Artist to Watch: Passion Pit

As someone who uses Pandora as a tool for new music discovery and listens to WXPN, the great radio station operating out of Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania, and to the emerging artist channels on XM Radio, I sometimes hear a band I like and think to myself, "You know, I wish I blogged about them … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Passion Pit

A look at New Jersey’s summer music festival scene

Summer is around the corner and that means it's almost time to enjoy multi-day music festivals here in the northeastern United States, especially here in New Jersey. The biggest summer music festival in these parts is All Points West, which returns to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., from Friday, July 31, through Sunday, … Continue reading A look at New Jersey’s summer music festival scene

Valentine’s Day recap featuring Ben Folds, blurry pic police and temporary dining rooms

UPDATED 2/17/09 to include YouTube video... Ben Folds performs "Fair" in Dallas, Texas, during an October 2008 performance (link). Because Ben Folds was playing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia last night, my girlfriend, Alison, and I basically celebrated Valentine's Day on Friday night. We exchanged gifts, she made me dinner and I gave her … Continue reading Valentine’s Day recap featuring Ben Folds, blurry pic police and temporary dining rooms

Artist to Watch: Illinois (the band)

I was trying to catch up on my reading about bands featured on WXPN's My Morning Download and came across a band from Bucks County, Pa., strangely named Illinois. Yep, the band took the name of a state.Because of my ties to the Bucks County area, I decided to check them out...and you know what? … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Illinois (the band)

Ben Folds…78th greatest artist of all time!

Well, at least that's where Ben Folds came in on WXPN's 885 Greatest Artists of All Time countdown, as voted on by its listeners.The countdown has been going on since Monday, Oct. 9, and has featured a full spectrum of musical artists ranging from Mozart to Muddy Waters to Black Sabbath. XPN is the greatest … Continue reading Ben Folds…78th greatest artist of all time!