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Stevie Wonder packed Dilworth Park to give back to Philly fans

Stevie Wonder pop up show at Dilworth Park, Philadelphia.  Photo by: Simon Klein / WXPN
Stevie Wonder performs a pop up show at Dilworth Park, Philadelphia | Photo by Simon Klein

Playing the second leg of his marathon three-show day across the northeast, Stevie Wonder packed Dilworth Park in the center of Philadelphia for a short performance and Q&A. Devoted to giving back to the fans that love him, and speaking out about current events, Stevie performed free shows in both DC and Philly (he is now en route New York for a final stop tonight).  Stevie played through a few songs from his magnum opus Songs in the Key of Life and had people packed in the park, with some people even leaning out of windows in nearby City Hall to get a view. Continue reading →

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Pine Barons played shimmering psychedelic rock for the Live at Lunch series

Pine Barons | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Pine Barons | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

As part of the Live @ Lunch series curated by WXPN, Shamong NJ psych-folk rockers Pine Barons played a set to a sun-drenched crowd in Dilworth Park Wednesday afternoon.

The band stood out in the heat, jamming on songs from their self-titled debut, as well as their upcoming record. They played their new single “Clowns”, which you can download for free from our Sense of Place – Philly series. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Son Little at Dilworth Park, War on Women at First Unitarian Church, Sugar Tongue Slim at PhilaMOCA and more

Son Little | Photo by Kelsey Stanger
Son Little | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

Philly newcomers Son Little have a fantastic debut EP called Things I Forgot coming out on Anti- Records next month, and they headline a free outdoor show this evening at Dilworth Park at City Hall. Founded by Aaron Livingston, a local singer-songwriter-guitarist who has worked with The Roots and collaborated with RJD2 on the Icebird project, Son Little pushes his creative boundaries even further, dabbling in soul, hard rock, and Radiohead-esque minimal electronica. The band recorded a knockout Key Studio Session this week; download the song “Joy” below and get more information on the show here. Continue reading →