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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at Union Transfer, Ms. Lauryn Hill at BB&T, Bastille at The Fillmore, plus more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at Union Transfer, Ms. Lauryn Hill at BB&T, Bastille at The Fillmore, plus more

Ted Leo | photo courtesy of the artist

Ted Leo is back and bringing his trusty crew, the Pharmacists, with him to Union Transfer tonight. This past week, Leo smashed his seven year hiatus with the new record, The Hanging Tree, which was funded through the generosity of his fans via a successful Kickstarter campaign. Watch his latest video for “Can’t Go Back,” below, then find info on tonight’s show here.

It’s been nineteen years since Ms. Lauryn Hill released her classic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. But tonight, the legend will be spinning her poetic verses with ...

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Free at Noon Flashback: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band guide with guitars on their psychedelic sonic journey

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Free at Noon Flashback: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band guide with guitars on their psychedelic sonic journey

Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band | photo by Liz Waldie for WXPN

I wonder how many guitar strings Chris Forsyth goes through in a year — or a month, or even a day. Because in just the forty-five minute span of today’s Free at Noon performance — or should I say, jam-fest — we lost more than a couple brave souls in the name of sweet, sweet music.

After the always-lovely Helen Leicht welcomed the Philly guitarist and his crew, The Solar Motel Band, on stage, hers would be the last voice the crowd would hear for the coming ...

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Just Announced: NPR Music and World Cafe bring The National to Philly, performing entire new album LIVE

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Just Announced: NPR Music and World Cafe bring The National to Philly, performing entire new album LIVE

The National | photo by Graham Macindoe | courtesy of the artist

Over the last two months, excitement for The National’s new album, Sleep Well Beast, has been building as they’ve released three singles and performed a handful of new songs in Paris during a live-streamed Pitchfork concert. Now, WXPN’s World Cafe and NPR Music have just announced a LIVE First Listen performance, happening three days before the album drops, from right here in Philly on September 5th!

World Cafe host, Talia Schlanger, and Bob Boilen of NPR Music will co-host the show, being broadcast live from Union Transfer ...

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Best Weekend Ever: The Districts, Roger Waters, Valley Queen

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Featured photo by Sarah Rudderow.

Best Weekend Ever: The Districts, Roger Waters, Valley Queen

 

Thursday 8/10:

R&B singer-songwriter August Alsina is performing tonight at the TLA. He’s come a long way from his New Orleans start, with huge collaborations with Trinidad James and Nicki Minaj. Tickets are available here.

 

Friday 8/11:

Due to popular demand, Khalid‘s sold out show at the TLA has been moved to The Fillmore to allow more fans to get in to the show. His debut album American Teen was released this past March and it is on fire, charting anywhere and everywhere. Resale tickets are available here.

 

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Neurosis and Converge brought a metal masterclass to Union Transfer

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Neurosis and Converge brought a metal masterclass to Union Transfer

Neurosis | photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN

30 years in to the career, Neurosis has lost none of their edge. They have the swagger and confidence of people who have been in the game for as long as they have, but their stage presence is void of pretension. While many credit them as one of the forefathers of what could simply be called “post-metal” they make no claim to any throne other than the one of being able to reign down hell with the urgency of molasses pouring from a jar — which is as fine a description as ...

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Kamasi Washington returns with Harmony of Difference and a Union Transfer gig

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Kamasi Washington returns with Harmony of Difference and a Union Transfer gig

Kamasi Washington | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

LA-based jazz master, Kamasi Washington, will be bringing his stylish, forward-thinking saxophone jams to Union Transfer this November. In addition, he’s announced a date for the release of his new EP, Harmony of Difference, which is set for September 29th via Young Turks.

Washington already wowed us back in April with his Harmony of Difference track, “Truth.” This 14 minute long tune takes listeners on a moving, lively, epic journey — filled with moments of highs and lows until its grand, heavenly choir finale.

Check out tickets for the show here, ...

