Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ali Wadsworth at Ruba Club, The Deli’s 5th Anniversary Bash at PhilaMOCA, River City Festival at Penn Treaty Park and more


Screen shot 2013-08-20 at 9.30.04 PMAli Wadsworth is not a new voice in Philly by any means, but she’ll be releasing her debut solo LP at Ruba Club tonight.  The celebration will be an incredible one: a cocktail hour, sets by Auctioneer, Thom McCarthy and Divers and a “super top secret party band” will surround the centerpiece performance by Wadsworth and her band. Before striking out on her own, Wadsworth was a member of Unlikely Cowboy with Good Old War’s Dan Schwartz, Goldiebox with her sister Claire and Philly super-group Fantasy Square Garden.  The new album, recorded by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), features songs written for Wadsworth by her friends and fellow musicians.  Tickets and information for the all-night party can be found on the Facebook event page.  Watch Wadsworth perform “Still Not Over You” at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology below.

At PhilaMOCA, The Deli Philly will be celebrating their 5th anniversary.  The local music blog began covering the scene in 2009 and has since presented shows, uncovered talented bands and generally supported all things Philadelphia music related in an engaging and entertaining fashion.  Tonight’s throwdown will feature sets by Literature and Night Panther and a retro costume contest complete with prizes.  Tickets and information for the event can be found here.  Watch Night Panther’s Shaking Through Session below.

Fishtown hosts its 6th annual River City Festival today, bringing music, crafts and food to Penn Treaty Park along the Delaware River.  This year’s line-up is headlined by electro-pop outfit Vacationer, supported by rockers American Babies, psych/pop group Cheers Elephant and more.  More information for the free festival can be found here.  Watch a video of Vacationer’s recent Key Studio Session and download “Trip” below.


Also tonight…

The Gallerist at The Fire (7 p.m., 21+, $5)

Keepers at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $8)

Boy at The TLA (8:30 p.m., all ages, $15)

Natalia Zukerman at Burlap and Bean (8 p.m., all ages, $12)

Hall & Oates at the Tower Theater (8 p.m., all ages)

XPN Welcomes Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers at The Blockley (7 p.m., 21+, $35)

XPN Welcomes Paoli Blues Festival at Paoli Village Shops (Noon, all ages, free)

XPN Welcomes The Last Bison at Little Buffalo State Park (Noon, all ages, free)



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