There is nothing ordinary about Ginger Coyle. From her style as a vocalist to the lyrics in her songs, she shows us that creativity has been an innate thing for her ever since she was young. She is proud to be making music here in the Philly scene (she lives just across the bridge in South Jersey) and is excited to take the XPoNential Music Festival stage this weekend. This week, we swapped emails with Ginger to get to talk about blasting Billy Joel and Carole King, to get a taste of her new single “The Big Picture” and see who she’s excited for at XPoNential. Continue reading →
Singer-songwriter Ginger Coyle is one of the many local bands playing the #XPNFest presented by Subaru next weekend, July 25th-27th. Ginger plays on Sunday, July 27th at Noon. Coyle is a little bit bluesy, a little bit rock and roll, a little bit jazzy and she oozes charisma. Earlier this year, Coyle and her band recorded a Key Studio Session. Listen and download the entire Key Studio Session with Ginger here, or sample “Let It Burn” from the session below.
Single day tickets and weekend passes for the XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru are available here.
Pop-punk Philly band Modern Baseball will kick off their summer tour this afternoon at The Barbary. Earlier this spring, the guys participated a Key Studio Session where they successfully lit up the room with their charismatic energy. You can listen to a full album stream of their 2012 LP Sports here and watch the video for “Your Graduation” from this year’s awesome You’re Gonna Miss It All below. Get tickets for this afternoon’s show here (while they are still available!)
Free compilation CDs of the night’s artists will be given out to those who bring items on the no-kill shelter’s “wish list” to the event and will also be on sale for $10. The night’s proceeds will benefit several local organizations that work to support the welfare of animals including PAWS, Mercy For Animals, The Humane Society, The Anti-dog-fighting Campaign and Main Line Animal Rescue. For tickets and more information about the event, visit the project’s website here. Check out Ginger Coyle’s WXPN Key Studio Session below.
Summing up an entire region’s music scene in an hour-ish long compilation is pretty much impossible. But dangit, we try our best. I’m very psyched for the roster of artists we’ve lined up on The Key Studio Sessions Volume 10, out today as a free download you can grab below. Pop-punk wave makers Modern Baseball did a version of “The Weekend” from their 2012 debut LP Sports, and the mini XPN shoutout they deliver at the end of the first chorus might be my favorite moment of the set. The song as a whole is insanely fun and on point, and MoBo’s basement-scene brethren W.C. Lindsay (more synthpop leaning) and The Hundred Acre Woods (more folk-leaning) also make solid appearances. There are several acts on the comp who you’ll see this summer at the XPoNential Music Festival: Ginger Coyle, Commonwealth Choir, Marah and Marian Hill. I love using our studio to allow more experimental-leaning artists to blaze new paths, whether its Trophy Wife‘s expansive rager “Neil Young” (very reminiscent of the Dead Man score for sure), Tutlie‘s elegant dreamscape “Kaito” or Bleeding Rainbow‘s noise-punk jam “Time or Place.” Suave downbeat crooners Elegant Animals knock a track from their back catalogue out of the park, and though the comp is admittedly short on hip-hop, eclectic electronica soundscaper Ganou spits a fierce verse on “Detainment.” (We’ll have a lot more Philly hip-hop on volume 11 in August, don’t worry.) A summation of an entire scene? Of course not. I think of this more of an incomplete but nonetheless awesome snapshot of Philadelphia-area music circa spring 2014, one we’ll continue building on. Major thanks go to production assistants Dan Hatton and Dan Malloy; photographers Rachel Del Sordo, Megan Kelly, Allison Newbold, Dominique Montgomery and Ian Lewis; videographers Bob Sweeney, James Powers, Ryan Chowansky and Bands in the Backyard; and guest engineers Mattias Nilsson and Adam Staniszewski. Listen to the comp and download it for free below.
Tonight, audiences will get the best of both worlds. After touring together in 2012, singer / songwriter Aimee Mann and punk / indie guitarist Ted Leo have teamed together for a new project, The Both. On April 15, the two released their first and self-titled album via Mann’s Super Ego Records. (Fun Fact: The Both was the first band to play at the newly opened Boot & Saddle.) Check them out tonight at Union Transfer. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $24.
The Wiggins Park bill is filled with WXPN favorites, like alt-country heroes Old 97s, Jersey singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins and Diego Garcia, all of whom are return-XPNFest-ers.
There is also an assortment of up-and-coming names like countrified Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose (featured on World Cafe’s Sense of Place: Nashville series); Bear’s Den, a UK rock trio with a flair for drama (they made a splash at the March Edition of the Communion Club Night at Underground Arts), the jazzy / folky vocal combo Lake Street Dive and the art-pop powerhouse Lucius, (who knocked our socks off at Free at Noon late last year.)
Three days passes for new and renewing WXPN members are available now here. Tickets for the general public go on sale on May 1st; as with previous years, three-day passes will include lawn admission to the Susquehanna Bank Center shows (seated tickets to those are on sale separately, here and here).
Below, listen to a Spotify playlist of the Wiggins Park lineup, and read the complete list of artists after the jump.
Singer-songwriter Ginger Coyle will be kicking off our XPN Philly Local First Wednesdays at The Porch series. She performs live and outdoors today from noon to 1 p.m.
We were invited by the University City District to showcase some of our Philly Local artists at The Porch. It’s at 30th & Market Streets in Philadelphia – outside 30th Street Station. They have gourmet food trucks at The Porch, and on the First Wednesdays of the month you can hear some great music.
Ginger Coyle is a singer/songwriter from South Jersey and we’ve been playing songs on XPN from her recent CD Homeward Bound. Ginger performed last summer at the Philly Folk Festival as part of the XPN Philly Local Showcase. She is currently working on her next album and has also been making guest appearances on other music projects, including a collaboration with American Babies.
Recently Ginger and her band recorded a Key Studio Session. She is bringing the band that did the session to her performance at The Porch. Check out Ginger Coyle on keyboards, Ken Pendergast on bass, Ross Bellenoit on guitar and Charlie Patierno on drums performing “Let It Burn” below.
Coming up Wednesday May 7th, Phil D’Agostino will be at The Porch from noon to 1 p.m.
This week’s best free mp3 downloads include a variety of different sounds. From birds to bears, there was something for everyone. Philly blues band John the Conqueror released its newest single through Rolling Stone this week. Before the band heads out on its European tour, download “Waking Up To You” off of The Good Life below.
Just before Christmas, Philadelphia singer-songwriter Gretchen Lohse performed her own rendition of “Walking in the Air” from the 1982 film, “The Snowman” at Johnny Brenda’s. For those who weren’t there to see the performance themselves, Lohse has released it for download on her Bandcamp.
Ginger Coyle is an artist with a tremendous range. The South Jersey singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist first caught XPN’s attention with the bluesy “Silver Lining” from her 2012 EP Homeward Bound. In her Key Studio Session, though, we get a taste of all the other styles she has going on – spacey improv into raging rock and roll on “Let It Burn,” swinging pop in the vein of Billy Joel’s An Innocent Man on “Homeward Bound,” delicate jazz vocal stylings on “Moon and Back” and “Comfortable,” breathtaking introspection on the unreleased new number “The Big Picture.” Coyle is not a straight-ahead anything, and her powerhouse voice does wonders with whatever style she’s tackling at the moment. She’s spending early 2014 recording a followup to her debut, and will perform on the regular in the meantime – including an appearance on the 2014 Winter Doldrums Festival and Benefit at World Cafe Live on February 15th. Tickets and more information on that show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Download this week’s Key Studio Session below, and watch a video of “Let It Burn” shot by Ryan Chowansky.