Tonight’s Concert Picks: Alabama Shakes at The Electric Factory, Tennis at Union Transfer

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WXPN welcomes 2012 favorites Alabama Shakes back to Philadelphia for a show at The Electric Factory.  The roots-rock band, led by Brittany Howard, wowed audiences with their debut record Boys & Girls earlier this year.  Their old-school southern blues is kicked up a notch with Howard’s power vocals and stage presence, which makes this a show you don’t want to miss.  Tickets are $25 here and doors are at 8:00 p.m with opening music by Fly Golden Eagle.  Below, watch Howard and her band perform “Be Mine” at World Cafe Live in April (and check out their latest video, released a few days ago, here).

Indie-pop sweethearts Tennis stop by Union Transfer tonight for a concert with Wild Belle and The Shilohs.  After listening to Tennis’ bobbing, beachy soundwaves it should not come as a surprise that the core of the band, Patrick Riley and his wife Alaina Moore, spent the influential years after college sailing along the Eastern seaboard over the course of seven months.  After trading in radar equipment for recording equipment, the band released their second album, Young & Old, earlier this year.  Tickets for the all ages show are $15 here and doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Watch the official video for “Origins” below.