Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sundrop Music Festival at The Fire, The Thermals at Union Transfer

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Back for its third year, the Sundrop Music and Arts Festival is happening at The Fire this weekend.  Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang, Andrew Lipke, Up the Chain and Satellite Hearts are among the bands billed for the two day event, which continues tomorrow.  In addition to the ticketed, 21+ shows inside The Fire there will be free all-ages concerts on an outdoor stage on Liethgow Street with craft booths and food.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Below, download a Key Studio track from Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang.

Portland, Oregon post-punk band The Thermals headline Union Transfer tonight.  The trio is touring support of its forthcoming LP Desperate Ground, their sixth since their inception in 2002.  The album was produced by John Agnello, who worked with Kurt Vile on his latest as well as Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth.  The Thermals recently participated in New York’s Ace Hotel video series “5 at 5,” recording an acoustic version of new song “You Will Be Free” – watch the video below.  Philly’s Hop Along and Cayetana open tonight’s show, and tickets and information can be found here. Read our interview with The Thermals’ Kathy Foster here.

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