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The 4th Annual Philly Sings Philly is coming

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Created to explore the music, past and present, and the storied legacy of the City of Brotherly Love, the 4th Annual Philly Sings Philly event returns to The Fire during the month of November. Across four Tuesdays, local musicians will pay homage to their idols, adding a personal touch to their favorite songs by Philly-born artists. Each week is curated by a different local music organization. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks (Wed 6/18): Sharon Van Etten at Union Transfer, Hezekiah Jones at Pastorious Park, Dead Kennedys at TLA and more

Photo by Dusdin Condre
Photo by Dusdin Condre

Tonight, XPN Welcomes Sharon Van Etten to Union Transfer. Her new album, Are We There is one of the best albums of 2014. The singer-songwriter is known for her brutally, honest albums that let the listener in on her personal emotional rollercoaster. For more information and tickets, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.

Hezekiah Jones will be at Pastorious Park tonight. The troupe is made up of musically-talented Philly singer-songwriters bringing each of their own music backgrounds to the group. The result is a band with its own eclectic spin to storytelling artistry. Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for more information about the event. Below, watch one of our favorite projects that Hezekiah Jones was involved with for Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through.

Shaking Through: Hezekiah Jones from Weathervane Music on Vimeo.

Punk rock band legends Dead Kennedys play tonight at TLA. After disbanding in 1986, the hardcore rockers reformed in 2001 with Skip McSkipster currently singing lead vocals for the band.Tickets and more information can be found on the here.

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XPN Welcomes Mary Gauthier and Anthony D’Amato to Haddon Lake Park ($0, all ages, 7:30 p.m.)
XPN Welcomes Mark Broussard to Sellersville Theatre ($33-$45, all ages, 8 p.m.)

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66th annual Pastorius Park Concert lineup announced with Hezekiah Jones, The Lawsuits, Mutlu and more

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Photo by Lisa Schaffer | skylerbug.com | courtesy of the artist

The 2014 Pastorius Park Concert series has been announed, starting Wednesday, June 18th with Hezekiah Jones. The weekly Wednesday night series goes through July 30th with soul and R&B singer Aaron & The Spell. Located in Chestnut Hill, Pastorius Park is two blocks west of Germantown Avenue on Millman Street.

18 June – Hezekiah Jones
25 June – Mutlu
2 July – The Lawsuits
9 July – Deb Callahan Band
16 July – Venissa Santi Quartet
23 July – The John Byrne Band
30 July – Aaron & The Spell

Below, listen to a sampling of music from several of the bands playing the series.

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66th annual Pastorius Park Concert lineup announced with Hezekiah Jones, The Lawsuits, Mutlu and more

HezekiahJonesThe 2014 Pastorius Park Concert series has been announed, starting Wednesday, June 18th with Hezekiah Jones. The weekly Wednesday night series goes through July 30th with soul and R&B singer Aaron & The Spell. Located in Chestnut Hill, Pastorius Park is two blocks west of Germantown Avenue on Millman Street.

18 June – Hezekiah Jones
25 June – Mutlu
2 July – The Lawsuits
9 July – Deb Callahan Band
16 July – Venissa Santi Quartet
23 July – The John Byrne Band
30 July – Aaron & The Spell

Below, listen to a sampling of music from several of the bands playing the series.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: 90s tribute with Ali Wadsworth, Hezekiah Jones, Foxhound at Boot & Saddle, Amy Correia at Steel City Coffee House, Into It. Over It. at Union Transfer and more

Ali Wadsworth photo by Matthew Shaver | matthewshaver.com
Ali Wadsworth photo by Matthew Shaver | matthewshaver.com

Flannel shirts and ripped jeans are making a comeback tonight at Boot & Saddle’s 90s tribute with Philly folk artists Ali WadsworthHezekiah Jones and Foxhound. Wadsworth, who released her soulful, twangy 10-piece self-debuted album in October, will tap into her inner-90s child to perform her renditions off of Pearl Jam’s Ten. Jones, who’s self-described as sounding like “post-apocalyptic White Album, as covered by Sufjan Stevens” will put his folky spin on Lemonhead’s It’s a Shame About Ray, while Foxhound will transition their usual Americana-folk sound into songs from Nirvana’s Unplugged, two days after Kurt Cobain’s birthday. Tonight’s homage starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here; check out some vintage recordings of each of these artists performing locally in the 90s below.

