Legendary Philly funk and soul guitarist TJ Tindall, who played on classic hits such as the O’Jays’ “Backstabbers” and the Trammps’ “Disco Inferno,” passed away back in January, and tonight Underground Arts will be holding a tribute concert in memory of one of the creators of the “Philadelphia Sound.” Performing at the tribute show will be Duke Williams & The Extremes, Freebo, and many more. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.Continue reading →
With American Babies’ recently released fourth effort entitled An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark, it comes as no surprise that the Philly psych-rockers would experiment with imagery that comes from the dichotomy of good and evil.
Released today, the band’s latest music video for its single “Fever Dreams” is an animated whirlwind of vibrant colors and distorted characters fit for an actual feverish hallucination.
The video opens as cartoon frontman Tom Hamilton is losing his grip, literally and figuratively, on the side of a cliff and falls endlessly into a cavernous pit. The video is full of anxious nightmare narratives like this one, such as losing teeth and being naked in front of your peers. Seemingly innocent details like the clinking of ice cubes in Hamilton’s glass of whiskey transform into the quivering tail of a rattlesnake as we watch him disassociate with reality. Continue reading →
Hip hop group Digable Planets have expanded their latest reunion to include a tour of U.S. venues in addition to their previously announced festival appearances. This string of dates brings the “Rebirth of Slick” trio to the Ardmore Music Hall on July 28th.
Post-punk outfit Savages headline Union Transfer tonight. The London-based band released its second LP Adore Life in January, stopping by The Late Show with Steven Colbert earlier this week to perform album single “Adore.” Check out the video below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show here.
You already know Andra Day, the rising R&B newcomer with an impenetrable retro style. You might call it a Lucille Ball-meets-Rosie The Riveter look. Perhaps that look caught your eye on the Grammy’s, where she earned her first nomination for her acclaimed debut, Cheers To The Fall. Or maybe you know “Rise Up”, the inspirational tearjerker that has become Day’s biggest single to date. But if you weren’t in attendance at her show at Ardmore Music Hall on Thursday night, you don’t really know Andra Day. Continue reading →
UK indie rock duo Field Music are performing at Johnny Brenda’s to support their newest album Commontime. Supporting the band at the show will be The Effects and Teen Men. More information can be found via the XPN Concert Calender.Continue reading →
Tom Hamilton’s American Babies return to Ardmore Music Hall tonight to support their new album An Epic Battle Between Light And Dark. Opening the show will be Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Tom McKee of Brothers Past and The 9’s. More information can be found here. Continue reading →
Down Under: The Underwater Sounds take on Underground Arts for the last time tonight. The Philly reggae group has been together playing shows in the area for around six years now, so do not miss this last chance to see them. Everyone who attends the show will receive a copy of Visions Of Love And Light Part II. Also performing will be The Snails and The Rosemary Fiki Band. For more info, check out the link here. Continue reading →
There were a few recurring mantras when Maceo Parker hit the stage at a sold-out Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday, January 8th. One was “Make It Funky” – the veteran saxophonist’s theme song of sorts. As Shaun Brady discussed in his interview with Parker earlier this month, the man has worked under James Brown and George Clinton in his storied career, resulting in a unique blend of showmanship that launched with “Funky Fiesta” and rolled across two hours into “Soul Power.”
Then there was “What about the band?” – a phrase that Parker interjected at turns throughout the set whenever it came time to showcase one of the seven players joining him. Continue reading →
Philly indie rock faves DRGN King are going on hiatus for 2016 as its various bandmates and collaborators head into a busy year with a variety of other projects. Tonight, they play their last show for a while at Bourbon and Branch tonight with Mumblr and Mostly Only, and we’re expecting a full assortment of jams from 2014’s awesome Baltimore Crush and 2013’s equally awesome Paragraph Nights. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; listen to “Hazy Memories” below. Continue reading →