Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ben Folds Five at The Tower, James Iha at World Cafe Live, Balmorhea at Johnny Brenda’s, Los Lonely Boys at the Strand, and Chuck Prophet at the Tin Angel


Ben Folds Five will be playing at the Tower tonight after releasing their brand new album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind last week. This is the first record Ben Folds Five has released in over a decade; during the band’s hiatus, Folds enjoyed a solo career in which he produced six solo LPs. According to the band, a portion of the profits from this album’s sales will be going toward Music Education and Music Therapy. The all-ages show tonight at the Tower begins at 8 PM; ticket information can be found here. Below, watch the video for “Brick,” the from 1997’s Whatever And Ever Amen. 

James Iha will be performing at World Cafe Live tonight on his tour supporting his new album, Look To The Sky. The album, which was released September 18th, is Iha’s first solo album in 15 years. Iha, formerly part of The Smashing Pumpkins, collaborated with guests such as Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara as well as both Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for this record. His performance tonight starts at 8 PM; further information about the show can be found here. Stream “To Who Knows Where” from Look To The Sky below.

Texas instrumental group Balmorhea will be playing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Their fifth album, Stranger, came out October 2nd. The 21+ show tonight begins at 9:15; find more information about the performance here. Below, listen to “Pyrakantha” from Stranger.

XPN Welcomes Los Lonely Boys to The Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center tonight in York. The trio’s latest album, Rockpango, was released in March 2011.The show tonight starts at 7:30; ticket information can be found here. Below you can watch the video for “Fly Away” from Rockpango. 

WXPN Welcomes San Francisco singer/songwriter Chuck Prophet to the Tin Angel tonight on his tour for Temple Beautiful, his twelfth studio album. His punk edge and love for San Francisco’s history comes through on the album in tracks like “White Night, Big City,” and the title track, “Temple Beautiful.” His 21+ show tonight begins at 7:30; further details about the show can be found here. Below, watch the video for “White Night, Big City.”



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