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Just Announced: John Mayer will headline Wells Fargo Center in April

John Mayer | photo courtesy of the artist
John Mayer | photo courtesy of the artist

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer just announced The Search For Everything World Tour, which brings him to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 7. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 3rd at 11 a.m.; more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch him perform “Love on the Weekend” on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Margaret Glaspy at Johnny Brenda’s, Dead & Co at BB&T Pavillion, Kevin Morby at Boot and Saddle

Margaret Glaspy
Margaret Glaspy | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

She’s new to ATO Records, and soon she could be a household name. For now, we’re lucky enough to experience Margaret Glaspy at Johnny Brenda’s where she’ll play tonight. Last Friday, she released her debut record Emotions and Math. In April, she stopped by for a Folkadelphia Session. Give it a listen below and head to the XPN Concert Calendar for all the details on tonight’s gig. Continue reading →

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Watch Dead & Company’s massive set from Bonnaroo


Dead & Company played Bonnaroo this past weekend. The latest Grateful Dead related project features Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, singer and guitarist Bob Weir, and John Mayer, along with bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Continue reading →

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This Day in Music History: Faces release their first album with Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar

Faces

1952 – Cleveland stakes a claim on Rock history when the Moondog Coronation Ball is held at the Cleveland Arena. Organized by the WJW DJ Alan Freed (“Moondog” on the air), it is widely considered the first Rock concert, with Billy Ward and The Dominoes, Tiny Grimes, and Paul Williams on the bill. The crowd is over capacity and police shut down the show because of fire code violations after just one song by Williams. The event proves to the music industry that this type of R&B music has widespread appeal.

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