George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic played a sold out show on Thursday, June 8th at the Ardmore Music Hall, a venue that’s becoming a regular tour stop for the legendary funk outfit. Though Clinton’s last record was 2008’s George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love, news has been swirling that a new album will drop sometime this year. The live show is still the true P-Funk experience though – At 75 years old, Clinton is as charming and engaging as ever, backed by a band that includes his granddaughters / music duo Kandy Apple Redd on vocals. The Key’s Koof Ibi Umoren was on hand to photograph the performance – check out his gallery of Clinton and opening act Kung Fu below.
Kings Of Leon are releasing details about their next album. The conflicting reports say the album may be called “Walls” or “We Are Like Love Songs.” Caleb Followill says the new song “Over” deals with his own battle with alcohol. Kings Of Leon cancelled a tour in 2011 when Caleb was being treated for alcohol addiction. Continue reading →
Indie-pop trio Prinze George brings its brand new debut LP Illiterate Synth Pop to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The New York-based group originally hails from Prince George’s County, MD, and broke out two years back with the single “Victor.” With the combo of Kenny Grimm handling instrumentals/production and Isabelle De Leon on the drums, Prinze George mixes traditional and funky electronic beats with the sweet vocals of Naomi Almquist. Listen to the new record below and get tickets to tonight’s gig at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Named after a volcanic island off the coast of Alaska, Kiska released their debut self-titled record last month, and it’s a powerful explosion of rock energy. Released on Spartan Records, the album is available digitally as well as on vinyl. The Philadelphia four-piece are headlining Boot and Saddle tonight for their record release show. Get tickets and show info at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to the full length below. Continue reading →
As we enter November, there’s a month filled with excellent shows coming into Philly. Here’s 20 must see shows that we suggest you choose from to put on your social calendar. Continue reading →
Legedary funk man George Clinton performs at Sands Bethlehem tonight. Leading a number of incarnations of his bands Parliament and Funkadelic since the 50s, Clinton became known as the Grandfather of Funk after catapulting the genre into popularity. Now running a solo act, Clinton performed “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson, Mary J Blige and Grandmaster Flash at Glastonbury just last week. Pick up tickets for tonight’s concert here and watch the video for his song “Atomic Dog” below.
War – the band that released the hip, funky song “Low Rider” in 1975 – will be coming to the Dell Music Center tonight. They will be playing in addition to George Cinton’s late band, Parliament Funkadelic. Tickets are $40 plus fees, the doors open at 6 p.m. Get down and get funky!
Noisemaking goth-punks Psychic Teens return to Kung Fu Necktie, opening for recent Sub Pop Records signees Metz. Like the Teens, Metz makes high-energy wall-of-guitar ragers, like the song “Headache” which you can download below.
English punk band Anti-Nowhere League started making chaos in 1980. And they’ll be heading over to Union Transfer tonight for an all ages show. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 8 p.m. Below you can listen to their song “Let’s break the law”