Tonight’s Concert Picks: Frances Quinlan at PhilaMOCA for Tuesday Tune-Out, Palma Violets at Kung Fu Necktie, Chris Forsyth at Johnny Brenda’s, Purity Ring at Union Transfer


For The Key’s final Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA tonight, Hop Along frontwoman Frances Quinlan will perform a rare solo set of brand-new songs.  Her local pop / punk band released the impressive and intricate Get Disowned in 2012, pairing pop hooks with punk arrangements and Quinlan’s honest vocals.  Following the set, Quinlan will screen a 1950s Fellini film that gave an early Hop Along song its name.  Admission is a suggested $5 donation for this all-ages show.  For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.  Below, stream “Tibetan Pop Stars” from Get Disowned.

Lambeth, London’s Palma Violets play Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  The punk band has built a strong following through playing live shows, despite having released only a handful of songs.  One track, “Best of Friends,” was voted NME’s song of the year for 2012.  Palma Violets have also been nominated for BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll.  Blending garage punk with psychedelic rock influences, Palma Violets have a debut album set for release on February 25th through Rough Trade.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Dreambooks can be found here.  Below, watch the new video for “Step Up For the Cool Cats.”

Guitarist Chris Forsyth will perform at Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The local musician blends many styles of guitar playing, including art rock, folk and blues to create a hypnotic experience of textured layers and international influences.  Moving on from being part of Peesseye to primarily working solo, Forsyth has collaborated with Meg Baird, Steve Gunn and others.  2012 saw the release of Kenzo Deluxe on Northern Spy, a paired down approach to his electric guitar compositions.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Ben Seretan and The Neighborhood Choir can be found here.  Watch Chris Forsyth perform “Downs and Ups” from Kenzo Deluxe below.

Canadian outfit Purity Ring stop by Union Transfer tonight.   The duo put an airy, dreamy pop spin on bass drenched electronica with glittery synths and Megan James’ sweetly innocent vocals.  With instrumentalist Corin Roddick, Purity Ring broke off of Born Gold when Roddick began exploring production techniques and beat making.  Last year’s Shrines LP was Purity Ring’s debut and was released on 4AD.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show with Young Magic can be found here.  Watch the video for “Fineshrine” below.



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