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Tonight’s Concert Picks: mewithoutYou at TLA; Slaughter Beach, Dog at the First Unitarian Church

mewithoutYou | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN | sydneyschaeferphotos.com

In recent years, Upper Darby art punk favorites mewithoutYou have toured in celebration of every milestone they’ve hit — this time it’s the 15th anniversary of [A–>B] Life, and they’ve hit the road to play the album in its entirety. Tonight’s stop at the TLA also includes a performance from Pianos Become The Teeth. Last time mewithoutYou played a show in town was for the 15th anniversary of Brother, Sister — read The Key’s review here. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ron Gallo at the First Unitarian Church, Kool Keith at Kung Fu Necktie, David Crosby at Scottish Rite Auditorium

Ron Gallo | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN
Ron Gallo | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

If you’ve been loving XPN’s Gotta Hear Song(s) of the Week, which come in the form of two tracks off a split EP from Ron Gallo and Naked Giants, then deciding which show to attend tonight is easy. Both artists will appear at the First Unitarian Church, and it’s Gallo’s first “homecoming” show since the February release of Heavy Meta (Gallo moved from Philly to Nashville a while back, but we’ll still claim him as our own). Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Hear David Crosby perform on World Cafe with Snarky Puppy’s Michael League

David Crosby | via the artist's Facebook page
David Crosby | via the artist’s Facebook page

Folk legend David Crosby returned to World Cafe this week to play songs from his latest solo album, Lighthouse. He’s joined by Snarky Puppy headman Michael League, who produced the album and co-wrote many of its tracks. Topics of discussion include how the collaboration came about, the longevity of Crosby’s voice, and his relationship with Joni Mitchell, with League chiming in to elaborate on the process of making the album. It’s an interesting listen for fans of either artist, so stream the forty-plus minute session below, via NPR . Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “What’s Broken” by David Crosby

Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

The legendary David Crosby has returned with a new solo album, Croz, his first new collection of new music since 1993. Featuring appearances from Wynton Marsalis, Mark Knopfler, and bassist Leland Sklar, Croz finds the 72 year old Crosby in excellent form, channeling some of the most classic moves from his songwriting playbook.

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Crosby collaborated mostly with his son Jeff Raymond on the album, which hearkens back to the comforting classic rock sound of 1977’s CSN, an album he contributed to with his long time musical partners, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. Below, listen to “What’s Broken.”