Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hoots & Hellmouth at The Sellersville Theater, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb with Supersuckers at the North Star Bar, Ben Arnold at World Cafe Live

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XPN Welcomes Philly-area roots band Hoots & Hellmouth to the Sellersville Theater tonight.  The Philadelphia-based folk quartet released their latest album Salt in April and with it displayed a knack for blending sweeping sonic landscapes with their signature stomping and swinging.  Folk singer-songwriter Mason Porter opens the all-ages concert.  Tickets are $19.50 for the 8:00 p.m. show; for more information, go here.  Below, check out Hoots & Hellmouth’s video for “Why Would You Not Want to Go There.”

TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb usher in Thanksgiving with Supersuckers at the North Star Bar.  The band released its second full-length album called Manufacturing Joy in September and received wildly positive praise from Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly for its bluesy punk balladry.  In an interview with The Key in September, frontman Dan Bruskewicz expounded on his literary influences and why he is drawn to such dark subjects in his lyrics.  Tickets for the Supersuckers Thanksgiving Eve Party with T.J. Kong and the Atomic Bomb and The Griswolds are $15.  The 21+ show begins at 8:00 p.m.; more information can be found here.  Below, watch T.J. Kong’s video for “Trail of a Lonesome Hobo.”

Philly’s Ben Arnold brings his band to World Cafe Live for a show with Scot Sax tonight.  Arnold has been a mainstay in the Philadelphia music scene for many years and recently released “Thankful,” which will be on his next record.  Arnold also lent his vocals to David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket project this past spring when the collective recorded a cover of Robert Hazard’s “Change Reaction.”  A portion of the proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit Philabundance.  Tickets are $15 for the all-ages show and more information can be found here.  Below, watch the video for “Thankful.”

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