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More of the Best of 2015 on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira
Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm ET (right after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese) for another round of the Best of 2015! We’ll hear tracks from notable releases by Panda Bear, Tanlines and Jamie xx, along with a few of our favorite Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session tracks from the year. Check out some of those below. We’ll also hear an encore presentation of our recent guest DJ visit with Jon Wurster, who (along with Tom Scharpling) brings The Best Show to Union Transfer this Sunday night.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Oddisee at Johnny Brenda’s, Eternal Summers at Bourbon and Branch, Nothing at Underground Arts and more

Photo via facebook.com
Photo via facebook.com

Oddisee is a Washington DC based rapper and producer who has done things his own way for years now, and has had plenty of success doing it. On his most recent album, The Good Fight, Oddisee shows off his eclectic mix of soul, jazz, R&B and of course some killer lyrical fire. He will be performing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s with The Bul Bey; for more info on the show click here. Continue reading →

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Get charmed by Eternal Summers’ animated new music video for “The Roses”

Eternal Summers | Photo by Brett Winter Lemon
Eternal Summers | Photo by Brett Winter Lemon

Roanoke, Virginia trio Eternal Summers just released an animated music video for their song “The Roses,” using stop-motion animation made out of pieces of cloth, to follow the story of two lonesome archers and their arrows who find each other and fall in love. The song and the video are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy, especially on this grey weekend. Continue reading →

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Dried Out: Creepoid, The Front Bottoms and Telekinesis on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Photo by Noel Conrad
Creepoid | Photo by Noel Conrad

Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is jam packed with just the stuff you need to make it through your Friday night in one piece. Tune in at 11pm on XPN for, among other fine things, a spotlight on the new album from Philly’s own Creepoid (it’s the next best thing to seeing them at JB’s tonight), plus a few of these fresh tracks in the mix:

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: (The Return of) Eternal Summers

Eternal Summers | Photo by Cameron Pollack
Eternal Summers | Photo by Cameron Pollack

Returning to our studios for this Indie Rock Hit Parade live session are our friends from Roanoke, VA, Eternal Summers. The trio recently released their fourth full-length album, Gold And Stone, and it’s undoubtedly their best yet. After a few years as a duo, guitarist Nicole Yun and drummer Daniel Cundiff were joined by bassist Jonathan Woods. The band’s sound always bears slight changes from album to album, and Gold And Stone is no different. This session features four live performances of songs from the new record.

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Come Alive: Eternal Summers LIVE, Nick Diamonds and Jamie xx on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Eternal Summers | Photo by Brett Winter Lemon
Eternal Summers | Photo by Brett Winter Lemon

It’s been about a year since our friends Eternal Summers released an album, so that must mean it’s time for them to release another album! We’ll be joined yet again by the Roanoke trio on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade, as they play songs from their newly released LP, Gold And Stone, live in our studio. Tonight’s full two-hour show also features a spotlight on City Of Quartz, the new solo album from Nick “Diamonds” Thorburn (Islands, The Unicorns). Plus a few of these selections in the mix:

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eternal Summers at Everybody Hits, Kaki King at Sellersville Theatre, The Roots Picnic Afterparty Ft. Questlove at Underground Arts and more…

Eternal Summers
Eternal Summers | photo via www.facebook.com/eternalsummers

Eternal Summers play Everybody Hits tonight. The Roanoke, Va band will release a new record Gold and Stone next week, the next installment in the band’s run of dream punk / power pop efforts that date back to 2009. You can stream Gold and Stone via The New York Times here and listen to single “Together or Alone” below. More information for tonight’s record release show can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Bangles at World Cafe Live, Balance and Composure at the TLA, and Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra at Ardmore Music Hall

Photo via The Bangles Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thebangles)
Photo via The Bangles Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thebangles)

80′s pop rock sensations The Bangles headline World Cafe Live tonight. After a long 8-year hiatus, the women produced their first album in 2011, Sweetheart of the Sun, and rejoined the music scene with gusto. The group achieved early success with their pop hits including “Eternal Flame” and “Walk Like An Egyptian”  and became one of the handful of all-female groups to achieve international attention in the 80′s. You can watch their music video for their hit “Manic Monday” below. Find more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Spend some time in the studio with Dean Wareham, The Front Bottoms, Cut Copy and more on tonight’s very special Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Eternal Summers | Photo by Eric Schuman

There’s simply no better way to celebrate America than with a special edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade! Tune in to XPN tonight at 10pm as we head back into the studio and revisit favorite selections from our assortment of Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Sessions! We’ll hear exclusive performances from newcomers like Cub Sport and Dresses, as well as established folks like Woods and Eternal Summers!

It should be mentioned that all of our IRHP Sessions are available for download. Right HERE, in fact!

For your ongoing enjoyment, here’s a Spotify playlist of last week’s ‘Compact’ show, featuring Strand Of Oaks, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Ought!

See you tonight at 10pm for a very special Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN!