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Listen to a new Loretta Lynn song featuring Elvis Costello

Loretta Lynn | photo by Pete Troshak for WXPN
Loretta Lynn | photo by Pete Troshak for WXPN

The last studio album we got from country music legend Loretta Lynn was almost 12 years ago, the Jack White produced, critically acclaimed Van Lear Rose. Her new album, out on March 4th on Legacy Recordings, Full Circle was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Elvis Costello at SBC, The Turtles at ArtsQuest Center

Elvis Costello | Photo by Rachael Naomi | via elviscostello.com
Elvis Costello | Photo by Rachael Naomi | via elviscostello.com

Perennial rock and roll favorite Elvis Costello rolls through the area tonight when his co-headlining tour with Steely Dan comes to SBC. Costello’s last album was Wise Up Ghost, his 2013 collaboration with The Roots. Watch the video for “Walk Us Uptown” below and get tickets and info on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Bono’s surgery forces U2 to postpone “Tonight Show” residency, & watch Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello & Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith- aka “New Basement Tapes” perform on Ellen

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Bono has injured his arm an apparent cycling accident in New York’s Central Park which will require surgery to repair, and has forced the postponement of U2’s week-long residency on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. Continue reading →

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Listen to Questlove and Elvis Costello discuss the birth of Wise Up Ghost on WFUV and XPN’s World Cafe

Photo by Tamara Weber
Photo by Tamara Weber

Fordham University’s WFUV recently sat down with Philly’s own Questlove (The Roots) and Elvis Costello to discuss how their collaborative LP, Wise Up Ghost came to fruition earlier this year. Music lovers were given something to look forward to once news of the unlikely pairing began to surface. Upon release, the album was rightfully praised as it surpassed expectations. Listen here. Watch them perform “Wise Up Ghost” below. The band also appeared on World Cafe with David Dye this fall. Listen to that interview by clicking below.

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Watch The Roots and Elvis Costello perform “Walk Us Uptown” on Jimmy Fallon

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Elvis Costello stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to put his collaboration with house band The Roots on T.V. for the first time.  The Philly R&B / soul band and their English power-pop counterpart performed “Walk Us Uptown,” the single from the recently released Wise Up Ghost LP.  There are no announced plans for a Philadelphia show right now, but you can read XPN host Mike Vasilikos’s review of the record for its Album of the Week spotlight here.