Eeep! According to Dr. Cosmo, Canadian Invasion won’t be performing this Friday night on WPRB after all:
Due to a last-minute conflict, Philadelphia popsters Canadian Invasion will be unable to perform on Nocturnal Transmissions this Friday, April 24. I am working with the band to reschedule their appearance and will let you know as soon as this occurs.
As such, it looks like it will simply be me spinnin’ ‘n’ grinnin’ during the program. Tune in and let’s see where we go together! Avanti!
On Friday 4/24 at 10PM ET Dr. Cosmo and “Nocturnal Transmissions” welcome Philadelphia’s Canadian Invasion! (This performance has been postponed for a later date. Stay tuned!)
Take unlikely proportions of airline food, Built to Spill, and power pop sensibilities, mix, stir, electrify and bake over a copper wire, then serve chilled. This Philadelphia-based group answers your desperate musical questions with amusing and pointed lyrics and guitar whimsy. So says Magnet Magazine:
As if handed some imaginary baton from the late, great Bigger Lovers, the five-piece Canadian Invasion has inherited the title of Philadelphia’s best power-pop band. The proof is in sophomore album Three Cheers For The Invisible Hand (Transit Of Venus), a smartly written critique of—and ode to—suburbia. Three Cheers doesn’t rock the suburbs with rote teenage angst or anti-sprawl tirades, however; the voice of singer/guitarist Andy Canadian is coming from inside the ranch house, detailing the funny and sad lives of the members of an American family lost in their own bland anonymity. The clever lyrical conceit is held up by sturdy guitar-pop songwriting; Canadian Invasion sounds like Fountains Of Wayne with considerably less cheese, swapping regressive teenage fantasies and gimmicky Cars keyboards for Kinks-like character sketches and Teenage Fanclub guitar chime.
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm ET as Chris Daltry of The ‘Mericans (he’s second from the left below) stops by Jon Solomon’s show to play live.
Chris was a founding member of Purple Ivy Shadows. Here’s a taste of what he’s up to now:
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, April 15th at 8:00 pm ET as live music returns to Jon Solomon’s show with a special appearance by Kiam recording artist Clint Michigan.
Here’s a video of Clint & Amy reworking a familiar pop song.
Finally, enjoy the duo’s cover of another popular number.
On Friday 4/3 at 10PM ET Dr. Cosmo and “Nocturnal Transmissions” welcome Philly/NJ prog rockers the Tea Club!
Intensely punkish and atmospheric lyricism stitched with dramatic shifts and structured intentionality is the cloth of progressive rock from which this band is made. Rather than recycling the old prog themes, The Tea Club forges new paths and creates a sound that is immediate and urgent.
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Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, December 17th at 8:00 pm ET as Jon Solomon welcomes funky Philadelphia friends Prowler back to the WPRB studios.
Here’s a spooky video for the song “Holy Most” off their new record, “En Garde!”
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Monday, October 6th at 7:00 pm ET as Art and Julia host a special 2008 Membership Drive edition of x Clean Yr Room x. In addition to clever chatter, great records and exclusive “thank you gifts” available only their listeners, the dynamic duo welcomes two special live guests to the show.
Gulcher recording artist Kurt Vile will be in studio proving that he is most assuredly Philadelphia’s constant hitmaker.
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Secretly Canadian recording artist The War On Drugs, currently touring Europe with The Hold Steady, will also be performing.
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…should be a great night!
Not only can you listen to DJ Altitude Sickness kick out the Tupperware Jams, you can watch along at home.
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We’re three and a half hours into the drive and so much has happened already! Here are some photos taken by Maria T. Enjoy.
Operators are standing by to take your pledges.
Herbie of Brown Recluse Sings preps the Nintendo.
Chillin’ in the studio with Jon Solomon & Tim/Herbie of BRS.
Jennifer O’Connor will play your requests in exchange for pledges.
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm ET for four brand-new exclusive live performances on Jon Solomon’s show. This special five hour program kicks off the 2008 WPRB Membership Drive.
Matador recording artist Jennifer O’Connor will be playing covers for pledges!
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Sub Pop recording artist Oxford Collapse have a special acoustic set planned.
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Daniel from Home Blitz has something up his sleeve.
Brown Recluse Sings will be appearing as a duo with some one-time-only performances.
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