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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Julien Baker at Underground Arts, Bardo Pond at Johnny Brenda’s, Corinne Bailey Rae at Union Transfer

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Julien Baker | photo by Jake Cunningham | courtesy of the artist

Julien Baker makes a return visit to Philadelphia for a show at Underground Arts tonight. The Memphis native brought her acclaimed Sprained Ankle debut to town earlier this year, wowing the audience with her gut wrenching but graceful songs about personal challenges and growth. Stream “Something” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with Grayling here.

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Just Announced: Corinne Bailey Rae will headline Union Transfer in September

Corinne Bailey Rae | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN
Corinne Bailey Rae | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN

After wowing the crowd at a sold-out NonCOMM Free At Noon last month, UK singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae just announced her return to Philadelphia: on Tuesday, September 13th, she’ll headline Union Transfer in support of her new LP The Heart Speaks in Whispers. Tickets to the all ages show go on sale this Friday, June 10th, at noon – more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch the music video for “Been to the Moon.” Continue reading →

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Listen to Corinne Bailey Rae’s modern twist on R&B with her new song and video for “Been To The Moon”

Corinne Bailey Rae - Courtesy of the artist
Corinne Bailey Rae – Courtesy of the artist

After a six year hiatus, British R&B singer Corinne Bailey Rae has released a new song and video, “Been To The Moon.” Rae shows no rust after her time away, her thick, soulful voice sounding full of life. While Rae was much more somber and pensive on her 2010 record The Sea, which was released two years after her husband’s sudden death, on “Been To The Moon” she’s recaptured the youthful, exuberant brand of poppy R&B that first brought her attention with early tracks like “Put Your Records On.” Continue reading →