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Ali Wadsworth, Hezekiah Jones and Foxhound perform albums from the 90s at Boot & Saddle on 2/22

Hezekiah Jones | photo by Lisa Schaffer
Hezekiah Jones | photo by Lisa Schaffer

Members of the Philly folk scene will pay tribute to a few essential 90s records at Boot & Saddle on February 22nd.  Ali Wadsworth, who just released her own debut LP in 2013, will put her spin on Pearl Jam’s 1992 debut Ten.  Hezekiah Jones will take a crack at The Lemonheads’ seminole It’s a Shame About Ray, while Foxhound (Chris Kasper and Kiley Ryan) will perform Nirvana’s Unplugged.  Tickets and information for the 21+ event can be found here.  Check out songs from each album below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes a Tribute to The Last Waltz at The Trocadero, The Menzingers at The Note, Purling Hiss at Kung Fu Necktie and more

Garth Hudson
Garth Hudson

Philly musicians from Andrew Lipke to Kevin Hanson and Wesley Stace will honor and recreate The Band’s 1976 farewell show, The Last Waltz, tonight at the Trocadero. The set will include a full performance of the seminal live album (and concert film), uniting old and new fans of the legendary roots rock band and featuring a guest appearance by original keyboardist for The Band, Garth Hudson. The show will also benefit Philadelphia public schools. Get tickets and information here. Watch a performance of “Up On Cripple Creek” from The Last Waltz below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mono at Johnny Brenda’s, Bob Beach at World Cafe Live, Philly Sings Philly at The Fire and more…

MONO | Photo via www.facebook.com/monoofjapan
MONO | Photo via www.facebook.com/monoofjapan

Instrumental act MONO headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The Japanese post-rock band released its sixth record, For My Parents, in 2012.  Their dramatic and atmospheric sound has drawn comparisons to musical styles on both ends of the spectrum: Sonic Youth and Sigur Ros for its otherworldliness, and classical composers for its dynamics and depth.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Majeure can be found here.  Watch a live video of MONO performing “Pure as Snow” below.

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The Porch at 30th Street Station announces the XPN Philly Local Wednesdays schedule for October with Kevin Killen, Chris Kasper, Hezekiah Jones and more

Hezekiah Jones photo by Lisa Schaffer Photography
Hezekiah Jones photo by Lisa Schaffer Photography

The XPN Philly Local Wednesdays at The Porch at 30th Street Station continues every Wednesday from Noon-1PM in October. The stripped down busking series has been a lunchtime/midday event not to miss. Check out the schedule below. Listen to XPN Philly Local tonight and every Tuesday night from 8PM-10PM with Helen Leicht and John Vettese.

10/2 Kevin Killen

10/9 Chris Kasper
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Download Hezekiah Jones’ cover of Damien Jurado’s “Shannon Rhodes” via Slowcoustic

hezekiahjones Hezekiah Jones was asked to cover “Shannon Rhodes,” originally recorded by singer-songwriter Damien Jurado as part of a Jurado cover song project from the Calgary music blog Slowcoustic, an excellent blog that features the best of the “unhurried side of Americana/Alt-Country/Folk/Independent music” scene. Who better than to call on to cover a song by Damien Jurado than Philly’s own Hezekiah Jones (Raphael Cutrufello) who adds his own subtle ambient textural nuance to the original. Download Raph’s version below, and take a moment to listen to the original by Jurado.