Jenn Wasner is an anomaly in the indie rock world: a fluent, imaginative guitarist who uses just about every sound available to her and writes smart, pensive, lyrical songs. She’s bringing her band Wye Oak to a rare Manhattan gig tomorrow night, Oct 6 at City Winery. If you can get to Manhattan, you can also get home afterward since the show is early – 8 PM – and you won’t have to worry about the train leaving you at some random outpost in the remote fringes of Bushwick. And you can get in for twenty bucks at the door.
Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears‘ co-headlining tour rolled through the NYC area over the weekend, playing Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on Friday (6/16) and NJ’s Prudential Center on Saturday (6/17)…
Remember that scene in The Office where there’s a fire in the office and Michael Scott is yelling at everyone to “stay f*cking calm”? Well, we’re trying.
The legendary Philly pop / soul hitmakers Hall and Oates are coming back to Philly this summer to headline their personally curated (and aptly named) HOAGIENATION Festival. Taking place on May 27th at Festival Pier, the festival is a “celebration of everything Philly”, from an array of multi-genre performances from Tears for Fears, G Love & Special Sauce, Son ...
Depeche Mode release their new album Spirit on March 17th, and XPN has already been playing the first single from it; “Where’s the Revolution?” is this week’s Gotta Hear Song. Watch them perform it live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Depeche Mode kicks off a massive world tour in a few weeks. It will include two stops at Madison Square Garden on September 9th and 11th.
Philly guys Darryl Hall & John Oates will team up with Tears for Fears for a co-headlining tour starting in May. They’ll perform at ...
1969 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts visit Brian Jones at his Cotchford Farm home to discuss his future with The Rolling Stones. They later issue a press release stating that Jones is leaving the band.
1974 – Rick Wakeman departs Yes for a solo career, returns two years later, then leaves again after four years.
1979 – The Who release the soundtrack album The Kids Are Alright.
1984 – Bruce Springsteen plays a surprise gig at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ, going on after the scheduled act to warm up for his Born In ...
1963 – The Beatles release their debut album, Please Please Me.
1965 – Bob Dylan releases his first plugged-in album, Bring it All Back Home. The album is his first to break into the US top 10. The lead-off track, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” becomes Dylan’s first single to chart in the US, peaking at #39.
1967 – The Who perform in the US for the first time, at the Paramount Theater in New York City.
1974 – The Eagles release On The Border.
1977 – Stevie Wonder releases his tribute Duke Ellington, “Sir Duke.”
1962 – The Beatles record their first radio appearance at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester for the BBC radio show “Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go” in front of a live audience. This performance is also videotaped and marks the first time they wore their trademark collarless suits designed by Beno Dorn.
1966 – Brian Wilson releases “Caroline No,” the first solo single by a Beach Boy.
1969 – Genesis releases their debut album, From Genesis to Revelation.
1970 – Simon and Garfunkel’s album Bridge Over Troubled Water starts a ten week run at #1 on the US chart, longer than any other ...
In honor of this news why not celebrate with some White House-worthy music? We have compiled a playlist of everything from fun female musicians to strong and fun and uplifting songs that can inspire some pep in that step while on the campaign trail!
A few suggestions for Hillary’s playlist for her campaign:
Bonnaroovians, rejoice! The official lineup for Bonnaroo 2015 has been announced. The annual music and arts festival will be held June 11-14 at “The Farm” in Manchester, TN, and feature headliners Billy Joel, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence and The Machine, and Mumford and Sons.
Taking a musical gamble with its fifth album, “Lo-Fantasy,” Sam Roberts Band chose to work with Youth, a British producer known for dub-punk and electronica, not earnest folk-rock. The collaboration’s more adventurous output, however, ended up on the bonus second disc. The music on the first CD is pretty mainstream, enlivened but hardly transformed by punky vehemence and hints of soul, disco and reggae.
Tears For Fears’ most recent record, 2004′s Everyone Loves A Happy Ending, was the first original material Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith had produced together since 1989′s The Seeds of Loveand their subsequent split two years later. It’s no surprise the influential duo are back in the studio working on a new album — reissues and reunion shows have been hinting at it since …Happy Ending‘s release — but what is in fact surprising is what Orzabal and Smith did to get back into the recording groove. They wrote covers. Okay, not that shocking, I ...
Catching Fire is going to be epic — not only cinematographically speaking, but musically. Major motion pictures of this nature tend to wrangle great artists for their soundtracks. This album will be no different, especially with a contribution from Lorde. Tears for Fears‘ 1986 classic “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” has gotten a gloomy makeover by our favorite young sensation, and while the native Kiwi may not have even been born when the original came out, she certainly brings her A game.
Lorde has successfully taken the new wave pop song off it’s Zoloft. Now laced with ...