Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Menzingers opening for The Gaslight Anthem at The Electric Factory, The National Rifle at PhilaMOCA, Shelby Lynne at World Cafe Live, Twin Sister at Union Transfer, Modern Inventors at The Note


Philly punk rockers The Menzingers released their major label debut On the Impossible Past in February after wowing Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz.  Tonight, the Scranton-born outfit opens for New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem at The Electric Factory.  Tickets and more information can be found here.  Watch The Menzingers’ video for “Nice Things” below.

For their final installment of PhilaMOCA‘s Tuesday Tune-Out series, JUMP Philly signed up indie quartet The National Rifle.  The local band is gearing up to release their first full-length Almost Endless, recorded with Brian McTear (Shaking Through Series, Sharon Van Etten) and Jon Low (Twin Sister).  Tonight’s set at PhilaMOCA will be followed by a screening of 1979 cult action film The Warriors; more information can be found here.  Below, stream “Coke Beat,” The National Rifle’s first single from their upcoming album.

Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne brings her “Up Close and Personal” tour to World Cafe Live tonight.  Lynne will perform a solo acoustic set of songs from her recent Revelation Road Deluxe Edition release, her thirteenth studio album.  The record’s making-of documentary will also be screened, followed by a Q&A session with Lynne.  Tickets and more information can be found here.  Below, watch Shelby Lynne perform the title track to Revelation Road.

Experimental dream-pop group Twin Sister play Union Transfer tonight with School of Seven Bells.  The Long Island band released their most recent album, In Heaven, last year.  Twin Sister also participated in Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through Series, recording “Meet the Frownies” for Volume I Episode 8.  Tickets and information for tonight’s show can be found here.  Below, watch Twin Sister’s Shaking Through episode.

Modern Inventors will open for South Africans Civil Twilight tonight at The Note in West Chester.  The release of Modern Inventors’ debut album Trains & Aeroplanes is just one month away and you can get a taste of the Philly duo’s sound with the record’s first single “Hello” below.  Tickets and information for tonight’s show can be found here.



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