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Listen to Pearl Jam’s rocked up cover of Brandi Carlile’s “Again Today”

Pearl Jam at The Spectrum | photo by John Vettese
Pearl Jam at The Spectrum | photo by John Vettese

It’s been ten years since Brandi Carlile released her incredible breakthrough album, The Story, and to celebrate the ten-year anniversary, a tribute album titled ‘Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child’ is on it’s way. Out on May 5th via Legacy Recordings, this release is teeming with amazing artists–including iconic rockers, Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam covers Carlile’s song, “Again Today,” by throwing an up-tempo, jam-worthy spin on it. Foregoing Carlile’s stripped down opening, Pearl Jam dives right in from the first striking power chord. This doesn’t detract from the song’s raw emotion, however, as Eddie Vedder’s vocals drip with aching intensity throughout, and is backed by Carlile herself in the powerful chorus. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hiss Golden Messenger at Union Transfer, Red Baraat at Exit 0 Jazz Fest and Anderson East at Ardmore Music Hall

Hiss Golden Messenger | photo by Andy Tennille | courtesy of the artist
Hiss Golden Messenger | photo by Andy Tennille | courtesy of the artist

Tonight Union Transfer will host North Carolina-based band Hiss Golden Messenger. The group touches on genres spanning from country, blues and rock. The show tonight is one of many stops on their Heart Like A Levee tour promoting their newest album released on October 7th via Merge Records. Check out the video for “Tell Her I’m Just Dancing” below, and click here for more information on this all ages show. Continue reading →

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Photo recap: From the Campground to the Main Stage at Philly Folk Fest – Day 2

 

Anderson East and The Lone Bellow | Photo by John Vettese / WXPN
Anderson East and The Lone Bellow | Photo by John Vettese / WXPN

Day two at the 55th Annual Philadelphia Folk Fest went off without a hitch.  From local band Deer Scout performing on the Camp Stage to Anderson East joining The Lone Bellow on the Martin Guitar Main Stage – incredible performances were happening all day long across the 80 acre, Old Pool Farm.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tygaton at Ortlieb’s, Anderson East at World Cafe Live, David Bowie Tribute at The Fire

Tygaton
Tygaton | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philadelphia space-rock band Tygaton will be at Ortlieb’s tonight. The band blends classic rock dramatics and new-age instrumentation with hints of krautrock and psychedelia. Also at the show will be Dreambook and Woven In. The show is 21+ and costs $10. More information here. Continue reading →

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Recap: Anderson East closed NonCOMM’s PRX stage with Alabama soul

Anderson East | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophoto.com
Anderson East | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophoto.com

Athens, Alabama musician Anderson East closed the PRX stage on night three of NonCOMM with his Southern-steeped soul / R&B. Backed by a seasoned band that included a horn section, East previewed songs from his forthcoming LP Delilah, out in July through Elektra. The songs show a knack for blending the traditional Muscle Shoals sound with the funkiness of the north, while his voice is reminiscent of Amos Lee. Listen back to the set here and check out photos below.

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