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A day too short, Governors Ball still brought the heat

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Gov Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN

Festivals and I have such a love/hate relationship. Not only as a music lover and someone who works in the industry, but as a general human being. There’s the hot humidity of the early days of summer mixed with the tangled bodies of hippies and hipsters gallivanting across an open field, overpriced food and alcohol, and crowds so large you can hardly see the band you’re there to see. At the same time, you’re completely enthralled with the good vibes, the exciting atmosphere, and the thrill of so much good music.

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Just Announced: Bloc Party brings HYMNS to The Fillmore this summer

Bloc Party | Photo by Rachael Wright | courtesy of the artist
Bloc Party | Photo by Rachael Wright | courtesy of the artist

Brit rock faves Bloc Party returned this year with their fifth LP, Hymns, and a tour that brings them to Philadelphia on June 1st for a headlining gig at The Fillmore. NYC dance-pop faves MS MR is opening, tickets for the show are on sale this Friday at 10 a.m., more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Guster play “Dumpster Set” in snowy Pittsburgh alley, stream Bloc Party’s new album, see Neil Young perform for Paris billionaire

That was awesome PGH! #DumpsterSet

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Guster had to cancel their show @ The Fillmore Philadelphia this past weekend because of the snow so instead they played an intimate little performance in Pittsburgh…outside in the snow…in front of a dumpster!  Watch. Continue reading →