Tonight’s Concert Picks: Colin Stetson at World Cafe Live, Vacationer at Underground Arts, Amy Helm at Arden Gild Hall

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You know boundary-pushing sax player Colin Stetson, even if you don’t realize it. As a performer, he’s best known as a player with Bon Iver and Arcade Fire; as a studio musician, he’s sat in with Tom Waits, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and countless others. His latest solo record, New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, came out last week, and tonight he plays World Cafe Live on tour in support of it. The all-ages show with Sarah Neufield begins at 7:00 p.m., tickets are available here. Below, watch the music video for “In Mirrors” + “And In Truth.”

Vacationer‘s second Nude Beach party hits Underground Arts tonight with New Yorkers Body Language and local buzzmakers Night Panther on the bill, along with the vibey curators. Vacationer, fronted by Kenny Vasoli (formerly of The Starting Line and others), just wrapped up tour in support of its 2012 album Gone, and is looking to head into the studio this summer to lay down a second LP of its breezy, expansive electronic pop songs. Tickets and information on the show can be found here. Below, watch a video of Vacationer performing at the first installment of Nude Beach.

Folk music runs in Amy Helm‘s family tree. Her father is Levon Helm of The Band, and she’s into her second decade performing as a musician in her own right, both as a solo artist and in bands like Ollabelle and The Dirt Farmer Band. She was just announced as part of the 2013 Philadelphia Folk Festival lineup, and performs tonight at the Arden Gild Hall in Delaware. Information on the show can be found here. Below, see a video of Helm and her band performing “Makes No Difference” a couple weeks ago at the New Legacy Series in Passaic, New Jersey.

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