Tonight’s Concert Picks: Beth Orton at The Trocadero, Cousin Brian and Vintage Kicks at PhilaMOCA, Bell X1 at World Cafe Live, David Gray at American Music Theatre, Gossip at The TLA


Singer-songwriter Beth Orton will take the stage at The Trocadero tonight.  The English musician’s forthcoming record Sugaring Season is her first in six years and represents a time of self-reflection and transitions in both her personal life and her music career.  Supporting Beth Orton is Vermont-bred folk singer Sam Amidon.  Tickets for this seated all-ages  show are $29.50, available here.   Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 8:00.  Below, watch the video for Beth Orton’s single “Magpie”.

Guest curator QD Tran (of The Deli Magazine) presents his final Tuesday Tuneout event at PhilaMOCA tonight.  Music will be provided by over-the-top punk rock band (and recent Key Studio Session alums) Cousin Brian and surfy-punk quintet Vintage Kicks (also Key Studio Session alums).  To complete your punk education, the bands have chosen to screen Don Lett’s 2005 documentary Punk: Attitude.  Admission is $5 and doors open 8:00 p.m.  For more information, check out the event page here. Stream “Do Stay Over” from Cousin Brian’s Key Studio Session below.

Irish rockers Bell X1 will play a special acoustic show tonight at World Café Live.  The band is touring in support of the limited edition, two-disc live album they released earlier this summer called Field Recordings, featuring tracks that were recorded during a previous acoustic tour in 2010 (to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s first record).  Tickets for this seated show are $22, available on World Café Live’s website.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m, with music by Duke Special beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Below, watch the official video for Bell X1’s “Velcro”.

Longtime XPN favorite David Gray makes his way to Lancaster this evening for a performance at the American Music Theatre.  Gray nestled into the alternative singer-songwriter consciousness with his 2000 breakthrough White Ladder featuring the hit “Babylon”, and he has been mainstay of the scene ever since.  Tickets to tonight’s 8:00pm show with Foy Vance are $58 for general admission seating.  Watch David Gray’s video for “Babylon” below.

Alternative-pop band Gossip bring their undeniably catchy dance riffs to The TLA tonight.  Taking cues from both ends of the spectrum (think Sleater-Kinney meets Pet Shop Boys), Beth Ditto and her band want to make you dance.  Gossip are touring behind their latest album A Joyful Noise with Magic Mouth opening.  Tickets to the all-ages show are $16 and doors are at 7:00pm.  Watch Gossip’s new video for “Move in the Right Direction” below.



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