Athens GA indie rockers Mothers will be back in Philly tonight to play at Johnny Brenda’s with Palm and Anomie. The band continues to tour to celebrate the release of their debut When You Walk A Long Distance, You Are Tired, which came out back in February. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.Continue reading →
Key Fest comes to close tonight, featuring Americana headliners Hezekiah Jones. But if you have your eye on some other shows, check these three out.
Into. It. Over It. is the emo-rock project of Chicagoan Evan Thomas Weiss. Having just released his new record Standards, Weiss is stopping by TLA tonight. If Into. It. Over It.’s own emo-revival music wasn’t appealing enough, the band is also touring with the acclaimed The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. Find tickets and more info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals just released their first collaborative LP in 8 years, Call It What It Is, and they just played a Free At Noon for World Cafe Live at The Queen in Delaware last week. Tonight, they take on The Fillmore for another round of slaying rock & soul. Opening the show will be Christopher Paul Stelling. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Retro-punk singer Colleen Green can’t stop: her album I Want To Grow Up was released last year to vast critical acclaim, and she’s following it up with a self-titled EP out in May.
This week she shared the EP’s first single, the 70’s inspired “Between The Lines.” Ornamented with a static drum beat and a catchy, melodic guitar lead, Green makes singing about death fun as hell. Continue reading →
For someone who has always had a soft spot for icy, idiosyncratic R&B and the women who perfected it (RIP Aaliyah), Tinashe has been a breath of, if not exactly fresh, then certainly refreshed air on modern radio. Though upstarts like Frank Ocean and Miguel took the lion’s share of credit for revitalizing the genre with their respective breakthroughs channel ORANGE and Kaleidoscope Dream, Tinashe was right there with them back in 2012, unleashing a steady flow of masterful mixtapes that culminated in her own breakthrough album Aquarius nearly three years later. As confident and coherent a debut as any I’ve heard in recent memory, it echoed classic albums by Janet Jackson and contemporary artists like Cassie in equal measure. Continue reading →
It’s never a good idea to judge a band by its name — except in the case of Free Cake for Every Creature, the rare instance of a band name whose charming and playful name happens to perfectly mirror their music. With lyrics like “For you I’d steal a 50-cent machine / and we won’t need money or anything / cause we’ll have gumballs,” the Philly-via-Upstate New York four-piece emit a delighful lo-fi pop vibe that’s reminiscent of Double Double Whammy label-mate Frankie Cosmos. They’re gearing up to release their newest record Talking Quietly of Anything With You in April, and tonight you can find them at the First Unitarian Church. Grab tickets to the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Indie rock duo Best Coast will be bringing their easygoing SoCal vibes to the Electric Factory tonight. The Los Angeles band released their most recent record, the aptly titled CaliforniaNights,in 2015 and is touring with fellow Californians Wavves. Tickets to the All Ages show can be found via the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
As much as Alessia Cara‘s songs might be about finding yourself, the singer-songwriter’s self-possessed nature betrays an old soul; as her drummer pounded out the intro to “I’m Yours” on Monday night, Cara took to the TLA’s stage with a presence that announced nothing less than that. Continue reading →
Moving on from clubby beats and auto-tuned hooks, the latest from Moosh & Twist is surprisingly hard-hitting, and it’s awesome to hear. These suburban Philly natives have already shown how much they excel in the world of pop bangers – here we see they can do the same with the more aggressive forms of hip-hop. Continue reading →