Tonight, audiences will get the best of both worlds. After touring together in 2012, singer / songwriter Aimee Mann and punk / indie guitarist Ted Leo have teamed together for a new project, The Both. On April 15, the two released their first and self-titled album via Mann’s Super Ego Records. (Fun Fact: The Both was the first band to play at the newly opened Boot & Saddle.) Check them out tonight at Union Transfer. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $24.
Ataloft is a six-piece band from Reading, Pa. that started almost by accident. It features members of country locals Frog Holler, who didn’t exactly think they’d be starting a new band after years of playing music. Fast forward two years later, and they’ve got a debut, 12-song LP bursting with rock energy with classic pop influences. Celebrate their album release show tonight at the Ardmore Music Hall. Tonight’s show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.
Canadian vocalist Jessy Lanza has got her finger on something a little different. The artist plays with R&B beats, electro-pop and jazz influences to create a sound totally her own. Listen to it on her latest album, Pull My Hair Back, which features the popular single “Kathy Lee” that encompasses all those qualities. Tonight, she’ll play at North Star Bar. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10.
The Gallerist at Melodies Café (8 p.m., $10)
The Only Ghost in Town at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., $5)
Ginger Coyle at World Café Live at the Queen (7 p.m., $12)
Jay Farrar at Strand-Capitol (8 p.m., $21)
TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb at Underground Arts (8 p.m., $10)
Psalmships at Burlap and Bean Coffee (7:30 p.m., $12)
Wye Oak at Chameleon Club (7 p.m., $14)