Tonight, WXPN and the Chameleon Club present Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root for a night of worldly rock music and jamming. The band has sold more than three million records since their beginnings in the early nineties, and have continued to grow in popularity thanks to their deep spiritual messages and talented percussion section. Their newest album The Movement came out in 2012, but frontman Michael Glabicki has a new song called “Smarty Pants” that will be featured on a compilation entitled Buy This Fracking Album to spread awareness of the effects of natural gas mining in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Check out that song and an interview with the singer below. Get tickets to the 18+, $20 show here.
Boston punk band Cottaging will headline Kung Fu Necktie tonight, bringing a truly raw and droned out post-punk sound to the city of brotherly love. Their song “Meet Me at the Puritan,” which you can listen to below, is an attention-grabber starting off soft but quickly builds into a mass of wailing guitars and echoing vocals. Cottaging will be joined by local acts GG Lohan, Forbidden Colors, and New York’s Nick Klein. The show is $5 at the door.