Tonight’s Concert Picks: Owls and Hop Along at Union Transfer, The GTVs at Ardmore Music Hall

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Indie four-piece Owls are hitting Union Transfer tonight in support of their long-awaited second album, Two. The band, who gained popularity in the early aughts with the release of their eponymous debut album, overcame two different break-ups, but the group’s reunion in 2012 brought forth a full-scale rework of the band’s best qualities. With no disregard to the musicianship that won fans over from the band’s first album, Two brings out an easier listening component but asks for a more dedicated listener lyrically. The band’s growth is sure to bring delight to old fans and new listeners alike, and with a dynamite opener like Philly’s Hop Along this’ll be a show you’ll hear friends raving about the rest of the week. Find ticket information here and check out “I’m Surprised…” from Two.

The Mt. Airy garage soul project The GTVs are celebrating the release of their debut record tonight at Ardmore Music Hall. Born from vocalist / pianist Sam Steinig’s discovery that his neighbor, Scott Galper, was a drummer, the project launched in 2011. The full-length Sh’Bang!, was released this springon Teen Sound Records; check out our recent Key Studio Session with the outfit here, and get details about the show on our concert calendar. Below, enjoy “Be My Lady” from Sh’Bang!

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