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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Sonny Landreth, Busses and more…

Sonny Landreth
Sonny Landreth | Photo by Brittany Salerno for WXPN

Monday kicked off with a My Morning Download from Sonny Landreth.  The Legendary guitarist was on World Cafe for the show’s Sense of Place: Lafayette special recently and he performed a rocking version of his song “Native Son.” Get a free download of the song below and listen back to the full interview and performance here.

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Download a blistering live World Cafe version of “Native Stepson” by Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth | Photo by Brittany Salerno for WXPN
Sonny Landreth | Photo by Brittany Salerno for WXPN

Born Clyde Vernon Landreth, guitarist Sonny Landreth is a guitarist’s guitarist. Born in Mississippi, his family settled in Lafayette, Louisiana. His first professional gig was as a guitarist with the legendary Clifton Chenier in the Red Beans and Rice Revue in the Seventies, before he stepped out on his own as a solo artist. Landreth released two albums in the Eighties which led to his being called upon by John Hiatt who enlisted his services on Hiatt’s classic 1988 Slow Turning album. A pair of excellent albums in the Nineties, 1992′s Outward Bound, and 1995′s South Of I-10, garnered Landreth even more praise and notoriety, and he went on to collaborate with Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Jimmy Buffett. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Porter Robinson at The Tower Theater, Sonny Landerth at World Cafe Live, Chalk and the Beige Americans at The Fire and more…

Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson | photo courtesy of the artist

It’s going to be a party at 69th Street tonight when EDM poster boy Porter Robinson will be at the Tower Theater performing his debut album Worlds, which was met with mostly positive reviews from critics. As Rolling Stone states, “Although it doesn’t sound quite like EDM, Worlds manages to retain the thrilling rush of emotions that the best raves inspire.” Robinson’s music may not sound like typical electronic dance music, but there’s something about it that gives you a jolt of positive energy. With songs like “Sad Machine,” which you can check out below, Robinson manages to leave everyone feeling rejuvenated. Tickets and information for the show can be found here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Gemini Wolf opening for The Octopus Project at North Star Bar, Spirit & Dust at The Fire, Sonny Landreth at WCL Wilmington

Innovative Philadelphia electro-pop group Gemini Wolf is opening for The Octopus Project tonight at North Star Bar. Gemini Wolf, which is made of Megan Cauley and Michael McDermott (who perform under the names Pandar and Mikronesia, respectively) released a 2011 LP Infinite Sand Dunes following their 2010 remix album, Rare But Serious Side Effects. The 21+ show tonight begins at 9 PM and more details can be found here. Below you can listen to Infinite Sand Dunes in its entirety.

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