Deck the halls with the Indie Rock Hit Parade’s last show of 2013!

Photo by Jesse Riggins

Tonight we close out a phenomenally fun year of the Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN! Before we break for a brief hibernation, we’ve got a zinger of a show to share tonight at 10pm. We’ll hear an Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session with the Philly/NYC band Swearin’, who just released an awesome new album called Surfing Strange. Plus, we’ll hear a smattering of original and classic indie holiday tunes!

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Saturday and Sunday Concert Picks: Arc in Round, Built to Spill, Free Energy, Steve Wynn, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Mynabirds

Arc In Round

Here’s our concert picks for Saturday and Sunday


WXPN and R5 Productions present Arc in Round for their Record Release Party at Johnny Brenda’s. The 21+ show begins at 9 PM, go here to purchase tickets.

Free Energy & Grandchildren at Morgan’s Pier–21+, 5 PM, FREE

Built to Spill/Caveman at Union Transfer, 8:30 PM, all ages, go here to purchase tickets.

Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 open for The Fleshtones at North Star Bar, this 21+ show begins at 9 PM, tickets are $15


Bonnie “Prince” Billy at the Trocadero, 7:30 PM, all ages, $20-22

The Nebraska folks in Mynabirds who just released their killer new album, Generals earlier this month, play at Johnny Brenda’s, get tickets for the 21+ show here, set begins at 9 PM.


My Morning Download: “Body Of Work” by The Mynabirds (playing Johnny Brenda’s in June)

photo by dp muller

The Mynabirds have a new album coning out on June 5th called Generals on Saddle Creek Records. Fronted by Laura Burhenn, the band is playing at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday, June 24th with Sean Bones opening the show. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download “Body Of Work” from The Mynabirds’ new album.

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company