Tonight’s Concert Picks: Caroline Rose at World Cafe Live, Creepoid at Johnny Brenda’s, Josh Ritter at The Keswick Theatre and more

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Photo by Laura Jane Brubaker
Photo by Laura Jane Brubaker

Burlington-based singer-songwriter Caroline Rose headlines World Cafe Live tonight. The Burlington, VT singer-songwriter debuted last year with a lovely album called America Religious that Folkadelphia’s Fred Knittel compared in equal parts to Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and Carole King. “It’s Americana and it’s not,” Knittel wrote, introducing Rose’s Folkadelphia session. “It’s rock-and-roll and it’s not, it’s rootsy and it’s not. Her music exists somewhere at the confluence of these styles, but also carries the ambiguities of living without of these genres.” Tickets and information on Rose’s show tonight can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, stream her Folkadelphia session, and download it at Bandcamp.

Philly’s Creepoid headlines Johnny Brenda’s tonight, celebrating the release of its self-titled sophomore album on No Idea Records this week. As Brian Wilensky noted in this week’s Unlocked spotlight, the band’s first full-length in three years is tense and nervy, harnessing space and sound to reflect an uncertain and uncomfortable reality. Download their song “Baptism” below and get information on the concert here.

Americana singer-songwriter Josh Ritter headlines the Keswick Theater tonight with his acoustic trio. A year ago, Ritter released his seventh album, The Beast in its Tracks, a highly personal work written in the wake of his divorce. This week he talked to The Key about revisiting those songs a year later, performing acoustic versus playing with a band, and the relationship he has with his audience. Read the interview here, get more information and tickets here.

Also tonight:

White Denim with The Districts at Union Transfer (8 p.m., $15, all ages)

Quilt at Boot and Saddle (8 p.m., $10, 21+)

Mike Doughty at World Cafe Live at The Queen (8 p.m., $25, all ages)

Cee Knowledge, Mic Stewart and more at The Fire (9 p.m., $10, 21+)

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