Tonight’s Concert Picks: Saintseneca at Johnny Brenda’s, Pocket at PhilaMOCA, Over the Rhine at World Cafe Live, and more.


Rustic indie quartet Saintseneca kicks off its fall tour in Philly tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Inspired by childhoods spent in the Appalachia region of central, Ohio, singer/songwriter Zac Little brings that same starry-night folk element to life through a mix of violin-mandolin-electric guitar-dulcimer-synths that you just can’t get anywhere else. Stop by to say hello, and be sure to pick up their new 7″ Uppercutter at the merch table.

Philly four-piece Pocket is treating PhilaMOCA to their new, buzzed-about pop emo sounds tonight. As part of WKDU’s Tuesday Tune-out series, the live set will be followed by a surprise film of the band’s choice. It’s October, so we’re gonna keep our fingers crossed for something scary- the Miley Cyrus documentary, maybe?

Ohio natives (Again? Seriously, what is it with these guys?) Over The Rhine describe their music as “post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged art-pop,” and that’s all we need to be happy. The husband-and-wife duo are taking over World Cafe Live tonight after taking some time off to record their latest effort, Meet Me At the Edge of the World, in just two sessions. With literary influences spanning from C.S. Lewis to T.S. Eliot, and a whole lot of cuteness, we’re going to guarantee this will be a show unlike any you’ve ever seen.

Also tonight…

Time and Temperature at Random Tea Room (7:30PM, $5-$10 donation)



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