Tonight’s Concert Picks: Fresh Cut Orchestra at Underground Arts, The Chelsea Kills at MilkBoy, David Poe at Tin Angel and more


Philly based jazz ensemble Fresh Cut Orchestra formed in fall of 2012 when the Painted Bride Arts Center commissioned a performance by trumpeter Josh Lawrence, bassist Jason Fraticelli and drummer Anwar Marshall. The orchestra recently released their debut album, From the Vine, while the core trio hosts a monthly concert series at the Painted Bride, featuring other guest artists and educational workshops. In December 2013, the orchestra was awarded the Kimmel Jazz Residency, through which they played a work-in-progress performance and hosted two educational workshops at the SEI Innovation Studio. They will play a finished performance on June 21st. Join FOC at Underground Arts along with the Dan Monaghan Quartet and Ensemble Novo for a night of jazz innovation; get tickets and more information at the XPN Concert Calendar.

The Chelsea Kills is a Philadelphia surf rock punk band who released their second album Pulp Culture” in November 2013 following two singles. The band features Sam Mercurio on guitar and vocals, Ethan Weiss on drums and Sam Boles on bass, and it is “great music for fondling” as the band says on Bandcamp. They will be playing tonight at MilkBoy along with Shivery Shakes and Tinmouth. Get more information on the show here.

David Poe is a multi-faceted artist who has written, produced, performed, and composed music for film, theater and dance – in addition to a solid string of singer-songwriter pop records over the years. Poe’s music has garnered international recognition, with the London Indepenednt calling his songs “minature novels”. Poe performed for NPR’s World Cafe several times in past years, and his most recent album God and Girl features the unique song-writing and story telling he is renowned for. Poe will be performing tonight at the Tin Angel, tickets and more information can be found here.

Hoots and Hellmouth at Boot and Saddle (21+, $8, 8:30pm)

City Rain at Ortlieb’s ( 9:00 pm, 21+, Free)



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