Tonight’s Concert Picks: Literature at Kung Fu Necktie, Satellite Hearts at Ortlieb’s, Greensky Bluegrass at Union Transfer

Literature | Photo by Eric Schuman

This isn’t something we get to say very often: Literature play Kung Fu Necktie tonight before heading out on tour in Japan. The local indie pop outfit released its second full-length record Chorus in 2014, though Japanese label Waterslide Records picked it up for a physical release last year (along with the band’s debut LP Arab Spring). Get your Literature fix while you can; tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show can be found here. Check out “The Girl, The Gold Watch and Everything” below.

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The Week Ahead: Dawes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Thin Lips, Steve Gunn and more

Dawes | photo by Magdalena Wosinska | courtesy of the artist

If you happen to get caught up in a Bill Murray-esque existential loop this Groundhog Day, rest assured that there are plenty of concerts that would be simply wonderful to see for the rest of eternity. The week leading up to it isn’t too shabby, either — but that’s live music in Philly for you. Here are 19 concerts to see in the next seven days. Continue reading →


Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Fest Set Times Announced

Willie Nelson | photo by James Minchin. Courtesy of the artist.

Curated and headlined by Willie Nelson, the local stop of the event comes to Camden’s BB&T Pavillion this Saturday, September 15th. Its 5th stop of the festival’s tour, Saturday’s lineup features performances by Willie Nelson and son Lukas Nelson, Van Morrison, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greensky Bluegrass and Particle Kid.  For details on the festival, click here to give a listen to music from the artists on the bill, beginning with Willie Nelson’s latest single “Last Man Standing.”

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Bob Dylan, Kurt Vile and Amos Lee are on the initial lineup for The Met Philly

Bob Dylan | photo by John Vettese for WXPN // Kurt Vile | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN // Amos Lee | photo by Wendy McCardle for WXPN

Singer-songwriter icon Bob Dylan will be the first artist to take the stage at the newly renovated venue The Met Philly, which opens on December 3rd. The initial lineup was announced this afternoon in a press conference from promoters Live Nation, and it also features Philly son Kurt Vile playing his hometown album release for his new Bottle It In LP on December 29th, and fellow hometown hero Amos Lee headlining on April 6, 2019.

The initial run of shows also includes Toto tribute band Weezer headlining on December 12th, cerebral Bucks County alt-popsters Ween on December 13th, violinist Lindsey Stirling on December 18th, and Germantown rapper PnB Rock on December 28th. Continue reading →


Just Announced: Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more will play Outlaw Music Fest in Camden

Willie Nelson and Family | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

Three words that describe a country lover’s dream: Outlaw Music Festival. From legends in country and roots music to current top charters, the touring festival rooted has it all. Curated and headlined by Willie Nelson, the local stop of the event comes to Camden’s BB&T Pavillion on September 15th. Continue reading →


Lotus, Gov’t Mule and more added to Scranton’s Peach Music Festival (happening 8/15-8/18)


The Allman Brothers have expanded the eclectic line-up for their Peach Music Festival with the addition of local post-rockers Lotus, jam band royalty Gov’t Mule. surfer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter.  Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Floodwood, Greensky Bluegrass, Dopapod, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Tauk, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Cabinet, MIZ and Bill Evan’s Soulgrass round out the list of new acts.  Go here to check out the full line-up and watch Lotus play “Age of Inexperience” live at Red Rocks below.  Tickets and information for the August 15-18 festival at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain can be found here.