Tonight’s Concert Picks: John the Conqueror at The Legendary Dobbs, Pity Sex at The Barbary, Royal Bangs at Milkboy, and more

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Photo of John The Conqueror by John Vettese
Photo of John The Conqueror by John Vettese

Philly blues rock band John the Conqueror will be heading up The Legendary Dobbs this evening, before going on a European tour and releasing a new album The Good Life on February 25th. Soulful tracks make their blues sound attractive and inviting, and they’re sure to be even louder and entertaining live. Make sure to check them out before they leave the States for a good month; it’ll be their last Philly show until March 7th at MilkBoy.

Michigan fuzz punk four piece Pity Sex will be stopping by The Barbary tonight with Self Defense Family. Their most recent release Feast of Love is marked by their signature way of being angry, sad, but oddly happy all at once. After signing to Run For Cover Records and being featured on Studio 4′s Off the Board Comp, you should feel obliged to make it to see these up-and-comers. Check out the music video for the super catchy “Wind Up” below. Get tickets to the show here.

Knoxville, Tennessee’s indie pop band Royal Bangs will be performing at Milkboy tonight, bringing their upbeat and crazy sounds to Philly. Their newest release Brass is full of songs that are purely instigators of a good time; see just how much fun they have in their video for “Better Run” below. Royal Bangs will be joined by Bad Suns and Our Griffins. Get tickets here.

 Also tonight…

Avers at Johnny Brenda’s ($10, 9 p.m., 21+)

Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven at World Cafe Live (sold out)