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Perhaps you’ve seen some of WXPN’s new Vinyl At Heart campaign signs around the city on billboards and on the sides of buses and trains throughout the city. There are three distinct images being used that include photos of musicians, and we’ve heard from XPN listeners asking “Who’s on that billboard?” and “Who’s on the side of that train?” Continue reading →
The 3rd annual Firefly Music Festival is taking place this weekend at Dover, Delaware and we are there to capture all four days of live music. Last night, the festival opened with performances from Amos Lee, Local Natives, Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Parade of Lights and more.
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit will play tonight at Union Transfer. Made up of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, the duo has been making a name for itself since it became a Youtube sensation with its cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” in 2008. That same year the sisters released their debut album, Drunken Trees, and have been growing in popularity since. The indie duo released its latest album, Stay Gold, in June of this year and is currently on tour with the album. For more information and tickets, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.
Los Angeles People Under the Stairs will be at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The hip-hop group, consisting of Double K (Michael Turner) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal), formed in 1998 and has been completely DIY from the start — pioneering the way for many hip-hop artists. The group is on the second leg of its tour to promote the new album, “12 Step Program.” Listen to the single, “1 Up Til Sun Up,” below and go to the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information.
Singer-songwriter Amos Lee is a little bit of everything. With some folk, a hint of twang country, a lot of rock and a ton of soul, the Philadelphia native covers a wide range of genres with his music. Lee and his band opened for Jack Johnson this past Friday to a sold-out crowd at the Mann Center and will play again tonight at the American Music Theatre (sans Jack Johnson). Check the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information about the show. Below, check out a fan video of Amos and Jack Johnson singing “(Sittin’ By) The Dock of The Bay,” from Friday night’s show at the Mann.
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Kishi Bashi just released his latest album Lightght (pronounced “Light”) this month. The latest album, named after a controversial one word poem by Aram Saroyan, features uplifting indie pop with chaotic yet beautiful mix of violin and technology. K. Ishibashi also is an utility player in of Montreal as well as a founding member of Jupiter One. Watch him perform live at the TLA; get more information at the XPN Concert Calender.
Tonight on Grey’s Anatomy, Amos Lee will perform a cover of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.” Amos puts a soulful touch on the song turning it into a piano based ballad. Give it a listen below.
Philly’s Amos Lee has added another local stop to his summer tour that brings him to Lancaster’s American Music Theatre on June 9th. The new date falls right in between his sold out Mann Center show with Jack Johnson and performance at this year’s Firefly Music Festival. Why not ring in the summer season with Amos Lee’s folksy acoustic soul? Get tickets here and watch him perform “Chill in the Air” from his latest album Mountains of Song, Rivers of Sorrow on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.
Philly local artist Amos Lee performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night. If you missed the episode, you can check out his performance of “Chill In the Air,” one of my favorite songs on his latest album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, and “Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps,” which was a web exclusive, below. Lee will be back in the area for shows on April 18th at The Borgata in Atlantic City NJ, June 9th at The American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA and Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE. Tickets and information for all shows can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar here.
Jack Johnson has announced a summer tour with a stop at The Mann Center on June 6th with special guest Amos Lee. Johnson released a new record last year called From Here To Now To You on his Brushfire Records label, his sixth studio effort since debuting in 2001. Philadelphia favorite Amos Lee also released a new record last year called Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song. Tickets for the all-ages show go on sale Friday, January 31st, with a WXPN presale happening on Thursday, January 30th. Tickets and information will be available here. Below, listen to “Radiate” off Johnson’s recent LP followed by a trailer for Lee’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song.