XPoNential Music Festival

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There’s something for everyone at XPoNential, the 21st consecutive outdoor summer music festival from the radio mothership, WXPN. Well, maybe not hip-hop or anything for metalheads, but for easy, breezy indie rock aficionados, this is a damn buffet. Let’s start with the headliners: Saturday boasts Dawes, Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams, and Sunday’ll feature the Districts, Band of Horses and Beck. Those six are at the Susquehanna Bank Center, but Wiggins Park, from noon until nighttime, is almost its own world, and that’s where you’ll get access to the wonderful up-and-comers and slightly smaller acts that may, in fact, yield more joy and pleasure than the big guns.

Friday’s Wiggins-only night will be boss: Lucius is an outstanding girl-led avant rock five-piece, but it’s the finale of Rodrigo y Gabriela that will send you back home over the river smiling from the hangover of their delicious Flamenco and salsa sounds. On Saturday, don’t miss Dave Bielanko’s long-love country and garage-flavored rock band Marah, Tim Showalter’s triumphant dark folk achievement achieved via his buzzworthy Strands of Oak or Ingrid Michaelson’s softly sweet romanticism. But I, for one, am absolutely pumped for Lake Street Dive, who hit the stage at 4:30pm Sunday. Also that day? The Lawsuits, Philly’s humbly lovely American Diamond Recordings, the Texan alt-country beauty of Old 97s, and Man Man, our fair city’s champions of weird rock. // BILL CHENEVERT

Through Sun., July 27, various times. $30-$125. Wiggins Park and Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden, NJ waterfront. 215.222.1400. xpn.org
 

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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