Givers to Play XPN’s XPNonential Festival 2011

I was able to catch up with Taylor Guarisco from Givers and have a chat before his Live set at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival this weekend!  One of the things Taylor talked to me about is the band’s home of Lafayette, Louisiana. “It’s about two hours from New Orleans and has it’s own feel. There is a certain energy and enthusiasm at live shows that is really great. People just dance themselves crazy!...

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Preview Colin Meloy’s ‘Wildwood’

Colin Meloy and his wife Carson Ellis have started a series of books designed for young adults in the vein of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. The series is called Wildwood, and you can read the first four chapters of the first installment of the series right now for free! Go to the events Facebook page and receive a free download of the first 54 pages of the book in exchange for clicking the “Like”  button....

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Interview preview for XPN Fest with Jukebox the Ghost!

As a writer who spends a lot of time discussing and researching music, bands who incorporate literary references into their body of work draw me in – and Jukebox the Ghost deserves special honors for drawing their name from a Nabokov novel.  Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Segal (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums) met as students at George Washington University in 2003, forming the trio The Sunday Mail. ...

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Liam Finn Releases New Video + Tour Dates

Liam Finn is back once more, bringing his electric and dynamic live show to audiences across the US. His latest offering Fomo out now on Yep Roc is receiving strong reviews across the board with Spin Magazine describing his work as “sophisticated melodies and wistful vocals with masterful authority“. Check out the new video for the track “Cold Feet” of the wonderful new record Fomo below. Liam Finn –...

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Zach Deputy Heads To All Good

As I was on my way from Philly to the Poconos to see Yonder Mountain String Band at Penn’s Peak, Zach was on his way from Boulder, Colorado to Marvin’s Mountaintop to get ready for his performance at the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, WV. I just saw him at the Blockely Pourhouse in Philly a few weeks ago, where he had the entire audience whipped up into a dance party frenzy. This will be Zach’s first time on...

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Cheers Elephant Plays Free Show Tonight

Philadelphia’s psychedelic rock outfit Cheers Elephant is playing a free show tonight in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorious Park. The show starts at 7:30, and the band is set to play two 45 minute sets in the park’s natural amphitheater. Find out more here, and be sure to catch Cheers Elephant tonight!...

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