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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 →
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.
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 →
Folkadelphia once again eschews the traditional definitions of “folk” in this week’s session with Cuddle Magic. Eclectic and all over the maps in terms of genre, the Brooklyn / Philadelphia group recorded four songs for this session that move from pop to avant-garde folk and back again. Continue reading →
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.
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.”
Tomorrow is the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival at Appel Farm in Elmer, New Jersey. Tomorrow’s weather looks sunny and hot for a great day of music (lineup is above). You can get tickets and directions here. Below, five reasons why Appel Farm is bound to be great. See you in Elmer, New Jersey!