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ALBUM SPOTLIGHT ALERT! New Deerhunter, BØRNS & YACHT on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

YACHT | Photo by Bec Lorrimer
YACHT | Photo by Bec Lorrimer

Each and every Indie Rock Hit Parade is special in its own way, but tonight’s show is even more special than that. Starting at 11pm ET on WXPN, we’ll once again take a trip through the virtual record store shelves for an ALL ALBUM SPOTLIGHT show! It’ll be nothing but three in a row picks from newly released albums by YACHT, Pure Bathing Culture, Deerhunter and more! Check out some previews here:

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Daniel Bachman at First Unitarian Church Side Chapel, Borns at Union Transfer, Autre Ne Veut at Boot and Saddle and more

Photo via facebook.com
Photo via facebook.com

With Daniel Bachman what you see is what you get; a man and his guitar. There is no frill involved in the instrumental artist’s approach to traditional guitar playing, and with the skill in which he plays, that’s quite alright. His solo acoustic style gives his music a distinctly natural feel and roots him in both past and present. You can hear him tonight at the First Unitarian Church Side Chapel. For more information go to the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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10 artists playing Firefly you shouldn’t miss

Zella Day | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Zella Day | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

The Firefly Music Festival starts this Thursday and goes through Sunday. Over 100 bands spread out on six stages will seek love and admiration from audiences crammed into Dover, Delaware. We’re psyched for the headliners – Sir Paul McCartney, The Killers, Morrissey, The Killers, and Snoop (as long as he brings the hits and stays clear of that new album). We’re equally excited to see Run The Jewels, Hozier, DJ Mustard, Sylvan Esso, Citizen Cope, and Spoon. The bill is stacked with the requisite one hit alt-rock newbies (um…) that the crowds likely won’t pay attention to until the band plays “the hit.” But below the headliners and mid-level artists playing, there’s a lot of gems.

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Recap: Borns brings vibrant pop to NonCOMM

Borns | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Borns | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

Michigan-LA transplant Garrett Borns (stylized BØRNS) took to NonCOMM’s PRX stage early Thursday night, and immediately blew the minds of everyone standing in WCL upstairs. His falsetto is unparalleled, even androgynous, and his grooves stood somewhere between the dance beats of MGMT and the dreaminess of Beach House. Continue reading →