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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.
Yesterday, Gary Clark Jr. debuted a new song, “Numb” at Complex Magazine. Clark releases his major label full length album debut, Blak and Blu, on October 22nd. Listen to “Numb” below. The amazing guitarist returns to Philly on Saturday, November 10th to the TLA after two blistering performances at Made In America. Go here for tickets and more information on the show. And speaking of Made In America, that would be Jay Z with Clark, pictured above, in Philly at Made In America.
Gary Clark, Jr. is finally releasing his debut full length album, Blak and Blu on October 22nd. He recently played Made In America and returns to town on Saturday, November 10th to the TLA. Go here for more information on the show. Below, listen to a new song, “Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round,” and watch a version of “Bright Lights” he performed at Made In America.
Drake, Chris Cornell, DJ Shadow, Gary Clark, Jr and more bands have been added to the Made In America festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd. The Jay-Z curated festival also featured performances from Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, D’Angelo and more. Complete lineup and ticket information here