The Swollen Fox has announced a special 3-year anniversary concert at PhilaMOCA on July 11th with TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb, Swift Technique and Shark Tape. Since its beginnings, the local music blog has diligently and thoroughly covered Philadelphia music scene happenings and now runs the comprehensive XPN Concert Calendar in addition to hosting shows (like July 19th’s collaboration with XPN). Tickets and information for the birthday show can be found here. Check out the bands below and learn more here.
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Our friends at The Swollen Fox just announced their latest showcase concert, which brings Philly roots-blues five piece Toy Soldiers to Kung Fu Necktie on February 15. The band its gearing up to release its Bill Moriarty-produced sophomore album The Maybe Boys in the spring, and plans to showcase a healthy selection of new material in the set. Also on the bill is the gritty North Carolina-based folk duo Goodnight Texas, as well as a solo appearance from August John Lutz II from The Levee Drivers. Tickets to the show are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; more information is available here. Below, check out a selection of videos from each act. Continue reading
For The Key’s year-in-review, we asked our trusted sources – our writers and photographers, XPN’s on-air staff, fellow bloggers in the Philly scene and even a few musicians – to send us their Top Five Whatevers. Could be the traditional music route – albums, songs, concerts of the year – or it could be only loosely connected. We’ll be sharing these recaps every day through to the end of the year. Today, one of our favorite Philly bloggers, Kevin Kennedy of The Swollen Fox, shares his five albums he can’t wait to hear in 2013.
It’s been a great year for music fans, but it’s time to start looking ahead to 2013. While you ponder your new year’s resolutions, take some time to look at upcoming concerts and releases—there’s a lot of stuff to get excited about. Some of my favorite artists are putting out new albums next year, and most have already scheduled Philly shows as well. Here’s a list of the 5 albums I’m most excited to hear in 2013. Continue reading
Philly music blog The Swollen Fox has long been one of our go-to resources for news on concert announcements and a comprehensive listing of shows coming to town. So we’re excited to announce that WXPN has partnered with Kevin Kennedy, the man behind the Fox, to run our new and improved WXPN Concert Calendar. In addition to highlighting our monthly compliment of XPN Welcomes concerts, the calendar now lists virtually every show happening in the XPN-listening region; from major venues like the Susquehanna Bank Center and The Capitol Theatre in Lancaster to tiny rooms like Kung Fu Necktie and the Burlap and Bean coffeehouse. It also includes prices, ticket links, onsale information, age restrictions and is searchable by Philadelphia area as well as Central Pennsylvania. Dig in to the calendar and plan your next several months of concertgoing here.
While a fair share of tonight’s concerts are either canceled or postponed – keep tabs on XPN’s Concert Calendar for the latest on that – both the band (The Bailey Hounds) and the curator (Kevin Kennedy of The Swollen Fox) have assured us that tonight’s Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA is ON. Which is great, because these guys have plans to do up the gallery / venue Halloween-style and screen a 70s horror classic (have you guessed which one yet?) after their set. It’s also great because it gives us a reason to showcase this new “Unplugged in the Woods” video of Bailey Hounds’ singer Ryan Petrillo singing “Snakeskin” in a forest in New Jersey, directed by Eric Ashleigh, one of The Key’s contributing photographers. Check it out below; the show begins tonight at 7:30, admission is a $5 – $7 donation at the door.