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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Screaming Females at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Gooch and the Motion at World Cafe Live, Mahatma X at The Fire and more

Screaming Females | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Screaming Females | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

New Jersey’s Screaming Females have had quite the year: they released their sixth album back in February, they toured Europe and the US, and they celebrated their tenth anniversary and 1,000th show. With all this momentum, the punk rock trio show no signs of slowing down. They just hit the road this week with Potty Mouth for a two week tour, which makes a stop in Pennsylvania’s capital tonight at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Get tickets and show info at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to their Key Studio Session below. Continue reading →

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Rocky Kaminski performs at The Fire in celebration of Marty McFly Day

Rocky Kaminski | Collage by Heather DuHadaway Shropshire
Rocky Kaminski | Collage by Heather DuHadaway Shropshire

Time travel is real. When Marty McFly famously traveled to the future in Back to the Future II, he arrived on October 21, 2015 (aka tomorrow). You might seem skeptical, but when you realize that McFly predicted the Cubs would finally win the World Series in 2015 and the Cubs are actually still in the playoffs, it’s clear this is no farce. McFly is coming.

To make things even more exciting, Rocky Kaminski, the time-traveling alter-ego of songwriter of Thom McCarthy, will be performing at The Fire on Wednesday night in celebration of his album release. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Listen to producer and saxophonist Max Swan’s newest jam, “So Much Chime”

Photo Courtesy of the Artist
Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Philly’s Max Swan is slowly building himself an impressive resume when it comes to Philly’s local jazz scene. A graduate of the University of the Arts, Swan was a featured performer in this year’s Center City Jazz Festival. Today, he is giving us a taste of what we can expect to hear in the future from the up-and-coming saxophonist and producer. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at The Foundry at The Fillmore, Line Leader at Kung Fu Necktie, Those People at MilkBoy and more

Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese
Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see a show at the brand new Fillmore Philadelphia then why not break in the venue with tonight’s Creepoid show on the Foundry stage. The Philly psychedelic rockers will take the stage beginning at 8 p.m. alongside the alternative rock supergroup No Devotion. Click here for more details on tonight’s concert. Continue reading →

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Fun, Free and Awesome: NoLibs Fall Fest features Joie Kathos, RoseMary Fiki, Ill Fated Natives and more

Joie Kathos | photo via facebook.com/JoieKathos
Joie Kathos | photo via facebook.com/JoieKathos

Beyond the world of pumpkin spiced everything, October means The Fire‘s annual Northern Liberties Fall Festival, which is set to happen this Saturday from noon to 8:30. Yes, you’ll find pumpkin carving and food there, but it will also feature incredible music from Philly’s rock, punk and soul communities.

Among the talented performers playing the free concert is local rapper, MH the Verb who will be celebrating the release of his new record alongside Philly blues rockers Ill Fated Natives, the funky RoseMary Fiki, and DJ Sylo headlining the night. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Melody Gardot at The Merriam Theater, Marco Benevento at Underground Arts and Goddamnit at The Fire

Melody Gardot | Photo courtesy of the artist
Melody Gardot | Photo courtesy of the artist

Melody Gardot has built an impressive resume for someone just now hitting their third decade. The Philadelphia-based jazz and blues singer has been nominated for a Grammy and has been compare to legendary singers like Nina Simone and Judy Garland. Tonight she will take those talents to The Merriam Theater starting at 8 p.m. For more information on the show tonight click here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eddy Sids of Grandchildren at The Fire, Lucero at Union Transfer, Tall Heights at Milkboy and more

Grandchildren
Grandchildren | photo via Facebook

Eddy Sids of Philadelphia orchestral pop-band Grandchildren will be performing a rare solo set tonight at The Fire. His band released its third LP, Zuni, back in August – we got a taste of it in their appearance on The Key Studio Sessions back in the spring. Get tickets and info at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to Zuni below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: La Luz at Underground Arts and A Day Without Love at The Fire

La Luz | Photo by Andrew Imanaka
La Luz | Photo by Andrew Imanaka

Seattle-based hazy rock act La Luz will be taking their soundscapes to Underground Arts. Coming to fruition in 2012, they have since released three records, which each one topping the last. Their latest effort, Weirdo Shrine,  teems with summertime surf melodies. Comprised of members Shana Cleaveland on guitar, Marian Li Pino on drums, Alice Sandahl on keyboard and Lena Simon on bass, La Luz does not fall short. You can get tickets and more information on their show here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lithuania at Boot and Saddle, Neurosis at Union Transfer, Verbatum Jones at The Fire

LIthuania | Photo by Abi Reimold
LIthuania | Photo by Abi Reimold

Dom Angelella and Eric Slick’s long running side project Lithuania takes center stage this year with the release of Hardcore Friends, their long-in-the-works debut. The punk’d out frenzy of an LP is out this week on Lame-O Records and the band celebrates tonight with a headlining show at Boot and Saddle. Get there early for an opening set by Anomie, the solo project of Rachel Browne from Field Mouse. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Jam out to “God In Two Persons” below. Continue reading →

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Hear two new songs from gloom-rockers The Stammer; catch them at The Fire

The Stammer | Photo By Lauren Barrett
The Stammer | Photo By Lauren Barrett

Gloomy post-punks The Stammer are back with two new songs from their forthcoming album, Days in Between. 

The songs “The Storm” and “Kate & Chris” stand in sharp contrast to each other, but both show off the sonic capabilities of the band. Originally the recording project of vocalist Brian Brotman, the band has evolved into a three-piece, and these two new songs shine with personality. Continue reading →