working on something fresh during the days in between (sorry, I had to) now and then. Their latest, “Over and Over,” is hot off the presses and is free to download on their Bandcamp page. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Dean Ween Group at Union Transfer, J. Cole at Susquehanna Bank Center, The Stammer at The Fire, and more

The Dean Ween Group | Photo via artist's Facebook
The Dean Ween Group | Photo via artist’s Facebook

Former Ween member Dean Ween’s own The Dean Ween Group play Union Transfer this evening. The band has a “rotating cast of characters”, which includes four of the five members of Ween (all but Aaron Freeman), so tonight is sure to be a fun, jammin’ time. Watch Dean Ween mess around on the guitar below, and get tickets and more info here. Continue reading →

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Hear two new songs from gloom-rockers The Stammer; catch them at The Fire

The Stammer | Photo By Lauren Barrett
The Stammer | Photo By Lauren Barrett

Gloomy post-punks The Stammer are back with two new songs from their forthcoming album, Days in Between. 

The songs “The Storm” and “Kate & Chris” stand in sharp contrast to each other, but both show off the sonic capabilities of the band. Originally the recording project of vocalist Brian Brotman, the band has evolved into a three-piece, and these two new songs shine with personality. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. RFA, The Stammer and more…

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RFA | photo via Facebook

As was revealed in their Key Studio Session write-up this week, the members of RFA were still in high school when we discovered their EP Just Don’t Turn the Lights On last year. They also didn’t make the cut for their school’s Battle of the Bands, which baffled us. As they showcase on their session, this band knows how to make a jam. Check out “Teenage Love Song” below and get the full set here. They’ll play Mantua Yacht Club with Steady Hands, Roof Doctor, Castle of Genre and Matty Carlock on June 5th.

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Check out a fuzzy live single from The Stammer (playing The Fire on 7/24)

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The Stammer is a new four-piece out of Philly that make fuzzed-out rock with just a splash of punk thrown into the mix. Last February, the group released their self-titled debut EP which seems to blend The Cure and The Talking Heads with a punk edge on songs like “Same Lines” and “The Last Time.”  Earlier this week, the group released a live single featuring a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” and a live version of “Same Lines.”  And while the cover isn’t exactly their strongest moment, the live version of “Same Lines” really shows off the band’s live skills and their unique sound, which you can dig further into on The Stammer EP.  Check out “Same Lines” below and if you like what you hear you can watch The Stammer play live and in person at The Fire July 24th.

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Bondage & Discipline announce album series Love Me Like I’m Dead, first edition NO ONE out July 12th

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Bondage & Discipline via Facebook.com/bondageanddisciplinemusic | Photo by Jon Stars | jonstars.com

If you’ve been waiting patiently for the first LP from Philly rock/electronic outfit Bondage & Discipline, your wait is almost up — well, sort of. The band announced Wednesday that they’ll be releasing their first album Love Me Like I’m Dead this summer, albeit through a series of smaller sets of songs. The first part of the series, a three-song collection entitled NO ONE, will come out July 12th. The rest of Love Me Like I’m Dead will be spread out over the course of the next four months. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hinds at Union Transfer, tinmouth at Kung Fu Necktie, Beach Fossils at Boot and Saddle

Hinds | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
Hinds | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

Union Transfer hosts Madrid garage rockers Hinds tonight. These ladies know how to rock — as we learned when they played the Public Radio Day Stage at SXSW. They’ll play in support of their January sophomore LP Leave Me Alone,  from which you can hear the track “Garden” found below. Baltimore’s Sun Club and Philly lo-fi band Joy Again will open. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →