Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Thao & The Get Down Stay Down at Underground Arts, Candice Martello at the First Unitarian Church Side Chapel, Garbage at The Electric Factory

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ThaoXPN welcomes Thao & The Get Down Stay Down to Underground Arts tonight.  Touring in support of their third full-length We the Common, the San Francisco group is a socially-aware folk band working under the guise of dance-happy indie pop concoctions.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside can be found here.  Below, watch Thao perform the title track to the new LP at a rally in support of the women inside Central California’s Women’s Facility and download the album cut.

Local singer-songwriter Candice Martello opens for Amor de Dias at the First Unitarian Church Side Chapel.  You may recognize her if you were at The Fire on March 13th, as she is one half of reunited Philly punk duo Omar (and keeps busy with Ghost Light) but tonight’s set will feature Martello in her solo capacity.  With a new record coming out sometime this year, Martello’s music stays with you long after it ends, balancing between acoustic folk and indie pop.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.  Below, stream and download “Out On Your Own” from the upcoming full-length.

Nineties alt-rockers Garbage bring their tour to The Electric Factory tonight.  The instantly-popular band found continued success with its  sophomore record Version 2.0, which received two Grammy Award nominations in 1999.  Following a seven year hiatus, the Wisconsin-formed band of Scottish singer Shirley Manson and Americans Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig released Not Your Kind of People last May through their own label.  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show can be found here.  Watch the video for “Blood for Poppies” below.

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