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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Frankie Cosmos at First Unitarian Church, Summer Fiction at Boot and Saddle, Arc Divers at World Cafe Live

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Frankie Cosmos | photo via Facebook

As we announced earlier this week, indie faves Frankie Cosmos will be returning to Philadelphia tonight at the First Unitarian Church in support of their new EP Fit Me In. The tracks on this new record are short and punchy, and their show tonight should be just as energetic. Get tickets and show information at the XPN Concert Calendar, and check out Fit Me In after the jump. Continue reading →

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Frankie Cosmos brings new Fit Me In EP to First Unitarian Church

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Frankie Cosmos | photo via Facebook

With four songs clocking in at eight minutes, Frankie Cosmos’ new 7” EP may seem like a mere blip for an artist whose Bandcamp back-catalog numbers over four dozen releases.  But being only Cosmos’ – a.k.a. Greta Kline’s – second-ever physical release, and her first notable recorded statement since last year’s unflappably adorable break-out LP, Zentropy, the just-released Fit Me In bears a bit of scrutiny.

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Alex G headlines a sold-out First Unitarian Church for Beach Music album release

Alex G | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com
Alex G | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Alex G and Girlpool made a graceful return to their current residence of Philadelphia on Saturday night at First Unitarian Church, with enthusiastic sets from opening acts Eskimeaux and Brandon Can’t Dance opening the show. Each of these artists are best experienced in their live form, which made for extremely entertaining sets that were matched with visual imagery projected from dual film projectors by Craig Scheihing. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Chelsea Sue Allen at Boot and Saddle, Shamir at First Unitarian Church, Son Little at Johnny Brenda’s and more

Photo by John Galla via facebook.com
Photo by John Galla via facebook.com

Earlier this week, Chelsea Sue Allen released her latest record, Lonely Ages, and we streamed it here. On the record, Allen croons lovely narratives accompanied by haunting instrumentation. Catch Chelsea Sue Allen tonight at Boot and Saddle; get ticket and show info at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to Lonely Ages after the jump. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Lone Bellow at Union Transfer, Howlish at MilkBoy, and the 215 Festival

The Lone Bellow | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
The Lone Bellow | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

The Lone Bellow have played both XPN’s Free at Noon and the 2015 XPoNential Music Festival, so to say that we here at XPN are fans may be an understatement. Their blend of folk, indie rock and gospel all with a focus on beautiful and intricate harmonization is as likeable as it is powerful and their growing popularity is not surprising in the least. Tonight they will be at Union Transfer with singer-songwriters Anderson East and Hugh Masterson beginning at 8 p.m. Head over to the XPN Concert Calendar for more details on tonight’s show. Continue reading →

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Listen to The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli cover Sharon Van Etten and catch him live in Philly early next year

Photo courtesy of Amanda Demme via facebook.com
Photo courtesy of Amanda Demme via facebook.com

Ohio-bred guitarist and songwriter Greg Dulli has had a long and successful career in the alt-rock scene, from his days founding the now-reunited Afghan Whigs to his work with The Twilight Singers and a string of solo releases, Dulli has been around the block.

Now he will go around the world as a part of a career-encompassing tour of Europe and North America. Today Dulli announced the specific dates and teamed up with longtime singer-songwriter and icon Ani DiFranco to give fans a taste of what to expect come tour time, with a cover of Sharon Van Etten’s 2010 song, “A Crime.” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at The Foundry at The Fillmore, Line Leader at Kung Fu Necktie, Those People at MilkBoy and more

Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese
Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see a show at the brand new Fillmore Philadelphia then why not break in the venue with tonight’s Creepoid show on the Foundry stage. The Philly psychedelic rockers will take the stage beginning at 8 p.m. alongside the alternative rock supergroup No Devotion. Click here for more details on tonight’s concert. Continue reading →

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Cassette Store Day is apparently a thing, and Beach Slang covered Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything” for it

Beach Slang | Photo via facebook.com/beachslang
Beach Slang | Photo via facebook.com/beachslang

You have probably heard of Record Store Day, the event in which numerous artists release new material every April as a way to celebrate independent record stores. What you might not have known is that there is also a similar celebration for tape heads called, you guessed it, Cassette Store Day.

This year Cassette Store Day takes place on October 17 and in honor of the celebration Philly’s Beach Slang will release a cassette of cover songs called Here I Made This For You. Earlier this week the band released their version of Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything” — which you can check out below. Continue reading →