WXPN Welcomes The Walkmen and The War On Drugs to the Electric Factory on Saturday, October 6th. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 9th. The Walkmen and The War On Drugs recently played WXPN’s Non-Comm music conference and both are veterans of XPN’s Free At Noon concerts. Listen to The War On Drugs’ set from Non-Comm here. Listen to The Walkmen’s Free At Noon set here. Below, watch the new video of “Heaven” by The Walkmen.
For someone born in New York, raised in L.A., and schooled in New England, Gillian Welch has gained more acclaim for her bluegrass folk than most Tennessee natives. After graduating from The Berklee College Of Music with bandmate David Rawlings, the pair moved south, producing record after record of fireside country ballads earned them enough indie cred to perform with Bright Eyes in 2007 and with The Decemberists last year. Since the release of her debut album Revival 15 years ago, Welch has grown into a voice that has, since the beginning, always felt wise beyond its years. Her fifth and latest album, The Harrow & The Harvest, continues to offer the musician’s eloquent, sad narratives, but now with the sincere wisdom that only comes with age. Plus, after spending the last decade and a half down south, the twang in her voice sounds more legit than ever. Gillian Welch performs at 8:30 p.m. at Union Transfer; tickets to the all-ages show are SOLD OUT. —Marielle Mondon
On Saturday, June 4, WXPN Welcomes this year’s Appel Farm Arts And Music Festival to Elmer, NJ. The full lineup is below.
Gogol Bordello (acoustic)
Josh Ritter And The Royal City Band
Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue
Good Old War
Red Horse (featuring John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Eliza Gilkyson)
David Wax Museum
Napalm Da Bomb
Sharon Van Etten performs with Julianna Barwick and Strand of Oaks at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $12. Yo La Tengo performs with William Tyler at 8 p.m. at The Trocadero; tickets to the all-ages show are $21. Lyle Lovett performs with John Hiatt at 8 p.m. at Merriam Theater; tickets are $45-$75.