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Stay up late with the Indie Rock Hit Parade at its new time!

Stars | Photo by Shervin Lainez, Courtesy of ATO Records
Stars | Photo by Shervin Lainez, Courtesy of ATO Records

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:

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Pharoahe Monch at MilkBoy, Liars at Underground Arts, Hoots and Hellmouth at Boot and Saddle

Tonight, underground rap sensation Pharoahe Monch will bring his talents to the Milkboy stage as he celebrates his new album P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The new disc, which features guest appearances by Black Thought, Talib Kweli, and more, is a continuation of the story he tells on his previous record W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) of his place in the industry as an artist and in America as a black male. Listen to lead single “Bad MF” below and get tickets here.

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Get weird with new music from Dum Dum Girls, Liars, Cloud Nothings and more on tonight’s “Compact” Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Dum Dum Girls | Image courtesy of the artist
Dum Dum Girls | Image courtesy of the artist

Another month brings us to another Final Friday which, in turn, brings us to another one-hour ‘Compact’ edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN! Stay tuned after Robert Drake’s Land of the Lost for a showcase of new and exciting tracks that have been boiled down to their highest concentration of cool. Here are a few of the things you’ll hear in the mix tonight starting at 11pm:

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Electronic rockers Liars playing Underground Arts on May 7th

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Liars are releasing a new album, Mess, on March 25th, and are making a stop in Philly on their upcoming tour at Underground Arts on Wednesday, May 7th. The Brooklyn trio – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross – have been making electronic and avant garde rock since their debut in 2001. Below, listen to a new song, “Mess On A Mission.” With electronic beeps and bloops and the beats in all the right places, the song warps into overdrive on the rocking breakdown of the “mess on a mission” chorus.

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Photo Recap: Liars at Union Transfer

New York City experimental rockers Liars played Union Transfer last night in support of their latest album, the chilling and ethereal WIXIW, released earlier this summer on Mute Records. Check out a photo recap of the evening above.

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TOMORROW: A dueling DJ set from Wigwams and Tresors on XPN2 (playing Kungfu Necktie on Friday)

Adrien Kanter (left) of Trésors and Dan Morse of Wigwams

Call it the Philly-Paris connection. This weekend, the French indie rock band Trésors plays Kungfu Necktie, opening for local four-piece Wigwams. The friendship between both groups of musicians goes a ways back, though, all the way to a European tour in 2005, and tomorrow night they’ll bring it to the airwaves to guest DJ on XPN2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Dan Morse of Wigwams (who you also saw shredding on the North Star stage in our Break it Up photo recap) joined up with Adrien Kanter and Adrien Durand of Trésors to put together a summer music playlist for the 90-whatever degree heat this week. We’ll hear classic jams from Procal Harum and Black Flag, new music from Liars and Arc in Round, and a couple tracks from our guest DJs own bands to get you psyched for the show on Friday night. Listen in tomorrow night, June 21, at 88.5 HD-2 or XPN2.org beginning at 5 p.m.