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Dave Hause covers another XPNFest artist – this time it’s Ryan Adams!

Dave Hause
Dave Hause | photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

After a great rendition of Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys,” area punk favorite Dave Hause has graced us with yet another cover by an artist he shared the stage with at XPNFest. He chose “Gimme Something Good”, the latest track from SBC performer Ryan Adams, to perform during a recent soundcheck in Amsterdam. The original is incredibly catchy and polished in classic Adams fashion; Hause’s powerhouse vocals bring a bit of grit to his cover. Continue reading →

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Watch Dave Hause cover Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys” in the Czech Republic

Dave Hause
Dave Hause

Philly’s Dave Hause is a touring machine. Following a knockout XPoNential Music Festival set with his band, he promptly headed overseas for a European headlining tour, where he’s about to play the UK’s storied Reading Festival this weekend. In between, he took a few minutes by a placid lake in the Czech Republic one afternoon to shoot a cover of fellow XPNFest artist Jenny Lewis: an acoustic rendition of her super-catchy “Just One of the Guys,” the single from this year’s The Voyager. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free mp3s, incl. Dave Hause, Strand of Oaks, Kate Faust

Dave Hause
Dave Hause | photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

NYC Taper paid a visit to the XPoNential Music Festival to record the Saturday performances, capturing the sets of wonderful acts like Dave Hause and Hurray for the Riff Raff.  Both of those recordings are now available to download for free.  Take a listen to “Here It Comes” by HFTRR below and download both complete sets here.

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XPNFest Recap: Dave Hause closed out the Marina Stage with a rocking set

Dave Hause | photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Dave Hause | photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Hometown hero Dave Hause continues to own a solo career after successful punk rock ventures with bands like The Loved Ones, and he brought his old school rock ‘n’ roll to the Marina Stage tonight.  He played to a relaxed but content crowd, though the longtime Hause fans made themselves known by singing along to songs from both Resolutions (2010) and Devour (2013)

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dave Hause at Morgan’s Pier, Robert Glasper at The Dell, The Paper Kites at World Cafe Live and more

Photo of Dave Hause by Mike Drzal
Photo of Dave Hause by Mike Drzal

Philly native Dave Hause is back in his hometown for a free show at Morgan’s Pier tonight. The singer-songwriter, who has played in a few local punk-rock bands including The Loved Ones, began his solo career back in 2011 with his debut album, Resolutions. Hause released his second solo album, Devour, was released October 2013. Check out a live performance of Hause’s single, “We Could Be Kings,” from his World Cafe Live show back in April. Tickets and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Hold Steady and more top the XPoNential Music Festival lineup

Rodrigo y Gabriela | photo via rodgab.com
Rodrigo y Gabriela | photo via rodgab.com

Dueling acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, eclectic New Orleans folk-blues combo Hurray for the Riff Raff, and stalwart rock n’ rollers The Hold Steady are just some of the 25 artists announced today in the full lineup of this year’s edition of the XPoNential Music Festival.

These acts will play the two stages in Wiggins Park from July 25th to July 27th of this year, alongside the festival’s headlining concerts at Susquehanna Bank Center featuring Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis and Dawes (July 26th) and Beck, Band of Horses and The Districts (July 27th).

Hurray for the Riff Raff | Photo by Kate McCann | katemccannphotography.com
Photo by Kate McCann | katemccannphotography.com

The Wiggins Park bill is filled with WXPN favorites, like alt-country heroes Old 97s, Jersey singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins and Diego Garcia, all of whom are return-XPNFest-ers.

There is also an assortment of up-and-coming names like countrified Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose (featured on World Cafe’s Sense of Place: Nashville series); Bear’s Den, a UK rock trio with a flair for drama (they made a splash at the March Edition of the Communion Club Night at Underground Arts), the jazzy / folky vocal combo Lake Street Dive and the art-pop powerhouse Lucius, (who knocked our socks off at Free at Noon late last year.)

Man Man | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Man Man | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

The greater Philadelphia scene is nicely represented as well. Bigger names like avant-garde rockers Man Man (who leaked their appearance last week), punk rock troubadour Dave Hause and reinvented folklorists Marah will mix with emerging artists Commonwealth Choir, Our Griffins, Marian Hill, The Lawsuits, Ginger Coyle and Viv and the Revival.

And adding an even more eclectic scope to the lineup is a taste of zydeco from C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band and some Mississippi blues care of harmonica master James Cotton.

Three days passes for new and renewing WXPN members are available now here. Tickets for the general public go on sale on May 1st; as with previous years, three-day passes will include lawn admission to the Susquehanna Bank Center shows (seated tickets to those are on sale separately, here and here).

Below, listen to a Spotify playlist of the Wiggins Park lineup, and read the complete list of artists after the jump.

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Photos: Dave Hause caps off tour with hometown show at World Cafe Live

photo by Rachel Del Sordo
photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Philly native Dave Hause ended his North American tour the best way he knows how: with a packed hometown show at World Cafe Live. The venue was filled on Sunday night with fans who sang along to his songs back passionately. Hause’s performance was energetic and powerful, he even hopped into the crowd for the set-closing “The Shine.” For an added surprise, Hause brought Eric Bazilian of Philly-based 80s rock band The Hooters out for the encore to cover their hit “And We Danced.” Opening the show was Canadian singer/songwriter Northcote, whose acoustic performance was stripped down and made for an intimate start to the night. Check out the photo recap of the show below and watch videos of Hause and Bazilian playing together, as well as a performance of “We Could Be Kings.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dave Hause at World Cafe Live, Shawn Mullins at Ephrata Main Theater

Photo of Dave Hause by Mike Drzal
Dave Hause | Photo by Mike Drzal

Tonight, Dave Hause ends his winter tour with a stop at World Cafe Live. The unconventional punk rock singer/songwriter released his latest album, Devour, in October and it’s got subtle remnants of Bob Dylan and Tom Petty influences, both who have had an impact on Hause’s work. Hear them for yourself tonight – doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. The $12 tickets can be purchased here.

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Go bowling and singing with Dave Hause in the new “We Could Be Kings” video (playing World Cafe Live 4/6)

davehauseThis week Philadelphia punk rock singer-songwriter Dave Hause premiered his new “We Could Be Kings” video on USA Today.

“Oh no! Did it rip you apart? To be told we could be kings when we were dead from the start.” Hause belts from the lanes of a bowling alley. Directed by Rob Soucy and filmed in New Jersey’s Asbury Lanes, Hause tells USA Today “It was lovely to have so many friends and family members involved in the filming of it.”

Hause kicks off his U.S. winter tour in January, with dates through the beginning of April and ending with a hometown performance at World Cafe Live on April 6th. Find all dates and tickets for his upcoming performances on his website here.