The Indie Rock Hit Parade has always been proud to be a nighttime show on XPN, but do we dare go even LATER? Join host Eric Schuman (that’s me) each and every Friday night for a full two-hour show, now and forevermore at the new time of 11pm! This week, starting at 11pm, we’ll conclude our survey of the best indie releases of 2014. Also on this week’s show, starting at 11pm, we’ll have an all-new Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session with the multimedia supergroup TEEN MEN (featuring members of The Spinto Band & Strand Of Oaks)! Don’t miss these tracks and more on the Indie Rock Hit Parade, tonight at 11pm:
Kindness jammed out and wowed the crowd at today’s Free At Noon concert. Displaying amazing musicianship, the UK band showcased its recently released album Otherness as well as a few throwbacks like “Gee Up” and “House.” Speckled with jaw-dropping solos from collaborators on saxophone, drum, and guitar and framed with powerful backup vocals, the music was funky and fun. Continue reading →
FRIDAY, MAY 18th
Cock Sparrer + Cro-Mags, Wisdom In Chains, Night Birds at Union Transfer (8 p.m., all ages, SOLD OUT); Dex Romweber Duo + Dixy Blood, The Broken Prayers at Milkboy Philly (9:30 p.m., 21+, $10-$12); Leann Rimes at Keswick Theatre (8 p.m., all ages, $39-$69); Meshuggah + Baroness, Decapitated at Theatre Of Living Arts (7 p.m., all ages, $29.50); Making Time with Kindess at Voyeur (9 p.m., 21+, $10 in advance, $12 at the door).
SATURDAY, MAY 19th The local pop-punk quintet Vintage Kicks recently released the new video for its latest single, “Even Out” (the first release since the band’s debut album, King Geek, came out last September). You can watch the video below.
Vintage Kicks performs with Close To Good and Man The Fire at 9:30 p.m. at Milkboy Philly; tickets to the 21+ show are $8-$10.
Also Playing: Hall and Oates (98.1 WOGL 25th Anniversary Show) at Tower Theatre (7 p.m., all ages, $38.98-$99.98); Lady Antebellum + Darius Rucker, Thompson Square at Susquehanna Bank Center (7 p.m., all ages, $18.75-$59.75); The Adicts + World Inferno Friendship Society, The Adults at Union Transfer (8:30 p.m., all ages, $17-$20)
SUNDAY, MAY 20th
Damien Jurado performs with JBM and Marc Wolfson Pinansky at 8:30 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $12.
Also Playing: Bobby Conn + Starring, Time Ghost at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $10); Christine Havrilla And Gypsy Fuzz + Tracy Grammer, Bri Arden at World Cafe Live (7 p.m., all ages, $14)
Making Time is celebrating 12 years of radness on Friday, May 18th with the Philadelphia debut of the band Kindness at Voyeur. Kindness released its debut album, World, You Need A Change Of Mind in March. The work of Adam Bainbridge, Kindness owes it musical inspiration to Bainbridge’s musical heroes including Nile Rogers (of Chic) and Cerrone, and a patchwork of musical touchstones including Arthur Russell, the Isley Brothers, John Lennon, Kate Bush and Scritti Politti. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, watch the videos for “Gee Up” and a cover of “Swinging Party” by The Replacements and feel the vibes.