Tonight’s Concert Picks: John the Conqueror at Milkboy, Art Garfunkel at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Black Horse Motel with Song Dogs and Spirit & Dust at Boot & Saddle and more

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John the Conqueror | photo by Cinthya Vong
John the Conqueror | photo by Cinthya Vong

John the Conqueror celebrate the release of The Good Life at Milkboy tonight.  Formed in 2010 by Mississippi natives Pierre Moore and Mike Gardner with Philadelphian Ryan Lynn, the trio has spent its short career creating a sound that keeps the true blues of the south alive.  Working in affinities for punk and vivid narratives, John the Conqueror’s new record is a study in traditional music storytelling with an energy that is hard to match.  Tickets and information for the hometown record release show with Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore and Thee, Idea Men can be found here.  Stream and download “Waking Up to You” from The Good Life below.

While his former musical partner is playing at the Wells Fargo Center, Art Garfunkel will perform an intimate show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art tonight.  Pulling a set list from both Simon & Garfunkel’s catalog and his own solo discography, the evening will put the Grammy Award winner in a spotlight of his own stories and songs, ending with an audience Q&A.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Listen to Art Garfunkel’s “All I Know” below.

It’s a local Americana / folk triple-header at Boot & Saddle tonight, with Black Horse Motel, Song Dogs and Spirit and Dust.  Black Horse Motel will be performing new songs, following last year’s full-length debut Red Summer Spirit.  Song Dogs also released a debut LP last year and are currently gearing up to record a sophomore effort.  Spirit and Dust are on the other end of the continuum, as tonight’s show marks the 6-year-old band’s final show.  Tickets and information for the 21+ concert can be found here.

Also playing:

XPN welcomes Tinsley Ellis at Ephrata Main Theatre (9:00 p.m., $25, all ages)

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