Central PA. singer-songwriter Dana Alexandra is getting in to the holiday spirit with two Christmas songs, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “The Christmas Song,” that you can stream below. Continue reading →
Heartless Bastards want to perform “only for you” during the sound check for their Union Transfer show on October 29th. Contest winners will be invited to sit in on the band’s sound check, followed by a meet & greet with Erika Wennerstrom and the guys before enjoying the main event. The bluesy rock band is touring in support of their 2012 record Arrow, and they have been impressing crowds with their high-energy live show from coast to coast. Also performing are Future Birds and Dana Falconberry. Tickets are $18 here; doors open at 8:00 p.m. for the all-ages show. To enter the contest, comment below with your favorite track off of Arrow, then watch Heartless Bastards’ video for “Only for You” below.
Central Pennsylvania’s own Dana Alexandra kicked off the third day of the XPoNential Music Festival with an energetic performance at the Marina Stage. Philadelphia rapper Kuf Knotz joined her onstage for a song, and Alexandra enthusiastically interacted with the crowd, cooling them off with water balloons and water pistols. Check out a photo gallery above, and see the setlist below. here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading →
The 2012 XPoNential Music Festival is upon us, and we’re happy to say that, along with the national big names Wilco and Counting Crows headlining, we’ve got a solid offering of some of our favorite homegrown music on the bill. Dr. Dog and Dave Hause on Saturday, the Good OldWar OnWork Drugs triumverate across the weekend, singer-songwriters Matt Santry and Dana Alexandra, synth poppers City Rain and gothic Americana four-piece The Bailey Hounds. Most of those musicians have recorded for WXPN in one form or another, and as we get ready to open the gates at 5 today, we present you with The Key’s XPoNential Music Festival 2012 Sampler. You can download the entire thing here, and load it onto your iPod for the car ride over to Wiggins Park tonight. Tracklisting after the jump. Continue reading →
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht has curated a collection of 14 songs recorded by local bands. This year’s collection of Philly Sings In The Key Of Love includes songs by Tom Moon, The Bailey Hounds, Dave Hause, John Flynn, Brian Seymour, Pete Donnelly, Behn Wolfe and others. Yesterday we offered a free download of the song “Sweet Thing” by Lizanne Knott and Kuf Knotz than you can download here. Today we offer another song from the collection to download for free; “Where We Started” by singer-songwriter Dana Alexandra. Dana performs tomorrow evening, Saturday, February 11th at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Check back on Valentine’s Day to download the complete 14 song collection.
Dana Alexandra, a York, Penn., native, has captivated audiences with her distinctive voice and accomplished songwriting. After an extensive college tour, she put out a second album in June — Wash Your Mouth Out — that was recorded in Nashville, Tenn., with producer Dustin Burnett.