Tonight’s Concert Picks: The David Wax Museum at Johnny Brenda’s, Neil Young at The Wells Fargo Center, High on Fire at Union Transfer, Passion Pit at The Electric Factory, Zilla Rocca at World Cafe Live

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XPN welcomes Artist to Watch The David Wax Museum to Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The Americana/Mexican roots duo of David Wax and Sue Slezak released Knock Knock Get Up in August and have since been receiving lots of love from blogs and music publications.  Tickets and more information for tonight’s show with Radio Jarocho can be found here.  Below, watch the video for “Will You Be Sleeping.”

Touring together for the first time since 2004, Neil Young & Crazy Horse will perform at The Wells Fargo Center tonight.  The legendary band gave fans reason to celebrate with two new releases this year, the first a collection of American classics called Americana and the second the original-material studio album Psychedelic Pill.  As if Neil Young & Crazy Horse weren’t enough on their own, they’ve invited Patti Smith to open the show.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Below, watch the music video short film for “Ramada Inn.”

Oakland’s High on Fire storm into Union Transfer tonight.  The “stoner metal” band released their sixth studio album De Vermis Mysteriis on E1 Music in April, a record that references the work of early twentieth-century writers Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch and H.P. Lovecraft.  Tonight’s show will open with Goatwhore and Primate.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Below, stream the sludgy title track to De Vermis Mysteriis.

Cambridge, MA natives Passion Pit will play The Electric Factory tonight (moved from The Liacouras Center).  The synth-pop band released their eagerly-anticipated sophomore record Gossamer earlier this year, a record that sees them return to their doom-glitter aesthetic.  Opening for Passion Pit tonight are Ra Ra Riot.  Tickets and more information can be found here.  Watch Passion Pit perform “Carried Away” on Saturday Night Live below.

Noir Hop emcee Zilla Rocca stops by Kuf Knotz’s BoomBox Collective at World Cafe Live tonight.  The South Philly rapper released his Party With Villains EP a few weeks ago on the heels of the Wu-Tang Pulp project, and the EP is chock-full of Rocca’s signature comic book references and pulp fiction b-movie samples.  More information about the free show can be found here.  Below, listen to “Nothing in the Bank” aka The Funky Bank Heist song.

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