Quirky upstate New York four-piece Foxygen got crazy in a late-night Non-COMM set yesterday that blended Doors-esque poppy psychedelia with punk-y dissonance. Check out the setlist below, and listen back to the set in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading
This Wednesday, May 15 through Friday night May 17, the 13th annual Non-COMM industry and music conference is being hosted at WXPN. Many of the bands performing over the three days will be broadcast and webcast on XPN. Below is the schedule (subject to change).
Wednesday, May 15
7 – 7:25 p.m. Gabriel Kelley
7:30 – 8:10 p.m. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (video webcast)
8:10 – 8:35 p.m. John Murry
8:40 – 9:20 p.m. Tom Tom Club (video webcast)
9:25 – 9:55 p.m. Kurt Vile
10:00 – 10 :45 p.m. Phoenix (Phoenix will NOT be broadcasted live)
10:50 – 11:20 p.m. Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Thursday, May 16
12:00 p.m. – A Special Mississippi Blues Project Free At Noon 12 featuring
the Homemade Jamz Blues Band and Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks (video webcast)
7 – 7:20 p.m. Mount Moriah
7:25 – 7:55 p.m. Mavis Staples (video webcast)
8 – 8:20 p.m. Wild Belle
8:25 – 9:05 p.m. Tom Jones (video webcast)
9:10 – 9:40 p.m. The Last Bison
9:45 – 10:15 p.m. José James
10:20 – 10:55 p.m. David Wax Museum
11 – 11:45 p.m. Robert Randolph
11:50 -12:20 a.m. Foxygen
Friday, May 17
12 – 1:00 p.m. Free At Noon Concert: The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Bobby Long
7 – 7:25 p.m. Wild Feathers
7:30 -8 p.m. Laura Mvula
8:05 – 8:35 p.m. The Lone Bellow
8:40 – 9:10 p.m. Free Energy
9:15 – 9:45 p.m. Kopecky Family Band
9:50 – 10:30 p.m. The Olms featuring Pete Yorn
10:35 – 11:05 p.m. Marie Miller
11:10 – 12:00 a.m. The Relatives
Foxygen infiltrated the streets of Monmartre in Paris with their flamboyant personality for a recent Take Away Show. La Blogotheque filmed the New York psych / pop duo and their merry cohorts as they encountered curious school children, the notorious “string men” of the Sacre-Coeur, and apparently a stolen apple. Sam France employs his best Mick Jagger impression as he proclaims the lyrics of “No Destruction” from the steps of the basilica after strolling along an outdoor market during “The Darkness.” Foxygen join Dr. Dog, Jim James, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more at Firefly Festival in Dover, DE, on June 21-23; tickets and information can be found here.
Tonight at Underground Arts, local experimental pop band Grandchildren will kick off their spring tour and give fans a taste of their new album Golden Age, which is slated for a May release. Yesterday, The Key’s Adam Gould talked to Grandchildren about five things that have changed about the band since their 2010 debut Everlasting; read the interview here. Opening the 21+ show are Buried Beds and Son Step, more information is available at the WXPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch Grandchildren performing “Sunrise” for The Deli and Hot Box Studios’ Choice/Cuts session series.
New York psych-pop band Foxygen, WXPN’s Artist to Watch for the month of January, appeared on World Cafe with David Dye yesterday. If you missed the broadcast, you can listen to the session and interview in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Foxygen returns to Philadelphia on March 1 for a performance at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets and more information can be found here.
We’re digging the Haight-Ashbury vibes of this new music video from Foxygen, WXPN’s Artist to Watch for the month of January. “San Fransisco” is sharply art-directed with vintage clothing and set-pieces, not to mention a nice location shoot at a park that visitors to the city in question probably know well. Watch it below, and catch Foxygen when they play the First Unitarian Chruch on March 1 opening for Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Tickets and information on the all-ages show can be found at the WXPN Concert Calendar.