Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mono at Johnny Brenda’s, Bob Beach at World Cafe Live, Philly Sings Philly at The Fire and more…

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MONO | Photo via www.facebook.com/monoofjapan
MONO | Photo via www.facebook.com/monoofjapan

Instrumental act MONO headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The Japanese post-rock band released its sixth record, For My Parents, in 2012.  Their dramatic and atmospheric sound has drawn comparisons to musical styles on both ends of the spectrum: Sonic Youth and Sigur Ros for its otherworldliness, and classical composers for its dynamics and depth.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Majeure can be found here.  Watch a live video of MONO performing “Pure as Snow” below.

Local musician Bob Beach celebrates his 65th birthday tonight with a free show at World Cafe Live.  The harmonica player and prolific collaborator will be performing with his trio, joined by friends and fellow musicians he’s played with over the years.  In recent memory, Beach has accompanied a cast of Philadelphia players in tribute shows for Woody Guthrie and Levon Helm.  More information for the all-ages party can be found here.  Below, watch a clip of Beach performing alongside Danielle Miraglia at the Lansdowne Folk Club.

Philly Sings Philly continues tonight at The Fire.  This week’s showcase of local musicians singing songs written by fellow Philadelphians will feature Hezekiah Jones, Ali Wadsworth, Chelsea Sue Allen, Psalmships and more.  Several participating musicians recorded their local cover songs at Turtle Studios, including Hezekiah Jones and his rendition of Josh Britton’s (Psalmships) “Gospels.”  Listen to the track below and get more information about the 21+ show here.

Also playing:

Black Uhuru at World Cafe Live (8:00 p.m., all ages, $22)

 

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