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Fri April 22, 2011
Live Fridays From XPN

Live Today: The Low Anthem In Concert

Citing Tom Waits, Neil Young and Bob Dylan as their main influences, the members of The Low Anthem craft a folksy, layered sound. The group has been known to forgo PA systems and amplification in order to blend with its surroundings live.

In the time since its first album, The Low Anthem has undergone many changes, moving from straight folk and rock toward a raw, minimalist sound. That evolution came to a head on the group's third record, the widely acclaimed Oh My God, Charlie Darwin.

Smart Flesh, that album's followup, shakes off the Rhode Island band's past whimsy and taps into something more visceral and melancholic. Hear The Low Anthem perform today as a part of the WXPN Live Fridays series, live from Philadelphia's Kimmel Center at noon ET. Copyright 2011 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.