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Delta Spirit waltzes into World Cafe Live

Delta Spirit | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com
Delta Spirit | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

Delta Spirit have decided to make this tour an unforgettable one. Instead of playing complete albums or orchestral versions of songs, as a number have bands have done lately, they have taken a page from The Last Waltz, The Band’s phenomenal farewell show that featured an impressive cast of special guests. On this tour, Delta Spirit have played with the likes of Dawes, The Walkmen, The Lumineers and many others. Philly had its own impressive cast in tow last night. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Bangles at World Cafe Live, Balance and Composure at the TLA, and Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra at Ardmore Music Hall

Photo via The Bangles Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thebangles)
Photo via The Bangles Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thebangles)

80′s pop rock sensations The Bangles headline World Cafe Live tonight. After a long 8-year hiatus, the women produced their first album in 2011, Sweetheart of the Sun, and rejoined the music scene with gusto. The group achieved early success with their pop hits including “Eternal Flame” and “Walk Like An Egyptian”  and became one of the handful of all-female groups to achieve international attention in the 80′s. You can watch their music video for their hit “Manic Monday” below. Find more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Kalob Griffin Band, Delta Spirit, Shark Tape

Kalob Griffin Band in WXPN Studios
Kalob Griffin Band in WXPN Studios

This week’s Key Studio Session highlights the Kalob Griffin Band, a local group with a strong following for its rootsy Americana.  For this session, Griffin and his band struck all angles of their sound – mournful, humorous, and sentimental.  Stream and download “Whiskey My Love” below and get the three-track set here.

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Download a World Cafe version of “Push It” by Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit | Photo by Matthew J. Pandolfe/Courtesy of the artist
Delta Spirit | Photo by Matthew J. Pandolfe/Courtesy of the artist

Delta Spirit just released their new album, Into The Wide, and recently were on World Cafe. Into The Wide is the band’s fourth album, and was recorded at Maze Studios in Atlanta. Originally formed in San Diego, and fronted by vocalist/guitarist Matt Vasquez, Into The Wide finds the band evolving towards a more tougher, soaring and expansive sound than on their previous releases. Continue reading →

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Delta Spirit streams a song from their new album, Into the Wide, on Esquire

Delta Spirit | photo courtesy of the artist
Delta Spirit | photo courtesy of the artist

Brooklyn indie-Americiana band Delta Spirit is back with a new album called Into the Wide, and today debuted the first track from the album via Esquire Magazine. “From Now On” is catchy, likable, and gets you excited to hear the rest of the album, which is set to drop September 9th. Also, be sure to read the interview that’s also on the website, which talks about the band’s move from California to New York, the darker direction their latest songs have taken, and why their rehearsal space is nicknamed the Rat Cave. Don’t miss Delta Spirit as they head south down I-95 for a Philly concert on October 4 at the Union Transfer on Spring Garden Street. Pick up your tickets here.

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Delta Spirit releasing new album; WXPN Welcomes them to Union Transfer in October

Photo credit Matthew Pandolfe and Styling Ashley Owens
Photo credit Matthew Pandolfe and Styling Ashley Owens

Delta Spirit are releasing a new album, Into The Wide, on September 9th, and have announced a tour with a stop in Philly. WXPN Welcomes Delta Spirit to Union Transfer on Saturday, October 4th. Into The Wide is a sonically rich jump ahead for the band, whose last album was their 2012 self-titled release. The album was written in their new hometown of Brooklyn, was recorded in Atlanta, and is on a new label, Dualtone Records. Go here for tickets and more information. Below, watch a teaser from the album with a snippet of the new song “Live On.”