Americana folk band Twin Forks, led by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, released a five song EP this month. These songs are reminiscent of Dashboard, but they have a much more carefree and laid back attitude that is soaked in a folk rock sound. You can hear a preview of their energetic live show with the acoustic Folkadelphia Session that XPN held a few months ago. Doylestown locals, Commonwealth Choir will also be playing at this show, bringing their new EP Shirtless to life. Just released this week, this EP offers a blend of indie and folk rock that grooves and begs to be sung along to. Check out the recent review of the EP here.Tickets for the event can be found at North Star Bar’s website.
Brad Hinton Band celebrates the release of their new album Whippoorwill tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. With the sheer amount of blues and folk that are apparent in songs like “Crawdad Blues” this band is something truly interesting out of Philadelphia. The vocals are characteristic of blues, but there are some guitar parts that totally fit yet sound like something out of a more modern indie rock song. The resulting mix of tunes is surprisingly complementary and something fresh. Tickets for this 21+ show can be found on Johnny Brenda’s website.
Tonight will also feature performances by Kid Cudi and Tyler, The Creator at Festival Pier. Kid Cudi released his third full-length album Indicud this past April, which features guest appearances from RZA, Michael Bolton, and indie rock band Haim. Along with these other artists, Kid Cudi’s unorthodox approach to rapping made his newest record more eclectic and massive. Tyler, The Creator has also received positive reviews for his new record “Wolf,” where he steps up his signature shocking style even more. Tickets for this show can be found on Ticketmaster.
Titus Andronicus at Arden Gild Hall (8:30 p.m., all ages, $12)
Richard Thompson at Whitaker Center (7:30 p.m., all ages, $29.50-$38.50)
Dead Prez / Reef the Lost Cauze at The Blockley (9 p.m., 21+, $20-$25)
Kaki King at World Cafe Live Wilmington (8:30 p.m., $17-$20)