Tonight’s Concert Picks: Women’s Way benefit at World Cafe Live, Swirlies at Johnny Brenda’s, Wild Rompit at North Star Bar, Chris Smither at Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars



Tonight, you can catch several Philly singer-songwriters (and a couple out-of-towners) perfrom for the Women’s Way Benefit Concert at World Cafe Live.  Women’s Way, through grants and education, have been empowering women and girls around the region.  With the help of Teri Rambo, Barnaby Bright (from Brooklyn), Adrien Reju and Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz, you can spend the night listening to wonderful musicians while funding a good cause.  Click here for more information and check out a few of the artists below.

Often called “the American My Bloody Valentine,” Swirlies have been around since the 90s.  The group has kept up with their hazy shoegaze sound ever since their formation, and though they haven’t released an album since 2009’s Swirlies’ Magic Strop: Gavin’s March To The Sea, the group is still rocking it on tour.  Tonight, you can catch them at Johnny Brenda’s.  Click here for ticket information and listen to their song “Bells” below.

Wild Rompit is a local Philly band that has been playing the college music scene since their debut EP Brotherhood was released in 2011.  The group plays rock with a pinch of folk to it (think Mumford & Sons making a Kings of Leon album), and with a new full-length album on the way next month, the band makes an appearance tonight at North Star Bar. Listen to their song “Brotherhood” below.

Chris Smither has been playing folk music since the 60s, writing hits performed by Bonnie Raitt and songs for himself as well.  Smither’s latest album is 2012’s Hundred Dollar Valentine.  Tonight, you can see him play at Upper Merion Township’s Concerts Under The Stars series.  Below, catch a clip of Smither performing “Leave the Light On.”



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