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Ill Fated Natives, Jelani Sei, Kilamanzego will play the next House Key Showcase

Ill Fated Natives | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN // Jelani Sei | photo courtesy of the artist // Kilamanzego | photo by Manny Arocho | courtesy of the artist

Following a spectacular gig this past Saturday night with Lizdelise, Strawberry Runners, and Snake Boy Gang, the House Key Showcase returns to announce its next installment: a concert on Friday, May 31st at Underground Arts with psychedelic blues rippers Ill Fated Natives, experimental indie rockers Jelani Sei, and electronic soundscaper Kilamanzego.  Continue reading →

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Ill Fated Natives kick off Hope & Fury concert series at La Colombe

ill Fated Natives | courtesy of the artist

When you think of live music in a coffee shop, what might come to mind is someone in the corner with an acoustic guitar singing soft, sleepy songs. Fortunately, La Colombe has a different idea. Next Friday, June 1, the coffee chain is kicking off its music-meets-activism Hope & Fury concert series at its Fishtown location with a performance by Philly trio ill Fated Natives and a panel discussion on social issues.

According to La Colombe’s website, the mission of the series is to “[showcase] voices of the community to drive conversations around hard topics with the goal of making the world a better and fairer place for all people.” Continue reading →

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Ill Fated Natives goes all the way live with their album Live at The Bitter End

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Ill Fated Natives | via facebook.com/illfatednatives

Philly’s Ill Fated Natives have released a live album, recorded at a performance in New York City, titled Live at The Bitter End. You can hear the crowd’s cheers and band members making banter, especially during the song “BOTTOM’S UP,” which the band turned into a drinking game, cuing the audience to drink throughout the song. (There’s no doubt that a huge percentage of the audience left that show pretty intoxicated by the end of the set.) Continue reading →

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Slingshot Dakota, Mal Devisa, Ill Fated Natives, Orion Sun, Old Maybe, Deer Scout and a gabillion more will play Pi Lam’s 40th BBQ

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Slingshot Dakota | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

The annual Pi Lam BBQ turns the big 4-0 this year, which is kind of bonkers to think about. It’s been around longer than SXSW, longer than Lollapalooza. Independent minded folks have been bringing a daylong live music extravaganza to Spruce Street’s legendary “punk rock frat” since before most artists on this year’s lineup were born, and the show continues to get wilder and more expansive every year. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Ill Fated Natives level up on the new slow-burner “Blind Man”

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Ill Fated Natives | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

After debuting with the raw psychedelic blues of their Savages EP, Philly power trio Ill Fated Natives linked up with David Ivory, a producer who got his start engineering The Roots’ early records, including Things Fall Apart. Today, the band released “Blind Man,” the first song to emerge from their collaboration. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Andy Shauf at Union Transfer, Ill Fated Natives at The Fire, Harmony Woods at JJ’s Diner

Andy Shauf | photo by Geoff Fitzgerald | courtesy of the artist
Andy Shauf | photo by Geoff Fitzgerald | courtesy of the artist

Is it an album or a collection of short stories? It’s hard to say, but Andy Shauf‘s 2016 album The Party captured the imagination of listeners last year. Lyrically, each song is a vignette of a different guest at a house party, and musically it collects lush orchestrations in the vein of Jon Brion, Elliott Smith and, naturally, The Beatles. After packing the house at Boot and Saddle in the fall, Shauf headlines Union Transfer tonight. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch his appearance on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series.
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Boiler Room ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff at The Foundry, Ill Fated Natives at The Fire, Dashboard Confessional at TLA

DJ Jazzy Jeff | via facebook.com/DJJazzyJeff

Budweiser’s Boiler Room series makes a visit to The Foundry at the Fillmore Philadelphia tonight, and man, the lineup is stacked. On the MC tip, we’ve got the dynamic Joie Kathos as well as the poised-to-break-out rapper Kur, fresh off a TLA gig last month. And then the DJs: on the 1s and 2s is Matthew Law from the Illvibe Collective, as well as Cosmo Baker and headlining the proceedings, Philly legend DJ Jazzy Jeff, who’s been having a lot of fun with the Vinyl Destinations series but who still rocks the party like nobody’s business. For more info and to RSVP to tonight’s Boiler Room show, head here. Continue reading →

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Ill Fated Natives return with political rocker “2+2”

Ill Fated Natives | courtesy of the artist
Ill Fated Natives | courtesy of the artist

Philly power trio Ill Fated Natives return just in time for Inaguration Day with “2+2”, their first new single since 2015’s Savages. It’s no coincidence either, as the track is a fiery, socially-conscious rocker that the band refers to as a war song. You can stream the track, along with its politically-charged visual, below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: K.T. Tunstall at the TLA, Ill Fated Natives at The Fire, Needle Points at Johnny Brenda’s

K.T. Tunstall | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN
K.T. Tunstall | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

Scottish singer-songwriter K.T. Tunstall returns this year with her latest LP Kin, and headlines The TLA tonight in support of it. Watch the video for “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” below and get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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This Saturday at The Fire: The SunDrop All-Day Block Party featuring Illinois, ill Fated Natives, Ben Kessler and more…

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The SunDrop Music and Arts Festival’s All-Day Block Party will be held this Saturday, June 4th at The Fire. Picky about your music tastes? Not to worry, the more than eight hours of music will bring a lot to the table, from synth-pop to hard rock to hip-hop and everything in between. And if you’re on a tight budget, once again do not fret — this block party won’t cost a dime. Continue reading →