Tonight’s Concert Picks: Free Energy at Johnny Brenda’s, Primus at The Tower Theater, Flobots and Rone at MilkBoy

Local pop-rock outfit Free Energy play Johnny Brenda’s tonight for a show presented by Out of Town Films.  Tonight’s event is the first in what Out of Town Films hopes to be a regular event, a showcase bringing high-caliber acts to smaller, more intimate venues.  Free Energy recently announced details for their forthcoming sophomore record called Lovesigns, which will be released through the band’s own label on January 15th.  Tickets for tonight’s 21+ show are $12; the doors will open at 8:00 p.m.  Below, watch Out of Town Films’ video with Free Energy for “Hold You Close” from the summer.

XPN welcomes Primus to The Tower Theater.  The wild-and-crazy rock band is touring in support of their 2011 record Green Naugahyde, their first full-length release in eleven years. As is their wont, the band is taking things to the next level on this tour with the first-ever 3D-enhanced stage experience.  The two-set evening will be outfitted with a quadraphonic sound system and a 3D backdrop; 3D goggles will be given to attendees.  Tickets to the all-ages event (because it is definitely more than just a show) are $35 to $55 here.  Doors will open at 8:00 p.m.  Below, watch the official video for “Tragedy’s A’ Comin’” off of their latest record.

Rock-hop outfit Flobots take the stage at MilkBoy Philly tonight for a show with Astronautalis and local hip-hop artist Rone.  The Denver, CO band released their socially-conscious album The Circle in the Square in August, a poetic and political exploration of national and international issues including the Occupy Movement (“#OccupyEarth”) and religious struggle (“Wrestling Israel”).  Tickets for tonight’s 21+ show are $16 and doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Below, watch Flobots’ new video for the title track to The Circle in the Square.