Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hop Along and Kite Party at The Fire, RNDM at Union Transfer, Now Now Opening for Motion City Soundtrack at TLA, Milk Carton Kids at Tin Angel


Hop Along and Kite Party will be performing tonight at The Fire. Hop Along released their debut full-length album Get Disowned earlier this year in May, while fellow local band Kite Party have the entirety of their first album Hand Claps Music available as a free download here. The all ages show tonight starts at 6:30; tickets are available here. Below, watch Kite Party performing “Buried in Dogs.”

RNDM is the newly formed bluesy alt-rock brainchild of singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur, drummer Richard Stuverud from Three Fish, and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament on bass. The supergroup will be performing tonight at Union Transfer fresh off the release of their debut album Acts, which dropped last week. Fans listening will recognize that Acts is heavily influenced from the bandmembers’ other projects, with nostalgic lyrics and rhythms and Ament’s mesmerizing bass lines on tracks like “Darkness” and “Cherries In The Snow.” Tickets for the 8:30 show are available here. Watch the video for “Walking Through New York” below.

Now Now, formerly known as Now Now Every Children, will be opening for Motion City Soundtrack tonight at Theatre of the Living Arts. The midwestern indie rock trio released their second full-length album, Threads, in March. Jukebox The Ghost, who previously toured with Now Now supporting Hellogoodbye’s winter tour last year, will also be performing tonight. Tickets for the 6 pm show are available here. Below, check out Now Now’s video for the title track from Threads.

XPN Welcomes The Milk Carton Kids to Tin Angel tonight.The folk duo, which is Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, released two albums in 2011, Retrospect and Prologue, both of which are available as free downloads on their website here. Tickets for the 21+ show tonight can be found here. Watch The Milk Carton Kids perform “Michigan” as part of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert Series below.

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