Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Corin Tucker Band at Johnny Brenda’s, Joe Jackson at The Keswick, Florence and the Machine with The Weeknd at SBC, Market East at Kung Fu Necktie


Get your riot grrrl on for The Corin Tucker Band album release show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight!  Tucker was the vocalist/guitarist in the influential feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney alongside Carrie Brownstein in the nineties, but took a break from recording to start a family after the band’s split.  She has since returned to the studio and releases her solo band’s sophomore album Kill My Blues today.  Also billed are fishtown duo Trophy Wife.  Doors for the 21+ show are at 8:00pm.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Watch the video for “Riley” below, off of The Corin Tucker Band’s 2010 album 1,000 Years.

WXPN members who attended the 2012 Non-COMMvention in May were treated to a preview of Grammy Award-winning Joe Jackson’s latest project, a unique reinterpretation of fifteen classic Duke Ellington tunes.  Tonight, the eclectic musician brings his Bigger Band (featuring Regina Carter) to the Keswick Theatre in Glenside to share his recent endeavor with Philadelphia once again.  Tickets range from $39 to $59 and are available here.  Watch Jackson perform his hit “Is She Really Going Out With Him” below.  

Florence Welch and her band caught the ears of the early adopters over at BBC Introducing in 2008, but it wasn’t until their sophomore full-length Ceremonials was released in 2011 that her dynamic and, at times, gentle melodies found their way to mainstream success.  Tonight, Florence and the Machine perform at Susquehanna Bank Center with Canadian alternative soul artist The Weeknd.  Tickets are available through Live Nation and range from $49.50 to $75.  Doors are at 7:00pm, and more information is available here. Watch the sonically and visually striking video for “Shake it Out” Below.

Local indie-pop band Market East know how to craft some seriously catchy, feel-good summer songs.  The three-piece spent this past season recording their sophomore album Children of Summer and they recorded a cover of The Delfonics’ “La La (Means I Love You)”Fittingly, Market East are supporting Jack Johnson-approved singer/songwriter Bahamas at Kung Fu Necktie tonight.   Tickets are $10 here.  Watch the video for Genevieve below, directed by Michael James Murray of Out of Town Films.



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