Free At Noon Flashback: Moreland & Arbuckle draws large crowd for new album release

untitled10Moreland & Arbuckle | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN

On tour in support of their newest album, the Kansas roots band Moreland & Arbuckle made a stop in Philadelphia, packing in a large crowd at World Cafe Live on this rainy afternoon. The bluesy band’s new album, Promised Land Or Bust, officially dropped today.

These rockers started off their set with “Mean and Evil”; lead vocalist, Dustin Arbuckle, got into the groove starting from the first note that came out of his harmonica. He was joined by guitarist Aaron Moreland, and the two fed off of each other’s and the crowd’s energy throughout their set as they both rocked out on stage. Continue reading →


The Week So Far: 11 must-read stories on The Key (incl. XPo Fest, Moreland & Arbuckle, Moon Taxi)


Photo by Joe Del Tufo
Photo by Joe Del Tufo

The 2013 XPoNential Music Festival was a rocking success – check out reviews, photos and videos of all the performers, including Lord Huron, DRGN King and Erin McKeown [link]

Meet Kyle Noone, the 13-year-old drummer who got to play “Home” with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at XpoNential [link]

Local bands shine at XPoNential – revisit sets by Dr. Dog, The Districts, Aaron & The Spell and more [link]

This week’s new show announcements include Fiona Apple & Blake Mills, a second Animal Collective date, Citizen Cope and more [link]

Out of Town Films recorded a few XPoNential artists over the weekend, including Kopecky Family Band and Matt Pond [link]

Folkadelphia introduced their Alan Lomax-inspired Suitcase Sessions with Skinny Lister [link]

XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week comes from an Elvis Costello / The Roots collaboration called “Walk Us UPTOWN” [link]

Monday’s My Morning Download featured Moon Taxi‘s “The New Black” [link]

Listen to a new song called “Stare at the Sun” from Wesley Stace [link]

The Key premiered the video for “Modern Boys from 7 Cities” from Moreland & Arbuckle – catch them at this Friday’s Free at Noon performance [link]

Khari Mateen gives us this week’s stunning six-track Key Studio Session [link]


Video Premiere: “Modern Boy from 7 Cities” by Moreland & Arbuckle (playing Free At Noon this Friday)

Moreland & Arbuckle Roots rockers Moreland & Arbuckle are playing WXPN’s Free At Noon this Friday, August 2nd. They just released a new album, 7 Cities, on Telarc Records. Guitarist Aaron Moreland, singer/harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle, and new drummer Kendall Newby have crafted one of the best blues influenced rock records of the year. 7 Cities is a concept album, and tells the story of Spanish explorer Coronado and his search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. Moreland & Arbuckle started as an acoustic duo in Wichita, Kansas in 2001 and evolved into an electric power trio over the years blending rural Mississippi Hill Country blues, R&B, and rock. Get ready to boogie – if blues rock is your bag (and you dig ZZ Top, the Black Keys and Gary Clark, Jr.) you don’t want to miss this show. RSVP here. Below, watch the video for “Modern Boy from 7 Cities” from 7 Cities.

Purchase 7 Cities here