Tonight’s Concert Picks: Goodnight Texas at World Cafe Live, Quilly at the TLA, Gladys Knight at Sands Bethlehem

Goodnight Texas | Photo by Matthew Washburn
Goodnight Texas | Photo by Matthew Washburn

World Cafe Live is getting a treat tonight Americana folk-rock band, Goodnight Texas. No, bandmates Avi Vinocur, Patrick Dyer Wolf, Alex Nash, and Bobby Kendall are not from Texas. The name actually came from the geographical midpoint between the songwriters Avi Vincour (of San Francisco) Patrick Dyer (of North Carolina). What a clever way to create a unique name. Their music give you a nice, feel-good, chill vibe; it’s as if you want to sit on the porch with your significant other and watch the sun set. That makes World Cafe Live the perfect place tonight to go on a date. Checkout their song “Maggie’s Farm” below. Continue reading →


The Week So Far: 11 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Sleepy Hollow, The National, Peter Murphy)

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Market East shared a new song called “To Walk With You” ahead of the release of Children of Summer, out May 27th [link]

The 52nd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival line-up is jam packed with sets by Richard Thompson, Toy Soldiers, Black Prairie and more [link]

Alo Brasil brought tropical sounds and rhythms to their Key Studio Session earlier this week [link]

The National debuted the first video for their upcoming LP with the song “Sea of Love” [link]

XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week featured San Francisco’s John Murry and his deeply personal song “Southern Sky” [link]

Get ready for tonight’s Peter Murphy show at The Trocadero with a video-playlist of five songs we hope he plays [link]

The Swollen Fox and WXPN have announced a show with The Districts, Goodnight, Texas and Satellite Hearts on 7/19 [link]

Sunday morning marked Keith Brand’s final Sleepy Hollow show on XPN; listen back to the full broadcast [link] and check out the song he chose to close out his 27-year run [link]

In a special Folkadelphia Session, we meet Nadia Sirota and Valgeir Sigurdsson and a mix of reinterpretations and original material [link]

Download a 44-track mixtape from 100 Years of Solid Dudes featuring samples of Elvis Costello, Bowie and more [link]

Get a glimpse inside The Breeders‘ Sunday night show at The Trocadero with a photo recap and set list [link]


The Swollen Fox Presents and WXPN Welcomes a show with Goodnight, Texas and The Districts with Satellite Hearts at World Cafe Live on July 19

The Swollen Fox music blog (and the man behind the XPN Concert Calendar) has announced an excellent show with Goodnight, Texas, The Districts and Satellite Hearts. The show is on Friday, July 19th at World Cafe Live Upstairs in Philadelphia. Go here for tickets to the show.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Chill Moody at The Blockley, Pissed Jeans at Underground Arts, Goodnight Texas at Kung Fu Necktie

Photo by Ricky Codio |

After celebrating the release of his RFM LP with a sold-out crowd at The TLA a couple of months ago, local hip hop artist Chill Moody comes to The Blockley for another celebration – this time a celebration of love.  Moody will team up once again with Beano and Hank McCoy to perform the last installment in their Valentine’s Day mixtape Who Do You Love? in its entirety.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Below, watch them perform a track from the mixtape live in Love Park.

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The Swollen Fox Presents: Toy Soldiers with Goodnight, Texas and August John Lutz II (of the Levee Drivers) at Kung Fu Necktie tomorrow evening, 2/15

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Tomorrow evening, Friday, February 15th, music blogger The Swollen Fox presents Toy Soldiers, Goodnight, Texas, and singer-songwriter August John Lutz II (from the Levee Drivers) in concert at Kung Fu Necktie. The show starts at 7:30 pm; you can get tickets and more information here. You may recognize The Swollen Fox’s name if you follow his great music blog, but you may also recognize it from the WXPN Concert Calendar, which he works on for WXPN. The Fox has put together a terrific show with two of our favorite local bands along with Goodnight, Texas, an indie-folk group with roots in San Francisco and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They released an excellent rootsy/rocking/folking record last October called A Long Life Of Living that’s been getting a lot of play WXPN’s Singer Songwriter Radio. Try the record for yourself below.


Just Announced: The Swollen Fox presents Toy Soldiers with Goodnight, Texas and August John Lutz II at Kung Fu Necktie on 2/15

Our friends at The Swollen Fox just announced their latest showcase concert, which brings Philly roots-blues five piece Toy Soldiers to Kung Fu Necktie on February 15. The band its gearing up to release its Bill Moriarty-produced sophomore album The Maybe Boys in the spring, and plans to showcase a healthy selection of new material in the set. Also on the bill is the gritty North Carolina-based folk duo Goodnight Texas, as well as a solo appearance from August John Lutz II from The Levee Drivers. Tickets to the show are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; more information is available here. Below, check out a selection of videos from each act. Continue reading →