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Frank Turner turns up the volume for night two at The Fillmore Philly

Frank Turner | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Frank Turner | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

British folk-punk rocker Frank Turner and his backing band The Sleeping Souls played an ultra-high energy set at The Fillmore on Friday night. Entering the stage, Turner wore a personalized Phillies jersey and the crowd went wild. He then shared a story about his experience so far in Philly – explaining how he had to learn “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” to sing at the Phillies game earlier in the day. Turner said he was was excited and honored about being the second act to open The Fillmore the night, right after Hall and Oates. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Frank Turner at The Fillmore, Madalean Gauze at Boot and Saddle, Built To Spill at Union Transfer

Photo By: Rachel Del Sordo
Photo By: Rachel Del Sordo

In support of his newest album, Positive Songs For Negative People, Frank Turner is embarking on a full US and UK tour, and will be hitting The Fillmore tonight. The British folk-rocker will be performing with his backing band, The Sleeping Souls. Get more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar, and check out the music video for “Get Better” below. Continue reading →

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Hall & Oates, Brandi Carlile, Frank Turner, Mister Wives, and more to open Fillmore Philly

Hall & Oates | Photo courtesy of the artist.
Hall & Oates | Photo via facebook.com/hallandoates

Philly’s newest venue, The Fillmore Philadelphia, located in Fishtown’s historic Ajax Metal Company building, has announced their opening lineup of bands playing in October.

Opening the new venue on Thursday, October 1st are the legendary Hall & Oates. Tickets to all the shows go on sale this Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Frank Turner at Electric Factory, Slayer at Susquehanna Bank Center, Penrose at Boot & Saddle, and more

Frank Turner | via Facebook

English folk punk favorite Frank Turner headlines The Electric Factory tonight, with backing band The Sleeping Souls. His newest release, Tape Deck Heart, is evidence to just how cheery and creative he can be. With sweet guitar riffs, simple beats, and upbeat singalong lyrics, Turner’s music will take you out of the cold and back to the warm days of summer for a few hours tonight. This diverse show will also feature sets from Australia’s punks The Smith Street Band and Minnesota’s electro pop band Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Find tickets here.

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Just Announced: Frank Turner to Play Electric Factory 11/29

Frank Turner @ Free at Noon
Frank Turner @ Free at Noon

English Folk-Punk musician Frank Turner will return to Philadelphia this November to play The Electric Factory on November 29. Turner last played a sold-out show with his band The Sleeping Souls at Underground Arts, and also played XPN’s Free at Noon concert a few weeks ago. After his band Million Dead broke up, Turner embarked on a solo career and recently released a new album in April called Tape Deck Heart. Below you can watch turner perform “Losing Days” for Free at Noon at World Cafe Live. You can also check out the music video for Turner’s awesomely lush song “Recovery.” Tickets go on sale for the show on Friday June 28th, more information can be found here.

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Photos: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Underground Arts

All photos by Matthew Shaver | www.mattshaverphoto.com

After a rousing Free at Noon performance yesterday afternoon (listen to the archive here), punk-rooted UK singer-songwriter Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls brought their high-energy live show to a sold-out Underground Arts last night. Check out scenes from the performance in the gallery above, and see the setlist below. Continue reading →

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Recap: Frank Turner preforms Free at Noon

British folk / punk singer Frank Turner and his band the Sleeping Souls hit the Free at Noon stage this afternoon for a seriously high energy performance. Turner was warming up for his sold out show at Underground Arts tonight in Philadelphia with The Architects and Beans on Toast. He recently released a new album Tape Deck Heart. Check out the photo gallery above, the set list below and listen to the entire performance here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Frank Turner playing Underground Arts on 6/7

FrankTurnerEngland’s Frank Turner will come to Underground Arts on June 7th in support of his forthcoming Tape Deck Heart LP.  The new album, set for release on April 23rd, follows the folk/punk singer-songwriter’s 2011 album England Keep My Bones, which was placed on Paste’s Top 50 Albums of 2011.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with The Architects and Beans on Toast can be found here (tickets go on sale this Friday, March 29th, at noon).  Turner performed a Free at Noon at World Cafe Live in November 2011; listen to the full audio via NPR here and watch his video for “If Ever I Stray” below.