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Tacocat return to Philly this October with Underground Arts show

Tacocat | Photo by Katie Tapman
Tacocat | Photo by Katie Tapman

California feminist punks and Indie Rock Hit Parade favorites Tacocat have just announced a new line of fall shows and Philly makes the cut yet again! They were here back in April for a record release show at Everybody Hits, as well as a live session for IRHP, and we’re happy to see Tacocat making their way back to the east coast for a performance at Underground Arts on Monday, October 3rd. Continue reading →

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So Fetch: A Giant Dog, The Julie Ruin & Holy Ghost! on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

A Giant Dog | Photo by Sean Daigle, courtesy of Merge Records
A Giant Dog | Photo by Sean Daigle, courtesy of Merge Records

Tonight we jump into a new month on the Indie Rock Hit Parade! Our first show of May begins shortly after Making Time RADio with Dave P, and features a ton of hot fresh tracks you can’t miss. We’ll spotlight fiery Texas rockers A Giant Dog, whose new album, Pile, is their first for Merge Records. Also in the mix are new tracks from Kathleen Hanna’s latest project The Julie Ruin, DFA favorites Holy Ghost! and gloomy UK post-punks Eagulls. Check out a few of the new things below…

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Tacocat

Tacocat | Photo by Katie Tapman
Tacocat | Photo by Katie Tapman

It took us long enough, but it’s finally here: our first Indie Rock Hit Parade live session of 2016! This time, we were joined by the Seattle band Tacocat! The band formed back around 2008, and just released their third album, Lost Time. The album features the band’s smart and witty lyrics about a variety of topics including yuppies, The X-Files, internet commenters and more. Couple those with taut and fizzy instrumentation and you’ve got a record that’s as vivid as the band members themselves.

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Lost Time: Tacocat LIVE, King Gizzard and Kyle Craft on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Tacocat | photo by Michael Lavine, courtesy of the artist
Tacocat | photo by Michael Lavine, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to the studio tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! Listen right after Land of the Lost with Robert Drake for an all-new two-hour show featuring our first IRHP Live Session of 2016! The Seattle band Tacocat are our guests, and they’ll play songs from their extra fun and fizzy new album Lost Time, live in our studio! Be sure to listen for our Weekly Album Spotlight on the heady new record from Australian psych-freaks King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity. As if that weren’t enough for you (which it isn’t, I know), we’ll hear a few of these new tracks in the mix as well:

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NOW NOW NOW: Prince Rama, Tacocat & Sheer Mag on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Prince Rama | Photo by Shawn LaChapelle, courtesy of the artist
Prince Rama | Photo by Shawn LaChapelle, courtesy of the artist

Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade packs a wallop in every sense of the word. At least, we think it does. Tune in at 11pm ET (or better yet, stay tuned after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese) for a full two-hour show! We’ll spotlight the new album from our friends Prince Rama, who you might remember premiered some new tracks in our studio late last year. Along with the spotlight, we’ll hear new songs from Philly’s Sheer Mag, Seattle’s Tacocat & Austin’s Shearwater. An American experience to be sure! Check out some of the tracks below…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bondage and Discipline at Kung Fu Necktie, TacocaT at Golden Tea House, River City Extension at Boot and Saddle and more

Photo by Jon Stars | photo courtesy of facebook.com/bondageanddisciplinemusic
Photo by Jon Stars | photo courtesy of facebook.com/bondageanddisciplinemusic

Philly raucous rock outfit The National Rifle was moving in a decidedly 80s electronic direction on their last album, Almost Endless, and three of the bandmates have rechristened themselves with a evocative new name – Bondage and Discipline – and continue to chase that sound further. The band plays it debut headlining set tonight at Kung Fu Necktie. Download “Only Your Love” below and get tickets and more information at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Bandname, Slutever and others will play PhilaMOCA’s Nuclear BBQ on July 15th

The folks over at PhilaMOCA have put together a mini-fest of epic proportions to welcome Alabama grunge surf rockers Nightmare Boyzzz. The line-up is fully stocked with local favorites including the pumped-up punks of Bandname, girl power-duo Slutever, and the garage-rock stylings of The Shakes and The Eeries. Also on the bill is Seattle’s pop-punk outfit Tacocat. Plus (((TACO))) of Philly’s The Love Club — fresh off their new release, Full Length — will also perform.

The fest is Saturday, July 15th at PhilaMOCA. Tickets will be available at the door for $10. Expect lots of free food and drink. More details are available on the Facebook event page. Below, stream Bandname’s latest release, “King of Surfers,” from their split 7″.