Fresh off their full-album tribute to Nirvana’s In Utero, Providence rockers Deer Tick headline the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center in York tonight. Their new record Negativity drops in a week, and the band just premiered a new track called “Trash” yesterday. Check out the song here via RollingStone.com, watch the video for “The Dream’s In The Ditch” below and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. More good news for Pa. music heads – Lititz crew The Districts open the show.
Making their first stop in Philadelphia since the spring release of Mosquito, alt-rock style icons Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline the River Stage at Penn’s Landing tonight. The band has been on the festival circuit, and based on its feisty set at Firefly, it pulls from its entire body of work, giving the new material a healthy showcase but bouncing across It’s Blitz, Fever to Tell and even rocking out some nuggets from their debut Master EP. The below video comes from Firefly – and while the sound isn’t the best, it pretty nicely captures the positive audience vibe of a YYYs show. Tickets and information can be found here.
When he’s not playing Wurlitzer and all manner of other keyboards with The War on Drugs, Robbie Bennett makes warped and weird psychedelic prog pop under the name Ivory Tuskk. We caught him this July when Tuskk made its live debut at Johnny Brenda’s opening for Lantern, and it’s tripped out tunes translate well with a backing roster of Philly scene players. On the album, he’s got fellow WoD-ers Pat Berkery, Adam Granduciel and Dave Hartley; tonight at PhilaMOCA, he’s got Gretchen Lohse, who also plays an opening set. Listen to “Not For A Moment” from Ivory Tuskk’s debut LP The Icy Lake below.
XPoNential Festival favorites and former artist to watch Lord Huron plays The Electric Factory tonight opening the show for electronic poppers Alt-J. The band’s Lonesome Dreams is just about a year old, but still impresses with its cinematic scope and knockout production; their latest project involves a limited run set of picture postcards that allow folks who find them in select record stores to download album outtakes, many of which have made their way up onto the band’s YouTube. Information on the show can be found here; listen to “A Postcard from Lord Huron III” below.