Following up on their their well-recieved 2012 LP The North, Montreal synth pop outfit Stars bring their live show to Philly tonight for a date at The Trocadero with Milo Greene. With a brighter and more positive sound and outlook than their brooding 2010 release The Five Ghosts, the new songs should work well towards warming the crowd on a chilly Wednesday night. Los Angeles indie group Milo Greene opens, tickets and information can be found at the WXPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch the band perform “The North” live at Tornto radio station The Edge.
It’s a soul-vocal double-header at The TLA tonight with the Southern gospel-pop group Delta Rae sharing the stage with blues-inflected singer ZZ Ward. The former appeared at last year’s XPoNential Music Festival following the release of their LP Carry the Fire, while the latter played a smokin’ headlining set upstairs at World Cafe Live in support of her debut Til The Casket Drops. Tickets and more information can be found at the WXPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch the music video for Delta Rae’s “Morning Comes.”
Experimental Philly noise-rock outfit Drums Like Machine Guns make a rare live appearance tonight at Kung Fu Necktie. While the bombardment of percussion is certainly a part of the band’s sound, so is a nihilistc wall of searing guitar noise and electronic effects. Earplugs recommended, even if you think you’re a total badass and don’t need them. Tickets and information on the show can be found here. Below, watch Drums Like Machine Guns tearing up the Fourth of Destruction at Philly’s Big Rock Candy Vat last year.