CONCERT REVIEW: Wilco @ The XPoNential Fest

Photo by JONATHAN VALANIA BY JONATHAN VALANIA FOR THE INQUIRER It has often been said that Wilco is the American Radiohead — an edgy 21st Century rock band whose audience only seems to grow the more they challenge it. But less remarked upon is the more obvious fact that they are also the new Grateful Dead — populist guarantors of the heartland verities of cosmic Americana. So it makes perfect sense that Wilco should headline the second night of the XPoNential Music Festival, curated by WXPN, a radio station that has astutely bridged the divide between edgy and crunchy and, […]

CONCERT REVIEW: XPoNential Music Festival

BY ARTHUR SHKOLNIK The sweltering heat did little to discourage massive crowds from herding into Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront this weekend for the XPoNential Music Festival, WXPN’s 17th annual three-day summer music festival, featuring over 30 unique and diverse bands and musicians. Promotional frisbees stubbornly took to the wind as Philly natives the Blood Feathers helped kick off Sunday’s festivities. Blood Feathers rocked the River Stage with their timeless and melodic blend of dirty funk, country twang, and fast paced rock and roll.  All the while Fool’s Gold, a six-piece from Los Angeles with three percussionists, couldn’t have […]