Tonight’s Concert Picks: Snowmine and Norwegian Arms at Johnny Brenda’s, Chill Moody at Hard Rock Cafe, Tom Brosseau at Ortlieb’s and more…

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Norwegian Arms | Photo by John Vettese
Norwegian Arms | Photo by John Ve

Brooklyn indie pop quintet Snowmine and Philadelphia favorites Norwegian Arms team up for a show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The former are celebrating the release of their new record Dialects, a cinematic and textural experience that the band pulls off exquisitely in a live setting.  Bright alt-folk trio Norwegian Arms released their impressive and immersive Wolf Like a Stray Dog LP in 2012, following it up last year with a 7″ single for “Jitterbug,” which you can listen to below.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Dream Safari can be found here.

Chill Moody plays a record release show at Hard Rock Cafe tonight with Beano, Hank McCoy and more.  The local rappers / producers just released theirnew Valentine’s Day collaboration, this year titled Who Do You Love… More?.  As Bruce Warren points out, the album blends R&B, pop and hip-hop in a way that recalls the 80s sounds of Keith Sweat, New Edition and others.  Tickets and information for the concert can be found here.  Listen to one of the new tracks below.

Folkadelphia presents Tom Brosseau at Ortlieb’s.  The North Dakota singer-songwriter released Grass Punks earlier this year, marking his first solo effort in five years.  He’ll be joined tonight by Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins, who recorded and produced the album.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Mitch Esparza and Joey Sweeney can be found on the Facebook event page here.

Also playing:

Lantern at Kung Fu Necktie (11:00 p.m., $8, 21+)

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