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Tonight’s Concert Picks: July Talk at Boot and Saddle, Something Like A Monument at Ortlieb’s, Leon Chavis and Koray Broussard at World Cafe Live and more

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

Canadian art-rockers July Talk will make a return visit to Philly tonight, headlining a show Boot and Saddle. An acclaimed band in the Toronto scene since they formed in 2012, the band released its self-titled debut LP in 2013, which is finally getting its U.S. release this March via Island Records. The meeting of co-frontpersons Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay blend the aggressive and the ethereal into catchy rock and roll, a catchy blend that cuts through particularly strongly on “Guns and Ammunition.” Check out the music video for that song below and get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Zydeco Party Gras at 7165 Lounge, Upperfields at Johnny Brenda’s, Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The TLA

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Curley Taylor | photo by David Simpson

The weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations continue tonight with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at 7165 Lounge in Germantown. The band helped to kick-off XPN’s Zydeco Crossroads project earlier this year at the Kimmel Center, introducing Philadelphia to the high energy dance music of Southwest Louisiana. Listen back to that performance below and get more information about tonight’s show on the Zydeco Crossroads website here.

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Dance the night away with Zydeco Crossroads’ free concert featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Curley Taylor
Curley Taylor

WXPN recently launched it’s year long Zydeco Crossroads project, highlighting the traditions and future of zydeco music and the culture surrounding it. Over the course of next year, there will be a series of live concerts and dance parties. The first show is on Saturday, December 6th, when Zydeco Crossroads and Allon Danser presnt Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble to District N9NE (formerly the Starlight Ballroom), complete with dance lessons from Lake Charles, Louisiana’s Harold Guillory. Continue reading →