Just Announced: Dave Matthews Band playing two nights at the Susquehanna Bank Center this summer

Photo by Rodrigo Simas
Photo by Rodrigo Simas

Dave Matthews Band has announced a packed summer tour, stopping in Camden, NJ for two nights at the Susquehanna Bank Center on June 13th and 14th.  This run of dates is being billed as “A very special evening with Dave Matthews Band,” with the band performing an acoustic set and an electric set each night.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 7th; and will be available here.  Watch the video for “You & Me” below.


Listen: Mavis Staples covers Funkadelic (playing WXPN’s Non-Comm and opening for Dave Matthews in June)

Mavis-Staples-08 The legendary Mavis Staples returns with a new album on June 25th called One True Vine on Anti-. The album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who played all the instruments on the record except for drums, which were handled by Tweedy’s 17 year old son, Spencer. Stavis makes a stop in Philly at the end of May to take part in WXPN’s Non-Comm music conference, and she’ll be opening for Dave Matthews Band on June 28 and June 29 at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Below, listen to her cover of Funkadelic’s “Can You Get To This.”



Photo Recap: Dave Matthews Band and The Lumineers at Wells Fargo Center

Longtime XPN favorites Dave Matthews Band and new XPN discoveries The Lumineers played a sold-out show at Wells Fargo Center last night, wrapping up their fall 2012 tour. Check out a photo recap of the night in the gallery above. The Lumineers will be back in the area this February, playing at The Tower Theater.


Just Announced: Dave Matthews Band touring with The Lumineers, playing Wells Fargo Center on 12/22

Dave Matthews Band just announced a run of winter tour dates with XPoNential Festival alums The Lumineers opening; the tour brings them to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on December 22, and tickets go on sale to the public on October 19 at 10 a.m. Below, watch a video of Dave performing “Black Jack” at the Atlantic City stop of the Caravan Festival in 2011.


Dave Matthews Band, playing tonight at the Susquehanna Bank Center, announce new album, out on September 11th

The Dave Matthews Band, playing this evening at the Susquehanna Bank Center have announced the release of their new album on September 11th. Away From The World reunites the band with the legendary record producer Steve Lillywhite. Pre-order the album here. Below the tracklist, watch the video for one of the songs from the band’s forthcoming album, “Gaucho.”

Track List:
Broken Things
Belly Belly
The Riff
Belly Full
If Only
Snow Outside
Drunken Soldier


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dave Matthews Band, Fiona Apple, Hezekiah Jones, and Motion City Soundtrack

The second night of the Dave Matthews Band’s‘s residency is tonight at the Susquehanna Bank Center. After an incredible performance last night along with Brandi Carlile, tonight they do it again but with Head and the Heart opening.

Another show we have been excited about for weeks is Fiona Apple at the Tower Theater. Apple recently released her new album The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do. She plays tonight at 8 PM, you can get tickets here.

The alternative rock group, Motion City Soundtrack who just released their fifth studio album, Go, play tonight at Union Transfer along with The Henry Clay People and the Front Bottoms. Tickets the 7:30 PM show are $18-20.

Finally, WXPN Welcomes Hezekiah Jones to the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s 64th Annual Pastorius Park Free Summer Concert Series. The all ages show is free and begins at 7:30 PM.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dave Matthews Band, Purling Hiss, Exitmusic, and Oh! Pears

Tonight there are some excellent shows going on in the city of Brotherly Love.

Although not quite in Philly, not too far away is the annual Dave Matthews Band concert series. There is no way to describe the incomparable group and the mass effect they have had globally, both with their music and their strong ambition to create a more peaceful world. Last year in the summer of 2011 they took a break from their yearly tour, instead celebrating their 20th anniversary by playing multi-day shows along with other artists for a Caravan Tour, one which took place in Atlantic City. This summer, DMB’s tour is back, the first of a two night residency is tonight at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Brandi Carlile opens for them; she played at our Non-Comm this year and you can listen to her live performance here. General admission tickets to the show can be purchased here, show starts at 7 PM.

Purling Hiss, the most recent Shaking Through all-stars, play at Johnny Brenda’s. You can check out their episode curated by The War on Drugs, Adam Granduciel, here and purchase tickets to the 21+ show here. Purling Hiss plays with The Young and Far-Out Fangtooth at 9 PM.

Over at Milkboy Philly, the electronic indie project, Exitmusic will be playing with Stagnant Pools and Lockets. Tickets to the 21+ show can be purchased here. Doors at 8 PM. Listen to the session WXPN’s Eric Schuman did with the band here.

PhilaMOCA hosts the weekly Tuesday Tune-Out, tonight featuring a local favorite, Oh! Pears. Show at 8 PM; tickets to the all ages show can be purchased at the door for $5.