Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nickel Creek at Tower Theater, Matt Pond PA at Underground Arts, Nels Cline at Johnny Brenda’s

Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

Acoustic folk trio Nickel Creek are riding high on the success of their new album A Dotted Line, which arrived last month and coincided with their 25th anniversary as a band. Tonight they bring the excitement to the Tower Theater stage. Mostly folk but at times leaning toward bluegrass, their music, which rests on the band’s intricate musicianship and harmonies, has a raw quality that’s soulful at heart. Watch them perform “Rest Of My Life” live on Soundcheck below and get tickets here.

Tonight indie rock outfit Matt Pond PA will play at Underground Arts on tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of Emblems, the band’s fifth album. Founded in Philadelphia in the late 90s by singer-songwriter Matt Pond, the New York-based band came of age along with the finest of the genre in the early aughts and is still going strong. Listen to fan favorite “Summer (Butcher Two)” from Emblems below and get tickets here.

Nels Cline will play Johnny Brenda’s tonight to celebrate the release of his brand new record (with his instrumental band The Nels Cline Singers) Macroscope. Cline is best known as the lead guitarist of Wilco but his journey as a guitarist and composer began back in the ’80s when he was a jazz musician. Get tickets to the show here.

Also playing…

Rodney Crowell at World Café Live at the Queen (8:00 p.m., $22)

XPN Welcomes David Gray at Temple Performing Arts Center (8:00 p.m., $65)

Worshyper at Bourbon and Branch (8:00 p.m., $10 at the door)

Roosevelt Dime at Tellus360 (8:30 p.m., $10, 21+)



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