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Prep your hearts, people. Pinegrove’s coming back to town.

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Prep your hearts, people. Pinegrove’s coming back to town.

XPoNential Music Festival | photo by Joe Del Tufo | deltufophotography.com

I’m going to run you through a sad little timeline, folks. It’s a devastating tale of woe involving me, Pinegrove, and the lack of my presence at their shows. Like I said, sadness.

I admit I am far late in the Pinegrove cult game, and for that I am sorry. However, I found myself entrenched in it over the later half of this year. I had coveted tickets to their epic show at First Unitarian Church, and even had a chance to watch their live session for World Cafe. ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Wilco, Diana Ross, Queen

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Featured photo by Juliane McCue

 

July is already coming to a close, and the summer will rush past you if you don’t make the most of the shows coming by. It’ll be a rainy weekend, but that won’t keep the artists away and not for true fans neither. Grab a stylish poncho and head out with confidence!

Best Weekend Ever: Wilco, Diana Ross, Queen

Thursday 7/27:

This is Hardcore Fest is back at Union Transfer for night one, and single day tickets are sold out as usual. This year’s lineup includes Ramallah, Madball, Terror, Death Threat, and more. If you want to get ...

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Just Announced: Julien Baker to perform at Union Transfer with Half Waif in October

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Just Announced: Julien Baker to perform at Union Transfer with Half Waif in October

Julien Baker | photo by Jake Cunningham | courtesy of the artist

The first time I heard Julien Baker was just about a year ago, and by a happy chance it was at the perfect combination of a live show in a small venue when she toured with British dark folk trio Daughter last summer – I’ve been a fan ever since. The Memphis singer-songwriter brings her voice and guitar on stage and leaves her entire soul, baring all and sparing nothing throughout the set that is both so wrenchingly personal and relatable at the same time.

Baker released her debut  ...

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After the storm, Waxahatchee debuts Out Of The Storm at Union Transfer

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After the storm, Waxahatchee debuts Out Of The Storm at Union Transfer

Waxahatchee | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

On Friday night, after an immense storm descended upon Philadelphia, a tour for the ages opened up on Spring Garden street.

Waxahatchee sent their fourth album, Out In The Storm, out into the world, and, both live and on the record, itʼs very simply Katie Crutchfield at her best. Earlier in the day, she played a short set at XPN’s Free at Noon concert, and both performances were raw, and emotive, pulling us deep into her own experiences and machinations, ones that many of us can relate amply to.

Songs like ...

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Japanese Breakfast Comes Home to Philly

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Philly favorite Japanese Breakfast concluded a 5 week tour with (Sandy) Alex G and Cende at Union Transfer, and it was certainly a show to remember.

Michelle Zauner has been writing and preforming as Japanese Breakfast since 2013 and her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet is due out this Friday (although if you were at the sold out show,  they had early copies of the record for sale at their merch table.)

The full band played songs from the new record and Psychopomp, Japanese Breakfast’s debut record, but no matter which record the songs came from, the ...

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Japanese Breakfast Comes Home to Philly

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Philly favorite Japanese Breakfast concluded a 5 week tour with (Sandy) Alex G and Cende at Union Transfer, and it was certainly a show to remember.

Michelle Zauner has been writing and preforming as Japanese Breakfast since 2013 and her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet is due out this Friday (although if you were at the sold out show,  they had early copies of the record for sale at their merch table.)

The full band played songs from the new record and Psychopomp, Japanese Breakfast’s debut record, but no matter which record the songs came from, the ...

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Ted Leo announces new album and Union Transfer show; shares “You’re Like Me”

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Ted Leo announces new album and Union Transfer show; shares “You’re Like Me”

Ted Leo | via Consequence of Sound

Ted Leo is back, and this time, he’s flying solo. Switching things up from serving as frontman for Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, and as the other half of The Both with Aimee Man, Leo has announced an album titled The Hanged Man, which will be available on September 8th via him, Kickstarter, and his generous fans.

