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10 concerts you don’t want to miss in December

The Arcs | Photo credit: Richard Swift
The Arcs | Photo by Richard Swift | via facebook.com/TheArcsMusic

December may the busiest month of the year so we apologize ahead of time for adding to the already packed schedule. We suggest you maybe skip that 12th family party or perhaps wait for that blockbuster movie to come on demand and instead make time for these ten shows that you are just not going to want to miss. Tickets and information on all of these shows can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Meet Philly punk supergroup Vicky Speedboat in the new video for “Passing Through Wales”

Photo via facebook.com
Photo via facebook.com

In what amounts to a Philly punk/emo supergroup, Modern Baseball’s Sean Huber and W.C. Lindsay’s Will Lindsay are teaming up for an EP under the moniker Vicky Speedboat.

The duo will release their debut EP Two Years No Basement later this month and just this week — via nerdist.com — released a video for their first single “Passing Through Wales”. The track contains all the characteristics you would expect from the power duo, including driving punk flavor with anthemic lyrics and a sharp attitude. Continue reading →

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Modern Baseball discuss growing up, their new EP, and the Philly music scene with Brooklyn Vegan

photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

With a new EP out and a fall tour on the books, Philadelphia emo-rock faves Modern Baseball recently sat down for an interview with Brooklyn Vegan. In it, they discuss balancing school and “real life,” the growth of their sound and their upcoming full length Holy Ghost, and they also get a chance to discuss the Philly music scene. Continue reading →

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Modern Baseball drop surprise EP MoBo Presents: The Perfect Cast

Modern Baseball | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
Modern Baseball | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

Did Modern Baseball just pull a Beyonce on us? This week, West Philadelphia’s favorite hometown heroes dropped a surprise EP via Lame-O Records. The record, entitled MoBo Presents: The Perfect Cast EP featuring Modern Baseball, features some songs that we’ve heard before. “Alpha Kappa Fall Of Troy The Movie Part Deux (2 Disc Directors Cut)” was originally released as “Alpha Kappa Fall Of Troy The Movie Part Deux” on Lame-O’s Strength in Weakness compilation back in February, and the four-piece released “The Thrash Particle” as a single earlier this month. Continue reading →

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Download Modern Baseball’s biting new single, “The Thrash Particle”

Photo by Jessica Flynn
Modern Baseball | Photo by Jessica Flynn | via modernbaseballpa.bandcamp.com

Be careful what you wish for. I know that I’ve made the mistake of romantically wishing that someone would one day write a song about me. Little did I realize that songwriters typically find their muse when feelings of sadness, anger, hatred, and jealousy arise. (Needless to say, the song written about me was less than flattering).

Modern Baseball‘s new single, “The Thrash Particle,” brings me back to that moment. Inspired by blinding jealousy, the Philadelphia four-piece’s new track is cynically self-aware, with lines like “You suggested I write a song about the first time we met,/Well I don’t want to remember there or then,” which leads right into “Is this the hook you wanted?/ Is it stuck inside your head?/ Can you sing it with your friends?” Continue reading →

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Download Modern Baseball’s “Revenge of the Nameless Dreamer”

photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
Modern Baseball at the TLA | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

Modern Baseball is going through a rough patch right now.  The group recently canceled its Australian and UK tour; announcing it on social media, singer-guitarist Brendan Lukens cited his struggles with anxiety and depression and said “it’s evident that it’s time to put everything else aside to focus on making steps towards positive mental health.” The single was originally intended as an exclusive download for those that pre ordered tickets to their upcoming tour; instead, it’s been released as a free download for everybody, and its bittersweet lyrics talk of discomfort with changing times. Continue reading →

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Modern Baseball kicks The Weaks out of their own audition in “Kick It” video

The Weaks | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
The Weaks | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Indie rock act The Weaks have been doing some awesome things lately – like releasing Bad Year arguably one of the best albums so far this year. They recently released a video for their song “Kick It”, which features Lame-O Records alum Modern Baseball. The Modern Baseball guys were auditioning to become a part of Philadelphia’s hottest band, but well…they don’t do that great. However, they get the last laugh when they hijack the entire thing and kick The Weaks out. Oh yeah, there’s a guy who plays a killer electric hot dog and is a virtuoso at shotgunning beers. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nuevofest at The Trocadero, The Morelings at Bourbon and Branch, Modern Baseball at the Electric Factory and more

Adhesivos | via facebook.com/adhesivosska
Adhesivo | via facebook.com/adhesivoska

Tonight, AfroTaino productions and World Cafe’s Latin Roots Live concert series join forces to present Nuevofest at The Trocadero. Seven bands with roots in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic an the U.S. will perform, from El Salvador ska six-piece Adhesivo to Trenton hip-hop duo Agudos Clef. The 21+ show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Watch a video for “Las Moskas” by Adhesivo below and download a four-song Nuevofest sampler here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Foo Fighters at Susquehanna Bank Center, Modern Baseball at Chameleon Club

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Foo Fighters | photo via Facebook

After a massive 4th of July show in D.C. over the weekend, Foo Fighters bring their tour to Susquehanna Bank Center tonight. The fate of the national tour was in question a few weeks ago after lead singer Dave Grohl fell off of a stage in Sweden and broke his leg, but he’s back together and ready to rock out the band’s extensive catalog. Check out the video for “Best of You” below and pick up tickets to the outdoor show here.

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