John Wesley Harding brought his comedy / music variety show, The Cabinet of Wonders, to our XPoNential Fest a couple weeks ago, incorporating storytelling and poetic interactions among himself and different musicians. The Cabinet series has been playing on various NPR stations, including WXPN, but it is hardly Harding’s only creative outlet. He recently collaborated with singer/songwriter Megan Reilly on “Old Man and the Bird,” where total of 1,100 photos were taken to create a stop-motion video which you can watch below. Harding will perform at The Sellersville Theater with Strawbs on September 6, you can buy tickets here. Listen to The Cabinet of Wonders’ XPo Fest set here.
Tonight singer-songwriter Cliff Hillis celebrates the release of his latest album, Dream Good, with an official Philly record release show upstairs at World Cafe Live. The album is Hillis’ first release in three years and the show includes a performance by the Philly indie rock band Modern Inventors (who recently recorded with WXPN’s Helen Leicht on Leicht Lunch). The all-ages show starts at 9PM. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase here. Listen to Cliff Hillis’ new album in the player below.
French electronic band M83 are bringing their ambient vibes to the Electric Factory before they head to Lollapalooza and then continue their extensive three month-long U.S. tour. The all-ages show starts at 8PM and features support from Big Black Delta. Tickets are $40.40 and can be purchased here. Watch the official music video for the band’s infectious single “Midnight City” from their latest album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming in the player below.
Finally, Philadelphia natives/married couple/musical duo Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon (AKA Kindred the Family Soul) are bringing their soulful sound to World Cafe at the Queen in Wilmington tonight at 8PM. Reserved seats for are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available for $29 here.