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:
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 →
The fall is always an amazing concert season, and this fall is a particularly busy one with excellent shows around the area on a seemingly daily basis. Here are six artists we’re psyched to see, captured in videos from VuHaus, the collaborative video web site from public radio stations around the country. Continue reading →
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.
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 →