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A new battlecry for young thrill seekers: check out Brandon Can’t Dance’s “Smoke and Drive Around”

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Brandon Can’t Dance | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

It’s been a good year for Philadelphia’s Brandon Ayres, who performs under the moniker Brandon Can’t Dance.

He kicks off a tour with fellow Philadelphian Alex G on Halloween that will take him to locales like New Orleans, Chicago and a show in Denver where Australian rocker Courtney Barnett will be playing a set. Earlier this year he was picked up by Lucky Number Records, and is slated to release his album Graveyard of Good Times on January 13th. Continue reading →

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Brandon Can’t Dance summons the ghost of teenage past on “17”

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Brandon Can’t Dance | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

In support of his new LXVE EP, Philly local Brandon Can’t Dance has (re)shared “17”. Brandon signed to Lucky Number earlier this year after some vetting from tour mate Alex G, and as his first release for the label, he has compiled a newly remastered, six song sampler of past releases. Besides a little extra punch and clarity, the tracks are virtually identical to their original counterparts, but if Brandon Ain’t Broke, Brandon Don’t Fix. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ben Kessler at World Cafe Live, Brandon Can’t Dance at Goldilocks Gallery, Greg Dulli at the First Unitarian Church

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Ben Kessler | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

Local singer-songwriter Ben Kessler celebrates his 100th show at World Cafe Live tonight, quite a feat for someone who is still in high school. Kessler will be joined by fellow-Philly musicians Fred Berman, Chico Huff and Ross Bellenoit, a trio that also joined him for last week’s Key Studio Session. Check out “From Me” below and pick up tickets to the all-ages performance here.

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