Tonight’s Concert Picks: Our Griffins at North Star Bar, Benoit Pioulard at the First Unitarian Chapel

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OGEaston, PA native DJ Brown, aka Our Griffins, is at North Star Bar‘s Victorian Dining Room series tonight. Brown hasn’t released anything since his first EP two years ago, but he’s been in the studio for the past few months, and you can bet he’ll be using tonight’s set to flesh out some of that new material. The new record was recorded in Dallas, TX by Grammy award winning producer Stuart Sikes, so there’s no doubt the spotlight will soon be lent more and more to this gifted young songwriter. Supporting bands are blues-rockers Penrose, who just released a new album, and the wonderful folk duo Sun Flights whose lovely harmony-laden tunes will send you home singing. The free 21+ show begins at 9 p.m. Below, watch Our Griffins’ recent Random Tea Room session.

Tonight, in the Side Chapel of First Unitarian Church, Benoit Pioulard (actual name Thomas Meluch) will be strumming some of his staggeringly inventive experimental acoustic songs. This young man simply can’t stop being good at what he does, churning out consistently strong and interesting releases for more than a decade now. His current tour is the result of a very successful Indiegogo campaign, in which Meluch raised well over his budget. The tour spans two months and brings him from coast to coast and back again – but his visit to the east coast only includes a handful of dates, so it’s definitely not one you’ll want to miss. Tickets and information can be found at the R5 Productions website. Below, watch Pioulard perform “Arrow Drawn.”