Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dark Blue at Johnny Brenda’s, Blondie at Tropicana, Leana Song at The Fire and more

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Dark Blue | photo courtesy of the artist
Dark Blue | photo courtesy of the artist

Three Philly punk scene vets will take over Johnny Brenda’s tonight bringing a mix of 80s oi! and Britpop. Made up of John Sharkey III, Andrew Mackie Nelson and Mike Sneeringer, Dark Blue is a relatively new to Philly, but it has quickly been making a name for itself. Tickets and info on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; listen to its single “Subterranean Man” below.

Catch some classic punk when Blondie hits Atlantic City tonight at Tropicana as part of the band’s 40th Anniversary Tour. Blondie released its tenth album, Ghosts of Download, this past May and at nearly 70, frontwoman Debbie Harry has proved age doesn’t matter when it comes to rock n’ roll. Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information and listen to the single, “A Rose by Any Name,” off the new album below.

Since 2004, Leana Song has been bringing Afro-Cuban music to the Philly area. The 8-piece ensemble plays traditional songs of the Afro-Cuban culture for modern-day audiences. The music is a combination of singing, dancing and drumming that represents the spirit of the culture. Leana Song will be performing tonight at The Fire as part of the Sundrop Music and Arts Festival 2014. Tickets and more info can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Also playing:

Kalob Griffin Band at Bryn Mawr Gazebo ($12, 7 p.m., all ages)

Spottiswoode & His Enemies at World Café Live ($15-$18, 9 p.m., all ages)

Wild Rompit at Ortlieb’s ($7, 9 p.m., 21+)

Frank Cervantes at World Café Live ($10, 8 p.m., all ages)

Cass McCombs at Underground Arts ($15, 9 p.m., 21+)

Mock Suns at Kung Fu Necktie ($8, 7:30 p.m., 21+)

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