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Never Be Famous: Hussalonia (LIVE), Yo La Tengo and King Gizzard on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Hussalonia | Photo via hussalonia.bandcamp.com
Hussalonia | Photo via hussalonia.bandcamp.com

Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is stacked, top to bottom, with special things you simply cannot miss. I just won’t allow it. Tune in starting at 11pm tonight (or better yet, stay tuned after Land of The Lost with Robert Drake) for a full two-hour show that will feature: A brand new, live in-studio session with the Buffalo, NY “pop cult” Hussalonia. Their music has been heard on Welcome To Night Vale and they just released their fifth album of 2015 alone! We’ll hear new songs and old ones in a stripped-down set. We’ll also dig into Stuff Like That There, the new album from Hoboken’s finest, Yo La Tengo. Plus a few of these tracks in case that all wasn’t enough (has anyone ever told you that you’re kinda hard to please):

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Listen to “Sleeper Hold” from Saintseneca’s new album Such Things

Saintseneca | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Saintseneca | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Just a few days after announcing a show at Johnny Brenda’s, Ohio’s Saintseneca have announced their new album, entitled Such ThingsIt’s due out October 9 via ANTI-.

The album’s first single, “Sleeper Hold”, features slurry guitar and the beautiful harmonies of Maryn Jones and frontman Zac Little. It’s a rocking, autumnal folk song with an anthemic chorus, the perfect premiere for Saintseneca’s most accessible output to date. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jason Isbell at Electric Factory, Saintseneca at Millworks, The Appleseed Cast at Johnny Brenda’s

Jason Isbell | Photo by Michael Wilson
Jason Isbell | Photo by Michael Wilson

Alternative country musician Jason Isbell will perform at the Electric Factory this evening with Blake Mills. Isbell played Newport Folk Festival this past weekend, performing tracks from his latest release Something More Than Free and from 2013′s Southeastern as well. The set was an upbeat crowd-pleaser, and we’re looking forward to an equally memorable experience tonight! Listen below, and grab tickets here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Saintseneca at Johnny Brenda’s, Deerhoof at Union Transfer, Robyn Hitchcock at World Cafe Live and more

Saintseneca | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Saintseneca | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Columbus, Ohio indie-folk collective Saintseneca has had a heavy year of touring since releasing its latest LP, Dark Arc, back in the spring. Tonight, the band makes its third visit to Johnny Brenda’s in the past year. Fronted by singer and songwriter Zac Little with a rotating cast of accompanying players, the band fuses traditional sounds with a contemporary outlook; download a live version of “Happy Alone” performed on NPR’s World Cafe below, and get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Columbus alt folk five-piece Saintseneca brings Dark Arc to Johnny Brenda’s

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Saintseneca | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Columbus, Ohio-based indie folk band Saintseneca returned to Philly on Wednesday night. Playing a show at Johnny Brenda’s in support of their latest LP, Dark Arc, the multi-instrumental band led by frontman Zac Little played a lively set of alt folk songs. Throughout the show, each member of the band swapped instruments between songs. Indie pop group Memory Map opened second with an energetic set of music off of their new album,The Sky As Well As Space. Scranton 4-piece band Three Man Cannon opened the show playing a set in support of their latest release, Pretty Many People. Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Saintseneca at Johnny Brenda’s, Streets of Laredo at Boot and Saddle and JD McPherson at Haddon Lake Park

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

Folk band Saintseneca returns to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The band released its latest LP, Dark Arc, back in April under Anti- Records and has been touring consistently since its release. Ticket information is on the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to the single, “Happy Alone,” off the new album below.

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Download “Happy Alone” by Saintseneca

Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Columbus, Ohio pop band Saintseneca released their latest album Dark Arc in March and have just begun a tour that brings them to Johnny Brenda’s tomorrow night, June 4th. Go here for tickets. Saintseneca have been described as “folk-inspired post punk…informed by Appalachian mountain music and the explosive recklessness of punk.” On the band’s songs, light acoustic touches brush up against dark hues of sounds and energetic bursts of noise are swept back in control by catchy melodies. One of the best examples of this is “Happy Alone,” that you download below via NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Saintseneca at World Cafe Live, Cruiser at Kung Fu Necktie, and The Felice Brothers at Chameleon Club

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

Ohio’s Saintseneca, led by singer-songwriter Zac Little, brings its indie-folk tunes to World Cafe Live tonight. The band recently signed to Anti- Records and plan to release their new LP Dark Arc this year. They released a two-track single a few months back which featured “Uppercutter” and “Visions”. Stream the former below and get tickets here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Saintseneca at Johnny Brenda’s, Pocket at PhilaMOCA, Over the Rhine at World Cafe Live, and more.

Rustic indie quartet Saintseneca kicks off its fall tour in Philly tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Inspired by childhoods spent in the Appalachia region of central, Ohio, singer/songwriter Zac Little brings that same starry-night folk element to life through a mix of violin-mandolin-electric guitar-dulcimer-synths that you just can’t get anywhere else. Stop by to say hello, and be sure to pick up their new 7″ Uppercutter at the merch table.

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