Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lantern at Kung Fu Necktie, Here We Go Magic at Underground Arts, Carsie Blanton at MilkBoy and more

Photo by Kyle Costill
Photo by Kyle Costill

Local rock n’ roll trio Lantern will bring the noise to Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The amount of music the band has is immense, with nine releases available on their Bandcamp; the latest, Dream Mine, was released in May 2012. The band delves into both the psychedelic realm of rock, as well as its ripping and visceral nature with their heavy feedback and raw vocals. Dream Mine even goes as far as exploring the depth and haunting nature of ambient noise, and the crowd will surely be bobbing their heads furiously, as well as discovering a side of rock they may not have heard before. Tickets and information with Adult Content and Split Red can be found here. Below, check out the song “Out Of Our Heads” from Dream Mine.

New York Indie band Here We Go Magic will be playing at Underground Arts tonight with Laser Background. Coming from the more electronic and psychedelic persuasion, Here We Go Magic’s atmospheric style and hypnotic rhythms shines on their new album A Different Ship. Released in 2012, and produced by Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich, the group’s fourth album exemplifies their electronic elements, but also stays true to the folk style they showed in their debut sel-titled album. Accompanying them will be the local Philly band Laser Background, who released their self titled EP in July of last year. Blending styles of eighties pop and gameboy sounds, Laser Background compliments Here We Go Magic’s electronic music and should make for a good time. Tickets and information for the show can be found here. Check out a music video for Here We Go Magic’s song “How Do I Know” off of their latest album A Different Ship.

XPN welcomes Philly’s own Carsie Blanton at MilkBoy tonight. With three studio albums and two live albums, Blanton has an interesting array of folk and jazz inspiration. Her most recent album Idiot Heart released in January 2012 exemplifies her skill as a musician with a diverse and eclectic variety of musical styling. The combination of funk, folk, jazz, and country go together wonderfully, and her new album utilizes each genre tastefully. Tickets and information for the 21 and up show with Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) and the Kernal can be found here. Below is a music video for “Backseat” off of Blanton’s album Idiot Heart.

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes will be continuing their tour at the North Star Bar tonight. Browne’s voice is delicate and soulful, and the R&B group has just signed to Vanguard Records. Their debut album Baby Caught The Bus will be released on May 21st. Tickets and information for the 21 and up show with Aaron and the Spell can be found here. Below, watch a music video for “Love Letter” from the group’s debut album Baby Caught The Bus.



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