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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Eagles of Death Metal perform in Paris for 1st time since attacks, and See Beck & Dave Grohl cover David Bowie

For the first time since the terrorist attacks on November 13th, Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris to perform a live show. Continue reading →

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Listen to a new Beck song, “Dreams”

Beck | XPoNential Music Festival 2014 | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com
Beck | XPoNential Music Festival 2014 | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Beck has released a new song, “Dreams,” from a forthcoming album. The new album doesn’t have a name or a release date, however “Dreams” is available digitally now. The song is a stark contrast to last year’s Grammy award winning Album of the Year, Morning Phase, and showcases the funkier side of Beck, one of last year’s XPoNential Music Festival headliners. Listen to the song below.

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XPNFest Recap: Beck, Band of Horses and The Districts bring the weekend to a tremendous close

Beck | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com
Beck | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Wow. I really don’t know that there are any other words for it – wow wow wow. What a tremendous way to close this year’s XPoNential Music Festival: an outrageous, high-energy performance from the one and only Beck, with the stage being nicely set by the rousing rock anthems of Band of Horses and an intense performance from Central PA noisemakers The Districts. A triple-header that contained as much bottled-up energy as the rest of the weekend alone.

After the festival attendees were ushered from Wiggins Park to the Susquehanna Bank Center by Philly’s New Sound Brass Ensemble, The Districts took the stage shortly after 7 with an atmospheric and expressive performance of “Long Distance.” It was a bittersweet set for the guys, since it was the band’s last gig performing with founding guitarist Mark Larson. Continue reading →