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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. playing Johnny Brenda’s in December

R5 Productions has just announced a new show with Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., last in Philly for the Popped! festival last month. They’ll play at Johnny Brenda’s on Tuesday, December 13th. Tickets are $12 and will go on sale this Friday at 12 PM. Also, check out their recent article for ESPN.

Amos Lee, Rhett Miller, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band celebrated World Cafe’s 20th Anniversary

XPN and David Dye wrapped up “World Cafe Weekend” (as proclaimed by Mayor Nutter himself) yesterday with an afternoon concert open only to donors to the Campaign for the Music. Amos Lee, Rhett Miller and the Tedeschi Trucks Band all donated their services for 45 minute sets at World Cafe Live beginning at 1:30 PM. […]

Ticket Giveaway: David Wax Museum @ Johnny Brenda’s

Boston duo David Wax Museum are coming to town this Friday night for a show at Johnny Brenda’s. They’ve received praise for their new album Everything is Saved (produced by Sam Kassirer) and their live performance from the like’s of NPR, The New Yorker, Paste, and even Time Magazine. They’ve toured with The Avett Brothers […]

Stream Meshell Ndegeocello’s Weather (playing World Cafe Live 11/14)

Meshell Ndegeocello‘s new album Weather is set to be released next Tuesday, November 8th, but you can now stream it in full at NPR.org. Here’s a little bit of what NPR has to say about the album: On her new, Joe Henry-produced album Weather — out Nov. 8 — Ndegeocello indulges her soulful alt-pop side, […]

Who’s playing tonight? (Halloween — Monday, October 31)

- Battles, w/Nisennenmondai, & more @ The TLA – 7 PM. $15. – Chris’ Jazz-Querade Ball @ Chris’ Jazz Cafe – 7 PM. $15 w/costume, $20 w/o. – Chromeo, w/Mayer Hawthorne @ Electric Factory – 8 PM. $25. – Everyone Everywhere, Cousin Brian, Slow Animal, Caboder @ PhilaMOCA – 7 PM. $ w/costume, $7-$10 w/o. […]

Review: Feist, Dawes, Mumford & Sons at World Cafe 20th Anniversary Concert (+ photos & setlists)

This weekend, David Dye and XPN celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their flagship program World Cafe, a program that reaches over 600,000 listeners every week and has featured over 4,000 live performances and interviews since 1991. They decided to celebrate the milestone throughout October, culminating with a weekend full of concerts at World Cafe Live. […]

Who’s playing tonight? (Sunday, October 30)

Sunday, October 30, 2011 – Campaign for the Music Party ft. Amos Lee, Rhett Miller, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks @ World Cafe Live (Down) – 1 PM. Donors only. – Chamberlin, w/Wildlife, Wilderness of Manitoba @ WCL (Up) – 8 PM. $13. – Cheezy & the Crackers, w/Reason to Rebel, & more @ Dobbs […]

Who’s playing tonight? + On sale today (Saturday, October 29)

The busy Halloween weekend continues with another stacked night of live music in Philly. The big highlight of the night is the World Cafe 20th Anniversary Concert, which brings Feist back to Philly for the first time since 2008. XPN is sweetening the pot with Dawes and Lucinda Williams slated to open the show, and […]

Dawes & Blitzen Trapper played The TLA; The Belle Brigade opened (review, pics, videos, setlists)

The Belle Brigade opened things up last night at the TLA as the clock struck 8 P.M. The brother-sister folk duo out of Los Angeles had a full backing band behind them, bringing a whole new dynamic to their harmonious sound. The band played 7 songs from their 11-song self-titled debut album, starting things off […]

The War On Drugs does a Daytrotter session

The War On Drugs have returned to Daytrotter for a new session behind their latest album Slave Ambient. The band first did a Daytrotter in July of 2010. You can download their new session, which just premiered today, for free at Daytrotter.com. The band performed four songs: “Best Night/I Was There,” “Comin’ Through,” “Baby Missiles,” […]

Akron/Family premiere new video, announce tour (playing The Blockley)

Check out Akron/Family’s new video for “Cast A Net” plus just-announced U.S. tour dates in 2012. They’ll play The Blockley on January 20th. Tickets are on sale now. “Cast A Net” by Akron/Family from Secretly Jag on Vimeo. Akron/Family 2012 tour dates 01/06 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel 01/07 – Raleigh, NC […]

Who’s playing tonight? + On sale today (Friday, October 28)

A very active Friday night in Philly music as we submerge into Halloween weekend. There are plenty of Halloween themed concerts, such as the tribute night at Kung Fu Necktie and “Ballyhoo” at The Blockley. Union Transfer has Boris with Asobi Seksu and Liturgy tonight, but the shows I recommend for a good time tonight […]

Recently Added: Tim Reynolds, The Bigger Lovers, Akron/Family, & more

It’s been a very uneventful week in the world of Philly concert announcements, but there are still a few new shows worth noting. The Bigger Lovers and Photon Band have just announced their annual holiday show at Johnny Brenda’s. Tim Reynolds has just added a date with his band TR3 at The Blockley for December […]

Hey Marseilles played the Tin Angel (review, videos, setlist)

Hey Marseilles wrapped up a quick east coast tour last night in Philly at the Tin Angel. With a new 7-inch coming out in a few weeks and a full-length nearly completed, it was no surprise to get a steady diet of new material from the Seattle septet. The big band had some trouble fitting […]

New video: Youth Lagoon – “Seventeen”

Youth Lagoon will play at the new Milkboy in Center City on November 16th. Here’s a new video they just debuted for the song “Seventeen.” More info on the Milkboy show can be found here. Youth Lagoon – Seventeen from kasey lum on Vimeo.

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