Tonight’s Concert Picks: Omar at The Fire, Tim Kasher at Johnny Brenda’s

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Photo by John Christon
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Philadelphia punk duo Omar is back. After the band’s “last show ever” in April 2011, Candice and Nick quickly recanted. A tweet in November of 2011 teased, “Don’t unfollow this account just yet.” Shows were scheduled for 2012 and by January of this year, Omar could be seen tweeting variations on the theme “We are a band again!!!” some with more expletives and hashtags than others. Of course, the grunge rock that Omar plays rarely reflects the cheery spirits of the duo’s members. To catch some of their enthusiasm, head to The Fire tonight, where they play with Great Red Spots and The Love Club. Tickets and information for the 21+ show are available here. Below, stream “Candice Sells Out and Tries to Move to Brooklyn” from Omar’s Bandcamp.

Before Tim Kasher had a solo project, his attempt at a solo project grew into The Good Life, and before that, Kasher was in Cursive. Today, Kasher still juggles Cursive and his solo work, but he’s been involved in several other projects over the years. Between 1997 and 2012, Kasher recorded nine albums with Cursive, four with The Good Life and, as of 2010 when he went out on his own, two solo albums. He’s also been featured on over a dozen other studio albums, including four Bright Eyes albums. Recently, Kasher announced a slew of live shows and new solo album in the works. Catch his show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with Birthmark. Tickets and information for the 21+ show are available here. Below, download Kasher’s “Cold Love” from his debut solo album The Game of Monogamy.

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