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Tonight’s Concert Picks: mewithoutYou at Union Transfer, Bleeding Rainbow at Golden Tea House, Weathervane Benefit with So So Glos at Johnny Brenda’s and more

mewithoutYou | photo by Amie Stanavicca
mewithoutYou | photo by Amie Stanavicca

Upper Darby art-punk outfit mewithoutYou appears at Union Transfer tonight with post-hardcore group Touche Amore. mewithoutYou released their latest album, Ten Stories, in May of 2012. The 11-song album combines lead singer Aaron Weiss’ famously creative puns and plays on lyricism to construct a story plot as complicated as the guitar riffs and other instrumentation that make up the tunes. The songs tells the survival tales of a fox, elephant, bear and onion boy (hint: bonus track) – or more specifically, the circus animals and acts involved in a fictional train crash in 1878. Hear the band tell the creative story tonight. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $19 at the door.

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Listen to Nick Waterhouse’s swinging new “This Is A Game” (playing The Church on 3/1)

Nick Waterhouse | Photo by Naj Jamai
Nick Waterhouse | Photo by Naj Jamai

Retro soul rocker Nick Waterhouse is back this winter with a new LP called Holly, due out on Innovative Leisures Records on March 4th. Today, Rolling Stone premiered a new single from the album called “This Is A Game,” a snappy one-two shuffle that makes full use of Waterhouse’s massive live band. A full compliment of soloing saxophones, shimmery organ, hammering drums, and locked-in guitar punctuate this swinging number – listen below, and catch Waterhouse live at the First Unitarian Church just before the album releases on March 1st. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Nick Waterhouse plays the First Unitarian Church on 3/1 in support of the new Holly

Photo by Brian DeRan
Photo by Brian DeRan

Singer-songwriter and celebrated guitarist Nick Waterhouse will release his next full-length Holly on March 4th via Innovative Leisure Records, and with it comes a tour date in Philadelphia. Waterhouse performs at the First Unitarian Church on March 1st, and tickets go on sale Friday here. Waterhouse released a short teaser video for the new album, and while it may not be much in length, what’s there is enough to get us excited. Waterhouse’s R&B/ jazz influence is inescapable (not that you’d want to go anywhere to get away from it), and his knack for old style soul R&B makes him an artist worth paying attention to. Watch the teaser for album below, along with a video of Waterhouse’s October 2012 appearance at Johnny Brenda’s.

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My Morning Download: “Sleeping Pills” by Nick Waterhouse (from a limited time only collection of World Cafe downloads)

When roots and R&B rocker Nick Waterhouse visited World Cafe with David Dye in November, 2012, he performed a fiery three song set. You can listen to the session and interview here. Below, download one of the songs from that session, “Sleeping Pills.” This month (and this month only) World Cafe is offering free downloads of performances from bands including Calexico, Lord Huron, Alt-J, John Fullbright, Freelance Whales, Allen Stone, The Kopecky Family Band and others. You can download all the songs here. Grab them now, because once February comes to a close, they’ll be gone.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Neil Halstead at World Cafe Live, Animal Collective at The Mann Center, Nick Waterhouse at Johnny Brenda’s, Polica at Union Transfer, Ben Harper at The Merriam Theater

British singer-songwriter Neil Halstead will be at World Cafe Live tonight.  A founding member of indie-folk group Mojave 3 and shoegazers Slowdive, Halstead has spent the last ten years building a solo career and released his latest record, Palindrome Hunches, in September.   Also playing tonight are Jim Hanft with Samantha Yonack.  Tickets are $15 at the World Cafe Live website; doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Watch Neil perform “Tied to You” off of Palindrome Hunches below.

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Listen to backstage interviews with Sleigh Bells, Tycho and more on the new Making Time RADio website

Daughn Gibson and The Faint at the Making Time RADio Broadcast | Photo by Dave P
While you were flipping burgers and soaking up some of those lingering summer rays over Labor Day weekend (or were you braving the masses at Jay Z’s Made in America festival?), Dave P of Making Time RADio went out to the west coast for FYF Fest.  In conjunction with Chilli Beans USA, the monthly indie/dance radio host recorded some pretty rad backstage interviews with Making Time favorites including Nick Waterhouse and Sleigh Bells.  Now for your listening pleasure, the sessions (complete with DJ sets by the bands) are available for streaming on the new Making Time RADio website.  Head over here to listen and download the archived interviews, and make sure you check back to catch the rest of the sessions as they are posted.  Below, take a listen to the segment Dave P recorded with Carlisle, PA native Daughn Gibson.

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Nick Waterhouse announces Fall tour, playing Johnny Brenda’s in October


Los Angeles based roots, rock and soul man Nick Waterhouse has announced a Fall tour and is playing Johnny Brenda’s on Wednesday, October 3rd with the Allah-La’s opening. Waterhouse recently released his debut album Time’s All Gone. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 3rd at Noon. Go here to purchase tickets and for more information about the show. Waterhouse was in town this past May to perform at WXPN’s Non-Comm music conference.

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Photos of Rufus Wainwright, Nick Waterhouse and more from Non-Comm’s Saturday Free at Noon

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WXPN broadcasting Non-Commvention shows with Grace Potter, War On Drugs, Willie Nelson, Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Polica, Norah Jones and more


Next Wednesday, May 16th through Saturday, May 17th WXPN’s annual music conference, the Non-Commvention, rolls in to World Cafe Live and WXPN. This is the 12th year for the industry conference started by WXPN’s Dan Reed when he worked at WFPK in Louisville, Kentucky. Hundreds of music industry personnel will be in town from various radio stations across the country alongside industry publicists, labels representatives, digital media folks, managers, and listeners and members of WXPN. The lineup for this year’s Non-Comm includes dozens of bands who will be performing at World Cafe Live Wednesday through Friday night, and a listener appreciation Free At Noon on Saturday at Penn Park. WXPN will be broadcasting and webcasting the following sets live:

Wednesday, May 16
8:00 PM – The Key Studio Sessions Live with Graham Alexander, Find Vienna
10:00 – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Thursday, May 17 Free At Noon
Noon – Joseph Arthur
12:30 – Citizen Cope

The NPR Music Stage
8:30-9 – Father John Misty
9:35-10:05 – Beth Orton
10:45-11:25 – The War On Drugs
12:05-12:45 – Polica

Friday, May 18 Free At Noon with Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson

The NPR Music Stage
8:30-9 – Diego Garcia
9:35-10 – Nada Surf
10:40-11:10 – Good Old War
11:50-12:30 – J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Saturday, May 19 – Listener Appreciation Free At Noon from Penn Park:
12-12:20 – Dex Romweber Duo
12:25-1:05 – Rufus Wainwright
1:15-1:45 – Sons of Fathers
1:55-2:25 – Elle King
2:30-3 – Nick Waterhouse

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