Yep, you heard me — no label here. Leo evaded corporate music land by entirely funding The Hanged Man through a Kickstarter campaign back in February. Now we’re seeing the fruition of those efforts with the first ...

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Just Announced: The Breeders return to Philly this fall at Union Transfer

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Just Announced: The Breeders return to Philly this fall at Union Transfer

The Breeders | via facebook.com/TheBreeders

Iconic indie band The Breeders are set to shatter a three year touring hiatus with their long-awaited recent announcement of fall dates. Beginning with gigs in the UK, the Kim Deal-fronted group will make their to Philly with a show at Union Transfer on November 6th.

The band has kept fans eagerly awaiting new material since their 2008 release of Mountain Battles, so hopefully this break back into the scene also means new tunes are approaching.

Find info on tickets to the Union Transfer show over at the XPN Concert Calendar. Check out the full list of dates below, ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Radiator Hospital at Random Tea Room, Alex G at Union Transfer & more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Radiator Hospital at Random Tea Room, Alex G at Union Transfer & more

Radiator Hospital | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Tonight in Northern Liberties’ Random Tea Room, Philly-based Radiator Hospital will play a solo set along with Strawberry Runners and Veev. Radiator Hospital is the project of Sam Cook Parrott, a sometimes solo, sometimes four-piece punk rock band that brings high energy sets from beginning to end. Although the band hasn’t released new music since 2014’s LP Torch Song, they have remained active performing in local venues and benefits and beginning a number of other projects. For more information, click here.

The day is finally here ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mitski at Union Transfer, Cayetana at Skid Row Garage & more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mitski at Union Transfer, Cayetana at Skid Row Garage & more

Mitski | photo by Ebru Yildiz | courtesy of the artist

Indie rock goddess Mitski returns to Philadelphia tonight in another round of touring to support her latest album Puberty 2The singer-songwriter has made her way through several local venues from our own World Cafe to First Unitarian Church to PhilaMOCA and more, and this time around she has graduated to headlining Union Transfer. Mitski’s cutting lyrics and powerful voice driven by electric guitar makes for an intimate live performance in both the quiet moments and in the loud no matter the size of the venue. The night will also ...

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Best Weekend Ever: John Mellencamp, Mitski, and More!

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Featured image by Derek Brad

 

If you’re still catching up to the week with the holiday weekend behind us, here’s a list of shows this weekend to make it easier for you.

Best Weekend Ever: John Mellencamp, Mitski, and More!

 

Thursday 7/6:

Come out to The Mann to see John Mellencamp perform your favorite folk rock tunes. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies released in April contains many duets with Carlene Carter that are perfectly listened to around a bonfire. Tickets are available here.

 

Friday 7/7:

The coolest indie rocker Mitski is perfroming at Union Transfer. Her albums received continuous praise and she sells out pretty ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tigers Jaw at Union Transfer, Cheerleader at Johnny Brenda’s, Geisha Facade at The Barbary and more…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tigers Jaw at Union Transfer, Cheerleader at Johnny Brenda’s, Geisha Facade at The Barbary and more…

Tigers Jaw | photo by Jimmy Fontaine | courtesy of the artist

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw make their highly anticipated appearance at Union Transfer tonight. Touring in support of this year’s spin, the duo recently filmed a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music; watch that set below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show with Saintseneca and Smidley here.

Local pop act Cheerleader are playing Johnny Brenda’s tonight on the heels of releasing two new singles. The catchy, summertime jams are a quick treat to hold us over while the band takes some time in the studio ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Diana Krall, Lady Antebellum, Boyz II Men

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Featured photo by Andrew Wick.

 

Many old time favorites are coming around this weekend. Check out who is coming and plan your best weekend ever!

 

Thursday 6/22:

 

Any given summer night is a night perfect for Dirty Heads and SOJA. Both of these bands regularly come back to Philly in the summer for a good time. Come to Festival Pier for a reggae fusion-filled night. Tickets for the outdoor show are available here.

