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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bastille at Liacouras Center, Kat Edmonson at World Cafe Live, and King Tuff at First Unitarian Church

Bastille | Photo by John Vettese
Bastille | Photo by John Vettese

Bastille will be performing this evening at the Liacouras Center. The London-based pop-rock collective have had a huge rise to fame over the past year led by the immense success of their hit song “Pompeii”, which reached number 2 in the UK and 5 in the US. The group’s frontman Dan Smith explained in an interview with The Telegraph that they had never imagined becoming so big:

Led by me, we’ve always been a group of pessimists…Our expectations have been incredibly low. I never, ever imagined leaving Great Britain…We’ve been pleasantly surprised.
The humble four-piece outfit is sure to bring down the house at tonight’s performance. Visit the XPN Concert Calendar for more information and check out their latest music video for “Flaws” below. Continue reading →
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Listen to exquisite new song by Kat Edmonson, see her at World Cafe Live in October

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Vintage jazz and pop singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson is releasing her new album, The Big Picture (Sony Masterworks) on September 30th. The record was produced by Mitchell Froom, and the album is filled with exquisite, delicate and magical love songs, evoking a world of sound that brings to mind the music of Amy Winehouse and Connie Francis. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Avett Brothers at Mann Center, Chromatics at Making Time, Kate Faust at MilkBoy, The Last Bison / David Wax Museum at World Cafe Live, Kat Edmonson at Prince Music Theater

avettbros File under: Great Double Bill, Part 1: The Avett Brothers are bringing their incessant banjo harmonies and pick-me-up beats to the Mann Center tonight. Still feeding off of the energy from 2012 release The Carpenter, the raw roots outfit will be celebrating another full-length release of  Magpie and the Dandelion in October. Opening the show is the always energetic Trombone Shorty. Find more information and tickets for tonight’s performance here. Watch the lyric video of new single “Another Is Waiting” below.

FIle under: Great Double Bill, Part 2: Cutting deep with breathless vocals and futuristic downbeats, Chromatics are headlining the 14th installment of Making Time tonight at Voyeur in the Gayborhood. Joining the stage will be fellow Portland freestyle outfit Glass Candy. Check out more information and tickets for tonight’s show here.

File under: Great Double Bill, Part 3: The Last Bison will share the stage tonight with David Wax Museum at World Cafe Live. With their overtone Americana roots and crossbreed of aesthetics each band is on the quick rise with their captivating sound. Find tickets and details for tonight’s show here. Download The Last Bison’s cover of M83′s “Midnight City” below.

Recent Key Studio guest Kate Faust is at the MilkBoy Philly tonight. Stylistically reinventing herself several times over the years, Faust has seamlessly broken into her own signature project with the emotive and playful Crucial Companion EP. Check out and download her Key Studio Session tracks here. Find more information and tickets for tonight’s show here.

Charming singer/songwriter Kat Edmonson is taking the stage tonight at Prince Music Theater. Bound to continue her dazzling performance from this year’s XPonential Festival, this is one show that will soothe your woes after a long day of life. Find tickets and details for tonight’s show here.

Also Tonight:

The Dead Milkmen come to The Note - 8 p.m., all ages show, tickets and info here.

WXPN welcomes Poco to the Carlisle Theater – 7:30 p.m., all ages show, tickets and info here.

North Mississippi Allstars play at Union Transfer – 10:30 p.m., all ages, tickets and info here.

 

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XPoNential Fest: Kat Edmonson charms the crowd at the Marina Stage

Photo by Eric Ashleigh
Photo by Eric Ashleigh

Today singer/songwriter Kat Edmonson played a dazzling set at the XPoNential Music Festival. Following the wild and vibrant Alo Brasil, Kat slowed things down considerably, bringing her soft, yet soulful charm to the Marina Stage. Her wildly entertaining set included tunes like “Nobody Knows That”, “You Said Enough”, and “Hopelessly Blue.” Accompanied only by acoustic guitar player, Steve Elliott, Edmonson’s soothing vocals and unique songwriting skill were sure to put a smile on nearly everyone’s face – as made evident by the standing ovation she received upon the closing notes of her song “Lucky.” Her most recent album, Way Down Low, was released April of 2010. See photos of the performance in the gallery below, read the setlist after the jump, and listen to the set in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player).

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My Morning Download 7/26 – “Nobody Knows That” by Kat Edmonson (playing #xpnfest tonight)

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Photo by Alyson Fox
Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson is playing tonight at XPoNemtial Music Festival presented by Subaru on July 26-28 at Wiggins Park. Recently signed to Sony Mastewrworks, singer-songwriter Edmonson’s work has elements of jazz and blues. Kat’s recent album, Way Down Low is out now. Below, and in exchange for your e-mail address, download “Nobody Knows That,” from her recent album. After tonight’s performance Kat returns to Philly to the Prince Music Theater on September 14th for an XPN Welcomes event. Weekend passes to #xpnfest are available here. Single day tickets to the Wiggins Park performances will be available at the gate while they last (they do not include access to the Susquehanna Bank Center shows on Saturday and Sunday night).

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Just Announced: XPN Welcomes Kat Edmonson to the Prince Music Theater

tx3p_kat12662013PressJazz-tinged singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson brings her fall tour to Philly for an XPN Welcomes show at the Prince Music Theater on September 14th. She is on tour in support of her sophomore record, Way Down Low, which was released back in April. Tickets for the show are on sale Friday at Noon here. Below, watch Edmonson’s Tiny Desk Concert from last year, and be sure to see her perform at this year’s XPoNential Music Festival on Friday, July 26.

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My Morning Download 5/2/13 – “Nobody Knows That” by Kat Edmonson (playing the XPoNential Music Festival in July)

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Photo by Alyson Fox
Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson has been added to the lineup to this year’s XPoNemtial Music Festival presented by Subaru on July 26-28 at Wiggins Park. Recently signed to Sony Mastewrworks, Edmonson’s work is inspired by legends like Lyle Lovett, but her music also has elements of jazz and blues. Kat’s recent album, Way Down Low is out now. Below, stream a couple of songs from Edmonson and in exchange for your e-mail address, download “Nobody Knows That,” from her recent album.

Tickets to the XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru are Tickets are on sale now here.

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Gary Clark Jr. premieres a new video for “Ain’t Messin’ Around” on Rolling Stone (playing The TLA on Saturday)

Funk-and-soul man Gary Clark Jr. gets the room moving in his new video for “Ain’t Messin’ Around” off of his latest LP Blak and Blu.  The Austin musician rocks the party in the video the same way he rocked the crowd at last year’s XPoNential Music Festival, with his big-band sound and blues-infused vocals.  Gary Clark Jr. will be in town on Saturday when XPN welcomes him to The TLA with Kat Edmonson.  Tickets are still available here for the all-ages show.