Local instrumental rock outfit Mohican will play Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Having released the single “Self-Propelled Organism” in July on a new label run by Parts Philly, Mohican’s newest EP The Abuse is Character will be available next week. A quick listen to a couple of the songs on the EP uncovers an expansive and lush record that moves from Sigur Ros-like ambience to Circa Survive-esque melodic rock. Watch the promo video for the EP below. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.
XPN welcomes Bettye LaVette to World Cafe Live. The R&B / soul singer has been nominated for a Grammy twice during her five-decade-long career, most recently for her 2010 Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook release, on which she covered a number of classic hits by The Who, The Beatles and others. Tonight, LaVette will be joined by St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here. Watch her perform The Who’s “Love Reign o’er Me” at the Kennedy Center below.
DIY PHL kicks-off their month of Tuesday Tune-Out curating with sets by EZ Discount and Teenage Bigfoot at PhilaMOCA. Both bands played their first shows at DIY PHL’s November installment of First Time’s the Charm, a showcase of brand new bands playing live for the first time. Tonight’s sets from the pop/punk and grunge/punk outfits will be followed by a screening of a surprise movie. More information for the all-ages event can be found here. Listen to “So Long Suckaz (It’s Been Real)” by Teenage Bigfoot below.
Bettye Lavette, EZ Discount, Kung Fu Necktie, Mohican, PhilaMOCA, Teenage Bigfoot, Tuesday Tune-Out, World Cafe Live