Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes a Tribute to The Last Waltz at The Trocadero, The Menzingers at The Note, Purling Hiss at Kung Fu Necktie and more

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Garth Hudson
Garth Hudson

Philly musicians from Andrew Lipke to Kevin Hanson and Wesley Stace will honor and recreate The Band’s 1976 farewell show, The Last Waltz, tonight at the Trocadero. The set will include a full performance of the seminal live album (and concert film), uniting old and new fans of the legendary roots rock band and featuring a guest appearance by original keyboardist for The Band, Garth Hudson. The show will also benefit Philadelphia public schools. Get tickets and information here. Watch a performance of “Up On Cripple Creek” from The Last Waltz below.

Scranton punk outfit The Menzingers will bring its anthems of self-doubt, uncertainty, and loneliness to The Note stage tonight. The band’s third album On the Impossible Past was released last year to widespread critical acclaim. It was ranked #1 on Absolutepunk’s Top 30 Albums of 2012 list. After a few listens to their songs, you’ll understand why. They’re catchy and pop-punk-y yet raw and honest in a way that breaks your heart but hooks you in. Tickets and more infromation can be found here.

Kung Fu Necktie welcomes Purling Hiss tonight for a hometown show. The band released its third album Water on Mars back in March and guitarist Mike Polizze says it’s “more representative of the band as a trio” in a recent interview with Philadelphia Weekly. Get tickets here.

Also tonight…

Hezekiah Jones at Johnny Brenda’s (9:15 p.m., $10-$12, 21+)

Ape School at Boot and Saddle (9:00 p.m., $10, 21+)

Wilmington Rock Circus at World Cafe Live Wilmington (6:00 p.m., $12)