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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to new Ryan Adams song, watch Michael Stipe join Patti Smith in concert

Ryan Adams | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com
Ryan Adams | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

“I don’t remember being aware of needing to hold back anything. I felt like I needed to tell a story of how I felt or what was happening internally at least, in the truest way possible. It was in the most vulnerable way I could.”
-Ryan Adams interview with NME

Ryan Adams has revealed that his16th album will be called Prisoner” and it will come out on February 17th. He also revealed the first single, “Do You Still Love Me?”, which you can listen to below. Continue reading →

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This Day in Music History: Led Zeppelin records “All My Love,” John Lennon released Double Fantasy

John Lennon Double Fantasy
1970 – Elton John plays live in a recording studio, accompanied by just two musicians: Dee Murray on bass and Nigel Olsson on drums. The performance, which is broadcast on New York City’s WABC radio, is the first live FM broadcast from a music studio. The recording is later be released as 17-11-70, Elton’s first live album.

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Father John Misty covered both Rihanna and Patti Smith last night because he’s Father John Misty

Father John Misty | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.virb.com
Father John Misty | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.virb.com

It’s been a strange week for covers. First, we got Drake covering Jackson Browne/Nico‘s “These Days”, which still feels like a weird dream. Then last night, at his show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California, psilocybin loverboy Father John Misty covered both Rihanna‘s “Kiss It Better” and the Patti Smith/Bruce Springsteen co-penned “Because The Night.” Continue reading →

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A bunch of Philly musicians are covering Patti Smith’s Horses for Free At Noon this Friday and it’s going to be awesome

Patti Smith's Horses
Patti Smith’s Horses

Here’s a gig you don’t want to miss, people. This Sunday, December 13th, is the 40th anniversary of punk poet Patti Smith‘s incredible debut LP Horses; to mark the occasion, we’re presenting a front-to-back performance of the album by some of the Philly music scene’s finest at WXPN’s Free at Noon concert. As the name implies, it’s a free show, and you can attend by RSVPing here. Continue reading →