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Tune In for Hemming’s Shaking Through Studio Session this weekend

Hemming | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Hemming | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

This weekend, on February 6th and 7th, Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series will be livestreaming their new studio session with Philly singer-songwriter Hemming, a.k.a. Candice Martello.

Martello will be joined by members of Cayetana and Three Man Cannon as her backing band to perform a song from her self-titled album that came out last year. The session will be done at Miner Street Recording. For folks who are used to seeing Martello play solo with her electric guitar, this will be a unique experience of seeing her work with a band. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Max Swan at MilkBoy, Rosemary Fiki Band at Bourbon and Branch, The Bul Bey at Kung Fu Necktie

Photo Courtesy of the Artist
Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Up-and-coming Philly jazz artist, Max Swan will be hitting the stage at MilkBoy tonight alongside Ill Fated Natives and The Hollander-Crouse Duo. If you missed it, we premiered his latest single, “So Much Chime,” last month. Check him out tonight at Milkboy. Get tickets and more info on the 21+ show over at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to “So Much Chime” after the jump. Continue reading →

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Feel the holiday love with The Once Was

photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/TheOnceWas/
photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/TheOnceWas/

The Once Was just announced the location and details of their 5th Annual Holiday Show and it’s sure to be full of high spirits and well wishes. The South Jersey rockers will partner with Philabundance to host a canned food drive at their holiday show, which will be hosted at MilkBoy on December 26th. Continue reading →

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What band are you going to be for Halloween? A look at covers parties in Philly this weekend

Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Let’s face it, the adult Halloween is only really fun if you get to get boozed up, listen to some music and dance while dressed ridiculously. Or is that just me? Regardless there are some rockin’ shows this weekend where all of the aforementioned are encouraged – and pretty much required. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: AlunaGeorge at Union Transfer, Jeremy Loops at MilkBoy, The Ex at Boot and Saddle and more

AlunaGeorge | Photo by John Vettese
AlunaGeorge | Photo by John Vettese

Aluna Francis and George Reid make up the appropriately named AlunaGeorge, a synth-pop duo from London. The group first broke through back in 2013 with “White Noise”, a track by Disclosure on which the duo is featured, and have since gained a considerable following. Tonight they will stop in Philly to play a show at Union Transfer alongside Roland Tings. Click here for more details on tonight’s show. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Listen to producer and saxophonist Max Swan’s newest jam, “So Much Chime”

Photo Courtesy of the Artist
Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Philly’s Max Swan is slowly building himself an impressive resume when it comes to Philly’s local jazz scene. A graduate of the University of the Arts, Swan was a featured performer in this year’s Center City Jazz Festival. Today, he is giving us a taste of what we can expect to hear in the future from the up-and-coming saxophonist and producer. Continue reading →

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The Sixties, The Yetis rep Philly on the November Communion Music lineup

The Sixties at Fennario | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
The Sixties at Fennario | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Just last week we reported on the Communion Philadelphia’s October showcase which featured such awesome bands as Secret Someones, Darla and Mr. Sampson. The folks over at Communion Music continue the monthly event with a just-announced November lineup featuring up and coming bands from around the east coast – including some local acts. Continue reading →

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Listen to the new EP by Church Girls, see them Saturday at MilkBoy

Church Girls  | via Facebook.com/churchgirlsmusic
Church Girls | via Facebook.com/churchgirlsmusic

After the latest release of the gritty, adrenalin pumping single “Young Planes,” local four-piece Church Girls has just released their self-titled EP filled with a handful of indie-punk tracks. “Hymn” proves that Mariel Beaumont can conquer soothing vocals, while “Powder Keg” epitomizes the darker, energetic sound of “Young Planes.” Continue reading →

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The Fleeting Ends announce Milkboy residency and new single “Can’t Say No”

The Fleeting Ends
The Fleeting Ends | photo by Emily Morgan | www.emilymorganphotography.com

Upper Darby-based trio The Fleeting Ends have announced that they will be unveiling new music to the crowds as they take over Milkboy Philly every Wednesday in November. The rockers created a buzz after the release of their full-length album Our Eyes Are Peeled back in March 2013, which led to fan-favorite set at the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival.

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