Tonight’s Concert Picks: Low Road at Tin Angel, Gary Clark, Jr. at Theatre of the Living Arts, Jonah Matranga at First Unitarian Chapel, Lefty’s Deceiver at Milkboy Philly, and David Bromberg Big Band at Keswick Theatre


XPN Welcomes five-piece Philly folk-pop band Low Road as they reunite tonight in celebration of the Tin Angel’s 20th Anniversary. Low Road’s popularity in the nineties, ignited by frontman Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner’s prevalence in the Philly music scene, led to two albums on Caroline Records. The band will be playing a sold-out show at 7 pm, but tickets are still available for the 10 pm show, which you can find here. Both shows are 21+. Below, check out Low Road’s “The Devil’s Pocket” from their 1994 album of the same name.

XPN Welcomes Gary Clark, Jr. to Theatre of the Living Arts tonight. Clark’s third full-length album, Blak and Blu, showcases his demi-god guitar skills and blues rock roots. Tickets for the all-ages show can be found here. Below, watch the brand new video for “Ain’t Messin’ Round.”

Massachusetts singer/songwriter Jonah Matranga will be playing tonight at First Unitarian Chapel. Matranga, who was part of Far, New End Original, and Gratitude, also performs under the name Onelinedrawing. Tickets and information for tonight’s 8 o’clock show can be found here. Check out Matranga’s cover of Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” below.

Philly rock band Lefty’s Deceiver is playing tonight at Milkboy Philly. The band, who were among Philly’s top artists of the early ’00s, went on a hiatus in 2003, which continued until 2011. Their retrospective EP LD101 can be streamed below and downloaded for free here. Tickets for their 21+ show can be found here.

XPN Welcomes David Bromberg Big Band back to his native Philadelphia tonight for a performance at Keswick Theatre. Bromberg’s jack-of-all trades music career includes mastering rock and roll, jazz, blues, and even folk, having been nominated for a 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Folk Album for 1990’s Try Me One More Time. His diverse career is also the subject of Beth Toni Kruvant’s 2012 documentary, Unsung Treasure. Tickets for tonight’s show are available here. Below, watch the David Bromberg Big Band perform their hit “Sloppy Drunk.”

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