Just Announced: The Zombies will kick off Odyssey and Oracle tour at The Keswick in March

The Zombies | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN |
The Zombies | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN |

Psychedelic pop icons The Zombies reunited its surviving members earlier this year to celebrate their 1968 album Odyssey and Oracle, and they’re doing it again on a just-announced U.S. run in 2017. The tour kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, and also makes a regional stop in Jim Thorpe at Penn’s Peak. Continue reading →


NonCOMM Recap: The Zombies rekindle old flames at World Cafe Live

The Zombies | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN | <a href= target="_blank"></a>
The Zombies | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN |

Long running British pop songsmiths The Zombies performed a Free at Noon set for an eager crowd today at NonCOMM. The band, active mostly during the late 60s and known for the breathless “Time of the Season” and the infectious earworm “Tell Her No,” showed the World Cafe Live crowd that they still had it and then some.
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Oh no, The Zombies are coming to town!

Photo courtesy of  GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images
Photo via GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images

English rock act The Zombies are back! The band will be touring their Odyssey & Oracle record with all surviving members who appeared on the album. Since guitarist Paul Atkinson passed away in 2004, they will be completed by Tom Tooney and Steve and Jim Rodford.

The tour will hit Glenside’s Keswick Theatre October 11th, and you can get tickets and more information at the XPN Concert Calendar. If that was not enough for fans, they have announced that they are planning to release a record some time in the fall. More info at their website; listen to Odyssey & Oracle below. Continue reading →


Tonight’s concert picks: Hank and Cupcake with Gang and Pink Skull at Milkboy, White Birds at Johnny Brenda’s, The Zombies at the Keswick

Tonight’s concert picks:

When it comes to indie-rock bands that are composed of romantically involved couples (Mates Of State, The Rosebuds, Handsome Furs), Hank And Cupcakes offers something slightly off-kilter. For one thing, the married pair hails from Israel; for another, along with their silly adopted monikers, the two sport a cheerfully irreverent sensibility. The video for “Hit” features Hank And Cupcakes cavorting in nothing but body paint. With growing popularity and a new album in the works, Hank And Cupcakes is poised to spread its dance party aesthetic beyond the band’s Brooklyn base. Hank And Cupcakes performs with Gang and Pink Skull at 9 p.m. at Milkboy Philly; tickets to the 21+ show are $10. —Kiley Bense

Also Playing:
Blayer PointDuJour + The National Rifle, Adam And Dave’s Bloodline at The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (8 p.m., $10)
Purples + White Birds, Mike Quinn at Johnny Brenda’s (9:15 p.m., 21+, $10)
Mutlu + George Stanford at World Cafe Live (Downstairs) (8 p.m., $21–$31)
The Zombies + Acoustic Strawbs at Keswick (8 p.m., $29.50-$48.50)
Ian Axel, Bess Rogers and Allie Moss at World Cafe Live (Upstairs) (7:30 p.m. $10 plus $3 service charge) Download a tour sampler from Axel, Rogers and Moss right below.