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Fitz and the Tantrums, Tommy Conwell, Train join Hall & Oates’ Hoagie Nation Fest

Fitz and the Tantrums | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com
Fitz and the Tantrums | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com

Word snuck out back in December about Philly soul/pop staples Hall & Oates‘ second edition of the HoagieNation Festival, set for Saturday, May 26th at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. At that point, all we knew was that the smooth hitmakers were once again headlining the gig, but today we have news about some of the artists who will be joining them on the festival. Continue reading →

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Watch Hall & Oates perform a “Private Eyes” classic on Fallon

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The Fillmore Philly | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Hall & Oates have been around for almost 45 years now, and the Philly legends still find time to bring the funk to late night television. Jimmy Fallon, a known H&O superfan, had the band on The Tonight Show last night to perform “I Can’t Go For That,” their 4th #1 single and the 2nd from their 1981 smash album, Private Eyes. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Philly legends Hall & Oates to headline the BB&T Pavilion in July

Hall and Oates | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN

Nostalgic Philadelphians, rejoice! Philly legends Hall & Oates are coming home — well, technically Camden, but close enough — for a show at the BB&T Pavilion on July 10th. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo can’t seem to get enough of their hometown as of late, having just played the grand opening at the Fillmore in October.

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Hall & Oates, Brandi Carlile, Frank Turner, Mister Wives, and more to open Fillmore Philly

Hall & Oates | Photo courtesy of the artist.
Hall & Oates | Photo via facebook.com/hallandoates

Philly’s newest venue, The Fillmore Philadelphia, located in Fishtown’s historic Ajax Metal Company building, has announced their opening lineup of bands playing in October.

Opening the new venue on Thursday, October 1st are the legendary Hall & Oates. Tickets to all the shows go on sale this Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. Continue reading →

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John Oates gives the gift of a Daytrotter Session two days after his birthday

Illustration by Johnnie Cluney | Courtesy of daytrotter.com
Illustration by Johnnie Cluney | Courtesy of daytrotter.com

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. John Oates of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers (as of tomorrow) Hall & Oates, recently recorded a Daytrotter Session released today as a small present to fans from Oates who turned 65 on April 7.

Typically, the Rock Island-based Daytrotter sessions series features musicians are up and coming artists, but Oates is an obvious exception. With over 18 albums during his duo days, he released Good Road to Follow this past March which features three EPs with collabos from Vince Gill, Hot Chelle Rae and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.

His recorded Daytrotter session features “Stone Cold Love,” “Edge of the World, ” “This Is the Life,” and “Lose It In Louisiana” off of the new release as well as a cover of John Hurt’s “Stack O Lee.”

And in case you haven’t had enough of John Oates this week, check his guest appearance with other Philly favorites The Roots on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. Take note of his Phillies guitar.

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Hall & Oates nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Work Drugs pick their 5 favorite H&O songs

hall_and_oates Knowing those smooth-fi musical operators Work Drugs as well as we do, we reached out to them and asked them to pick five of their favorite Hall & Oates songs in honor of Hall & Oates being nominated to be inducted into this year’s Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Below, Tom Crystal and Ben Louisiana of Work Drugs weigh in on the legendary Hall & Oates. Don’t miss the A Work Drugs Christmas Spectacle on Saturday, December 14th at Johnny Brenda’s. Maybe we can convince them to do a cover of Hall & Oates’s cover of “Jingle Bell Rock.” Continue reading →