Philly-born rocker Dave Hause took to the airwaves on WXPN last night with a guest DJ set during the Philly Local show, showing off his wide-reaching musical tastes. He played a moving Leonard Cohen song right next to a searing Restorations jam, a blissed-out War on Drugs anthem next to an aggressive Run the Jewels gut-punch and kept the hour lively and unpredictable. Continue reading →
This week’s WXPN Philly Local show on WXPN will feature special guest DJ Dave Hause spinning an hour-long set with a lot of variety: some singer-songwriters, some rock bands, some punk and hip-hop, all chosen from the albums the Philly native has been listening to over the past year and change on the road in support of his excellent 2013 record Devour.
“When that album came out, I toured for ten straight weeks, and any new record that came out, I tried to check it out because we had those long van rides,” Hause says. “Now I’m off for a while making a new record, but most of 2014 I spent touring. It’s become such a big part of my lifestyle in general that if I don’t tour for too long it starts to feel weird. It’s about establishing some kind of balance between playing shows, writing and being home.” Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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)
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.
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.)
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.
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene & Steve Gorman)
Lake Street Dive
The Hold Steady
Hurray for the Riff Raff
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Viv and the Revival
Susquehanna Bank Center
Band of Horses
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.”