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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood jams at The TLA

Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Photo by Tom Beck
Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Photo by Tom Beck

In the midst of the tragic breakup of The Black Crowes, two great things happened. The first of which is Trigger Hippy, a band who played the XPoNential Festival last Summer and consists of Crowes guitarist Jackie Greene and drummer Steve Gorman. The other is the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, which incorporates the Crowes’ lead singer as frontman / guitarist. (Technically, the Brotherhood started in 2011 as a side project, before The Black Crowes broke up).

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood took the stage Sunday night at the TLA on South Street, and put on a trippy set reminiscent of a Grateful Dead from the mid ’70s. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Zydeco Party Gras at 7165 Lounge, Upperfields at Johnny Brenda’s, Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The TLA

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Curley Taylor | photo by David Simpson

The weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations continue tonight with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at 7165 Lounge in Germantown. The band helped to kick-off XPN’s Zydeco Crossroads project earlier this year at the Kimmel Center, introducing Philadelphia to the high energy dance music of Southwest Louisiana. Listen back to that performance below and get more information about tonight’s show on the Zydeco Crossroads website here.

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Recent concert announcements: Fitz & The Tantrums, Little Dragon, Chris Robinson and Tinariwen

Some upcoming concerts of note just announced to Philly include:

Little Dragon at Union Transfer – Tuesday October 18th. Tickets
Ritual Union by Little Dragon

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Fitz & The Tantrums w/ Walk The Moon at the TLA – Saturday, November 12th. Tickets

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WXPN Welcomes Tinariwen with Sophie Hunger at the Trocadero – Wednesday, November 16th. Tickets

Tinariwen – Imidiwan Ma Tennam by antirecords

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Union Transfer – Sunday, November 20th. Tickets

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Six new Union Transfer shows announced, on sale now

Philly’s next-to-open venue, Union Transfer, announced six new shows this morning. The venue is set to officially open on September 21st with a (WXPN presents) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah concert, and has already announced over 30 shows running through December. UT will be located at the former Spaghetti Warehouse (1026 Spring Garden Street), and will have a capacity of approximately 600 people. Better yet, it’s going to be air-conditioned.

Today’s newly announced shows include dates for Toronto electro duo Zeds Dead, locally-based festival favorite Langhorne Slim, indie-folk world fusion group Enter the Haggis, Jamaican-inspired ska band The Slackers, and several more artists. A full schedule of the newly announced shows can be found below.

9/30: Zeds Dead – $15 – tickets
10/12: Langhorne Slim w/ Dan Mangan – $15 – tickets
10/26: Butch Walker and the Black Widows – $20 – tickets
11/4: Enter the Haggis w/ Scythian – $20 – tickets
11/20: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – $20 – tickets
12/15: The Slackers + The Pietasters – $15 – tickets