 

FYI, the John Legend show originally scheduled for Thursday at BB&T Pavilion has been postponed to July 24th due to illness. ...

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Chon @ Union Transfer with Covet, Tera Melos and Little Tybee.

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Text and images by Rick Kauffman. Chon released their newest LP, Homey, on Friday and celebrated with a a sold-out show at Union Transfer. The stage was a tropical paradise of illuminated palm trees and pink-washed color, offering a fitting backdrop to the math rock quartet from San Diego. The band has evolved in short time from a heavy, […]Chon @ Union Transfer with  Covet, Tera Melos and Little Tybee.

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Slowdive extend tour, announce Union Transfer show in November

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Slowdive extend tour, announce Union Transfer show in November

Slowdive | photo by Ingrid Pop | courtesy of the artist

UK shoegazers Slowdive bypassed Philadelphia on the spring leg of their Slowdive tour, but they couldn’t leave us out of the fun completely. Announcing another run of dates for the fall, the recently-reunited outfit will bring their new record to Union Transfer on November 15th. Tickets for the all-ages show go on sale this Friday, June 16th and will be available on the XPN Concert Calendar

Slowdive is the band’s fourth studio effort and marks their first new material in 22 years following 1995’s Pygmalion. NPR Music highlighted album single ...

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Deer Tick announce two new records, playing Union Transfer in December

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Deer Tick announce two new records, playing Union Transfer in December

Deer Tick | photo via band’s Facebook page

If you were at the Non-COMM Music Meeting last month, you got some insider information that Deer Tick would be releasing new material this fall. News went public last week when the band announced not one but two (!) new albums, both set to drop on September 15th via Partisan Records, and today they’re piling on a Twice Is Nice Tour that stops at Union Transfer on December 1st.

Comprised of an acoustic set followed by an electric set, the Twice Is Nice shows will be a 360 showcase of the outfit’s catalog. ...

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Just Announced: The Lone Bellow release single, announce new album and show at Union Transfer

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Just Announced: The Lone Bellow release single, announce new album and show at Union Transfer

The Lone Bellow | courtesy of the artist

The Lone Bellow‘s got a hooplah of good news for you today. In addition to sharing a new single titled “Time’s Always Leaving,” the passionate folk rockers have announced a September 15th release date of their new album, Walk Into a Storm, and a fall tour that will end with a celebration of their lively tunes at Union Transfer.

New track “Time’s Always Leaving” is an upbeat, gospel-fueled hootin’ n’ hollerin’ ball of a time, reminiscent of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. With the amount of earnest soul and energy ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Girlpool at Union Transfer, Dawes at The Fillmore, Zeek Burst at Warmdaddy’s and more…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Girlpool at Union Transfer, Dawes at The Fillmore, Zeek Burst at Warmdaddy’s and more…

Girlpool | photo by Kacie Tomita | courtesy of the artist

Girlpool headline Union Transfer tonight with support from friends Ian Sweet and Lexie. The duo of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad expanded their minimalist sound to include drums on last month’s Powerplant, a move that emphasizes their always-resonant sharing of vulnerability with even more dynamics. Watch “It Gets More Blue” below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show here.

Over at The Fillmore, perennial favorites Dawes return in support of last year’s We’re All Gonna Die, which also got a live release in February. As ...

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Best Weekend Ever: The Killers, Dawes, Girlpool

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Featured photo by Brittany Salerno

 

This weekend looks perfectly sunny and the temperature is going up again to make the outdoor shows and parties that much better! Check out our selection of shows with many options so you don’t have to look much further for an exciting weekend!

 

Best Weekend Ever: The Killers, Dawes, Girlpool

 

Thursday 6/8:

Bluesy rock singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys graces Philly with his performance at World Cafe Live. In April, he released his 15th solo album 14 Steps To Harlem and at 73 years old still manages to put out good music. His cover of his friend Lou Reed’s “ ...

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