Tonight’s Concert Picks: Band of Horses at Electric Factory, Former Belle at Milkboy Philly, Polyphonic Spree Holiday Show at The Troc, Rob, Lately at The Fire


XPN Welcomes Seattle Americana rockers Band of Horses to the Electric Factory tonight. The band’s fourth studio album, Mirage Rock, was released in September, this time with a fresh approach to meticulously recording everything live to tape. The band has undergone several member swaps since the release of 2004’s Everything All The Time, but currently tours as a five-piece fronted by Ben Bridwell. Tickets to tonight’s all-ages show can be found on our concert calendar here; the performance starts at 8:30. Watch the video for “Knock, Knock” from Mirage Rock below.

Following the release of two EPs in 2011, Sounds From The Ground and Ancient Drum, Telford indie folk outfit Former Belle prepares for the release of their first full-length, Cathedral. You can catch Joseph Bruno and his buddies kicking around tonight at Milkboy Philly. The 21+ show starts at 9 PM; go here for tickets and information. Stream From The Ground Up here, and below you can listen to Former Belle perform “Shouldn’t Love.”

The Polyphonic Spree‘s Holiday showcase at The Trocadero is finally here! Come out and spread  holiday cheer as the pop / rock choral ensemble performs their collection of seasonal tidings tonight. The all-ages show starts at 7 PM; go here for tickets and information. Below, check out their newly released cover of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”

Local five-piece powerpop act Rob, Lately is playing at The Fire tonight. The band, started by brothers Rob and Ryan Malloy, began playing together 2008 and released their finished full-length album Haunts this past July. You can check out Haunts here and find tickets to the show tonight at our concert calendar here. Below, watch Rob, Lately’s webcam performance of their new song, “Powdered Wig,”



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