Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bleeding Rainbow at Johnny Brenda’s, Rush at Wells Fargo Center, Calexico at Union Transfer, John Hiatt and The Combo at McCarter Theater


The fact that their forthcoming album release date got pushed back by a few months should give you even more incentive to see Philly’s Bleeding Rainbow tonight at Johnny Brenda’s.  The punk quartet will no doubt be playing tracks from Yeah Right (which comes out on January 29th through Kanine Records) when they take the stage with Far-Out Fangtooth and Heavy Medical.  Tickets to the 21+ show are $10; doors open at 8:00 p.m. and music starts at 9:15 p.m.  Watch the video for Bleeding Rainbow’s single “Pink Ruff” below.

Bleeding Rainbow – “Pink Ruff” from stereogum on Vimeo.

Prolific progressive rock band Rush take over The Wells Fargo Center tonight in support of their latest (and nineteenth) record Clockwork Angels.  The band was just nominated for the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame ballot (which you can vote for here). Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are $43 to $123 via ComcastTix.  Watch the official lyrics video for Rush’s single “The Wreckers” below.

Calexico bring their Latin-Americana stylings to Union Transfer tonight.  The Arizona band released their seventh full-length album called Algiers in September and won favorable reviews from many music tastemakers for their hybrid south-of-the-border sound.  Though historically they have been tied to the southwest (they are named after a border town in California after all) Calexico relocated to New Orleans to record this latest record.  Tickets are $20 here and Dodos are the supporting act; doors open at 8:00 p.m. for the all-ages show.  Watch the video for “Splitter” below.

XPN Welcomes John Hiatt and The Combo to The McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ.  The prolific singer-songwriter has built an extensive catalog over a career spanning almost four decades, and he released his latest record called Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns through New West Records last year.  Tickets for tonight’s all-ages performance are $38 to $48, available here.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  More information can be found here.  Below, watch a video with John Hiatt as he talks about the making of “Adios to California” off of Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns.

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