As Philly digs out of last night’s snow storm, we’re not yet sure which of these shows are still on and which may be postponed. As of right now, the venue websites still list these shows as happening – and we’ll keep you informed of any changes. But assuming you’re in a position to see live music tonight, this is the live music you should go to.
Tonight at Union Transfer, members of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Iain Matthews, Grizzly Bear, and The Walkmen join forces to play and honor No Other, the classic folk-rock LP from late Byrds founder Gene Clark. Released in 1974, the record was originally panned by critics and didn’t perform well commercially but proved to be a grower as many fans and musicians became fond of it years later. The performance will follow a screening of Four Sons Productions’ new documentary, “Gene Clark: the Byrd who Flew Alone” to give more background on the record’s birth. Listen to “No Other” below and get tickets here.
Indie rock veteran Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene) will play at World Cafe Live tonight. Canning released his latest solo album You Gots 2 Chill, a mostly-acoustic effort with a haunting minimalist vibe, late last year. Get tickets here and watch “Lighthouse Returns” performed in Toronto for World Cafe below.
Johnny Brenda’s welcomes singer-songwriter R. Stevie Moore to its stage tonight. The Nashville native has been self-releasing his music for over 40 years. Get tickets here and watch the ode to semi-agoraphobia “I Like To Stay Home” below.