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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dungen at Boot and Saddle, Chali 2na at Fillmore, Indigo Girls at Whitaker Center

Dungen | photo courtesy of the artist
Dungen | photo courtesy of the artist

Swedish psychedelic band Dungen heads to Boot and Saddle tonight. They released Allas Sak in 2015, their sixth studio album. Also on the bill are Purling Hiss (performing solo) and Shadow Band. Listen to Allas Sak track “Akt Dit” below and head over to the XPN Concert Calendar for everything you need to know about tonight’s show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Glitter at Johnny Brenda’s, Montana of 300 at Voltage Lounge, Indigo Girls at The Keswick Theater

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Glitter | photo by Isaac Turner | courtesy of the artist

Philly indie-pop five-piece Glitter celebrates the release of their new LP Ancient Rome tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. The band, fronted by singer and songwriter Jayme Goukas, recalls Beat Happening and The Magnetic Fields, and you can listen to their entire LP – being released on Square of Opposition Records – over at Brooklyn Vegan now. Tickets and more info on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Indigo Girls play “Closer to Fine” and “Galileo” at #XPNFest via VuHaus

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Indigo Girls | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Heritage artists of the singer-songwriterscene, Indigo Girls played an energetic and well-received set last month at the XPoNential Music Festival. Playing a career-spanning set on the River Stage on Sunday, they closed the Wiggins Park portion of XPNFest on a high noteContinue reading →

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XPNFest Recap: Indigo Girls play to the faithful, closing out the day at Wiggins Park

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Indigo Girls | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Longtime XPN favorites Indigo Girls ended this year’s XPoNential Music Festival with a rewarding set of old and new songs.

They got things kicked off with the poignant “Shame on You,” and kept the momentum going throughout.  Songs like “Least Complicated,” and “Joking,” involved much audience participation.  Singer and guitarist Amy Ray performed a blistering “Spread the Pain Around” from their new album One Lost Day,proving that Courtney Barnett and the Indigo Girls have more in common than many of XPN’s younger listeners may think.   Continue reading →

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Folkadelphia Session: Indigo Girls


At this point from my end, it’s hard to say anything about the Indigo Girls that hasn’t been said before. Emily and Amy are complete legends and also wonderfully down-to-earth humans. They’re hard working, prolific, politically active, and positively fantastic performers. Their influence is untold and they continue to influence time and again with each new release. Growing up in New Jersey, I always heard the name, but never made the connection with the music. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: “Buy This Fracking Album!” w/ Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls & Steve Earle, and Ex-Nirvana member joins Modest Mouse on next album.

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Two dozen artists including Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti have contributed songs to a two-disc compilation intended to educate listeners about the controversial method of “hydro-fracking:” The contentious process of extracting natural gas from the earth’s shale. Continue reading →