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George Ezra returns with a new video for single, “Don’t Matter Now”

Still from George Ezra’s “Don’t Matter Now” official Music Video

It’s been quite a minute since we’ve heard from bluesy-folk Brit, George Ezra. That changes today as the impossibly deep-voiced lad croons his way back into consciousness with a new single and accompanying video for “Don’t Matter Now.”

Since Ezra’s last album, Wanted On Voyage, which was released way back in the olden days of 2014, it’s no secret that the world has entered quite a doozy of chaos. And with today’s technological generation of information overload, being caught up in all of the horrible news 24/7 with limited or nonexistent ways to help can become real heavy real quick. Continue reading →

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Here are all our favorite covers from this past weekend’s XPN Fest

George Ezra | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
George Ezra | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

Missed out on the festivities this past weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. As entertaining as it was seeing some of our favorite bands play some of our favorite songs at XPN Fest, it was equally fun seeing them play some of their own favorite songs. Without fail, there is always a fantastic collection of covers played by the various performers throughout the festival, and we’re here to break down the best of the weekend for you. Continue reading →

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XPNFest Recap: Grace Potter and George Ezra shut down the festival with a pop / rock finale

Grace Potter | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Grace Potter | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

Like any good music festival, XPoNential requires stamina for those dedicated enough to take it in from top to bottom, front to back. This year was no exception, but those who stuck around to catch the closing night SBC show headlined by Grace Potter and George Ezra were in for a treat. Both performers were totally captivating and engaging, but in different ways – Ezra putting on the storytelling charm and crafting intimate moments with just his voice and guitar, Potter getting all in-your-face with a big and bold six-piece band. Continue reading →

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Humble and powerful, George Ezra showed The Troc what he’s got

George Ezra | Photo by Morgan Smith | phobymo.com
George Ezra | Photo by Morgan Smith | phobymo.com

After opening for Sam Smith and Hozier in Philadelphia earlier this year, George Ezra returned on Tuesday to headline his own sold out show at the Trocadero. Just as Smith and Hozier did in 2014, the 21-year-old England native has risen to fame overnight. It seems Ezra has not grown completely accustomed to the fame, as evidenced by his bashful response of “Thank you” when a fan screamed “I love you, George!” from the audience. However humble he may be, Ezra’s deep and powerful voice was a true spectacle that night.  Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Grace Potter, George Ezra and The Wailers will headline SBC on Sunday night at XPNFest

George Ezra | photo by Pip | www.bypip.co.uk | courtesy of the artist // Grace Potter photo courtesy of the artist
George Ezra | photo by Pip | www.bypip.co.uk | courtesy of the artist // Grace Potter photo courtesy of the artist

Drum roll, please…

The lineup for Sunday, July 26 of the annual XPNFest is in, and we’re psyched to announce that Grace Potter, George Ezra and The Wailers will headline the third day of the fest at Susquehanna Bank Center. Chances are you’ve heard ’em on WXPN, but catch a few tracks from these headliners below. Continue reading →

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Take Me to Church: Hozier sanctifies the Electric Factory

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

I’m trying to be more poptimistic this year. Those that know me, or regularly read my pieces here, or follow me on the consuming void that is Twitter know of my general disdain for popular music. So it’s with the spirit of diversity in mind that I found myself standing in a packed, sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the Electric Factory, getting churched by the one and only Hozier. Continue reading →