Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr. Rock Night 2 of XPoNential Festival

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Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr. Rock Night 2 of XPoNential Festival

WXPN, one of the great bastions for independent and alternative music, held its annual XPoNential Festival at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden on the weekend of July 22-24.

Pop-Break was able to make it out to the second night of performances. We were able to watch some of the finest musicians, from wildly different musical genres, perform their hearts out. We were able to catch sets from: the psych/tropical/soul outfit Chicano Batman, New Orleans brass heavyweights Preservation Hall Jazz Band, blues guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr., and the baddest soul, blues and rock band on the planet, The Alabama Shakes.

And that’s what is awesome about XPoNential — you get bands from all over the country, performing extremely different genres of music in one setting — and the fans totally embrace it.

Pop-Break’s Saidy Lopez documented the night for Pop-Break.

CHICANO BATMAN

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

GARY CLARK, JR.

Setlist:

Bright Lights
Can’t Stop Loving You (Elmore James cover)
Next Door Neighbor Blues
Don’t Owe You a Thang
Cold Blooded
Ain’t Messin ‘Round
When My Train Pulls In
Our Love
The Healing
Shake

ALABAMA SHAKES

Setlist:

Future People
Dunes
Always Alright
Heartbreaker
Rise to the Sun
Guess Who
Miss You
The Greatest
Hang Loose
On Your Way
Joe
Hold On
Be Mine
Gimme All Your Love
Don’t Wanna Fight
You Ain’t Alone

Encore:
Gemini
Sound & Color
Over My Head

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