Tonight’s Concert Picks: Wire at Union Transfer, Mac Miller at Festival Pier, Bosnian Rainbows at Underground Arts, Jucifer and Fantasy Panther at Kung Fu Necktie, Rosu Lup at The Fire


Wire have been around since the 70s, expanding the genre of punk since their landmark first album, Pink Flag.  Releasing albums and touring consistently since their formation, Wire are legends not only of the punk world, but to countless other musicians and genres from R.E.M to The Cure.  Back in March, the group released their thirteenth studio album, Change Becomes Us, and are currently on tour in support of the album.  Tonight you can catch the post-punk group at Union Transfer along with Bear in Heaven.  Click here for more info. and check out one of their newer songs below.

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller will be playing Festival Pier tonight.  The young emcee (different from Young MC) just released his second full-length album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, to very positive reviews. This album shows just how talented this 21-year-old really is.  It also features an incredible cast of guest starts, from Flying Lotus to Kid Cudi.  Click here for info about the Festival Pier show, also featuring Philly’s own Meek Mills along with an assortment of other skilled rhyme spitters.

Bosnian Rainbows is pretty fresh on the music scene, having just released their debut album at the end of June.  But the musicians are nothing if not seasoned.  The group includes Omar Rodrigues-Lopez and Deantoni Parks (formerly of Mars Volta) as well as Teri Gender Bender and Nicci Kasper (of Le Butcherettes).  The group’s sound seems to waver between groups like the B-52s catchy and quirky rock and heavier punk rock like Siouxsie and the Banshees.  Tonight, Bosnian Rainbows play Underground Arts.  Click here for ticket information and check out some songs from their debut album below.

And if you’re looking to turn the volume all the way up tonight, we’ve got two incredible thrash bands playing Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  Headlining the show is Jucifer, the every-touring sludge metal band duo who are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year.  And playing right alongside them is the newly formed Philly grindcore band Fantasy Panther.  Formed out of the ahses of An Albatross, the four-piece are making their live debut tonight.  Click here for more information about the show and check out the groups videos below.

Rosu Lup hail from the suburbs of Philly and create a bright and wild folk, somewhere in between The Lumineers and Fleet Foxes.  So far, the group only has an EP and a few singles to their name, but it’s some truly incredible music.  Tonight, you can catch the folk group play at The Fire.  Below check out their latest release, Currents.



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