Philly R&B singer and rapper Milton is on a roll. Chosen as the Best R&B Artist of the Year at the Tristate Indie Music Awards in April, and coming off a stellar performance at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival in July, he quickly turned around a new single from his forthcoming album. Continue reading →
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Philly’s Milton recently dropped by WXPN for an instudio concert with Joie Kathos, Armani White and the RecPhilly squad. Now he’s back with a Rob Devious-produced single called “Energy” that shows off his smooth and powerful vocals even more. Continue reading →
Philadelphia soul singer Milton made a big impression on the XPNFest crowd this summer during his Friday evening performance. With the sun sinking into the marina behind him, Milton played an engaging half hour set that you can listen to in its entirety here. Continue reading →
In his final song on the Marina Stage, Milton sang “are you feeling me… my energy” and the crowd definitely was. The local artist played songs from last year’s Simple Pleasure debut and few new ones from an upcoming LP dropping later this year as this year’s XPoNential Music Festival got underway.
XPN Fest artist Milton released a new single called “Surely.” Produced by the band’s keyboard player Rob Devious, the track blends sultry electronica with soulful analog sounds propelled by Milton’s vocals and a great saxophone sample. Download the song below and pick up passes for the XPoNential Music Festival here.
When we caught an earful of Milton‘s debut LP Simple Pleasures last year, we were hooked by its arrangements and sound – which come straight out of the neo-soul 90s. Fortunately for Milton, that’s not all he does, and fortunately for us, he sounds just as good when he pushes himself into new sonic territories. Continue reading →
Starting next Wednesday, May 6, and continuing every Wednesday through June 24th, the Dilworth Park Live @ Lunch weekly music series, curated by WXPN, will present free shows featuring a mix of local and national bands. Continue reading →
Okay, so #KeyFest night one was a smashing success last night, and it continues tonight with The Lawsuits, Rosu Lup and Dylan Jane. But I would be remiss if I didn’t highlight some of the other amazing live music happenings in the area tonight, beginning with Brooklyn folkies Spirit Family Reunion‘s gig at Ardmore Music Hall. They emerged in 2010 right around the music world’s fascination with folk, but unlike the big names that quickly went pop (you know who I mean), Spirit Family Reunion’s sound always leaned a bit more traditional, and they stuck with it over their ensuing albums – including the new Hands Together. Two years ago, their dance tent set was a Philly Folk Fest highlight; tonight, they bring the show to Ardmore Music Hall. Tickets and information can be found here. Continue reading →
Last week, soul singer Milton and art-popper Jen Pague of Vita and the Woolf hit me up last week about doing an on-air collaboration for the XPN Philly Local Show, and what happened was totally unexpected. I figured maybe they’d come in and do a cover, or play one song from each of their albums. So it took me aback when, as I was letting them in the studio, Pague told me “We wrote a song today.” Continue reading →
It was a rainy night in Austin on Friday, making it the perfect time to stay indoors, off of the 6th Street melee and hang with a stacked lineup of Philly hip-hop and R&B musicians. The party at Old School Bar – thrown by promoters What Scene? and record label / artist development upstart RECPhilly – mixed up-and-comers with established names, and kept the room packed with an enthusiastic crowd across the night. Continue reading →