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Just Announced: Thievery Corporation to perform at The Fillmore in September

Thievery Corporation | Photo via facebook.com/thieverycorporation

Bossa nova-inspired electronic duo Thievery Corporation recently released their eighth studio album, following 2014’s Saudade, and now they are taking The Temple of I & I on tour. On September 27th, the DC-based group will perform in Philadelphia at The Fillmore, one of only three stops on the East Coast before they head west. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at The Fillmore, The Bouncing Souls at Union Transfer, Eilza Hardy Jones at Boot and Saddle and more…

Thievery Corporation | courtesy of the artist
Thievery Corporation | courtesy of the artist

D.C. based electronic duo Thievery Corporation is bringing their relentlessly eclectic sound to The Fillmore tonight with support from The Reminders. The group’s latest, Saudade, was released back in 2014. Check out the video for one of its tracks, “Depth of My Soul” below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at The Fillmore, Speedy Ortiz at First Unitarian Church, Dogs on Acid at Ortlieb’s and more…

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Thievery Corporation | photo via Facebook

DC electronic duo Thievery Corporation headline The Fillmore tonight. 2015 marks the group’s twentieth year as a band, a career that started over an admiration of club life and a love for dub, bossa nova and jazz music. 2014’s Saudade is their most recent release; watch the video for “Depth of My Soul” below and pick up tickets to the show here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at the Tower Theater, Shlohmo at Johnny Brenda’s, Art Star Craft Bazaar and more

Thievery Corporation | Photo via facebook.com/thieverycorporation
Thievery Corporation | iPhoto via facebook.com/thieverycorporation

DC-born downbeat electronic duo Thievery Corporation is closing in on two decades of activity, and the scope of their influence is massive. Without the collaboration of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, there would be no Air, no Four Tet and no Pretty Lights. Their ninth album, Saudade, was released in the fall, and the band headlines the Tower Theater tonight with guests Polica and Break Science. Get tickets and more info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to “Depth of My Soul” from their recent album, Saudade.

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Download the hypnotic and symphonic “Depth of My Soul” by Thievery Corporation

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Thievery Corporation, the DC based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, just released their new album, Saudade. Drawing on the love of Brazilian music that brought them together originally, Saudade draws its influence from classic Brazilian musicians like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá, along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena. Since their debut, Thievery Corporation have blended a variety of musical styles. In addition to Brazilian music they’ve tapped into jazz, funk, electronica, and reggae. They’re notorious collaborators and over the years have worked with David Byrne, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Anoushka Shankar, Sleepy Wonder, Seu Jorge, Chuck Brown, Femi Kuti and others.

WXPN Welcomes Thievery Corporation and Polica to the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 19th. Tickets are on sale now. Below, download “Depth of My Soul,” with ethereal vocals by Shana Halligan. The song is exquisite and sultry, and set to a symphonic hypnotic groove.

Purchase Saudade here.

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Stream the new Thievery Corporation album, see them at The Tower with Polica on 5/10

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Thievery Corporation and Polica are playing the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28th. Thievery Corporation, the DC based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are releasing their new album, Saudade, on April 1st. Saudade draws its influence from classic Brazilian musicians like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá, along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena. You can stream the new album in its entirety here.

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Road trip ranting with Angelo Moore and friends

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Angelo Moore band | photo courtesy of the artist

This story is so juicy, and zesty, it falls off the bone and melts in your mouth: a conversation with occasional Fishbone-r Angelo Moore, Ween drummer Claude Coleman Jr., Ashish “Hash” Vyas  of Thievery Corporation fame, and the rest of the sampladelic-soulful Brand New Step brain trust – in one car – driving out of New Orleans and into Atlanta. Their mission: to get to Philly by June 15’s Johnny Brenda’s gig in order to play its new hot jazz-funk cut “Pendulum Swings” and other songs from its sophomore album due out before 2018’s end.  Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Shannen Moser, Dream Syndicate, Stratus Quartet, Greg Sover and more

Shannen Moser | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Welcome to 2018, and welcome to our new concert picks! To aid in your advance planning, we’ll be coming at you weekly with a roundup of shows not to miss for the next seven days — hence, The Week Ahead. This week, indie folksinger Shannen Moser kicks off the Lame-O Records residency at Boot & Saddle, while string-laden new music ensemble Stratus Quartet plays World Cafe Live, bluesman Greg Sover hits The Twisted Tail, plus six other shows. Dig in below. Continue reading →