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Here are all our favorite covers from this past weekend’s XPN Fest

George Ezra | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
George Ezra | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

Missed out on the festivities this past weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. As entertaining as it was seeing some of our favorite bands play some of our favorite songs at XPN Fest, it was equally fun seeing them play some of their own favorite songs. Without fail, there is always a fantastic collection of covers played by the various performers throughout the festival, and we’re here to break down the best of the weekend for you. Continue reading →

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XPNFest Recap: Dawes gives Philly fans the set they’ve been craving

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Dawes | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

If you’re an #XPNFest regular, I probably don’t even have to tell you the story. Los Angeles rock and roll four-piece Dawes played in 2012, and it rained during their set; they returned in 2013, and it rained even harder, so much so that their set had to be called off. In 2014 they were back, this time on the Susquehanna Bank Center stage opening the night for Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams…but fans were crushed that they only got to play a five-song / 25 minute set. Which brings us to tonight, with Dawes headlining the first night of XPNFest 2015 and nary a cloud in the sky. Continue reading →

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Watch Dawes perform “Now That It’s Too Late Maria” at the Pink House Sessions

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The soft spoken Taylor Goldsmith, lead vocalist of the band Dawes, recollects stories of grief and sorrow in a very appropriate acoustic version of their track “Now That It’s Too Late Maria,” from their new album, All Your Favorite Bands. Dawes reveals an intimate performance with Pink House Sessions with a stripped down vibe that pays dividend to the overall meaning of a song written to tug on our hearts, one that ruminates on the “who knows” and “what might have beens” in our own lives. Continue reading →

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Watch #XPNFest artist Dawes perform on Conan O’Brien

Frontman Taylor Goldsmith | Photo via http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/dawes-delivers-a-rollicking-performance-on-conan-watch/
Frontman Taylor Goldsmith | Photo via http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/dawes-delivers-a-rollicking-performance-on-conan-watch/

The XPoNential Music Festival is almost a month away, and what better way to gear up for Friday night’s headliner than to catch a fantastic performance of Dawes’ “Things Happen”, the opener off the band’s new album, All Your Favorite Bands, on the Conan O’Brien Show. The Los Angeles natives have embarked on a huge tour in support of their new album with a tour that includes stops at tons of festivals and even a trip across the pond for a few shows in Europe. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Watch Dawes perform on David Letterman, Grateful Dead’s last concerts will be on pay-per-view, & Bonnaroo reveals schedule.

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“Dawes is pretty much all you need in a rock ‘n’ roll band.”

The words of David Letterman in regards to one of his favorite bands, Dawes who performed on The Late Show with David Letterman last night. Watch Dawes (who will perform at this year’s XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru) sing “Things Happen” from their forthcoming 4th album, “All your Favorite Bands,” due out in June. Continue reading →

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Courtney Barnett, Dawes, First Aid Kit, Lord Huron and more top the XPoNential Music Festival 2015 lineup

XPNFestBuilding on to the exciting Saturday-night XPoNential Music Festival roster at Susquehanna Bank Center with St. Vincent and My Morning Jacket and Sunday-night with Grace Potter, George Ezra and more – it’s time to announce the core crew of bands that will be hanging out with us at Wiggins Park and Susquehanna Bank Center from July 24th through the 26th.

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Bono’s surgery forces U2 to postpone “Tonight Show” residency, & watch Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello & Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith- aka “New Basement Tapes” perform on Ellen

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Bono has injured his arm an apparent cycling accident in New York’s Central Park which will require surgery to repair, and has forced the postponement of U2′s week-long residency on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. Continue reading →