Virginian seven-piece The Last Bison perform at World Cafe Live Upstairs tonight. With a folk-roots style that places them in the same breath as The Lumineers and The Decemberists, The Last Bison create music steeped in the Appalachian tradition of the past. Their debut EP Inheritance was released in October and features the free download “Switzerland.” Sharing the stage with The Last Bison are New Sweden. Tickets and information for the all-ages show are available here. Below, watch the video for “Switzerland.”
Australian death metal band Vomitor will tear down the house tonight at Kung Fu Necktie. Formed in 1999, Vomitor have been described as being “an underground stalwart of traditional, 80s inspired death metal.” The hardcore thrash trio released their album The Escalation in November. Supporting Vomitor tonight are Negative Plane, Ashencult and Pissgrave. Tickets and information for the 21+ show are available here. Below, stream the title track from Vomitor’s new album.
Local bluegrass collective Sour Mash play The Fire tonight. Sour Mash are one of those hardworking bands that play so often, you can’t help but stumble into one of their foot stompin’, hootin’ and hollerin’ shows at least once during your time in Philly. If you haven’t managed it yet, tonight’s a good night to check them out – Sour Mash will be performing alongside fellow Philadelphians The Bailey Hounds and Ohio’s Lydia Loveless. Tickets and information can be found here. Below, watch a live video of Sour Mash pickin’ away at “How Mountain Girls Can Love.”
Longstanding Brazilian psych band Os Mutantes come to World Cafe Live Downstairs tonight. Founded in 1966 by brothers Arnaldo and Sergio Dias Baptista, Os Mutantes were part of the Tropicalia movement with Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. Though they disbanded in the late 70s, Os Mutantes reunited in 2006 and went on to record several more records, including their most recent studio album, 2009′s Haih Or Amortecedor. Tickets and information for the show can be found here. Below, watch a video of Os Mutantes performing their hit “Bat Macumba” from 1969.