As the XPN A to Z rages on, the Indie Rock Hit Parade spends another Friday night in hibernation. Fear not, because not only do we have a dynamite live session to share upon our return (possibly next Friday, but who knows?), I’ve assembled a playlist in the spirit of both the A to Z and the IRHP! Continue reading →
We’re back to full power on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade! That is, we’ve got a full two-hour show to share with you starting at 10pm on XPN. Tonight, we’ll spotlight the new album from Zammuto, the solo project of Nick Zammuto (ex-The Books) and hear brand new tracks from TV On The Radio, Lia Ices, The New Pornographers and more!
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Fishtown recording studio Boom Room has booked a monster of a show. Headlined by hip hop group Camp Lo, The W.E. featuring R&B singer Jaguar Wright, psych-jazz trio Grimace Federation and Kuf Knotz, the event will have an outdoor stage, an indoor dance party and an after party. Complementary food and beverages will be provided by Vitamin Water, Pabst Blue Ribbon and the Local 215 food truck so really, you have no excuse to not dance your feet off. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here for the 21+ party, which kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Below, watch a promo video for Boom Room Studios.
Next Monday, May 28th, XPN2‘s Eric Schuman will be reaching into the archives to play interviews and performances by bands (both local and out-of-town) who have recently appeared in the studios. The full lineup can be found below:
Noon – The Spinto Band
1 p.m. Stevie Jackson
2 p.m. Hop Along
3 p.m. The Menzingers
4 p.m. Zammuto
5 p.m. Chill Moody
As one half of the New York experimental duo The Books, guitarist Nick Zammuto made a name for himself as a master of fusing sprightly pop with avant-garde sensibilities. When The Books disbanded earlier this year, Nick was already forming a new group, simply dubbed Zammuto. Nick and his full band recently paid a visit to the XPN2 studios for one of our most fascinating studio sessions, and now you can stream our session with Zammuto whenever you like!
You’ll hear the band perform songs from their newly-released self-titled album (along with a previously unheard surprise cover), and XPN’s Eric Schuman talks with Nick about his techno-centric approach to songwriting and his artistic endeavors outside of music.