Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cat Power at The Electric Factory, Musiq Soulchild at The Blockley, Tiger Waves at Kung Fu Necktie

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Indie pop favorite Cat Power headlines The Electric Factory tonight.  Singer, songwriter and Georgia native Chan Marshall released her first album of original material since 2006 last year with Sun, following up 2008′s covers record Jukebox and 2006′s The Greatest.  Unlike many new releases, Marshall announced the title of Sun back in 2006 when work initially started.  Departing from her previously introverted, quiet and often sad sound, Marshall incorporated bright electronic layers and a tougher vocal style on Sun to trumpet her return.  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show can be found here.  Below, watch the video for “Cherokee.”

R&B artist Musiq Soulchild will be at The Blockley tonight.  The local soul singer-songwriter, born Taalib Johnson, has released six studio albums and is currently touring behind 2011′s MusiqInTheMagiq.  Getting his start in jazz clubs, at open mic nights and busking in the streets of Philadelphia, the Grammy nominated artist became known as Musiq by the people who saw him regularly.  He added Soulchild later, as an homage to his soul influences including James Brown and Stevie Wonder.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 18+ show with Selina Carrera and Suzann Christine can be found here.  Watch the video for “Anything” from MusiqInTheMagiq below.

Austin daze-pop outfit Tiger Waves play Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  The young band blends classic structures with country harmonies and lush arrangements for a sound reminiscent of 60s psychedelia.  With a handful of singles, two EPs and a full-length released within the span of a year and half, Tiger Waves are a hardworking, fast moving band with a dedicated following (their current tour is being funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign).  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Goodnight Lights and You You Dark Forest can be found here.  Tiger Waves just released “Fields” b/w “A Smile & A Smirk” a few weeks ago – listen to the tracks below.