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Folkadelphia Session: Amy Ray (of the Indigo Girls)

Courtesy of the artist
Courtesy of the artist

Goodnight Tender, the new solo album from Amy Ray, is not a record to be taken lightly. It feels like a project that was mulled over, devised, and labored on for a long period of time. As such it demands our respect and undivided attention. It’s a brave and utterly successful musical step for Ray. Unquestionably different than her other solo albums, as well as her work with the Indigo Girls, it is very much a feat of pure Americana. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Human BBQ at Pi Lam, Amy Ray at World Cafe Live, No Other at Kung Fu Necktie and more

Photo courtesy of the event's Facebook page
Photo courtesy of the event’s Facebook page

University of Pennsylvania’s punk rock frat, Pi Lam, is ringing in spring the right way: by way of 18 local acts paired with a “face-melting” BBQ (with vegan-friendly items) they call “Human BBQ XXXIV.” On the bill, we’ve got bands like Roof Doctor, Mumblr, Cold Fronts, Secret Plot to Destroy the Universe and Slingshot Dakota with plenty, plenty more. The event costs $15 (that’s not even a buck per band!) and starts at noon and is scheduled to go until midnight at the frat.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Indigo Girls to Scottish Rite Auditorium, Father John Misty at Union Transfer, Kimbra at TLA, Sea Wolf at North Star Bar


XPN Welcomes the Indigo Girls to the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood tonight. The folk rock duo, whose career spans over two decades, are on tour playing old favorites like “Closer to Fine” and “Power of Two” in addition to tracks from their 2011 record Beauty Queen Sister. Tickets for the 7:30 show are available here. Below, check out the video for their “Making Promises” from Beauty Queen Sister.  Continue reading →

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Listen to “Glow,” the new song by Amy Ray (performing at World Cafe Live on April 17th)

The Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray is releasing a new solo album on February 28th called Lung Of Love. Brandi Carlile and Jim James are featured on the album. Listen to the song “Glow” from the album here. Amy rolls into Philly at World Cafe Live on Tuesday, April 17th. Go here for tickets and more information. Amy was last in Philly with Emily Saliers when the Indigo Girls performed as part of the World Cafe 20th Anniversary tribute shows. You can listen to that concert in its entirety here.

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This weekend: live broadcasts of the World Cafe 20th anniversary tribute concerts featuring Feist, Amos Lee, Dawes, Indigo Girls and more

Photo of Amos Lee by Harper Smith

This weekend WXPN is broadcasting all three World Cafe 20th anniversary shows. Friday night’s live broadcast starts at 7 p.m. with The Little Willies (featuring Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo, Norah Jones, Richard Julian and Dan Rieser), Indigo Girls and John Hiatt. Saturday evening’s broadcast starts at 7 p.m. with Dawes, a very special guest and Feist. Sunday’s Campaign for the Music Party broadcast with Amos Lee, Rhett Miller, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks begins broadcasting at 1:30 p.m. All the shows are being broadcast live from World Cafe Live. For tickets and more information click here.

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Indigo Girls announce album + playing Keswick Theatre October 11th


The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers – release their thirteenth studio album on October 4th via their label IG Recordings. Entitled Beauty Queen Sister, the album was produced by Peter Collins, who worked with the duo on 1992’s Rites of Passage and 1994’s Swamp Ophelia. The Girls have also announced a fall tour in support of the album, which will stop at the Keswick Theatre on October 11th. Tickets are available now and range from $29.50 – $45.50 (before fees); they can be found here. (via The Swollen Fox)

Download a new track from the album in exchange for an email address below.

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