Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hurricane Sandy Benefit ft. Purples, City Rain at The Fire, Brave Combo at World Cafe Live

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A four-band bill at The Fire tonight will raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts along the Jersey Shore. Headlining the show is Philly avant rock trio Purples (pictured), who are joined by the soulful swing of Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang, the big-beat meyhem of City Rain and the dynamite voice of Kate Faust. The 21+ show begins at 8 p.m., admission is $10 at the door, more information can be found here. Below, watch Purples record their Key Studio Session earlier this year (as filmed by Bands in the Backyard).

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The Denton, Texas progressive polka band Brave Combo plays World Cafe Live upstairs tonight. The group, active for over thirty years, has appeared on the Musikfest and Philadelphia Folk Fest stages, collaborated with David Byrne, and appeared on an episode of The Simpsons in 2004. For tickets and more information, visit the WXPN concert calendar here. Below, watch the band reworking “Louie, Louie” in Austin back in 2007.