Tonight’s Concert Picks: Heyward Howkins at Ortlieb’s, Northern Valentine at Random Tea Room, River City Extension at TLA

howkins-2Folk singer/songwriter Heyward Howkins plays Ortlieb’s Lounge tonight. Howkins released a single in December 2012, entitled “Praline Country“, as well as his debut full length The Hale & Hearty in June 2012. Go here to watch a video of Hawkins playing his song “Flimsy Stock”. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Break It Up, Dreambook and Taggart can be found here. Below, enjoy the music video for “Sugar Sand Stitched Lip” off of Howkins’ album The Hale & Hearty.

Philadelphia ambient group Northern Valentine comes to Random Tea Room tonight. The five-piece’s music is improvisational and usually set to films and other projections that the group has made. Their most recent album, Fin de siècle, was released in March 2012. Tickets and information for the all ages show with onewayness and dRachEmUsiK can be found here. Below, check out a video of Northern Valentine performing live.

River City Extension plays the Theatre of Living Arts tonight. The group’s show at the TLA will mark the second day of their tour with The Hush Sound and Hockey, which runs until June 8th. Their latest album, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Your Anger, was released last year. Tickets and information for the all ages show with The Hush Sound, Hockey, Genevieve Schatz, and Lucas Carpenter can be found here. Below, watch a live video of River City Extension performing “South For The Winter” on Fearless Music.