Can’t wait until Made in America to catch Lizzo live? The Minneapolis alternative hip hop act returns to Philadelphia for a performance at The Foundry. Following 2015’s LP Big Grrrl Small World, Lizzo released an EPCoconut Oil last year which features the singles “Good As Hell” and “Phone.” Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for more info. Continue reading →
From California to Massachusetts, Lake Street Dive has been hitting the road for a little over a month now, playing a dizzying array of festivals, theaters, parks, and more. But all good things must come to an end, which is exactly what happened over last night among the dazzling horticultural displays of Longwood Gardens. Having a splendid evening with a sold out Philly crowd, the four piece soul-funk fusion played the last night of their condensed tour. Continue reading →
Evocative Liverpool outfit Echo and the Bunnymen headlines Union Transfer tonight, and reports from its summer tour indicate that the band is drawing from across its 36-year catalog of catchy post-punk in this run of shows. Hits like “The Killing Moon” and “Bring on the Dancing Horses” are in the mix, as well as a variety of deep cuts and selections from its new LP Meteroites, released this year. Also listen for some sweet covers – a Brooklyn Vegan rundown of the band’s two-night stand at Irving Plaza showed covers of Bowie’s “The Jean Genie” and The Doors’ “People Are Strange.” Tickets and information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch the music video to “Lips Like Sugar.” Continue reading →
Brazilian indie rave-rock outfit CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy) are playing a show at Union Transfer in support of their new album Planta, which dropped earlier this month. They recently released the video for their first single, “Hangover,” which you can watch below. The show will be opened by IO Echo – you can find more information and tickets here.
Last week, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros released the music video for “Better Days,” the first single from their upcoming self-titled album. This week, the group has released yet another song from their next album called, “This Life.” The new song is just as steeped in soul as the first single, but where “Better Days” was upbeat and bursting with energy, “This Life” is a slow burner, starting quietly and building in volume with bluesy screams from Alex Ebert. A song about being honest with yourself and embracing life head-on, Ebert goes back and forth with a chorus of singers, arguing that he’s finally being honest with himself. Below you can check out the new single. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros play the XPoNential Music Festival this year and recently announced a show for Longwood Gardens members on August 29th.