Vince Staples and Tyler, The Creator are showing serious growth from the now-disbanded Odd Future crew. With more attention spent on interactive stage settings at the Liacouras Center last week, each artist was able to deliver a more introspective set then we’ve seen from them in the past. Continue reading →
Hip-hop’s resident bucket-hat strange boy, Tyler, the Creator, stopped by NPR’s offices to perform not only his own Tiny Desk debut, but also to induct the first evening version of the Tiny Desk gig. Distinguishing the switch, instead of the custom clear natural light setting across the afternoon cubicles, vibrant backdrop lighting of deep fuschia, electric blue, and blood red drenched the typical work space, as it transformed into an intimate club atmosphere. Which, according to NPR, was the result of Tyler’s own request and the work of his hired lighting team. Continue reading →
After finishing up his current tour, the sometimes provocative, always vibrantly weird Tyler, the Creator will usher Philly into 2018 with a show at Liacouras Center this February, with support from Vince Staples. Continue reading →
Americana folk band Twin Forks, led by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, released a five song EP this month. These songs are reminiscent of Dashboard, but they have a much more carefree and laid back attitude that is soaked in a folk rock sound. You can hear a preview of their energetic live show with the acoustic Folkadelphia Session that XPN held a few months ago. Doylestown locals, Commonwealth Choir will also be playing at this show, bringing their new EP Shirtless to life. Just released this week, this EP offers a blend of indie and folk rock that grooves and begs to be sung along to. Check out the recent review of the EP here.Tickets for the event can be found at North Star Bar’s website.
Tyler, The Creator, one part of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, is about to embark on his first solo tour alongside Kid Cudi. Both artists released new albums this past April, Cudi with his third LP, Indicud, and Tyler, The Creator with Wolf. Both albums bring the two rappers back into the game in new ways; this is Kid Cudi’s first rap album since 2010, while Tyler’s effort sees him testing the waters on writing music that wasn’t centered solely around gruesome themes. The tour stops at Festival Pier on Penn’s Landing at the end of September. Listen below for a taste of their new LPs.
Tyler The Creator, main protagonist of the wonderfully wild and nutty Odd Future is playing the TLA on Sunday, March 24th. Today he also announced the release of his second album, Wolf, on April 2nd. “Watch” the press release below. Go here for more information. If you’re a fan, you should heed Tyler’s warning. The show will sell out. On sale info coming soon.