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Erin McKeown returns with “Pretty Little Cemetery,” a new EP and a live date at Welcome to Night Vale’s April taping at The Keswick

Erin Mckeown | courtesy of the artist
Erin Mckeown | courtesy of the artist

Indie pop songwriter, boundary-breaker and XPN fave Erin McKeown announced plans to release her new EP Mirrors Break Back on March 31st. With the new album comes a local appearance as a special musical guest on podcast Welcome To Night Vale’s U.S. tour, set to hit the Keswick Theatre on April 12th.

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Just Announced: Aimee Mann to celebrate new record Mental Illness at Keswick Theatre in April

Aimee Mann | courtesy of the artist
Aimee Mann | courtesy of the artist

Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann announced a full US tour in support of new first record in five years Mental Illness, making a stop at Glenside’s Keswick Theatre on April 21st. Mann began her career as the bassist for new wave band ‘Til Tuesday in the 1980s, before going solo to create some wonderfully intimate folk-influenced records — many of which have been in heavy rotation at XPN over the years. More recently, she collaborated with indie rocker Ted Leo in The Both.

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Just Announced: Aimee Mann brings new Mental Illness LP to The Keswick

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo
Aimee Mann | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | koalafoto.com

With five years separating us from her last effort, the announcement of a new record from Aimee Mann and an accompanying national tour is welcome news. Mental Illness, the singer-songwriter’s ninth studio LP, is due out March 31st on her own SuperEgo Records label. A month-long tour follows, with an April 21st date set for the Keswick Theatre.

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Just Announced: The Zombies will kick off Odyssey and Oracle tour at The Keswick in March

The Zombies | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN | jeremy-zim.com
The Zombies | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN | jeremy-zim.com

Psychedelic pop icons The Zombies reunited its surviving members earlier this year to celebrate their 1968 album Odyssey and Oracle, and they’re doing it again on a just-announced U.S. run in 2017. The tour kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, and also makes a regional stop in Jim Thorpe at Penn’s Peak. Continue reading →

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John Carpenter brings horror scores to life at The Keswick

John Carpenter | photo by Kevin Thomas | courtesy of the artist | <a href=http://studiohousedesigns.com target="_blank">studiohousedesigns.com</a>
John Carpenter | photo by Kevin Thomas | courtesy of the artist | studiohousedesigns.com

Going into Saturday night’s John Carpenter show at the Keswick Theater, I had no idea what to expect. Would he stop the show to check on the latest on the NBA’s Summer League? Would he need to leave to chase Pokemon? Based on his reputation via the internet, anything was possible.

However, once the lights dimmed and the band came out, it was clear that he and his band were there to take John Carpenter film fans on a trip down memory lane. A shot of Kurt Russell as Snake Plisskin came up on the screen and the crowd went wild as the main theme from the Escape From New York score was performed. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ought at PhilaMOCA, Tygaton at Kung Fu Necktie, and Punch Brothers at The Keswick Theatre

Ought
Ought | Photo by Hera Chan

Montreal post-punk band Ought will be performing tonight at PhilaMOCA. the band has released two albums in the past two years, 2014’s More Than Any Other Day and 2015’s Sun Coming Down. Opening the show will be DC’s Priests and Philly locals Marge. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: XPN welcomes rock legend Graham Nash to The Keswick Theatre in July

Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com
Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com

Singer-songwriter / rock and roll legend Graham Nash – Hollies singer and one third of Crosby, Stills, Nash – is set to perform at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside on July 16th.

Nash released his newest solo album, This Path Tonight, back in March. This will be Nash’s return to Philadelphia since playing a Free At Noon in February, another performance at World Cafe Live, and stopping on the Dan and Dan Music Podcast. Continue reading →

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The Hooters celebrate 35 years by packing The Keswick Theatre

 

The Hooters | Photo by Chris Sikich | sikichphotography.com
The Hooters | Photo by Chris Sikich | sikichphotography.com

The Hooters are celebrating their 35th year of music-making in a grand fashion with a whirlwind tour. This past Friday and Saturday the Philadelphia band sold out The Keswick Theater both nights. The adoring crowd on Saturday and the pure joy of music-making emanating from the stage combined to make a powerful night of rock. Continue reading →

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Watch Yo La Tengo play “I Can Feel The Ice Melting” via VuHaus, see them tonight at the Keswick Theatre

Yo La Tengo | Photo via https://www.facebook.com/TheRealYLT
Yo La Tengo | Photo via facebook.com/TheRealYLT

Late last month, legendary indie-rockers Yo La Tengo stopped by World Café Live for a hushed and brilliant Free at Noon. The band played tracks off their new album, Stuff Life That There, an album made up of both unreleased Yo La Tengo originals and some awesomely morphed covers. For those who missed it, our friends at VuHaus got some awesome footage of the show which you can watch below. Continue reading →