Tonight’s Concert Picks: Palma Violets at Johnny Brenda’s, XPN welcomes The David Wax Museum to The Sellersville Theater, Hayes Carll at The Strand-Capitol Theater


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British punk rock band Palma Violets stage a return to Philadelphia tonight with a show at Johnny Brenda’s.  The South London-bred four-piece is touring in support of their debut album 180, named for a venue in Lambeth, London where the band got its start.  To get a sense of their raucously wild live show, check out a recap of Palma Violet’s SXSW house party here.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with The Orwells can be found here.  Watch their Beatles-esque video for “Last of the Summer Wine” below.

XPN welcomes The David Wax Museum to the Sellersville Theater tonight.  Blending Mexican instruments and arrangements with Americana sensibilities, the core duo of David Wax and Sue Slezak (along with their cast of supporting musicians) make music that is fun, energetic and refreshing.  The band is touring behind its 2012 LP Knock Knock Get Up and will continue a string of Philly-area dates at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE tomorrow night and The Strand-Capitol in York on Saturday.  Tickets and information for all shows can be found here.  Watch the video for “Will You Be Sleeping” below.

At the Strand-Capitol Theater tonight, it’s country music singer Hayes Carll.  The Texas-born musician released his most recent album KMAG YOYO in 2011, which led to a Free at Noon performance and a slot at that year’s XPoNential Music Festival.  His brand of Texas country music is the kind that makes you feel like you stumbled into a locals-only watering-hole but were welcomed with open arms. Listen back to his Free at Noon show here and get tickets for tonight’s show here.  Below, watch Hayes Carll perform the title track to KMAG YOYO on KEXP.

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