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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “The Hustle” by Kiltro

Kiltro | Photo by Scott McCormick

The Denver based Kiltro, fronted and led by Chilean-American singer-songwriter Chris Bowers-Castillo, draws much of its thematic energy from Latin-American folk artists like political musician Victor Jara, Chilean songwriter Violeta Parra, iconic Argentine musician Atahualpa Yupanqui, and folk music ensemble Inti-Illimani, blending Latin music with rock, electronic, and ambient musical influences. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Legends Don’t Die” by Foxtrot & The Get Down

Foxtrot and the Get Down | photo by Dylan Eddinger | courtesy of the artist

Earlier this year, local rockers Foxtrot & The Get Down recorded a Key Studio Session, culling together a handful of new songs they’d been performing and releasing since their last full length album in 2017. Since then, the band – fronted by singer and guitarist Colin Budny, have been touring and finding a lot of new fans and friends along the way. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love” by The Bird and The Bee

The Bird and the Bee | photo by Alexa Nikol Curran | courtesy of the artist

In 2010, The Bird and The Bee – the duo of Inara George and Greg Kurstin — released Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. They recently released announced their next tribute — Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen, on August 2nd, with covers of “Panama,” and “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love.” Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Go Where You Wanna Go” from Echo In The Canyon by Jakob Dylan and Jade Castrinos

Jakob Dylan | Echo in the Canyon | photo by Gabriela Barbieri for WXPN

Echo In The Canyon is a new documentary that celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. From 1965 to 1967 the musicians living in Laurel Canyon created some of rock music’s most influential and longest-lasting songs and albums. Continue reading →