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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Diane Coffee at Boot & Saddle, Drive By Truckers at Union Transfer, Maxwell at Wells Fargo Center

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Diane Coffee | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN

After a highlight of a set at the XPoNential Music Festival this summer, Diane Coffee returns for a show at Boot & Saddle tonight. The full-band project of Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming released its sophomore effort Everybody’s a Good Dog last year, earning acclaim for its glam rock-inspired aesthetic as well as the band’s theatrical live show. Watch them perform “Everyday” live at the festival below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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XPN Fest Recap: Diane Coffee dazzles with gripping theatrics

Diane Coffee | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com
Diane Coffee | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Diane Coffee is from another era. The intoxicatingly theatrical performance was filled with the essence of the greats that came before them, who would parade around the stage and truly give the audience a show. Getting fully into each song with a wide range of exaggerated facial expressions and mannerisms of the great frontmen and women of the ’60s and ’70s was a modern blast from the past to when rockstar sets would dazzle with a life and energy that couldn’t be contained. With the full band dressed as sailors, Diane (also known as Shaun Fleming, the drummer of Foxygen) entered the Jerseyarts.com Marina Stage in metallic eye makeup. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Plainview, Hop Along and more…

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Plainview | Photo by Emily Dubin | thedubyscoop.com

Drexel University band Plainview stopped by for this week’s Key Studio Session. They brought some new music with them, a second batch of material following up last springs I’ve Seen This Before debut that sees the four-piece evolving in complexity and style. Listen to “Undertones” below and download the full set here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Diane Coffee at Kung Fu Necktie, Dave Rawlings Machine at Union Transfer and Post War Dream at MilkBoy

Shaun Fleming | Diane Coffee | Photo by Cara Robbins
Shaun Fleming | Diane Coffee | Photo by Cara Robbins

Shaun Fleming’s journey has surely been a unique one. Starting out a child voice actor for Disney, Fleming eventually joined the psych-pop trio Foxygen and just this year released the second album under his new moniker, Diane Coffee. Tonight you can catch Fleming at Kung Fu Necktie with New Jersey’s Pine Barons and Philly’s Bryant Eugene Vasquez. Click here for more details on tonight’s show. Continue reading →

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20 must see shows in November

Jim James | My Morning Jacket | XPoNential Music Festival 2015 | Photo by Rachel DelSordo | http://www.racheldelsordophotography.com/
Jim James | My Morning Jacket | XPoNential Music Festival 2015 | Photo by Rachel DelSordo | http://www.racheldelsordophotography.com/

As we enter November, there’s a month filled with excellent shows coming into Philly. Here’s 20 must see shows that we suggest you choose from to put on your social calendar. Continue reading →

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Dimed Out: Titus Andronicus, Diane Coffee and Youth Lagoon on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Titus Andronicus | Photo by Matthew Greeley
Titus Andronicus | Photo by Matthew Greeley

You’ve waited and now your patience will pay off. The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm on WXPN with a major new show. We’ll be spotlighting the massive new album from Jersey’s Titus Andronicus, The Most Lamentable Tragedy. Since we’ve been away, a metric ton of new tracks have come along, so there’s plenty of fresh stuff to get through tonight. Like maybe a few of these:

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