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Tonight’s Concert Picks: JoyCut at Johnny Brenda’s, Flying Lotus at The Tower Theater, Citizen Cope at The TLA

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JoyCut | photo by Eleonora Birardi

Italy’s JoyCut are bringing a world tour to Johnny Brenda’s tonight in support of its latest LP PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround.  The Bologna-based electronic trio was introduced to wider audiences through tours with Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, winning over crowds with their optimistically upbeat dark-wave compositions.  Pieces was released on Italian label IRMA Records in 2013.  Watch JoyCut perform “Wireless” and “Domino” live below.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Bells and The Silence Kit can be found here. Continue reading →

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Citizen Cope brings tenth anniversary Clarence Greenwood Recordings tour to TLA in October

Photo by Danny Clinch
Photo by Danny Clinch

XPN favorite Citizen Cope just announced a fall tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of his second LP, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, and he will headline The TLA on Tuesday, October 14th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 27th at 10 a.m. via LiveNation. Below, watch Cope perform “Son’s Gonna Rise” from the album at the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival with Gary Clark Jr. backing him up.

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Just Announced: Citizen Cope playing the Merriam Theater 10/18

citizen_copeClarence Greenwood, more commonly known by his stage name Citizen Cope, has just announced that he’ll be playing a solo acoustic show at the Merriam Theater on October 18th. The singer/songwriter has been songwriting and touring for over a decade now. His latest full length, One Lovely Day, came out in July of 2012, and is available now. Tickets for this intimate, acoustic performance go on sale this Friday, August 2nd at noon. Get more info here, and revisit the title track of One Lovely Day below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Toro y Moi at Union Transfer, XPN Welcomes Citizen Cope to Musikfest Cafe

Indie chillwave artist Toro y Moi comes to Union Transfer tonight.  Born Chaz Bundick, the South Carolina native just released his third studio album Anything in Return.  Where his previous recordings were experimental collages of sonic textures and patterns, Anything in Return broadens Bundick’s palette to pair jazz and R&B structures alongside his staccato production style.  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Wild Belle and Dog Bite can be found here.  Below, watch Toro y Moi’s latest video for “So Many Details.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Citizen Cope to World Cafe Live at The Queen, Hound at Kung Fu Necktie, Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Musikfest Cafe

XPN welcomes Citizen Cope to World Cafe Live at The Queen.  Cope (off-stage name: Clarence Greenwood) released One Lovely Day last year.  Though primarily focusing on an acoustic singer-songwriter style these days, the Memphis-born musician and producer blends his background in hip hop with the occasional electronic flourish to amp up his laid-back delivery.  Tickets and information for tonight’s full-band show in Wilmington can be found here.  Below, watch Citizen Cope and his band perform “Bullet and a Target” live at the Austin City Limits Festival.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dinosaur Jr. at Union Transfer, Citizen Cope at Electric Factory, Howardween Block Party, Those Darlins at Johnny Brenda’s

Get ready for a throwback to the grunge era tonight with ’90s alt rockers Dinosaur Jr. as they perform at Union Transfer on their I Bet On Sky tour. The band, who is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their renowned 1987 album You’re Living All Over Me this year, reunited in 2005 after taking an eight-year break. The all-ages show tonight begins at 9; more ticket information is available here. Below, check out the new video for “Watch the Corners.”

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Citizen Cope playing one show only at Electric Factory on Saturday, October 27th (10/26 show is cancelled)


From the folks at Electric Factory concerts: Due to a scheduling conflict the Friday October 26th Citizen Cope show at the Electric Factory has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Tickets remain for the Saturday, October 27th show. You can buy tickets for the show here, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or with no service fees on cash purchases at the Factory Box Office located at 7th & Willow Streets (Monday – Saturday Noon – 6PM).

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This Week’s Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see Citizen Cope at Electric Factory in October

This week, we’ve got a pair of tickets for each of Citizen Cope‘s performance at Electric Factory on Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th. The tickets don’t go on sale until this Saturday at noon, so this is your chance to win a pair before they even become available to the public. All you have to do is leave a comment below by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 17th. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via email; once you’ve confirmed that you and your guest will be attending the show, your names will be added to the venue’s guest list. (Just make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sell your contact info or sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.)

Below, you can listen to the title track from Citizen Cope’s upcoming album, One Lovely Day (due July 17th).