Monthly Archives: March 2012

Who’s playing tonight? (Saturday, March 31)


Saturday, March 31, 2012 – Ari Hoenig Trio @ Chris’ Jazz Cafe – 8:00/$20 & 10:00/$15 – Band of Heathens @ World Cafe Live – 9:00/$15 – Belleville Quartet @ Commonwealth Plaza – 6:00/Free – Brian Seymour, w/Upholstery, & more …

Stream Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches’ Record Store Day split 7-inch


Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches who will tour together later this spring, are releasing a split 7-inch single for Record Store Day (April 21st). The former takes on Erasure’s “Always,” the latter covers Françoise Hardy’s “Tu Ne Dis Rien.” You …

Review (+ setlist, videos): Guster @ Keswick Theatre


Last night’s Guster show got off to a pretty fantastic start, with “Backyard,” “Rainy Day,” and “Diane” making up three of the first four songs. The acoustic, stripped-down setting felt right for a band like Guster. This is how they …

Ticket Giveaway: Cursive @ Union Transfer


Omaha’s Cursive will playing at Union Transfer next week (Thursday, April 5th) in support of their new album I Am Gemini. They’ll be bringing along Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits to support. We’ve got a pair of tickets to the …

Andrew W.K. reissuing I Get Wet, performing the album in full tonight at the TLA


Andrew W.K. is currently on tour celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his debut album I Get Wet, which he will be reissuing this summer. Century Media will take care of the re-release on July 17th. In addition to the original …

Who’s playing tonight? (Friday, March 30)


Big night tonight. Delta Spirit are at Union Transfer in support of their fantastic new self-titled album. Andrew WK is at the TLA performing I Get Wet in its entirety, in celebration of the album’s 10 year anniversary. Both of …

Wilco, CSN, M83, Riot Fest East, Reggie Watts, Tenacious D, & more on sale soon


More than 30 Philly concerts are set to go on sale today and tomorrow, including some of the summer’s biggest shows. XPN takes the cake, putting together an incredible bill topped by Wilco and supported by The Avett Brothers and …

Wilco, Riot Fest East, Regina Spektor, M83, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, & more recently added


Lots of concerts have been announced this week and subsequently added to our Philadelphia Concert Calendar. Some big shows include Wilco (with The Avett Brothers and Dr. Dog), Riot Fest East (ft. Refused), Regina Spektor, M83, Umphrey’s McGee, Tenacious D, …

Willis Earl Beal playing in Philly this weekend (and again next month), stream his new album


Willis Earl Beal has two shows in Philly coming up, both as an opener. The first is this Saturday at the TLA, where Beal will open for SBTRKT. He’ll then return on Tuesday, April 24th to open for WU LYF …

Interview: Ben Kweller talks about his new label, website, and album


Last week, Ben Kweller played a show at Union Transfer. A few hours before the show, Ben was kind enough to speak with me about his new record label, The Noise Company, his new and developing website, and his new …

Fishtown Shadfest 2012 to feature Buried Beds, Grandchildren, & more free live music


The Fishtown Shadfest at Penn Treaty Park will take place on April 28th this year (rain date: April 29th) and will feature six local musical performers throughout the six-hour festival. This year, The York Street Hustle, Buried Beds, Grandchildren, and …

Who’s playing tonight? (Thursday, March 29)


March 29, 2012 – A Night Like This: A Tribute to The Cure as performed by The April Skies, w/John Faye, Shark Tape @ The Grape Room – 8:00/$7/21+ – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Wells Fargo …

Julia Holter premieres new video & announces tour, playing Underground Arts (new Philly venue)


Julia Holter has released a new video for “Moni Mon Amie” from her new album Ekstasis, which is available now via RVNG. Holter has also announced a short North American tour, which will begin on April 16th in Arden, Delaware …

Video: Shearwater – “You As You Were”


Below, check out a new video from Shearwater for their song “You As You Were,” one of my favorites from their new album Animal Joy.

Video: Lee Ranaldo – “Angles”


Lee Ranaldo, best known as the co-founder of Sonic Youth, has got a new solo album out, Between The Times & The Tides. He’s also got a new video for “Angles,” which you can watch below. Ranaldo will be opening …