Tonight’s Concert Picks: Yeasayer at Union Transfer, Permanent Wave Benefit at Cha-cha’razzi, The Miners at Milkboy Philly, John Prine at Merriam Theater, METZ at Kung Fu Necktie


XPN Welcomes electro-pop/rock band Yeasayer to Union Transfer tonight. The group is currently touring in support of their third album, Fragrant World, which was released in August. The band’s psychedelic sound draws a mix of influences from electronic music, folk, and world rhythms, heard best on the 2010 release of Odd Blood, which skyrocketed their reputation, even earning the title of 2010’s most-blogged artist on The Hype Machine. Go here for more information about tonight’s all-ages performance; doors open at 8. Below, watch Yeasayer’s new video for “Longevity” from Fragrant World.

Local feminist activism group Permanent Wave Philly is hosting a benefit show tonight at Cha-cha’razzi. The all-ages benefit show will feature artists Trophy Wife, Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells, and West Philly’s Bike Crash. Tickets for the event start at $5, and music will kick off around 7. Go here for more information and directions to the Cha-cha’razzi. Below, check out Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells’ performance of “A Doomsayer’s Waltz” from 2008’s Flag Day below.

West Philadelphia alt-country group The Miners are playing at Milkboy Philly tonight. The four-piece group just released a new six-track EP, Miners’ Rebellion, which you can stream below. Tonight’s 21+ show starts at 9; tickets and information are available here.

XPN Welcomes singer-songwriter John Prine to Merriam Theater tonight. The celebrated country-folk artist, who has been performing since his self-titled 1971 debut, returns to Philadelphia tonight playing a mix of old favorites as well as some newer tracks from 2011’s Singing Mailman Delivers. Tonight’s all-ages show starts at 8; tickets can be found here. Enjoy a performance of “Angel from Montgomery” from 2004’s Philadelphia Folk Festival below.

Canadian punk trio METZ will be performing tonight at Kung Fu Necktie hot off the release of their eponymous debut album. Even though the band has been performing together since 2008, this collection of post-hardcore shredding and wailing was not released until this past October. On METZ, the group’s brutal yet crafted vintage rock sound draws an immediate comparison to Nirvana.   Check out our concert calendar for tickets to tonight’s 21+ show; doors open at 7:30. Below, check out the video for “Wet Blanket” from METZ below.



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