Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Weather Station at Boot & Saddle, Emily Haines at Union Transfer, Loudon Wainwright III at World Cafe Live, and more

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The Weather Station | photo by Yuula Benivolski | courtesy of the artist

After releasing a self-titled album earlier this fall, The Weather Station bring their folk-rooted tunes to Boot & Saddle tonight. The project of Toronto-based songwriter Tamara Lindeman, The Weather Station is known for its energetic and forthright yet soft and delicate sounds. The latest release, the project’s fourth LP, is perhaps its boldest yet — though Lindeman refers to it as a “rock and roll” record, it still maintains its laid-back folk vibes. James Elkington also plays tonight’s show. Listen to “Thirty” below and find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →


Home Outgrown announces holiday benefit show with KOJI and more

KOJI | photo by Mitch Wojcik | courtesy of the artist

Home Outgrown Presents has grown into one of Philly’s best new show-booking entities over the last year, and they’ve been announcing great shows left and right — including a super-stacked holiday gig that will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Home Outgrown’s 2nd Annual Holiday Benefit will feature PA punk singer-songwriter KOJI in the headlining slot, plus appearances from Shortly, No Thank You and Cavity Kids. Happening Dec. 28 at Everybody Hits, it’s the perfect show to keep that holiday spirit going while helping out a good cause. Continue reading →


PREMIERE: Cavity Kids are a punk rock moon bounce on “Anything At All”

Cavity Kids | photo by Austin Vitacolonna | courtesy of the artist
Cavity Kids | photo by Austin Vitacolonna | courtesy of the artist

Philly punk power trio Cavity Kids is very up front about the energized riffage of their one-minute-thirty-six new single “Anything At All.”

“It’s just straight party rock,” they tell us. “It sounds like you’re jumping around in one of those big blow up castles they have at kids birthday parties. But it’s at a rock show. The lyrics display a disconnect from that childish nature though. Because of that the song ends up having a lot of depth.” Continue reading →