XPN welcomes legendary blues musician Charlie Musselwhite to The Sellersville Theater tonight. Over his almost 50-year career, Musselwhite has released over 20 records in addition to collaborating on efforts by Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits and others. Following the success of his 1966 debut, the 2010 Blues of Fame inductee moved to San Francisco where he and his unique blues-harp playing stood out against the counterculture backdrop. Most recently, Musselwhite collaborated with Ben Harper for 2012’s Get Up!. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Deb Callahan can be found here. Below, watch Musselwhite perform “Blues Why Do You Worry Me?” live.
The Philadelphia Area Music Showcase brings Amanda X and Point Breeze to PhilaMOCA for tonight’s Tuesday Tune-Out. Amanda X is an all-girl punk trio that manages to be both raw and catchy on their debut Ruin the Moment EP (free download here), which reflects the time of year it was recorded (August 2012) with heavy, humid percussion and hazy, distorted guitars. Point Breeze is also a new punk trio on the scene, having released their quickly sold-out cassette debut Armchair Activist last October. The two sets will be followed by a screening of 1994 indie punk film Half-Cocked. More information for the all-ages show can be found here. Below, watch Amanda X perform at Motel Hell in South Philly.
Local acoustic emo / punk outfit Modern Baseball play The Barbary tonight. The band has been caught up in a flurry of activity this year, first signing to Run For Cover Records and announcing the re-release of their debut Sports LP, and subsequently being listed in Alternative Press‘ 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2013. Check out a review of their recent appearance at The Fire here and watch the band perform “Play Ball!” on a rooftop below. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday / Straylight Run) and Connor Byrne can be found here.
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