Power pop punks Honah Lee headline Fishtown’s Kung Fu Necktie tonight. If you miss The Replacements or Lookout-era Green Day, Honah Lee’s raw energy and catchy-as-hell riffs should act as a worthy successor. The gig is 21+, and more information can be found at our XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
DIY culture is an integral aspect of any music scene. In fact, most cities would not have worthwhile music without it. Show space 502 South is doing their part to promote the best of Philly’s DIY with their Philly Rock Compilations. Each year they take submissions from punk rock and indie acts in the greater Philadelphia area to release a free record that highlights the scene. Last year’s compilation featured songs from Honah Lee, Pulling Punches, and pop-punks Welter. Continue reading →
Philly-bred singer-songwriter Jason Karaban returns home from L.A. tonight to celebrate the release of his new album, Shift, which came out on September 4th. Karaban joined WXPN’s Helen Leicht on her show Leicht Lunch on Wednesday to play a few songs from his new album and his song “Misplaced” was Wednesday’s My Morning Download. Now, WXPN is welcoming Karaban to the Tin Angel tonight for a 21+ CD release party. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available here for $10. Below, watch the video for “Misplaced” from Jason Karaban’s new album.
Haitian kompa musician Blayer PointduJour just released his first full-length album this week with his band, the Rockers Galore. To celebrate, PointduJour is playing a record release show at MilkBoy Philly. The 21+ show also features I Yahn I Arkestra, The National Rifle, and Philadelphia Slick. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available here for $10. Blayer PointduJour was also this week’s Unlocked band on The Key. Check out The Key’s album review of his new record The Bullhere and listen to his song “One Hit” in the player below.
Finally, Philly bands Arctic Splash, Weird Hot are playing St. James & the Apostles‘s record release show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. The doors for the 21+ show open at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 here. Vinyl copies of St. James & the Apostles’ new album, Baphomet, will be available at the show.