First up tonight is the incredible double header of Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo. The Glasgow band Belle and Sebastian have been making beautiful indie pop since the 90s and they’re releasing an album of rarities and B-sides this August. But before they do that, they’re going on a huge tour, including a stop at The Mann Center. And joining them is another legendary group Yo La Tengo. Bouncing from genre to genre and covering numerous songs along the way, Yo La Tengo have been making music their way since the 80s and just released an incredible new album, Fade, in January. Tonight you can catch both groups at The Mann Center.
Next up we’ve got some Tex-Mex rock from two great west coast bands. Los Lobos have been around for decades, producing heartland rock with latin influences. And playing along side them is another latin roots band Los Lonely Boys, whose sound dips more heavily into blues-rock. The two groups are playing Sands Bethlehem tonight. With such a skilled group of musicians, it’s sure to be a great set. Check a few of their tunes below and click here for concert information.
And if you’re looking for great music at the low low price of free, we’ve got a great list of concerts all over the area tonight. First up is Aaron & The Spell, a lively folk-soul group from Philly playing Pastorius Park. Playing another park (Haddon Lake) is Lucius, the indie pop group from Brooklyn with few official releases but a lot of promise in the luscious sounds released so far. At Morgan’s Pier we’ve got Philly dream pop group Work Drugs, who released their latest album, Mavericks, last month. And last but not least, a man with his hands in numerous musical projects, Andrew Lipke is playing a free show at City Hall. No matter who you see, you really can’t go wrong.