Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Intersection of Music and Technology at Underground Arts, Kaki King at World Cafe Live, Buried Beds with Auctioneer and Great American Canyon Band at Kung Fu Necktie


In conjunction with Philly Tech Week, WXPN and Little Giant Media present The Intersection of Music and Technology at Underground Arts.  The free event will feature live performances by Lushlife (pictured), Khari Mateen and POW POW (Chris Powell of Man Man), DJ sets by DJ PHSH and Making Time’s Dave Pianka and a panel discussion / Q&A with Questlove and XPN’s Bruce Warren.  More information for free 21+ event can be found here.  Below, watch Lushlife’s video for “Magnolia.”

At World Cafe Live, it’s An Evening with Kaki King.  The guitar virtuoso has embarked on a retrospective tour, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the release of her debut album Everybody Loves You.  Recently, King released Glow, an instrumental record on which she collaborated with string quartet ETHEL.  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show can be found here.  Below, watch her video for “Glow” and revisit her set at the 2012 XPoNential Music Festival via here.

Buried Beds headline Kung Fu Necktie tonight with support from Auctioneer and Great American Canyon Band.  Bridging the gap between their most recent release Small Stories and an upcoming as-yet untitled release, local indie pop band Buried Beds have been detailing their recording experience with video clips and updates, including this one in which the members filmed a “huge drums” session.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show can be found here.  Below, watch Auctioneer’s Shaking Through episode.

Shaking Through: Auctioneer from Weathervane Music on Vimeo.


Kaki King brings her retrospective tour to World Cafe Live on 4/28

Kaki KingTen years ago, acoustic guitar virtuoso Kaki King ventured out of the New York City metro and brought the skill she honed busking to studio for her debut LP, Everybody Loves You. This spring, King heads out on tour to celebrate the anniversary, stopping at World Cafe Live on April 28th. Tickets are on sale now, information is available at the venue’s website. Last summer, with her latest LP Glow on the horizon, King played a tremendous set on the marina stage of the XPoNential Music Festival; listen to an archive of her performance here.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kaki King at World Cafe Live, Jason Anderson at Kung Fu Necktie, Death Grips at First Unitarian, Bobby Bare, Jr. at Milkboy Philly

XPN Welcomes guitar instrumentalist Kaki King to World Cafe Live tonight. The Golden Globe nominee, whose latest album Glow was released in October, has been praised for her composition skills, even being named as the only woman on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The New Guitar Gods” in 2006. Tickets for tonight’s all-ages performance can be found here; doors open at 7:00. Below, watch the brand-new video for “Cargo Cult” from Glow.

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Watch a new video for Kaki King’s “Cargo Cult” (playing World Cafe Live on 11/14)

The good folks over at Team Coco have premiered guitar virtuoso Kaki King’s latest video for her song “Cargo Cult.”  The track is off of her latest record Glow, released on October 9th via Velour Recordings.  King, who played our XPoNential Music Festival in July, will return to Philadelphia on November 14th for a show at World Cafe Live.  Tickets are $18; more information can be found here.  Below, watch the new video for “Cargo Cult” and check out the archive of Kaki King’s XPo Fest performance here.


Kaki King releasing Glow on Oct. 9, playing World Cafe Live in November

Photo by John Vettese
After an impressive performance at this year’s XPoNential Music Festival, instrumental guitar virtuoso Kaki King will return to the Philadelphia area this fall with her new album in tow. Glow will be released by Velour Music Group on Oct. 9, and King performs at World Cafe Live downstairs on Wednesday Nov. 14. Tickets to the all-ages show are $18, and available here. Below, watch a video of King explaining (and then performing) “King Pizel” from Glow on the Marina Stage this summer. (For megafans: an audience recording of her entire XPo Fest set made its way onto, which you can check out here.)