Tonight’s Concert Picks: Arrah & The Ferns at Johnny Brenda’s, Low Cut Connie at North Star Bar, and American Babies at Kennett Flash

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When she lived in Muncie, Indiana, Arrah Fisher was more into the college town’s indie-pop scene. When she moved to Philadelphia in 2010, she found a new voice, one with a lot more twang. The east coast lineup of Arrah & The Ferns developed a raw country sound that fit, to say the least, and the lineup grew in 2011 with new additions to the group including guitarist Ryan Belski, drummer Mike Harkness, and bassist Buddy Szczesniak. Their folk alt-country style is led by Arrah’s unique and poppy voice. Their most recent work is their EP, Soldier Ghost. They will be going into the studio soon to record their next release, but not before playing Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Tickets to this 21+ show are $10, grab yours here. We did a Key Studio session with Arrah and the Ferns in February, you can watch that video and an interview with Arrah below.

The nitty, gritty boys from Alabama Low Cut Connie are moving east for a show at North Star Bar tonight. They released their debut album Get Out the Lotion last year, giving a glimpse to their gritty lyrics and having an “explicit” label on the purchase page. Nonetheless, they bring a fun vibe to the stage with their indie rock 1950′s styled jams. Tonight’s show is 21+ and tickets are $12. Show kicks off at 9 p.m. Below listen to the catchy song “Rio” off the album.

In the early 2000′s, Tom Hamilton spent the majority of his musical days producing electronic beats in the band Brothers Past. After a little while he chose to go on a different path and slowly ascended into creating a new raw style of music with friends that surely became American Babies. Philadelphia homebodies, the babies toured for a while and came back to Philly to record their second LP, Flawed Logic with Bill Moriarty (Man Man, Dr. Dog). They play tonight at Kennett Flash, doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12 in advanced, $15 day of show.

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