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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Echo and the Bunnymen at Union Transfer, Rosanne Cash at Longwood Gardens

Echo and the Bunnymen
Photo by James Christopher | via facebook.com/TheBunnymen

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 →

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Release new single “This Life” (playing XPoNential Fest in July and Longwood Gardens in August)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros photo by Laure Vincent Bouleau
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros photo by Laure Vincent Bouleau
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.