Tonight’s Concert Picks: Swearin’ at Golden Tea House, The Interest Group at Boot & Saddle, Vikesh Kapoor at Kung Fu Necktie, and more

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Swearin’ | Photo by Jesse Riggins

Swearin’ is throwing its record release show for their new album Surfing Strange. Gaining popularity in the underground scene, the punk four piece is known for shout-along lyrics, multiple vocalists, and raging guitar hooks – something you also hear on its 2012 self-titled release. With the excitement building around their new album, which received a 7.6/10 on Pitchfork, Golden Tea House is hosting Philly’s punk show of the night. Pick up Surfing Strange here and get more information on the show here.

Philadelphia locals The Interest Group perform at Boot & Saddle tonight, opening for folk singer/songwriter Luke Temple. With the release of their two song EP this past August, The Interest Group bring psychedelic pop to the listeners of today. “The Passenger” is led by the sweet voice of Marissa Lesnick, while the atmospheric instruments softly groove. Check out that song below, and download the EP via bandcamp. Find tickets to tonight’s 21+ show here.

Pennsylvania singer and songwriter Vikesh Kapoor stops by Kung Fu Necktie tonight for a hometown gig in the middle of his US tour. On the road in support of his new The Ballad of Willy Robbins, Kapoor plays a soulful mix of blues and folk. Struck by class / race injustice in America, his recent release deals with these issues in a narrative fashion, which can be heard on “I Dreamt Blues” below. Find tickets to the 21+ show here.

Also tonight…

Young Galaxy at Milkboy (8:30 p.m., 21+, $12)

Griz at the TLA (9 p.m., $18)

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