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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Drake at Wells Fargo Center, Emily Yacina at PhilaMOCA, Ween at Festival Pier

Drake | via facebook.com/Drake

Back in July, Toronto rapper Drake set off on his Summer Sixteen tour in support of his fourth album Views, released in late April of this year, and tonight he heads to the Wells Fargo Center tonight for one of two Philadelphia performances on the four month long tour (the next will be his penultimate stop before two final nights in Newark). Grab tickets and more info on this show by heading over to the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch the music video for Views’ track “Hotline Bling” below. Continue reading →

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Dig into the archives of Musicians Talk, hear interviews with Alex G, Emily Yacina and more

Alex G. | Photo by Josh Pelta Heller for WXPN | hellerhound.com
Alex G. | Photo by Josh Pelta Heller for WXPN | hellerhound.com

Greg from Como Tapes dropped us a line this week to share a podcast he’s been working on for a few years, and boy are we glad he did. The Vermont / New Jersey tape label has been producing its Musicians Talk series since 2013, sitting down with local favorites and national up-and-comers to get into their heads about songwriting and to hear some live performances.

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Download a free sampler from Hope for the Tape Deck featuring Psalmships, Marc Neibauer and more

 

Psalmships
Psalmships

Indie label Hope for the Tape Deck released a sampler earlier this fall, compiling recordings from a number of artists that the Philadelphia / Virginia outlet works with.  The free download includes tracks by local musicians Emily Yacina, Psamlships and Marc Neibauer along with Brooklyn’s Fayaway (featuring Folkadelphia alum Ben Seretan), Georgia’s Grape Soda and more.  Listen to Yacina’s “Glow” below and get the full collection here.