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Watch Delta Rae perform “Dance In The Graveyards” and “Chasing Twisters” at XPNFest via VuHaus

Delta Rae | Photo by Cameron Pollack |
Delta Rae | Photo by Cameron Pollack |

The gospel harmonies and rock and roll fury of Durham, NC family band Delta Rae brought down the house at this summer’s XPoNential Music Festival. The band was showcasing its second album, After the Fire, released in April. Below, check out videos of “Dance In The Graveyards” and “Chasing Twisters” via VuHaus, listen to their entire set here and check out photos from the band’s recent show at World Cafe Live at The Queen hereContinue reading →

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Watch Kopecky perform Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” at XPNFest via VuHaus

Kopecky | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Kopecky | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

Their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s brass band anthem “Tusk” has become a concert staple for Nashville rockers Kopecky. For their performance at this year’s XPoNential Music Festival, they did it up in style, with frontman Gabe Simon leaping into the crowd with a trombone. Watch the set-closing song below via VuHaus, and listen to the performance in its entirety here. Continue reading →

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Watch Gina Chavez perform “Siete-D” at XPNFest via VuHaus

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Gina Chavez | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Austin’s Gina Chavez performed earlier this summer at the XPoNential Music Festival, closing out the Marina Stage on Saturday with a performance that mixed up Southwest sounds and styles, drawn from her 2014 record Up.Rooted. She appeared in conjunction with World Cafe’s Latin Roots series; listen to her interview with David Dye here, hear her set in full here and watch a performance of “Siete-D” below via VuHaus. Continue reading →

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Watch Kopecky play “Heartbeat” at XPNFest via VuHaus

Kopecky | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Kopecky | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

XPN favorites Kopecky returned to Wiggins park this year for the XPoNential Music Festival – and though they only played one set this time, it was a knockout.

The band covered The Weeknd’s hit “I Can’t Feel My Face” and delivered a strong mix of cuts from their debut Kids Raising Kids and the new Drug for the Modern Age, not to mention their trademark rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk.”  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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Watch Son Little play “The River” at #XPNFest via VuHaus

 

Son Little at XPoNential Music Festival | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com
Son Little at XPoNential Music Festival | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

A huge crowd packed around the Wiggins Park Marina Stage when Son Little took the stage at XPNFest last month. His debut full-length isn’t out till October 16th – a new song from it just debuted yesterday, listen here –  but people at XPoNential knew him well from “The River,” the raging lead single from his 2014 LP Things I Forgot. Listen back to his set in its entirety here, and watch a new video of “The River” filmed at XPNFest below. Continue reading →

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Watch Vita and the Woolf play “Mary” at #XPNFest via VuHaus

 

Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com
Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Philly duo Vita and the Woolf opened the show on the second day of the XPoNential Music Festival this year, performing a set of anthemic pop songs from their debut Fang Song as well as debuting material from the new EP they’re releasing this fall. Frontwoman Jennifer Pague’s powerful vocals and piano playing captured the attention of the crowd, matched with dynamic drumming by Adam Shumski; you can listen to the entire set here, or watch a new video of the band playing “Mary” at XPoNential below. Continue reading →