Tonight’s Concert Picks: ∆ (Alt-J) at Johnny Brenda’s, William Elliott Whitmore at Underground Arts, Field Report at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Cheers Elephant at Steel City, Danelia Cotton at Sellersville Theater


Buzzing UK four-piece ∆ (that translates into English as Alt-J) plays its first Philly show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Moving in similar midtempo electronic / pop territory as The xx and The Notwist, the band is set to release its debut full-length An Awesome Wave on Tuesday, September 18. For now, you can stream the album below. The 21+ show begins at 8:30 tonight, admission is $12, tickets and more information are available here.

Over at Underground Arts, blues-inspired folkie William Elliott Whitmore performs an early set with Santa Fe songwriter Samantha Crain opening. The 21+ show begins at 7:30 p.m., admission is $15, tickets and information are available here. Below, watch Whitmore performing “Hell or High Water” for KEXP.

If you missed Field Report when they played XPoNential Music Festival this summer – and we have a feeling a lot of you did – you’ve got two chances to see them this weekend, beginning tonight at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. They open for Melissa Ferrick, tickets to the all-ages show are $30 and available here. Below, watch Field Report performing “Fergus Falls” in the restroom at XPoNential, filmed by Out of Town Films.

Out Of Town Films Presents: Field Report “Fergus Falls” from Out Of Town Films on Vimeo.

WXPN welcomes local psych-popsters Cheers Elephant to the Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenxiville tonight; they’re also performing their first show of the weekend, and co-headline along with up-and-coming rock act Modern Inventors. Admission to the all-ages show is $12, tickets and information are available here. Below, listen to the title track from Cheers Elephant’s latest record, Like Wind Blows Fire.

Touring in support of her latest record, The Gun in Your Hand, Jersey native Danielia Cotton visits The Sellersville Theater tonight for an XPN Welcomes show. The all-ages show begins at 8 p.m., admission is $24, tickets and information are available here. Below, listen to “Save Me,” the opening track on her new record.



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