Tonight’s Concert Picks: Queens of the Stone Age at the Mann Center, The Clientele at Boot and Saddle, Turks Head Festival at Everhart Park

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Photo via facebook.com/QTSA
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Desert rock legends Queens of the Stone Age return to play the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center tonight. Last year, the veteran rockers played a fantastic show at Made in America. The group just released their latest LP …Like Clockwork. Bassist Josh Homme recently appeared in an episode of Portlandia. The band also released an action-filled, drunken adventure for “Smooth Sailing”. Watch the video below. Get more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. 

Indie rock band The Clientele plays tonight Boot and Saddle.  In a recent interview with Brightest Young Things, lead singer Alasdair MacLean explained his initial idea of “this doomed band that made three or four classic records and then somebody in it would die and the band would become legendary.” While this may not have been the case, The Clientele certainly does have a cult following. The band just resumed touring and producing music after their 2010 break. They plan to reissue their debut singles collection from 2000, Suburban Lights, via Merge Records this year. They also released two new songs, “Orpheus Avenue” and “Falling Asleep” as a part of Merge’s Or Thousands of Prizes 7” series. Listen to “Orpheus Avenue” below. Get more details about the show here.

The Turks Head Music Festival also takes place this Sunday from noon to 8:00 pm in Everhard Park out in West Chester PA. The lineup includes New Sweden and Joy Ike. Folk powerhouse New Sweden released their EP Fabric Room earlier this month. They’ve been playing venues like Firefly and doing phenomenal Key Studio Sessions. Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Joy Ike recently moved to Philadelphia. Last year, she released her third LP All or Nothing, a collection of catchy pop melodies. Watch the video for “Everything You Have” below.  Get more information about the show here.

Also playing:

Steve Forbet and Brywn Mawr Gazebo (All ages, $12, 7:00 pm)

Kopecky Family Band at Long’s Park (All ages, Free, 7:30 pm)

The Dear Hunter at Union Transfer (All ages, $17 ($20), 8:00 pm)

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