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Download a five song sampler from Ingrid Michaelson

Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson releases her new album, Lights Out on April 15th, and plays the Electric Factory on Friday, May 30th. In advance of the release of Michaelson’s new album, she’s offering a five song sampler as a pay-what-you-wish download. You can get it for free, or if you choose to leave a tip, all proceeds go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

The collection features live versions of “The Chain,” and “Maybe,” and three songs from previous studio releases. For those unfamiliar with Michaelson’s well-crafted pop songs, it’s an excellent introduction to her work. For the fans, it’s an opportunity to add a couple of live tracks to your music collection.

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Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Girls Chase Boys” by Ingrid Michaelson

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Photo courtesy of the artist.

Last week singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson announced a new album, Lights Out, (out on April 15th), released the first song from the album, “Girls Chase Boys,” and announced a tour that brings her to the Electric Factory on Friday, May 30th. The album features guest appearances from singer-songwriters Greg Laswell and Trent Dabbs, and Storyman, featuring former members of the Guggenheim Grotto, Kevin May and Mick Lynch. The video for “Girls Chase Boys” is a homage to the video Robert Palmer made for “Simply Irresistible.”

(Hear more: Listen to last week’s “Gotta Hear Song” “What’s Broken” by David Crosby)

Below, listen to “Boys Chase Girls,” Michaelson’s more than successfull attempt at increasing the more pop-leaning side of her songwriting.

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Just Announced: Ingrid Michaelson returns to the Electric Factory on 5/30

Singer-songwriter and XPN favorite Ingrid Michaelson just announced a tour in support of her new album Lights Out, due out on April 14th, and it comes to Electric Factory on May 30th. Though the album reportedly takes a darker tone than the New York singer-songwriter’s previous work, the single “Girls Chase Boys” is pure pop perfection. A music video for the song premiered earlier today on Entertainment Weekly – watch it here, and check out a video of Michaelson’s last Electric Factory appearance – from May of 2012 – below. The concert goes on sale this Saturday, February 8th, at noon via the Electric Factory website.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ingrid Michaelson at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Daniel Bachman at Little Berlin, Arrah and the Ferns as Black Sabbath at The Fire, Jess Klein at Burlap and Bean

XPN welcomes Ingrid Michaelson’s continuing tour in support of Human Again, released back in January, to World Cafe Live at The Queen. The New York singer-songwriter will be performing acoustic on this leg of the tour, tickets to the all-ages show range from $31 to $41 and are available here. Below, watch a live video of the song “Ghosts” from Human Again, recorded in Laurel Canyon earlier this year.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Turning Violet Violet, Greg Laswell, Childish Gambino w/ Danny Brown & Wigwams

Tonight we celebrate the variety of music that is being held in Philadelphia, both by genre and locale. The Fishtown indie / chamber fivesome, Turning Violet Violet released their record Double Cure in May and we were lucky enough to do a Key Studio Session with them around the same time. The album was recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by Jon Low and Brian McTear at Miner Street Recording. John Vettese, writing about the record, said: “The album’s thundering percussion and thrilling crescendos create a immediate sense of urgency, heightened by lyrics that long for simpler times in the face of an uncertain future. Meanwhile, the playing and arrangements sound like exactly what they are: the work of five skilled and studied musicians who are just as epic performing live as they are on record.” They play tonight with The Deer Tracks and Nouela at 9:15 PM at Johnny Brenda’s, tickets are $10 and the show is 21+.

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Singer-songwriter Greg Laswell plays with Elizabeth & The Catapult at World Cafe Live Upstairs at 8PM. His new compilation of songs is entitled LandlineGo here to purchase tickets to the all ages show. Below, listen to the song “Landline” that he did with Ingrid Michaelson for the album

Childish Gambino, better known as Donald Glover from the hit NBC comedy, “Community”, performs tonight with Danny Brown at River Stage at Great Plaza-Penn’s Landing. Show starts at 7:30PM, tickets are $35 plus processing fees.

Our final pick for tonight is the indie rock band Wigwams at Kung Fu Necktie. Opening are Mmoths, Tressors and Gull. Showtime is 7PM; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.00

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This Weekend: XPN Welcomes Dar Williams, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, M. Ward, Esperanza Spalding

Regina Spektor


Dar Williams performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11th, at World Cafe Live At The Queen; tickets to the all-ages show are $31-$41.

 


Regina Spektor performs with Only Son at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12th, at Tower Theatre; tickets to the all-ages show are $36-$74.

 


Ingrid Michaelson performs with Scars On 45 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12th, at Electric Factory; tickets to the all-ages show are SOLD OUT.

 


M. Ward performs with Lee Ranaldo Band at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12th, at Union Transfer; tickets to the all-ages show are $22-$25.

 


Esperanza Spalding performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13th, at Electric Factory; tickets to the all-ages show are $30.

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Just announced: Ingrid Michaelson to play at Electric Factory on May 12th

Ingrid Michaelson will perform at the Electric Factory on Saturday, May 12th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 28th, at noon. MIchaelson just released her latest album, Human Again, and performed many of the new songs from the album Monday night at a sold-out show at World Cafe Live. One lucky fan captured a new song, “Ghost” on video, which you can watch below. Go here for ticket information.