Red Baraat have been added to the lineup to this year’s XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, the weekend of July 26-28. Formed in 2008, the eight piece band from Brooklyn is led by internationally acclaimed dhol player, drummer, and composer Sunny Jain. Known for their incredibly powerful live performances, Red Baraat blends hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. The music is a eclectic mixed bag of influences and its “extreme Bollywood” grabs listeners from the moment the band plays its first note of a song. The band released its debut album, Chaal Baby, in 2009, and its recent album Shruggy Ji this past January. Below, watch a couple of videos including an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert with the band and download “Burning Instinct.”
XPoNential Music Festival
This just in from the XPoNential Music Festival programming depot – three artists have been added to the 2013 lineup. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, who entertained a jam-packed Wiggins Park with a lively set in 2010, will make their second XPoFest appearance. Also added are Bhangra fusionists Red Baraat and poppy indie singer-songwriter Matt Pond. Tickets are available here. Below, watch Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros play “Home” at XPoFest 2010, and after the jump, check out music from Matt Pond and Red Baraat.
Local pop / rock outfit The Fleeting Ends have shared a video for “I’m Like That,” a track off of their new LP Our Eyes Are Peeled. The video features the band playing the laid-back and lackadaisical (and incredibly catchy) song against a lava lamp backdrop interspersed with cuts to a colorful ballet dancer. The Fleeting Ends will play a free show at The Kimmel Center tonight to help bring PIFA to an end (more information can be found here). The Philly band will also perform at the XPoNential Music Festival this summer, happening July 26-28. Tickets and more information for the festival can be found here. Watch the new video below and check out footage from The Fleeting Ends’ acoustic appearance at The Porch here.
Phosphorescent (real name Matthew Houck) appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, backed by a small choir, string section and of course members of The Roots. He performed “Song for Zula” off of his latest LP Muchacho. Phosphorescent will be at the XPoNential Music Festival this summer, happening July 26-28 at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Watch the clip below.
Los Angeles rockers Dawes, New Orleans piano legend Dr. John, UK soul singer Lianne La Havas and Brooklyn Americana outfit Phosphorescent are among the 20 acts announced today for the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival, happening July 26th through the 28th at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.
Joining the already-announced Saturday night SBC lineup of The Lumineers, Dr. Dog and Polica is Vancouver ethereal roots act Wake Owl. In addition, local acts on the bill include Aaron and the Spell, DRGN King and The Districts.
Weekend passes to the XPONential Music Festival are available now through WXPN membership. New and renewing members will get a pair of weekend passes to Wiggins park and lawn seats to the SBC show for a pledge of $24 month. More information can be found here.
The Lumineers (Sat 7/27 @ Sus. Bank Ctr.)
Dr. Dog (Sat 7/27 @ Sus. Bank Ctr.)
Polica (Sat 7/27 @ Sus. Bank Ctr.)
Wake Owl (Sat 7/27 @ Sus. Bank Ctr.)
John Butler Trio
Trampled By Turtles
Lianne La Havas
Justin Townes Earle
Kopecky Family Band
The Stray Birds
Aaron & The Spell
Next week we’ll officially make the announcement that XPN listeners look forward to every spring - though perhaps “look forward to” is an understatement. “Eagerly anticipate?” “Buzz about?” “Are super anxious to hear?” Of course the excitement I’m talking about here is the excitement over our annual XPoNential Music Festival, and there’s never a shortage of uber-fans pondering who we might announce, suggesting who we should announce – even meticulously plotting the tour routing of their favorite bands to see if they’ll fall in the lineup.
So this year, for those die-hards, we’re offering a bit of an unofficial heads up about XPo Fest. The inaugural XPoNential Puzzle begins today and runs through Monday, giving you daily clues about some of the artists who will appear on the Camden Waterfront this year. All you need to do is make sure you’re tuned in to our Facebook page and our Twitter channel, where you’ll find clues at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here’s how it will work. Continue reading
After being wowed by Polica over and over again last year – Kung Fu Necktie, NonCOMM, Union Transfer – we’re excited that the buzzing synth-rock three-piece will be joining us this summer for the XPoNential Music Festival. They play the Susquehanna Bank Center on Saturday, July 27, with Dr. Dog and The Lumineers. The full festival lineup will be announced in April; below, see what you can expect from their set with a new live video of “Dark Star” filmed last year at The Cabooze, an outdoor venue in their hometown of Minneapolis.