Tonight’s Concert Picks: Up The Chain at Ardmore Music Hall, Weird Hot at Johnny Brenda’s, August Burns Red at Union Transfer, and more…

UPTHECHAIN-roof-792x528Philly acoustic folk soul project Up The Chain is celebrating the release of their anticipated new album Seeds & Thorns with a party at Ardmore Music Hall tonight. Produced by Bill Moriarty (who has recently worked with The Lawsuits and Toy Soldiers) and inspired by some of front man’s Reed Kendall’s musical heroes, such as Neil Young, Paul Simon, and Amos Lee, the sophomore release is expected to be simply intimate with an energized Americana swing. Check out the details and tickets for tonight’s show here. Get ready for the show by listening to what the whole band has to say about the new release below.

Eclectic Philadelphia art rock outfit Weird Hot is bringing a whole new set of songs to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. In case you missed it, the varied sextet visited WXPN for a Key Studio Session which you can listen to here. Find tickets and details for tonight’s 21+ performance here. Get ready for the show by watching their May performance of “Hearts” at Kung Fu Necktie below.

Check out August Burns Red playing tonight at Union Transfer. With their newest release Rescue and Restore coming out earlier this year, the Lancaster metal quintet pushed the envelope by exploring non-traditional metal sounds, such as in their single “Creative Captivity.” Find tickets and details for tonight’s show here. Prepare for the show with ABR’s “Fault Line” video below.

Also Playing Tonight:

Mad Professor at Boot and Saddle (9 p.m., 21+, $15-20)

WXPN Presents Ben Arnold at Tin Angel (8:30 p.m., $12)

WXPN Welcomes The Stray Birds at World Cafe Live (8 p.m., all ages, $8)

KMFDM at Chameleon Club (7 p.m., all ages, $20-22)

Jessie Ware at the TLA (8 p.m.)

Pretty Lights at Susquehanna Bank Center (8 p.m.)