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Get jolly, merry, etc. with the Indie Rock HOLIDAY Parade!

Sufjan Stevens, holiday style | Photo by Denny Renshaw
Sufjan Stevens | Photo by Denny Renshaw

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Time to celebrate the season with the Indie Rock HOLIDAY Parade on XPN! Tune in at 11pm ET (right after Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for a full two-hour show that’s decked to the halls with holiday favorites new and old. In fact, a lot of what we’ll be hearing tonight is brand NEW, so be on the lookout for these musical jollies:

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More of the Best of 2015 on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira
Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm ET (right after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese) for another round of the Best of 2015! We’ll hear tracks from notable releases by Panda Bear, Tanlines and Jamie xx, along with a few of our favorite Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session tracks from the year. Check out some of those below. We’ll also hear an encore presentation of our recent guest DJ visit with Jon Wurster, who (along with Tom Scharpling) brings The Best Show to Union Transfer this Sunday night.

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DEEP DISCOUNTS on new music from Parquet Courts, Youth Lagoon and Gazebos on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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“I got my Indie Rock Hit Parade!”

Celebrate (?) Black Friday with the Indie Rock Hit Parade, tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! We’ve got deep discounts on brand new tracks from Parquet Courts, Youth Lagoon, Small Black and more doorbusters that you won’t want to miss. They’ll call me crazy for offering such a variety of new music, but I’ll call you crazy if you don’t listen! Check out a few things you might hear in the mix (that is, if the people who have been camping out since last night don’t snatch them all up first)…

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Philly Boy, Part 2: Listen to Jon Wurster guest DJ on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Jon Wurster | Photo by Eric Schuman
Jon Wurster | Photo by Eric Schuman

It’s always a good time when drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, the Mountain Goats) stops by the Indie Rock Hit Parade. This time around, Jon brought with him a batch of classic and rare Philly-centric indie and hardcore, along with some new and (perhaps rightfully) forgotten tracks. Jon also chats with host Eric Schuman in an extended conversation about his comedy partnership with Tom Scharpling, and how the duo are bringing The Best Show on the road for a live tour. Speaking of, you can see Scharpling and Wurster at Union Transfer on Sunday, December 13th.

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Planet JW: Guest DJ Jon Wurster returns to the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Jon Wurster and Tom Scharpling | Photo by Steven Brahms
Jon Wurster and Tom Scharpling | Photo by Steven Brahms

Tonight at 11pm, the Indie Rock Hit Parade welcomes back its resident guest DJ for another round of music and mayhem. Jon Wurster spends most of his time as the drummer for Superchunk, the Mountain Goats and Bob Mould, but is also one half of the celebrated comedy duo behind The Best Show, Scharpling and Wurster. The last time Jon visited the studio, almost exactly a year ago, he shared memories of growing up in and around Philadelphia and played songs that were formative in his earliest days as a musician and music fan. This time, Jon will share some rare tracks from the golden age of Philly indie and hardcore, and we’ll talk about translating the long-running Best Show into a live comedy experience. You can see Jon with Tom Scharpling (and some surprise guests) as they bring The Best Show to Union Transfer on Sunday, December 13th.

Along with Jon’s picks, we’ll hear a bunch of brand new tracks in the mix, such as…

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Get weird with Panda Bear, Django Django & Viet Cong on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira
Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your personal space tonight at 11pm on XPN! It’s technically the first “regular show” of the new year, but it’s far from just a “regular show.” Tune in for a spotlight on the new solo album from Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, and hear a few of these fresh new tracks:

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Philly Boy: Listen to Jon Wurster’s Guest DJ set on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Jon Wurster as seen in Superchunk's "Crossed Wires" video
Jon Wurster as seen in Superchunk’s “Crossed Wires” video

Acting as our very first guest DJ on the Indie Rock Hit Parade, Jon Wurster brought an eclectic selection of songs to share. Each of the songs connects to a specific memory for the Superchunk/Mountain Goats drummer, many hearkening back to his days as a teenager growing up just outside Philadelphia. Wurster recalls shopping for records at the Montgomeryville Mall, befriending the Dead Milkmen and an incident while searching for the London studio where The Clash and the Sex Pistols recorded.

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Jon Wurster takes the reins on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Jon Wurster | Photo by Jason Arthurs
Jon Wurster | Photo by Jason Arthurs

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to the XPN wavelength tonight at 11pm! It’s a very special show tonight, as we welcome our very first guest DJ to the Hit Parade: Jon Wurster! You might know Jon as the drummer from Superchunk, the Mountain Goats and Bob Mould‘s band (among others). Or maybe you know him as one half of Scharpling & Wurster, the comedy duo behind The Best Show. No matter how you know him, you won’t want to miss him spinning some of his favorite songs and sharing stories about growing up just outside of Philly. Continue reading →