Tonight’s Concert Picks: Boom Room Studio’s first anniversary party, Zammuto at Johnny Brenda’s, Cheers Elephant and more at Maysie’s Farm Fest, Gotye at The Tower Theatre, Melody Gardot at The Merriam Theatre

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To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Fishtown recording studio Boom Room has booked a monster of a show.  Headlined by hip hop group Camp Lo, The W.E. featuring R&B singer Jaguar Wright, psych-jazz trio Grimace Federation and Kuf Knotz, the event will have an outdoor stage, an indoor dance party and an after party.  Complementary food and beverages will be provided by Vitamin Water, Pabst Blue Ribbon and the Local 215 food truck so really, you have no excuse to not dance your feet off.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here for the 21+ party, which kicks off at 1:00 p.m.  Below, watch a promo video for Boom Room Studios.

Nick Zammuto is back with a new band called…Zammuto.  Formally of the avant-garde duo The Books, the Vermont-based guitarist pulled in three new band members for his new project and subsequently released a self-titled album in April.  The experimentalists will take the stage tonight at Johnny Brenda’s with Lymbyc Systym and Hermit Thrushes.  The show is 21+ and tickets are $14 here, with doors opening at 9:30 p.m.  Stream tracks from Zammuto’s album below via Soundcloud.

WXPN welcomes Maysie’s Farm Fest to Ludwig’s Corner in Chester County.  Autumn is a time for celebrating the last good days of the year, and Maysie’s Farm wants to help you do just that.  Featuring some of the best in local music, food and art, the festival will showcase sets by Cheers Elephant, Kuf Knotz, Andrew Lipke, Hezekiah Jones and many more.  There will also be children’s activities, local artists’ tents and local food vendors.  Tickets are $20 at the gate, $16 after 6:00 p.m.  Children under 13 are free and the event begins at 1:00 p.m.  Watch Cheers Elephant’s video for “Doin’ it Right” featuring the streets of Philadelphia below (and you can download their latest album for name-your-own-price here).

If there’s one breakout song that took the world by storm in 2012, it’s Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.”  Locking in a performance on Saturday Night Live and playing many sold-out shows across the country, the Australian singer certainly made his mark.  Tonight, WXPN welcomes Gotye back to Philadelphia for a show at the Tower Theatre with Missy Higgins.  Tickets for the all ages show are $20 to $45, available through Live Nation.  Doors are at 8:00 p.m.  Watch the viral video for “Somebody That I Used to Know” below.

WXPN welcomes Melody Gardot to The Merriam Theatre tonight.  The Grammy-nominated singer culls influences from jazz singers of yore like Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland but puts an Astrud Gilberto spin on the traditional sounds.  Following a period of international travel, Gardot released her latest album The Absence in May.  She returns to her hometown tonight to perform at The Merriam Theatre.  For tickets and information visit the venue’s website here.  Watch a documentary short about The Absence below.



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