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Firefly Music Festival Day Two: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Band of Horses, Girl Talk, Bleachers and more

Foo Fighters | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Foo Fighters | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/

Yesterday we wrapped up our second day at Firefly Music Festival, which was best described by one word: ROCK!!! Here’s some of our photo highlights from day two.

Band of Horses | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Band of Horses | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Arctic Monkeys | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Arctic Monkeys | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
American Authors | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
American Authors | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese
Young The Giant | Firefly | Photo by John Vettese
Young The Giant | Firefly | Photo by John Vettese
The Jezabels | Firefly | Photo by John Vettese
The Jezabels | Firefly | Photo by John Vettese
Airborne Toxic Event | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Airborne Toxic Event | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: David Wax Museum at Ardmore Music Hall, Plastic Little at Underground Arts, Wake Owl at MilkBoy and more

David Wax Museum classifies their own sound as “Mexo-Americana,” claiming a uniqueness that blends Americana folk and Latin influences into one. Upon the release of their fourth album, Knock Knock Get Up, they were named WXPN’s Artist to Watch  – and for obvious reasons you can hear for yourself tonight at Ardmore Music Hall. The show starts at 8 p.m. and the $18 tickets can be purchased here.

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Revisit Band of Horses’ acoustic show at The Merriam; get amped for their plugged-in show at #xpnfest

Band Of Horses | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com/
Band Of Horses | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com/

Back in February, XPoNential Music Festival headliners Band of Horses went unplugged on the stage of the Merriam Theater, which was decked out in cozy living room decor. The band’s setlist that night was career-spanning, and whether you were front row cheering along or at home because you couldn’t snag tickets, we’ve gathered together some highlights from the performance on YouTube for you to watch below.

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Band of Horses performs at XPoNential Music Festival the summer at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Sunday, July 27th. Tickets for their show are available here, via LiveNation. Be sure to stay tuned for the full #xpnfest lineup announcement this Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

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Just Announced: Beck, Ryan Adams, Dawes and more headlining the XPoNential Music Festival

Beck | photo courtesy of the artist
Beck | photo courtesy of the artist

The first wave of this year’s XPoNential Music Festival acts has rolled in and it includes some big names.  Headlining the Saturday night portion of the festival over at the Susquehanna Bank Center is prolific alt / country singer Ryan Adams, indie rock singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis and L.A. staples Dawes, while the enigmatic and trailblazing Beck closes out the three-day event with Americana rockers Band of Horses and Lancaster-bred four-piece The Districts on Sunday night.

Photo by David Black
Ryan Adams | Photo by David Black

The annual summer highlight is happening July 25th through the 27th at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Pre-sale reserved tickets for the SBC shows will be available to WXPN members on Wednesday, April 9th (members, check your email Wednesday morning for more details) and will then open up to the general public on Friday April 11th at noon.

XPoNential Music Festival 2014 3-Day Go-Everywhere passes, which include lawn seat admission for SBC concerts, will be released on Thursday, April 17th along with the full three-day lineup. Go here for tickets and info, check out music from the announced acts below and stay tuned for more updates.

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Photos: Band of Horses go acoustic at The Merriam Theater

 

Band Of Horses | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com/
Band Of Horses | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | http://www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com/

Band of Horses stripped down to the acoustics for a sold out show last Saturday night at the Merriam Theatre, with Seattle singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone opening. On tour in support of BOH’s new Acoustic At The Ryman album, the band played a 20 song set that drew mostly on their first two albums, Everything All The Time, and Cease To Begin. Below, check out the set list and photo gallery by Michelle Montgomery.

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Just Announced: Band of Horses to release new live album and play Merriam Theater 3/1

Artwork via www.facebook.com/bandofhorses
Artwork via www.facebook.com/bandofhorses

Band of Horses’ recently announced acoustic tour will bring them to Merriam Theater on March 1st. The indie rockers are set to release a new live LP, Acoustic at the Ryman – recorded live at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium (longtime home of The Grand Ole Opry) – on February 11th. Regarding the new release, bassist Bill Reynolds told Rolling Stone: “The game plan was to keep it wild and expressive like the show while capturing it with highest resolution available”. Certainly, their fans would approve of this goal. Pre-order the live disc and get tickets for the show at Merriam Theater here. Get a taste of Band of Horses and their embellished folk-rock via “Neighbor” from Acoustic at the Ryman and “The First Song” from their debut album below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Band of Horses at Electric Factory, Former Belle at Milkboy Philly, Polyphonic Spree Holiday Show at The Troc, Rob, Lately at The Fire

XPN Welcomes Seattle Americana rockers Band of Horses to the Electric Factory tonight. The band’s fourth studio album, Mirage Rock, was released in September, this time with a fresh approach to meticulously recording everything live to tape. The band has undergone several member swaps since the release of 2004′s Everything All The Time, but currently tours as a five-piece fronted by Ben Bridwell. Tickets to tonight’s all-ages show can be found on our concert calendar here; the performance starts at 8:30. Watch the video for “Knock, Knock” from Mirage Rock below.

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The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Pissed Jeans, Tommy Conwell, Erin McKeown

Pissed JeansPhilly thrash heroes Pissed Jeans released their first new music since the 2010 7″ Your Life Is Worth Pissed Jeans, a raging track called “Bathroom Laughter.” It’s going to be on the band’s forthcoming LP Honeys, expected for release sometime in February. You can listen to it, and download it for the price of an e-mail address, in the player below.

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Win Tickets To See Band of Horses, Playing Electric Factory 12/14


If you missed them when they in town this summer, playing our Free at Noon concert and opening for My Morning Jacket, fear not! The Key is currently giving away a pair of tickets to the Band of Horses concert at the Electric Factory on Friday, December 14th. All you need to do is post your favorite Band of Horses song below. The winner will be notified by email so make sure to include your full name and an active e-mail address (your e-mail will not be public). Tickets and information on the show are also available here.  Below, check out Band Of Horses’ new video for “Knock Knock” from this year’s Mirage Rock. 

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Download a cover of a Townes Van Zandt song by Band of Horses and Jason Lytle (playing Electric Factory Dec. 14th)

Photo by Christopher Wilson

Band of Horses are playing the Electric Factory on Friday, December 14th with Jason Lytle (former lead singer/songwriter of Grandaddy) opening. Lytle and Band of Horses teamed up to cover “Don’t You Take It Too Bad” by folk singer Townes Van Zandt. Download the song below. Continue reading →

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