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Today on the Leicht Lunch: David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket goes undercover with “Beat Up Guitar”

 

In the Pocket | photo by Dallyn Pavey
In the Pocket | photo by Dallyn Pavey

Every weekday in the 11:00 a.m. hour I play an Undercover Song.  Today I will be playing “Beat Up Guitar,” another song from David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia project, this time covering The Hooters.  That’s Jim Boggia on vocals and Uosikkinen on drums, joined by an all-star Philadelphia cast of Eric Bazilian, Steve Butler, Rob Hyman, William Wittman, Matthew Cappy, Ben Arnold and Jeffrey Gaines.  Tune in at 88.5 XPN or online at xpn.org to hear the song on the air, and watch the recording session below.

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Listen to Hezekiah Jones and Griz recorded live on the Leicht Lunch


This afternoon, Helen Leicht welcomed Philly folk scene vets Griz (aka Chris Grunwald) and Hezekiah Jones (Rafe Cutrufello) on the air during the Leicht Lunch for an acoustic performance and a chat about their upcoming show at World Cafe Live. Below you can download the two songs they played on the air – Griz’s shuffling “Company Man,” and Hezekiah Jones’ contemplative “Cupcakes for the Army.” Griz and Hezekiah Jones perform with Cheers Elephant at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Friday July 13 at 8 p.m. Admission to the all-ages show is $15.

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Watch Matt Duke’s live interview and performance during today’s “Leicht Lunch”

Matt Duke performing at the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival

Today, during the noon hour, Helen Leicht will have local singer-songwriter Matt Duke in the studio for a live interview and performance. Click here to watch online.

You can listen Duke’s performance at this year’s XPoNential Festival here. Earlier this year, he came into the WXPN studio to record a Key Studio Session, which you can find here; he also appears on our new Key Studio Sessions 2011 XPoNential Music Festival Sampler (which also features exclusive tracks by Johnny Miles And The Waywards, Nicos Gun, Kuf Knotz, and Andrew Lipke).

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Jim Boggia live on The Leicht Lunch At Noon

Jim BoggiaFresh off his September 25th performance with The Fab Faux at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, local singer-songwriter Jim Boggia will be stopping by the WXPN studio to perform two live songs during The Leicht Lunch At Noon. This Saturday, October 9th, Boggia will perform with The Fab Faux at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA, in celebration of what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. (As Jim mentioned on his website, he’ll be playing congas and drums as well as guitar and keyboard; unfortunately, he also notes “I do not expect to be taking any gigs away from conga legend Tommy Lopez any time soon.”) Helen will be taking requests, so either tune in or listen online to hear Jim perform live.