December may the busiest month of the year so we apologize ahead of time for adding to the already packed schedule. We suggest you maybe skip that 12th family party or perhaps wait for that blockbuster movie to come on demand and instead make time for these ten shows that you are just not going to want to miss. Tickets and information on all of these shows can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Tonight at 11pm, the Indie Rock Hit Parade welcomes back its resident guest DJ for another round of music and mayhem. Jon Wurster spends most of his time as the drummer for Superchunk, the Mountain Goats and Bob Mould, but is also one half of the celebrated comedy duo behind The Best Show, Scharpling and Wurster. The last time Jon visited the studio, almost exactly a year ago, he shared memories of growing up in and around Philadelphia and played songs that were formative in his earliest days as a musician and music fan. This time, Jon will share some rare tracks from the golden age of Philly indie and hardcore, and we’ll talk about translating the long-running Best Show into a live comedy experience. You can see Jon with Tom Scharpling (and some surprise guests) as they bring The Best Show to Union Transfer on Sunday, December 13th.
Along with Jon’s picks, we’ll hear a bunch of brand new tracks in the mix, such as…
Earlier this week we brought you some exciting news about Indie-pop group A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s New Year’s Eve show at Johnny Brenda’s, and as they have been known to do in they first popped onto the scene back in 2006, the group keep the hits coming. This week, ASDIG released a video for their newest single, “Hey, You’re Mine” via our friends at Brooklyn Vegan and let’s just say that I’m fully tapping in for this one. Continue reading →
Now that’s more like it. For a while, the New Years’ Eve concert landscape was looking a bit, uh, bleak. Greatful Dead tribute bands at two venues, a Talking Heads tribute band at a third. PhillyBloco’s annual throwdown was moved out to the Main Line. What’s a Philly indie rocker without a car to do?
But Johnny Brenda’s was keeping notably cool and quiet. And today, they had their big reveal: locally born, globally-dispersed dream pop six-piece A Sunny Day in Glasgow will headline the Fishtown venue to ring in 2016. Continue reading →
Let’s face it, the adult Halloween is only really fun if you get to get boozed up, listen to some music and dance while dressed ridiculously. Or is that just me? Regardless there are some rockin’ shows this weekend where all of the aforementioned are encouraged – and pretty much required. Continue reading →
A Sunny Day in Glasgow began their shoegazing days right here in Philly back in 2006 and since have released four studio albums, six EPs and several singles along the way. Today, the band announced they will release a new double EP this fall via Mis Ojos Discos. Continue reading →
Experimental pop outfit A Sunny Day in Glasgow spreads its members across three different cities in two hemispheres (including Philly). Last year they released their critically acclaimed Sea When Absent, and just followed it up with a new EP called No Death. Opening with a racing synthesizer sound, the EP transforms into fuzz pop mixed with a touch of ambient. Continue reading →
Break out your favorite kind of nog for a very special edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade! Tonight at 11pm (remember, that’s our new regular time!), the show becomes the Indie Rock HOLIDAY Parade: a full two-hour showcase of new and classic holiday sounds from some of your favorite indie artists. We’ll hear a few selections that are brand new for this year’s holiday season, and a very special guest will drop by to pick a retro favorite!
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to WXPN tonight at 10pm! Tune in for an uninterrupted mix of new and emerging acts (and a few old favorites, too!). Tonight, we’ll spotlight the debut release from Ex Hex, a new trio fronted by DC indie rock vet Mary Timony! We’ll also hear a few of these fresh cuts: Continue reading →
Philadelphia’s experimental dream pop act A Sunny Day In Glasgow just released a new music video for “Double Dutch,” a song from their latest album Sea When Absent. The short, little-over-a-minute video fixates on Ked-laden feet dancing sporadically to the very fun track, almost as if there were jump ropes skipping beneath them. Continue reading →