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Firefly Music Festival: Morrissey, Spoon, Zella Day, Sturgill Simpson, and more

Crowd during Matt & Kim's set | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.deltufophotography.com/
Crowd during Matt & Kim’s set | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.deltufophotography.com/

Photographer Joe del Tufo has been at Firefly. Despite the evacuation of the grounds last night due to dangerous weather, most of the weekend has been clear. Rockers Kings of Leon, Steve Aoki, and several other bands were unable to perform. Check out some of the photos of band that did get to perform by del Tufo. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Morrissey at the Academy of Music, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at Underground Arts, Summer Fiction at Boot and Saddle

Morrissey. Photo via facebook.com/morrissey
Morrissey. Photo via facebook.com/morrissey

WXPN is proud to welcome Morrissey to the Academy of Music tonight. After disbanding The Smiths in 1987, Morrissey began a successful solo career for himself and is regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern rock music. You can watch him perform “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” live at the Hollywood Bowl and purchase tickets here. Continue reading →

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Morrissey is coming to the Academy of Music

Morrissey. Photo via facebook.com/morrissey
Morrissey. Photo via facebook.com/morrissey

To follow up his performance at Firefly in Dover, Morrissey will bring his signature melancholy melodies to the Academy of Music.

The former Smiths frontman will perform on June 20. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 22 (which, coincidentally, is Morrissey’s birthday). Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kishi Bashi at TLA, Divers at Boot and Saddle, Jack Johnson and Amos Lee at The Mann and more

via facebook.com/mrkishibashi
via facebook.com/mrkishibashi

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Kishi Bashi just released his latest album Lightght (pronounced “Light”) this month. The latest album, named after a controversial one word poem by Aram Saroyan, features uplifting indie pop with chaotic yet beautiful mix of violin and technology. K. Ishibashi also is an utility player in of Montreal as well as a founding member of Jupiter One. Watch him perform live at the TLA; get more information at the XPN Concert Calender.

Kishi Bashi – Philosophize in It! Chemicalize with It! from Geoff Hoskinson on Vimeo.

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Watch dramatic video for Morrissey’s “Earth is the Loneliest Planet”

Photo via facebook.com/morrissey
Photo via facebook.com/morrissey

“Earth is the Loneliest Planet of All” is the third track in Morrissey’s upcoming LP World Peace Is None of Your Business, and came out earlier this week. Throughout the spring, the Brit-rock icon and former Smiths frontman released teaser videos for “World Peace is None of Your Business”, ”Istanbul”, and “The Bullfighter Dies.” All three included dramatic spoken-word readings (as opposed to straightforward performances of the song), all were directed by Natalie Johns and all have a dystopian, 1984-esque feel.

In the (different kind of) lyric video for his latest single ”Earth is the Loneliest Planet of All,” Morrissey recites the words to the song to Pamela Anderson while walking atop the iconic Capitol Records Tower at sunset. Stripped of its accompanying instrumentation, the lyrics have a mesmerizing effect. They compels the viewer to connect with Morrissey’s desolation. Watch the video below.

Morrissey will be playing Atlantic City’s Revel Ovation Hall this Friday as well as sold-out show at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House June 17th. Get more information here. World Peace Is None of Your Business is out July 15th.

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Morrissey to play three local dates on forthcoming US summer tour

Photo via facebook.com/morrissey
Photo via facebook.com/morrissey

Valentine’s Day was even more special for Morrissey fans. Just as chocolates and flowers were being exchanged, the beloved English singer, who initially rose to fame fronting The Smiths in the ’80s, announced his US summer tour. After releasing his controversial autobiography and inking a new deal with Capitol Records, he’s back with another fresh round of shows, three of which will take place in the greater Philadelphia area. Morrissey will play Atlantic City’s Revel Ovation Hall on June 6th, Wilmington’s Grand Opera House on June 17th, and Hershey Theatre on June 19th. Check the XPN Concert Calendar for more details and dig into some vintage Morrissey below.