Tonight’s Concert Picks: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at The Electric Factory, Pomegranates at MilkBoy, Res and Kate Faust at World Cafe Live, Dan Deacon at Union Transfer and Purling Hiss at Johnny Brenda’s


XPN welcomes Grace Potter & The Nocturnals back to Philadelphia for a show at The Electric Factory.  The Vermont-based rock band wowed audiences at Coachella and XPN’s Non-COMMvention earlier this year with Potter’s undeniably charismatic stage presence and the band’s explosive songs.  In June the band released their eighth studio album with The Lion The Beast The Beat.  Tonight, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals perform with The Stepkids.  Tickets are $25 for the all-ages show and doors open at 8:30 p.m.; more information is available here.  Watch the video for “Timekeeper” below.

Pomegranates bring their tour to MilkBoy tonight in support of their latest record Heaven.  The Cincinnati band covers a wide range of genres on the new album, from psych-rock to garage punk to dream pop, and each one is guaranteed to get the crowd dancing.  Opening for Pomegranates are The Hounds Below and Black Dirty.  Tickets for the 21+ show are $10 here; doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Below, watch the band performing “Pass Away” from Heaven.

Kate Faust joins Res for a show at World Cafe Live tonight.  Indie pop/soul singer Res returned to her hometown of Philadelphia a few years ago and began a new, independent chapter of her career.  Recently, she teamed up with Tom Spiker to record a Fleetwood Mac cover album called ReFried Mac and she is working on her next full-length called Reset.  West Philadelphia’s Kate Faust is celebrating the release of her new Kickstarter-funded Crucial Companion EP, which came out today.  Tickets to the all-ages show are $15; more information is available here.  Below, watch a live video of Res covering Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

Electronic-pop producer Dan Deacon will take the stage at Union Transfer tonight.  The Baltimore native’s show is part-two of the Philadelphia Poster Guild series, with Bonnie Brenda Scott contributing a graffiti-art print for the event.  If you want to get involved in the concert experience beyond just attending, download the Dan Deacon app and you’ll be able to contribute to the light show during his set.  Opening for Dan Deacon are Height with Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda and Alan Resnick.  Tickets are $15 for the all-ages show, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m.  More information is available here.  Below, watch Deacon’s new video for “True Thrush.”

Philly noise-rock outfit Purling Hiss play Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  As we learned earlier this week, the original Purling Hiss tracks were recorded in Mike Polizze’s bedroom while he focused on his main project with power trio Birds of Maya, and the tracks were not intended to be released.  Luckily, though, that intent changed and after releasing a series of home-recorded EPs and albums, the experimental trio is now looking towards the release of their first studio record expected in April through Drag City.  Purling Hiss headlines the 21+ show tonight with Chicago’s Cave and Running; tickets are $10, available here, and doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Below, stream a live take of Purling Hiss’ “Run From the City” recorded during a stop at WFMU.



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