Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Waterboys at the Electric Factory, Pearl Jam at Wells Fargo Center, and King Dude at Boot and Saddle

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Celtic-influenced 80s rockers The Waterboys will play the Electric Factory tonight on their first North American tour in six years. Tonight’s show coincides with the release of the band’s new album, Fisherman’s Box. The six-CD box set includes songs that were recorded during the band’s Fisherman’s Blues sessions from which their same-titled 1988 album was born. Watch the band perform the classic track below. Get tickets here.

The Wells Fargo Center welcomes alternative rock gods Pearl Jam to its South Philly stage tonight for round one of their two-night takeover. The band just released their tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, last week to the delight of fans worldwide and critics alike. Cole Waterman of PopMatters is just one of the latter who is impressed and says the Backspacer follow-up is “sure to rank among one of the high points of the group’s discography…”. Listen to the band’s World Cafe interview (conducted by Judd Apatow) and watch their latest video for “Sirens” below. Get more show details on our concert calendar.

King Dude will bring his apocalyptic neo-folk to Boot and Saddle tonight. He just released Born In Blood, the first in a series of seven 7″ records which feature songs from his back catalog. King Dude’s lyrics are definitely unique and designed to invite you to the dark side. Listen to the title track below and get tickets here .

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