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Shack up with Savages, Eleanor Friedberger & Woods on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Savages | Photo by Dustin Cohen, courtesy of the artist
Savages | Photo by Dustin Cohen, courtesy of the artist

Not even the “Blizzard of the Century” can stop the Indie Rock Hit Parade from coming your way at 11pm ET tonight on WXPN! We’ve got plenty of sizzling treats to keep you warm, like an Album Spotlight on Adore Life, the new full-length from UK noise rockers Savages! Also some of these freshly roasted tracks will be in the mix, so look out below!

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Watch David Bowie play the Electric Factory in 1997, listen to his ’97 World Cafe interview today

The first time #DavidBowie played here

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In October of 1997, David Bowie returned to Philadelphia for a sold-out two-night stand at the Electric Factory in support of his album Earthling. While he was in town, he set up shop at Sigma Sound – where he famously recorded the Young Americans album – and tracked an acoustic World Cafe Session with guitarist Reeves Gabrels. Continue reading →

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Meet Hinds & Pay tribute to David Bowie on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Hinds | Photo by Salva Lopez, courtesy of the artist
Hinds | Photo by Salva Lopez, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! Make sure you’re tuned in for this one, ’cause tonight’s show is a doozy. We’ve got brand new tracks from Yeasayer and Craft Spells, plus a spotlight on the debut album from Madrid’s Hinds! In the second hour, we’ll pay tribute to David Bowie, Hit Parade-style, with covers, remixes and tributes to the late icon.

Here’s a little sniff of what’s in store tonight:

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Madonna Sing Tribute to David Bowie, & Listen to Jeff Buckley’s cover of Dylan’s “Just Like a Woman”

Rebel Rebel You tore your dress…………..Rebel Rebel how could they know?? ❤️#rebelheartour

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Madonna is among the many artists who have paid tribute to David Bowie. Watch Madonna cover “Rebel Rebel” live in concert in Houston last night. Continue reading →

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Watch EL VY cover David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” on Colbert

still from EL VY's performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
still from EL VY’s performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Pretty much everybody was crushed at the news of David Bowie‘s death early yesterday morning, fans and musicians alike.

Last night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, musical guests EL VY (the collaboration of Matt Berringer from The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena) performed a rousing cover of “Let’s Dance.” Continue reading →