Tonight’s Concert Picks: Plow United at The Boneyard, Mock Suns at Johnny Brenda’s, Cheap Girls at North Star Bar and more


Plow United will be playing at Atlantic City venue The Boneyard tonight. After looking like they might never come back to the stage, the thrashcore pop-punk band made an unexpected return and proudly released their new album, Marching Band, last April. Can’t make it tonight? Catch Plow United tomorrow at the Mojo Main in Delaware. For more information and tickets for tonight’s show, click here. Watch a video of the band performing a cover of Siouxie and the Banshees’ “Burn-Up” from this week’s Key Studio Session below.

Plow United “Burn-Up” – WXPN Key Studio Session from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

The 60s-esque psychedelic / prog band Mock Suns will share the stage with the Gems and Indians tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. A few days ago, the playful trio announced a small contest to guess what never-before-played cover they will be perform tonight. Offering a reward of a free four-color Mock Suns screen-print on French paper, you can see hints posted on their Facebook page here. Find more information and tickets for tonight’s show here. Watch Mock Sun’s remixed version of “Brilliant Colors” below.

Mock Suns – Brilliant Colors (Mock Suns Remix) from Mock Suns on Vimeo.

Four days into their “Vacation Tour” and Cheap Girls will play at the North Star Bar tonight with The Draft and Luther. Check out the Detroit power rock band now before they head off to tour Australia in August. Find more information and tickets for tonight’s 21 and over show here. Listen to their song “Gone All Summer” from their album Barely Alive in Grand Rapids, MI 12​/​30​/​12 below.

Lucy Stone will grace the stage at MilkBoy tonight. With a delicate, rich voice and intricate lyrics, the folk inspired songstress has kept herself busy opening for various national acts, working and touring with Rusted Root, and releasing her own EPs. Now, the “Philadelphia Artist of the Month” (as awarded by The Deli) is working in the studio for her band’s first full-length release. Get more information and tickets for tonight’s show here. Listen to her perform “Inch Worm” below.

Acres of Diamonds will be performing at PhilaMOCA tonight. After losing a member, the post-punk inspired band took the bull by the horns releasing their EP, Animal Trust, earlier this year. Now aiming to digitally release three songs every six months, Acres of Diamonds will joined tonight by the penetrating, down-to-earth voice of Joey Sweeney. Find more information about tonight’s $7-10 donation show here. Listen to Acres of Diamonds “Sweet Believers” and Joey Sweeney’s “Hallahan Girls” below.

Bringing their American pop-rock groove to Philly, The Monkees will be playing tonight at the Mann Center for their “A Midsummer’s Night With The Monkees” tour. Make sure to come early to see XPN’s own Eric Schuman DJ. Keep an eye out later this month For The Monkees’ re-mastered album, The Monkees Present; a 3 CD set that features 85 tracks in total; 60 of them are previously unreleased. Find more information and tickets for tonight’s show here. Listen to their song “Little Red Rider” below.



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