Lots of brand new music on this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU, including songs from St. Vincent, Belle & Sebastian, Django Django, No Age, Prettiest Eyes, tUnE-yArDs, Sleigh Bells and more.
Froth | Photo by Jeff Fribourg, courtesy of the artist
Each week, the Indie Rock Hit Parade is allotted a mere two hours to fill your brain with new and exciting sounds. While that might seem like a short amount of time, a lot is accomplished in that span. For example, on tonight’s show (starting at 11pm ET on WXPN, shortly after Making Time RADio with Dave P), we’ll hear a new studio session, the grand return of a beloved band, and a few spotlights on newly released albums. First up, the live session: Los Angeles dream poppers Froth recently ...
¡Feliz de Cinco de Mayo! The 5th of May is a joyous celebration of Mexican-American identity and the battle of Pueblo. Not only that, it has landed on a Friday, which should really be a holiday of a day to be honest. Go forth and listen to our picks for new tunes!
Perfume Genius | Photo by Inez & Vinoodh, courtesy of the artist
Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is nothing short of the real deal. Listen on XPN at 11pm ET (right after a special week-early edition of Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for a full two-hour show that is stacked top-to-bottom with brand new releases just for you. We’ll hear new singles from evocative pop master Perfume Genius, Atlanta party punks The Black Lips and the always luminous Feist. Don’t miss those plus a few other special IRHP news updates and surprises!
Canadian Music Week happens in Toronto from May 2 – 8 at venues all over the city. This year’s lineup includes Eagles of Death Metal, The Black Lips, Tegan & Sara, Bob Mould, Wild Nothing, Fat White Family, White Lung, Baroness, Tommy Stinson, Dilly Dally, No Joy and more. Fe…
50 years after The Doors formed, original guitarist Robby Krieger joined with Jack Black and Boy George to sing “Hello, I Love You” on the Conan O’Brien Show. The performance followed a comment by Boy George listing The Doors, along … Continued
Although this weekend is a solemn anniversary for those fans of the 60’s counterculture and its musical liaisons The Grateful Dead, it’s stacking up to be another great weekend for local music. As July comes to an end, various bands are wrapping up their summer tours signally that it’s almost time for fall. Fortunately, festivals and other open-air activities will still litter Philadelphia’s streets, at least for a couple of more weeks so get out and enjoy.
Today marks what would have been Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia’s 72nd birthday, and Philadelphia is in full support ...
The Black Lips have been a band for 15 years—almost the same amount of time that artists like Lorde have been alive (she’s 17). It’s a formidable tenure for any band, but especially one like The Black Lips, who are seemingly driven by wild antics and good times. The band’s history has been punctuated with … Continue reading →
Fans who made their way in to WXPN’s double-header Free at Noon concert today probably were not expecting they’d see the two artists on the bill – New Wave icon Boy George and Atlanta psych-punk four-piece Black Lips – collaborate on a song. Even if they were, they definitely weren’t expecting the song would be … Continue reading →
Throughout the decades, Philadelphia has been grinding out its own place on America’s musical map. From classic soul to jazz to the current burgeoning hip-hip and underground punk scenes, our great city has contributed a lot to the sonic landscape of popular music. No matter where you are on a Saturday night in Philadelphia, you’re […]