Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes The Spinto Band with Buried Beds to the Arden Gild Hall, Joshua James at The Tin Angel, Acres of Diamonds at Ortlieb’s, St. James & The Apostles at Johnny Brenda’s


SpintoXPN welcomes The Spinto Band and Buried Beds to the Arden Gild Hall tonight.  Taking album-release celebrations back to their home state of Delaware, The Spinto Band will perform new favorites from this year’s Cool Cocoon LP.  The peppy-but-deep five-piece will be joined by Philadelphia favorites Buried Beds, a local five-piece indie pop outfit whose most recent release was a film/EP called Small Stories.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show in Arden, DE can be found here.  Watch The Spinto Band’s video for “What I Love” below.

Lincoln, Nebraska native Joshua James performs at the Tin Angel tonight.  The folk singer is touring in support of his 2012 full-length From the Top of Willamette Mountain, an album that deals with James’s interactions with and personal thoughts on religion.  Leaving his farm in Utah to record in Oregon, the LP was co-produced by The Shins’ Richard Swift and borrowed the name of the studio for the album title.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Isaac Russell can be found here.  Watch Joshua James’s video for “Queen of the City” below.

Acres of Diamonds play Ortlieb’s Lounge tonight.  The local outfit released the Animal Trust EP in October after recording the three songs at Miner Street Recordings with Jon Low.  The EP followed up their 2010 debut with some great post-punk / pop vibes with vocals that bring to mind Kate Bush or Kim Krans.  On their Bandcamp, Acres of Diamonds professed a desire to release three new songs every six months – we’ll be keeping an ear out for new tracks this month.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Bueno and the Goods can be found here.  Below, stream “Blind City” from the EP.

St. James & The Apostles will be at Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The local acid rock trio have been hitting the stage hard over the last few months with a string of dates that included an appearance at Johnny Brenda’s in February following the band’s Key Studio Session.  The band of cousins released their Baphomet LP last year, which features the song “St. James Infirmary Blues.”  Stream and download the Key Studio Session version of that song below and check out St. James & The Apostles live tonight with The Original Sins, The GTVs and Midwestern Exposure.  Tickets and information can be found here.



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