Tonight, a pair of shows from two very different musicians who are primarily known for their work in other bands. Trey Anastasio, the main brain behind Phish, performs at Electric Factory with his backing band (creatively named The Trey Anastasio Band); if you love Phish, but can’t wait for the band’s recently announced show at Susquehanna Bank Center, you’re probably already stoned in anticipation of tonight’s show. Meanwhile, over at Johnny Brenda’s, Toronto’s John O’Regan is taking a break from his normal duties fronting the indie-rock quartet The D’Urbervilles to pursue his solo project Diamond Rings; O’Regan’s eyeliner-wearing, dance-routing-incorporating, flamboyant-costume-sporting synthpop act will appeal to anyone who loves Lady Gaga (or Robyn’s recent work), but wants to know what it would sound like if a dude with a deep voice was singing into the mic.
Trey Anastasio performs at 8 p.m. at Electric Factory; tickets to the show are $39.50. Diamond Rings performs with P.S. I Love You and Virtual Virgin at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.