Many of the shows on CHVRCHES upcoming North American tour are already selling out. As a result, and to our great excitement, the Scottish electro pop trio has just added a few additional dates, one of which brings them to the Electric Factory on October 19. (We knew they couldn’t really skip over Philly.) Continue reading →
St. Vincent released her highly-anticipated new album MASSEDUCTION last month, the long-awaited follow-up to the artist’s 2014 self-titled outing. Tonight, Annie Clark, the mastermind force behind the St. Vincent moniker, brings her Fear The Future tour to the Electric Factory. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen the Grammy-winner and frequently lauded guitar master in Philly — take a look back at her 2015 XPN Fest set here. Listen to “Los Ageless” below and find tickets and more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Known for their energetic performances, Philly hip-hop collective Hardwork Movement will bring the party to Underground Arts tonight; Kuf Knotz also plays. The band recently released For The People, their first recording as a full band. Hardwork Movement members Becca Imani and Dani Gershkoff recently joined The Key to perform an a cappella rendition of “Don’t Block the Sun” — listen below, and watch the full band Key Studio Sessions performance of “Walk It Off”. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
It’s been a minute sinceBig Thiefhave been to Philly. The Brooklyn folk-rockers-who-can-totally-shred have since followed up their 2016 debut album Masterpiece with the comparatively downbeat and emotional Capacity, and now they’re bringing all your favorite tunes to the Electric Factory as part of the Project Pabst festival. Though it’s definitely worth heading over to the festival just to see Big Thief, other standout performers on the lineup include Speedy Ortiz, Thin Lips, and The Menzingers. More information can be found on Project Pabst’s website. Watch Big Thief perform “Paul” for The Key below. Continue reading →
A few months back, Grammy-nominated, suave R&B master, Musiq Soulchild announced news of his upcoming album, Feel the Real. Today, the wait is over as Soulchild’s hefty double-disc of twenty-four tracks has been released.
Included in this multitude of music are a smattering of collaborations, from Marsha Ambrosious, to Willie HyN, to Neil deGrasse Tyson–reverse record scratch-– Yes, you heard me correctly. That Neil Degrasse Tyson. Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense astrophysicist makes a wonder-filled cameo on the track, “Moon,” as two legends join forces for an softly explosive result. Continue reading →
After getting her start as the frontwoman of teen band Poplyfe on America’s Got Talent with a very different sound from the R&B songstress that is today’s Kehlani, she has successfully gone solo and crafted a new look and sound all her own. The Oakland native released her second studio album SweetSexySavage in January to follow 2014’s You Should Be Here, and she is currently on tour supporting her new release with support from Ella Mai, Jahkoy, and Noodles. Catch Kelhani tonight at the Electric Factory (originally scheduled for Union Transfer). For more information, visit the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
If Lucius and The War on Drugs got together, the result would be The Dove & the Wolf. The tight harmonies, soulful songwriting, and expansive sound that the duo have created can be heard tonight at Spruce Street Harbor Park‘s free summer concert series, happening every Thursday and featuring some of our favorite Philly artists. The Dove & the Wolf re-released their sophomore record I Don’t Know What to Feel in March, making their label debut with Fat Possum Records. Check out the Philadelphia-via-Paris group’s recent interview and preview of a new track on Dan Drago’s 25 O’Clock Podcast. They will also be performing at the XPoNential Music Fest in July. For more information on tonight’s show, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Continuing their stacked summer show line-up, Spruce Street Harbor Park welcomes soulful singer/songwriter Donn T to the waterfront tonight. The local musician released her sophomore effort Flight of the Donn T in 2015, the first entry on her own D Tone Victorious label and a great display of electro-R&B. More information for the free concert with Little Strike can be found here. Watch the “Last Breath” Questlove Remix (Donn’s brother) below.
Theatrical indie rocker and guitar god Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, is returning to Philly this fall with a show at Electric Factory on November 28th.
Clark’s been up to some pretty cool gigs since her self-titled album in 2014. From designing her own signature guitars, to recently making her horror film directorial debut with her film The Birthday Party, which is featured on the female-led anthology, XX — Clark has been mighty busy. But not too busy to make new tunes, which is reported to be currently underway.