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Listen to the first beat compilation by local collective smth savant

Dusty Bonez Jones at Backyard Bxss | photo by Austin Eterno | courtesy of the artist

Backyard Bxss Season 1, a 10-track compilation featuring experimental electronic artists from around the city, is the first tape to be released in a quarterly series by local collective smth savant (pro. sum’thing/ suhˈvant). The collective is most known for throwing their monthly Backyard Bxss live sessions held around the city. Founded in 2017 by Kilamanzego and Madam Data, the collective has grown to 5 members and have held monthly gatherings since May of that year to create and share beats and songs during the Backyard Bxss sessions. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Fear of Men at Johnny Brenda’s, John Morrison at Dahlak Paradise, Andorra at Ortlieb’s

Fear of Men | courtesy of www.facebook.com/fearofmen/
Fear of Men | courtesy of facebook.com/fearofmen

Fear of Men are back with sophomore release Fall Forever. While the themes of their debut Loom still linger on this release, the sound takes a dramatic turn for the dark. More experimental and more unafraid to dive into the depths, it will be interesting to see them take the stage in support of their new material. They’ll be performing in Philly tonight at Johnny Brenda’s for a 21+ show. Check out the grimy video for “Trauma” below. Tickets and more info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →