Tonight’s Concert Picks: Frank Turner at Electric Factory, Slayer at Susquehanna Bank Center, Penrose at Boot & Saddle, and more

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English folk punk favorite Frank Turner headlines The Electric Factory tonight, with backing band The Sleeping Souls. His newest release, Tape Deck Heart, is evidence to just how cheery and creative he can be. With sweet guitar riffs, simple beats, and upbeat singalong lyrics, Turner’s music will take you out of the cold and back to the warm days of summer for a few hours tonight. This diverse show will also feature sets from Australia’s punks The Smith Street Band and Minnesota’s electro pop band Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Find tickets here.

Thrash metal gods Slayer take over Susquehanna Bank Center this evening. Following the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman earlier this year, Slayer continues to carry on their tradition of bringing heavy riffs and aggressive vocals to large arenas. While the future of the band is somewhat uncertain, there have been rumors that a follow up to 2009’s World Painted Blood is in the works. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the biggest metal bands in the world. Listen to Slayer’s “Reign In Blood” below, and get your tickets here.

Boot & Saddle hosts Bucks County-bred alt-blues band Penrose tonight. With the release of a full length album Circe earlier this year, this band has been gaining traction along the east coast for their unique sound that encompasses the likes of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Using everything from grungy guitars to psychedelic-eque synthesizers, this band should continue to climb in popularity. They will be joined by other local groups Static Mountain and Conversations with Enemies. Get your tickets here.

Also tonight…

Brothers Past at The Blockley (9 p.m., 21+, $14-18)

Hoots and Hellmouth at Strand Capitol Theater (8 p.m., all ages, $16)

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