Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Johnny Brenda’s, Bondage and Discipline at Underground Arts

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Oh man how I wish I could tell you a cartoon band a la Jem and the Holograms was playing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight, but you know what? The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are a pretty freaking great alternative, even if they’re only cartoons in their amazing new video for “Until The Sun Explodes.” (Watch it below.) Last month the band released its latest and best album, Days of Abandon, and it’s a delightful set of anthemic ethereal dream pop. You probably know all the 80s / 90s comparison points by now (if not: Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths) – regardless of who they might sound like, The Pains are the genuine article. Tickets and information on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Philly synthpop three-piece Bondage and Discipline will take the stage at Underground Arts tonight, opening for like-minded Norwegian outfit Highasakite (look for a preview of their set by Sameer Rao a little later on this morning). B&D emerged from local modern rock outfit The National Rifle, a band that evolved from garage-punk EPs to a glorious synth-rock album Almost Endless. With a new name, the band chases the atmospheric synth vibe even further, evidenced on their debut single “Only Your Love,” which you can listen to below. A full-length is expected later on this year. Tickets and information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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