Tonight’s Concert Picks: Quantic at Union Transfer, Astronauts Really Fly at Bourbon and Branch, DRGN King at Kung Fu Necktie and more

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Brit DJ Quantic (aka Will Holland) returns with his latest album Magentica to Union Transfer. Over the years, Holland has led a series of different side projects in a variety of genres including Quantic Soul Orchestra and Quantic Flowering Inferno. Magentica, his first solo album in seven years, mixes multiple genres for an intriguing sound. One of the tracks, “You Will Return”, featuring Alice Russell, was released as a part of Record Store Day earlier this year. Listen to “You Will Return” below. Get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calender.

Philly’s Astronauts Really Fly play at Bourbon and Branch tonight. The band’s name was inspired by Guion Bluford Jr, a West Philadelphia native who became the first African American to  travel in space. ARF’s music bends the genres of hip-hop and pop, mixing gritty lyrics with pop hooks. Earlier this year, the band released its newest song “Wrong.” Listen to “Wrong” below and get more information on the show here.

Local indie rock crew DRGN King return to headline Kung Fu Necktie tonight, on the path to Firefly. Earlier this year, the band released a new song called “Solo Harp,” which will be on their LP; the single is much more relaxed than their previous album Paragraph Nights. Also earlier this year, the band did a session with Mobtown Studios where they played two new songs and talked about their musical background. Watch the session below and get more information on the show here.

Also playing:

Washed Out at Chameleon Club  ($18, 18+, 7:00 pm)

Simone Felice at Boot and Saddle ($15, 21+, 8:00 pm)

Landlady at Johnny Brenda’s ($10, 21+, 8:00 pm)



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