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Sometimes unlikely combinations on paper make for good bedfellows in the studio. Such is the case with Cody ChesnuTT who collaborated with Gary Clark, Jr. on “Gunpowder On The Letter,” from ChesnuTT’s new Landing on A Hundred: B-Sides and Remixes. In addition to Gary Clark, Jr., ChesnuTT invited Questlove of The Roots, Danny Swain, Jay West and Manuel Sahagun to remix several songs from ChesnuTT’s original Landing On A Hundred studio album. Below, download “Gunpodwer On The Letter.” Clark and ChesnuTT play off each other well, trading verses and guitar solos on the rollicking, driving, clap along song.
Kings of Leon take over the Wells Fargo Center tonight, with support from blues rock musician Gary Clark, Jr. The Tennessee natives (and family band) released their sixth studio record Mechanical Bull in September. XPN Fest alum Gary Clark, Jr. has been getting a lot of mileage out of his 2012 LP Blak and Blu, winning a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional R&B performance with his song “Please Come Home” earlier this year. Tickets and information can be found here. Check out Kings of Leon’s video for “Beautiful War” below.
During a recent trip to his hometown of Austin, TX blues / rock musician Gary Clark Jr. stopped by KUTX, pizza in hand, to perform a pair of acoustic songs from his 2012 full-length Blak and Blu. Without the fiery passion of his electric guitar, Clark shows an impressive ability to translate his usually-explosive live show into an intimate and stripped-down setting. Gary Clark Jr. will perform at the 6th Annual Roots Picnic on June 1st; tickets and information can be found here. Watch the video via NPR Music below.
The annual Roots Picnic returns in 2013 with an ever-eclectic lineup of rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic music and more. According to an Instagram post from Roots drummer Questlove, the show will be one day this year – Saturday, June 1 – at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. On the lineup will be rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr., buzzing pop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (of “Thrift Shop” fame), mysterious electronic artist Grimes, a reunion of Naughty by Nature, Philly hip-hop impressionist Lushlife and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon via Ticketmaster; full lineup after the jump. Continue reading →
XPN Welcomes five-piece Philly folk-pop band Low Road as they reunite tonight in celebration of the Tin Angel’s 20th Anniversary. Low Road’s popularity in the nineties, ignited by frontman Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner’s prevalence in the Philly music scene, led to two albums on Caroline Records. The band will be playing a sold-out show at 7 pm, but tickets are still available for the 10 pm show, which you can find here. Both shows are 21+. Below, check out Low Road’s “The Devil’s Pocket” from their 1994 album of the same name.
Funk-and-soul man Gary Clark Jr. gets the room moving in his new video for “Ain’t Messin’ Around” off of his latest LP Blak and Blu. The Austin musician rocks the party in the video the same way he rocked the crowd at last year’s XPoNential Music Festival, with his big-band sound and blues-infused vocals. Gary Clark Jr. will be in town on Saturday when XPN welcomes him to The TLA with Kat Edmonson. Tickets are still available here for the all-ages show.
Get an exclusive listen to modern day guitar demi-god Gary Clark, Jr.’s debut album, Blak and Blu, accessible on iTunes here. Clark’s album will be available for purchase next Tuesday, October 22nd, and shortly after he’ll be performing in Philly at the Theatre of the Living Arts on November 10th. Tickets for that show are available here.