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Alex G, Restorations, Deafheaven recount favorite Philly venues for Consequense of Sound

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Alex G onstage at the First Unitarian Church | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

The folks over at Consequence of Sound is currently narrowing down America’s greatest music venues, and will will be publishing the results of their informal survey this Friday. But for now, they asked several artists about their own favorite places to play, and a couple familiar Philly music venues made the cut.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sun Club at Kung Fu Necktie; Deafheaven at Union Transfer; Minas at World Cafe Live

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

If Sun Club‘s live performance is anything like the chaos of their music videos, then their show tonight at Kung Fu Necktie will be tons of fun. The Baltimore five-piece wields their instruments to make happy and poppy, lo-fi tunes. Catch them tonight at Kung Fu Necktie; get tickets and show info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch their wacky music video for “Tropicoller Lease” after the jump. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Deafheaven at The Barbary, Last Full Measure at North Star Bar

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Unlike the pink album cover of their recent Sunbather LP would suggest, Deafhaven make loud, energetic post-rock with a heaping serving of metal influences thrown in. Sunbather (an album where the average song length is about 8 minutes) was released this June, and Deafhaven tour includes a stop at The Barbary. You can stream the diverse-sounding album below (and on Bandcamp) and you can find more information and tickets here.

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