1954 – Sun Records releases the first Elvis Presley single, ‘”That’s All Right,” a cover of Arthur Crudup’s 1946 tune “That’s All Right, Mama.” Only about 7,000 original copies are pressed, but the disc becomes a local hit in Memphis.
1958 – The Drifters’ manager George Treadwell, who owns the name, fires the group and replaces them with members of The Five Crowns. When Ben E. King joins the group a short time later, they become consistent hitmakers with songs such as “There Goes My Baby,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Save The Last Dance For Me.”
30 years would be long enough for any band to appeal to a generation of parents and their children, if only because of our old friend time.It is something wholly unique that perseveres through They Might Be Giants, as they craft music that effortlessly defies generational boundaries, sometimes multiple times in one year.It is that special quality that calls for the band to put a special disclaimer up that their current series of shows is for adults only.Well, adults 14 ...
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals just released their first collaborative LP in 8 years, Call It What It Is, and they just played a Free At Noon for World Cafe Live at The Queen in Delaware last week. Tonight, they take on The Fillmore for another round of slaying rock & soul. Opening the show will be Christopher Paul Stelling. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.
90’s weirdos They Might Be Giants headline the Theater of the Living Arts...
I guess the weather didn’t get the memo that it’s supposed to warm up, and it’s looking like a wet, chilly weekend. At any rate, bring your most fashionable poncho and a friend that’ll dance with you and keep you warm all night to these shows!
Gogol Bordello is performing two nights at Union Transfer with Xylouris White, first of which is on Thursday. Tickets are still available here, but probably not for long! Friday’s show is already sold-out, so ...
A SpongeBob-SquarePants musical will be staged in Chicago starting June 7th & will feature new music from a variety of artists. “The SpongeBob Musical” will feature original music from: David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips, T.I., Plain White T’s, … Continued
Rock On Philly’s meteor-holla-gist here with updates for this weekend! Friday and Saturday look beautiful for perfect nights out seeing great bands while Sunday with a little drizzle won’t stop you from the activities in store!