Last night on WXPN, long time Folk Show host Gene Shay began his final run behind the mic with a dip into his archives as well as a showcase of the present-day folk world. The show included a live session from long-running West Chester trio Mason Porter, as well as a revisit of sessions with Tom Rush from 1994 and 2001. In addition, Shay dug into his archives for a 1967 interview with Joni Mitchell, originally broadcast on WMMR. Continue reading →
XPN welcomes The Dismemberment Plan to Union Transfer tonight. The D.C. indie rock band’s latest record Uncanney Valley dropped in October, ending a twelve year recording break that allowed band members to explore other interests. The broadened horizons are audible on the record, which stretches it’s influences from Jackson Browne to R&B. Tickets and information for tonight’s show with Yellow Ostrich can be found here. Below, watch The Dismemberment Plan perform “The City” live in D.C.