Tonight’s Concert Picks: Conor Oberst at Kimmel Center, Erin McKeown at Tin Angel, Trail of Dead at Johnny Brenda’s, Concert for Haiti at Arden Gild Hall


Former Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst will be playing tonight at the Kimmel Center in support of his 2012 release of One Of My Kind, his first record with the Mystic Valley Band. The six-piece collective wrote the album while on tour supporting Oberst’s 2008 self-titled record . The album remains true to the confessional folk rock style Oberst has become known for. Tickets for tonight’s 8 o’clock show are available here; below watch Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band perform “Nikorette” from 2008’s Conor Oberst below.

XPN Welcomes quirky New England folk singer Erin McKeown to the Tin Angel tonight. McKeown, known for her alternative approach and clever lyrics, started her career while still studying at Brown University. Go here for information and tickets for tonight’s 21+ show; the show begins at 7 PM. Below, watch McKeown perform “Taste of You” from 2001’s Grand.

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are playing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s promoting their recent release of Lost Songs. This is the alt-rock group’s eighth studio album, and shows a transformation in style and composition since the departure of the group’s original drummer, bassist, and keyboardist. Tickets for tonight’s 21+ concert can be found here; the show begins at 9. Below, watch the Trail of Dead’s new politically-themed video for “Catatonic.”

The Arden Gild Hall is hosting a Concert for Haiti Delaware this evening. Proceeds from the show will go towards the Haiti Family Initiative summer camp in Jacmel, Haiti. Come on out and groove with headliners for tonight’s jam rock and classic performances, including Mallory Square and Dream Killers among others. Details and tickets for the all-ages show can be found here; attendees 18 and younger are free. The event’s set to kick off at 4:30 so be sure to get there early to grab a seat. Below, check out Mallory Square’s performance of “Steppin'” at the 2012 S.H.A.R.E. festival.



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