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Main Street Music celebrates 100th in-store performance with Dave Hause

Dave Hause | Photo by Jesse DeFlorio

On Saturday, February 18th, Main Street Music will have had one hundred killer in-store performances under their belt.  To celebrate this achievement, Philly singer-songwriter/rocker extraordinaire Dave Hause will be capping off the 100th slot with an intimate set at 4 pm. The performance will also feature special guest, Eric Bazilian (of The Hooters) who produced Hause’s recently released album, Bury Me in Philly. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Eric Bazilian and Wesley Stace will bid farewell to Tin Angel on 2/1

Eric Bazilian | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN // Wesley Stace | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN
Eric Bazilian | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN // Wesley Stace | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

We’ve known since the fall that the days of Old City folk club The Tin Angel were numbered. The final two shows on February 4th with Ben Vaughn are sold out; this evening, we got another entry in the venue’s run of farewell shows — on Wednesday, February 1st, veteran local musicians Eric Bazilian and Wesley Stace will take the stage for an …Au Renoir a’lAnge en Etain show.

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Merry Christmas from Philly! Listen to holiday songs by Amos Lee, The Districts, Good Old War, Hemming and more

The Districts | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
The Districts | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

Over the years many of our favorite Philly local musicians have covered holiday classics or have written their own seasonal songs. We’ve compiled some of our favorites from the last few years that we’ve posted on The Key, including some highlights from WXPN’s Home For the Holidays, the annual broadcast hosted by WXPN’s Helen Leicht, featuring songs by Amos Lee, The Districts, Good Old War, Ginger Coyle, Hemming, and more. Continue reading →

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WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Call Your Name” by Eric Bazilian

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Eric Bazilian | photo by Ellen Miller

“In and out.” That’s how Eric Bazilian of The Hooters describes how his new song “Call Your Name” came about. Written and recorded with David Uosikkinen (The Hooters, In The Pocket) at Red Door Recording in one day – September 28th – it’s the first new solo song from Bazilian in a some time, and it’s an immediate classic, from a guy who knows a thing or two about great songwriting. Continue reading →

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Listen to the Philly Local Home for the Holidays special ft. Vita and the Woolf, Cole Redding, Samantha Gongol of Marian Hill and more

The 6th Annual Philly Local Home for the Holidays show was recorded at Morning Star Studios in Montgomery County PA. It was a return visit to this studio and once again Glenn Barratt recorded the session. It’s always a wonderful day of music. A time for getting together with friends and making new friendships in the music community. I love hearing the artists warming up and working on arrangements. Continue reading →

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Listen to Eric Bazilian cover Capital Cities’ “Safe And Sound”

Eric Bazilian | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | http://www.racheldelsordophotography.com/
Eric Bazilian | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | <a href=http://racheldelsordophotography.com/ target=”_blank”>racheldelsordophotography.com</a>

What were some of your favorite/best songs of 2014? As we head towards the end of the year, that a question that a lot of folks will be answering. At WXPN, we’re asking you to help pick the Top 200 songs of 2014.

We asked some of our Philly local musician friends what their favorite songs of the year are, and to record versions of them. One of those musicians, singer and songwriter Eric Bazilian, a member of The Hooters and collaborator with many local musicians including David Uosikkinen’ In The Pocket, recorded a version of “Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities. Continue reading →

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Photos: Dave Hause caps off tour with hometown show at World Cafe Live

photo by Rachel Del Sordo
photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Philly native Dave Hause ended his North American tour the best way he knows how: with a packed hometown show at World Cafe Live. The venue was filled on Sunday night with fans who sang along to his songs back passionately. Hause’s performance was energetic and powerful, he even hopped into the crowd for the set-closing “The Shine.” For an added surprise, Hause brought Eric Bazilian of Philly-based 80s rock band The Hooters out for the encore to cover their hit “And We Danced.” Opening the show was Canadian singer/songwriter Northcote, whose acoustic performance was stripped down and made for an intimate start to the night. Check out the photo recap of the show below and watch videos of Hause and Bazilian playing together, as well as a performance of “We Could Be Kings.”

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David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket announce release party for “I Ain’t Searchin” single 1/11 at The Colonial Theatre

Photo by Dallyn Pavey
Rock out with The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen’s and his project In The Pocket as they take over the Colonial Theatre January 11th in celebration of their new single “I Ain’t Searchin.” The collaboration, which is a cover of the 1970 hit by The American Dream, features fellows Hooters’ member Eric Bazilian, Ike’s Cliff Hillis on bass, David Uosikkinen, and Steve Butler from Smash Palace. Tickets for the all-ages release party are available here; the performance starts at 8. Listen to the track on SoundCloud here or watch the video for “I Ain’t Searchin” below.

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Eric Bazilian’s “One Of Us” to be featured on tonight’s episode of Glee

GleeIf God were one of us, would He/She watch Glee? Probably not. But only because, as the Supreme Being—and Seer Of All Things That Have Ever Happened, Are Happening, And Will Happen—it’s not as if God has to tune in to Fox on Tuesday nights in order to find out what crisis the kids in New Directions are dealing with at William McKinley High School each week. (And—if His Holy Holiness is too busy watching mankind commit various atrocities against each other in His name to plop His Omnipresent Butt down on His couch and watch a little television—He can probably afford to get a DVR from Comcast.) Either way, we’re definitely looking forward to the cast of Glee performing Joan Osborne‘s 1995 hit single, which The Hooters founding member Eric Bazilian wrote for her album Relish.

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