Tonight’s Concert Picks: Grandchildren at Underground Arts, Black Horse Motel at Kung Fu Necktie, Up The Chain at Milkboy and more


GrandchildrenTonight at Underground Arts, local experimental pop band Grandchildren will kick off their spring tour and give fans a taste of their new album Golden Age, which is slated for a May release. Yesterday, The Key’s Adam Gould talked to Grandchildren about five things that have changed about the band since their 2010 debut Everlasting; read the interview here. Opening the 21+ show are Buried Beds and Son Step, more information is available at the WXPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch Grandchildren performing “Sunrise” for The Deli and Hot Box Studios’ Choice/Cuts session series.

Folk-influenced Philly five-piece Black Horse Motel celebrates the release of its full-length debut Red Summer Spirit tonight at Kung Fu Necktie. The album comes after two years of revamping and reinvention for the band, which began when singer / guitarist / banjo player Josh Cradic came into the fold in fall of 2011, immediately gelling with the other players. A whirlwind of writing, shows an a successful Kickstarter campaign followed. Tonight the band will be joined by Hezekiah Jones and The Bailey Hounds; tickets and more information can be found here. Below, listen to “Miles for Days” from the new album.

Up the Chain plays MilkBoy tonight. The project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Reed Kendall is a cinematic collusion of styles, from folk to jazz and Brill Building pop. The band released the album Holy, Open, Drying Road in 2011, and just a couple weeks ago released a music video for a song from the album called “Here I Haven Meet.” Check out the video below; get more information on the show here.

Also tonight, Waxahatchee celebrates the release of its album Cerulean Salt at Golden Tea House (download their Key Studio Session here and look for a new video later today); XPN Welcomes Keepers opening for Cheers Elephant at Steel City Coffee House (read our Keepers / Cheers interview here), and XPN Welcomes Foxygen and Unknown Mortal Orchestra to the First Unitarian Church (read our UMO interview here).



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