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Tonight’s Concert Picks: John Legend at the Mann Center, The Box Tiger at The Fire, Song Dogs at Boot and Saddle

John Legend | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
John Legend | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Philly R&B legend John Legend plays the Mann Center tonight. The nine time Grammy winner played a wonderful show at Verizon Hall earlier this year, in support of Love in the Future. Listen to  the smash hit “All of Me” from Love in the Future below. In May, Legend also gave the stirring, wise commencement address for this year’s University of Pennsylvania’s graduation. Get more info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Sing along with The Box Tiger at The Fire August 2nd

Photo via facebook.com/theboxtiger
Photo via facebook.com/theboxtiger

Portland, Maine indie rock group The Box Tiger released their debut full length album debut Set Fire last year, a follow-up to 2012′s self titled EP. The trio formed in 2009 near Toronto with Sonai Sturino, Jordan Stowell and Lauren Chan. Recently the group played at Boston Calling. They also did a great raw recording of “Knives” for Jersey’s Lakehouse on Tape in July.

The music is a great combination of other indie bands like Joy Formidable and Sleigh Bells. However, what makes the album unique are the stunning vocals of Sturino. Continue reading →