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Recently added to the Concert Calendar

Every few days we’ll continue to update you on what’s been added to the XPN Concert Calendar powered by The Swollen Fox. Today’s update includes a last-minute Thurston Moore show, a Francis Dunnery show on NYE, a benefit for Shaking Through Volume 4, as well as visits from B.B. King, Desaparecidos, Eels, Delta Rae, Unknown […]

Video: The Babies – “Baby”

The Babies‘ Cassie Ramone takes to a karaoke machine in the band’s new video for “Baby,” directed by Timothy Fiore and available for your viewing pleasure below. The track comes from the band’s new LP, Our House on the Hill, which you can buy here. The Babies will play at Kung Fu Necktie on December […]

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

Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ Wells Fargo Center – 7:30/$53-$258

Jukebox the Ghost announce full tour dates & supporting acts, release new video

Two days ago, Jukebox the Ghost announced a March show at Union Transfer, part of a headlining tour that was yet to be revealed. Today, they announced the full tour schedule, along with supporting acts. They’ll get started on February 6th in Portland, Maine and end back on the East Coast on March 16th in […]

Desaparecidos announce East Coast tour dates, playing Union Transfer in February

The recently-reunited Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst’s short-lived punk band in the early aughts, will be touring early next year and have scheduled a show at Union Transfer on Saturday, February 23rd. Tickets are $22 and will go on sale this Friday at noon via TicketFly. Full tour dates are below. The band released two new songs […]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra releasing new album next year, announce tour (playing First Unitarian)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra will release their sophomore LP, II, on February 5th via Jagjaguwar and have announced an extensive U.S. tour in its support. After touring Australia and New Zealand into the new year, the band will play a few shows in Japan and Europe in February before beginning a six-week North American tour. They’ll […]

Of Montreal releasing album of old, unreleased songs via Kickstarter, hear two new songs

Last time we checked in on Of Montreal, they were releasing a rarities compilation album called Daughter of Cloud. Now, they’re running a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to complete a documentary about their band, and they’re offering a new album of old, never-before-released songs. The album, titled Young Froth/Taypiss, compiles 14 of the earliest […]

Delta Rae and ZZ Ward announce co-headlining winter tour, playing the TLA in March

North Carolina’s Delta Rae and Abington, PA’s ZZ Ward are teaming up for a cross-country, co-headlining winter tour. Set to begin on January 30th in Colorado, the two bands (along with special guest Martin Harley) will play 17 shows together, including one at the TLA on March 6th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday […]

Jamie Lidell releasing new album, tour dates (playing Union Transfer in April)

English R&B singer Jamie Lidell will release a new album, self-titled, on February 19th and has just announced a spring North American tour in its support. After touring Europe in the early part of March, Lidell will play in Los Angeles on March 28th, kicking off a tour that will wrap up here in Philly […]

Video: Tanlines – “Not the Same” (playing Union Transfer this Saturday)

From their debut LP Mixed Emotions, check out Tanlines‘ self-directed new video for “Not the Same” below. They’ll be at Union Transfer this Saturday night; tickets are available here.

Stream The Lawsuits’ new EP Numbers and watch a new video

Today is release day for The Lawsuits‘ new EP Numbers, which is now streaming and can be purchased on Bandcamp. Along with the release is a premiere of a new video for “Ebony Rose,” the final track on the 6-song EP. Watch the video below and see the Philly group live on December 15th at […]

Give the gift of music on #GivingTuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday, a day created to encourage charitable giving after all the crazy deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’re in the giving mood, we thought we’d let you know about a few music organizations you can help out. – Support public radio: donate to XPN – Bring music to hospital patients’ bedsides […]

Song Premiere: Southwork – “Trapped”

Two years ago, from the ashes of Fat City Reprise and Distant Orange, seven musicians came together to form a band called Southwork. Led by singer-songwriter Mike Vivas, the group is now set to self-release their debut LP, Arise, on December 11th. The septet combines classic four-part harmonies with a trio of horns to create […]

Video: Local Natives – “Breakers”

From their upcoming sophomore LP, Hummingbird (due out January 29th), check out the new video for “Breakers” by Local Natives below. Local Natives will play at Union Transfer on Thursday, April 4th. Tickets are available here.

Who’s playing tonight? (Tuesday, November 27)

New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem stop in Philly tonight for a sold out show in support of their new album Handwritten. The album, produced by Brendan O’Brien, is the band’s fourth, but first on Mercury Records. The show will certainly feature a lot of old material though, so brush up by streaming their first three […]

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