Tonight’s Concert Picks: Social Distortion at the Electric Factory, Trixie Whitley at Milkboy Philly, Bibliodiscotheque Dance Party at 215 Festival/Underground Arts, Parsnip Revolt Record Release at World Cafe Live, Diego Garcia at Tin Angel


Creating the iconic image for Orange County punk bands, Social Distortion exploded onto the music scene in the ’80s with hits like “Mommy’s Little Monster” and “Mass Hysteria,” forever changing the path for West Coast garage bands. The group, currently on tour supporting their 2011 Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, is playing tonight at the Electric Factory. Tickets for the 8:30 show are available here. Below, check out the video for their 1990 classic, “Story of My Life.”

American-Belgian singer/songwriter Trixie Whitley will be performing at Milkboy Philly tonight. Whitley’s forthcoming debut album, Fourth Corner, will be released January 29, 2013. The 21+ show tonight starts at 9:30; more ticket information can be found here. Five tracks from Trixie’s album can be downloaded from NoiseTrade for free prior to the release of Fourth Corner here. Below, watch Whitley’s video for “A Thousand Thieves”.

The revival of the 215 Festival Music Showcase presents the Bibliodiscotheque Dance Party tonight at Underground Arts featuring Lushlife, Light Heat, Lily & the Parlour Tricks, and the Dave Quicks Trio. Proceeds from the event, which is only $5.00, will go to Mighty Writers. The event starts at 8; more information can be found here.  Below, listen to “Dance The Cosmos Light” from Light Heat.

Come celebrate the release of The Parsnip Revolt’s new full-length album, A Sunshine Report tonight at World Cafe Live. In addition to performances from The Lux and Rodger Delany, each guest at the event will go home with a copy of A Sunshine Report. Tickets for the 9 pm show are available here. Below, listen to the first single from A Sunshine Report, “You Can’t Save Me.”

XPN Welcomes Diego Garcia to Tin Angel tonight. Garcia, the former frontman of indie rock band Elefant, is currently touring promoting his solo 2011 album, Laura. Tonight he will be playing back to back performances at 7:30 and 10:30; you can find tickets for the shows here. Below, watch Garcia’s perform “You Were Never There” from this year’s XPo Fest.



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