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The Brakes In Concert

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The Brakes In Concert

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The Brakes In Concert

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The sound of the Philly rock band The Brakes incorporates an appealing assortment of American music styles, from folk to jazz to post-rock. A frequent player at New York City's Knitting Factory, the band recently compiled some of its best performances on the recent Tale of Two Cities. Click the link above to hear The Brakes, recorded live in concert from WXPN and Wiggins Park in Philadelphia on July 11, 2008.

The latest installment in WXPN's annual XPoNential Music Festival offered a broad cross-section of modern music, from beloved veterans (Alejandro Escovedo, Dar Williams) to up-and-comers (The Redwalls, The War on Drugs), with a headlining performance by critically acclaimed English singer-songwriter Beth Orton.

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Album
Tale of Two Cities
Artist
The Brakes
Label
Hyena
Released
2008

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